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How their love rhymes: Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi

Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi will be presenting Rhymes of love an evening of poetry and conversation on April 27 and 28 at the Singapore...

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‘Beyond the Clouds’ is a feeling, says Ishaan Khatter

Audacious voice, impressive acting prowess was seen during his debut movie trailer; Ishaan Khatter is playing Amir in award-winning director...

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“Whose grandfather is this?”: Dr Anitha Devi Pillai

Dr Anitha Devi Pillai speaks to Connected to India on her book From Kerala to Singapore: Voices from the Singapore-Malayalee community.

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Prasenjit insists that Indians must re-learn nation’s modern history through his book Asia Reborn

Singapore-based economist and historian by passion Professor Prasenjit Basu insists that some part of Indian history must be revisited and...

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When raga meets jazz: Aditya Prakash

Aditya Prakash, the talented musician will be performing in Singapore alongside his sister, celebrated Bharatanatyam dancer Mythili Prakash,...

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When Indian classical dance meets Western stagecraft: Mythili Prakash

Renowned Bharatanatyam dancer Mythili Prakash speaks to Connected to India in an exclusive interview about her upcoming production, as well...

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Odissi exponent Ratikant Mohapatra talks about his journey as a dancer

Odissi exponent guru Ratikant Mohapatra, who recently performed Anugamanam in Singapore on February 23 and 24 at Victoria Theatre, is a...

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United colours of Indian music in Singapore

Be it Dhandiya during Navratri or Holi Hai during the festival of colors, musician for over 35 years Amit Dhamelia is trying to bring India...

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Jallianwala Bagh massacre centenary perfect day for a British apology: Shashi Tharoor

Sharing his fondness for the Lion City, Dr Shashi Tharoor spoke about his ties to Singapore. “I’m glad to be back, Singapore is one of...

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In Spotlight: Sidharth Malhotra on Aiyaary and his stellar movie career

Connected to India places Sidharth Malhotra in Spotlight, few days before the release of the much-awaited thriller Aiyaary. Sidharth plays...

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Sidharth Malhotra: No longer Student of the Year

The much awaited, nerve rattling, keeping you on the edge film- Aiyaari is finally going to hit the silver screen on February 16.

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On eve of 'Kala Ghoda', Shalaka Ranadive talks about Dastak on the road

Having taken Singapore by storm, Shalaka Ranadive and the Dastak troupe are all set to make a splash at Kala Ghoda, the art and cultural...

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From arduous journey to winning Best Malaysian Film: A rendezvous with director Shanjhey Kumar

After struggling for around 10 years, Jagat was released in December 2015, and won Best Malaysian Film at the 28th Malaysia Film Festival....

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He's back! Fusion maestro Raghu Dixit to headline Singapore PBD's cultural evening

Indian Fusion music sensation Raghu Dixit is set to headline the cultural evening during the regional ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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Richa Chadda is impressive both in real life and reel life

Richa Chadda has carved out a slice of stardom playing emotionally complex and deep characters and showed a different side of herself while...

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Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt: Classical music brings out human values in listeners all around world

Padmashri Pt Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, a Grammy-winning Hindustani classical music instrumentalist, is coming to Singapore as a part of Kalaa...

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India Pride Project: Getting Indian Idols where they belong

Indians across the world can take pride in what he does. People around the globe work support his efforts for free, and his achievements are...

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Kapila Venu- Her Art, Her Eyes and Their Compelling Stories

Kapila Venu performs in the oldest living theatre tradition of India, Koodiyattam. It is believed to be 2,000 years old and is the only...

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Buy your ticket to theatre eternal: Atul Kumar weaves Shakespeare’s era with contemporary threads

An acclaimed actor and director with more than 25 years of stage experience, Atul Kumar is bringing Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer...

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Band Baaja Sharul / Sharul Weds Sharul

Sharul Channa, Singapore’s first Indian female stand-up comedian cordially invites you to the big fat Indian wedding at the Esplanade...

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Kalaa Utsavam is very critical to Singapore: Aravinth Kumarasamy

Aravinth Kumarasamy, the artistic director of Apsaras Arts, is all geared up to showcase his passionate performance in Anjaneyam -...

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A Journey Worth Dancing For

Raka Maitra’s story is a story of a passionate, determined, daring artist. As a dancer she had two available clear paths to follow, that...

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Garuda, the new Superhero

When four passionate and extremely talented women come together it’s not surprising that what you get to see is pure magic. Garuda, the...

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Don’t call Aamir Mr Perfectionist, call him Mr Passionate: Zaira Wasim

16-year-old Zaira Wasim, who played a wrestler in her debut Dangal which earned her the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, is...

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