In pics: First open house at India House of Singapore

The first open house at the historic India House of Singapore was a memorable event with visitors making a beeline to see this majestic building which houses the Indian High Commission of Singapore. There were multiple and inclusive events for adults and kids curated and organised at the venue by the Innovation Design Forum (IDF) Singapore.

Visitors were mesmerised by the beauty of Rangoli, which is a traditional Indian art form of creating colourful design motifs. A workshop on Rangoli was also conducted in which both kids and adults enthusiastically participated. The evening featured an exhibition of floral installations, live music, and a talk by Chan Wai Lim of Trigger Design Studio on the 'Magic of Collaborations' based on the studio's collection produced in partnership with Indian product design company Arttdinox, and shown at Singaplural (Singapore Design Week).

H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore also graced the occasion. He held conversation with Steven Siow, the principal architect who was in charge of the complete renovation of the historic India House. Steven also made a presentation of this renovation and conservation at the open house. An antique sarong textile exhibition was also organised at the venue.

The majestic India House is one of the beautiful buildings of Singapore which houses the office of Indian High Commission. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
The majestic India House is one of the beautiful buildings of Singapore which houses the office of Indian High Commission. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
 A beautiful rangoli adorns the entrance of India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
A beautiful rangoli adorns the entrance of India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
Adults and kids enthusiastically participated in the rangoli workshop. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
Adults and kids enthusiastically participated in the rangoli workshop. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
A beautiful flower rangoli art on the floor of the India house.  Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
A beautiful flower rangoli art on the floor of the India house. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
The sprawling dining hall of the India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
The sprawling dining hall of the India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
 A beautiful view of the Central fountain in India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
A beautiful view of the Central fountain in India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
 H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore along with Rajshree Pathy, Director of IDF, Singapore. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore along with Rajshree Pathy, Director of IDF, Singapore. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
 H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore holding conversation with Steven Siow, principal architect , who did the complete renovation of the India House.
H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore holding conversation with Steven Siow, principal architect , who did complete renovation of the India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
Steven Siow made a presentation of the renovation and conservation at the open house of India House. H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore also shared his experience with the people. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
Steven Siow made a presentation of the renovation and conservation at the open house of India House. H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore also shared his experience with the people. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore along with the team of Stroke Arts Studio who taught the intricacies of rangoli designs to the people at India House.  Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore
H.E. Jawed Ashraf, High Commissioner of India to Singapore along with the team of Stroke Arts Studio who taught the intricacies of rangoli designs to the people at India House. Photo courtesy: IDF, Singapore

 

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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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