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Overseas Indians (OIs), non-resident Indians (NRIs) or persons of Indian origin (PIOs), are the acronyms used to address people of Indian birth, descent or origin who live outside the Republic of India. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, the population of NRIs and PIOs is approx 36 million.

Canada-based NRI wanted in Jagdish drug case dies of cardiac arrest

Ranjit Singh Aujla alias Dara Muthada, a Canada-based NRI who was wanted by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the multi-crore Jagdish...

Global NRI Stories

Dr Tausif Malik: Entrepreneur, evangelist and Muslim Spelling Bee founder

The new treasurer for Democrats Abroad India, Dr Tausif Malik is the founder of America’s largest community-based Spelling Bee competition...

USA Spotlight - @work

Meet Indian-American teen Harini Logan, Scripps Bee 2022 champion

Indian-American teen Harini Logan has emerged as the champion of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee and is over the moon.

USA Spotlight - @work

Looking to mentor members’ creative spirit: SGS president Viral Patel

Excerpts of our interview with Viral Patel, the newly elected president of the Singapore Gujarati Society.

Singapore Spotlight - @work

28-year-old Indian goes missing on Azerbaijan trip; family seeks help

A solo trip by a 28-year-old Indian man turned into a nightmare for his loved ones after he has remained missing for over two weeks now in...

India NRI Stories

India-born Sunil Chopra wins UK's Mayor seat for second time

India-born businessman Sunil Chopra was elected as Southwark's London Borough Mayor for the second time.

UK NRI Stories

NRIs are increasingly investing in Indian commercial real estate: Study

NRI millennial investors are increasingly investing in Indian commercial real estate. 53% of NRI investors are millennials, reveals the...

NRI Personal Finance NRI Stories

Good acting is good acting anywhere in the world: Lillete Dubey

Catch Lillete Dubey’s exclusive interview with Connected to India about 'Lockdown Liaisons', her latest stage production which is headed...

Entertainment Spotlight - @work

Indian diaspora powerful force of our foreign policy: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was the head of a delegation of MPs on a multi-nation tour of Southeast Asian nations to affirm diplomatic...

Singapore Spotlight - @work

Pandemic restrictions led to idea of launching consolidated services provider for NRIs: Anup Bhasin

The COVID-19 pandemic left many NRIs and Indians stranded abroad because of lockdowns and visa issues, separated from their families.

India Spotlight - @work

UK tube station gets Bangla signboard; Mamata calls it ‘cultural win’

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called it a “victory of culture and heritage” after London’s Whitechapel tube station has...

Global

Great to be at forefront of evolving elder care in India: Saumyajit Roy

In an interview with Connected to India, Saumyajit Roy, Co-founder and CEO of EMOHA Eldercare, recalls how his efforts to ensure better...

Health & Fitness Spotlight - @work

Late CDS Bipin Rawat, Sundar Pichai, Satya Nadella among list of Padma awardees

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and Google CEO Sundar Pichai were conferred with Padma Bhushan awards as the government announced Padma awards...

India

India celebrates contribution of overseas citizens to the country

India on Sunday celebrated ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas’ to mark contribution of the Indian community staying abroad to the country’s...

Past Events

Social media storm as Indian deported from Australia for 'hate crimes' receives warm welcome in Haryana

A storm of controversy erupted across social media as Vishal Jood, a 24-year-old erstwhile student who had been in jail in Australia since...

Global NRI Stories

Dubai-based Indian philanthropist awarded UAE’s 10-year golden visa

An Indian social worker and philanthropist based in Dubai was awarded UAE’s coveted 10-year golden visa for humanitarian efforts.

UAE NRI Stories

Singapore world's 17th most expensive location for expats: Survey

Singapore has emerged as the 17th most expensive location across the world for expatriates, with the average pay package for a mid-level...

Personal Finance

Can't think of a time when I didn't want to be a racing driver: Karun Chandhok

In an exclusive interview, Indian racing icon Karun Chandhok talks to Connected to India about his life in racing, his career both on and...

Other Sports Spotlight - @work

Sirisha Bandla becomes third Indian-origin woman to fly into space

Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla became the third Indian-origin woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard...

NRI Stories

Singapore PM Lee wears turban, welcomes Sikh community with 'Sat Sri Akal'

Highlighting the multi-cultural nature of the city-state, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wore an immaculate white turban at the...

Singapore

Model Tenancy Act to boost NRIs' investment hopes in Indian rent market: ANAROCK's Shajai Jacob

The Indian Cabinet’s recent approval for the Model Tenancy Act is being hailed as a landmark moment in Indian rent market.

NRI Personal Finance Analysis & Commentary

Living in Singapore is a delight: popular Indian-origin crime fiction writer Damyanti Biswas

Singapore-based author Damyanti Biswas's thriller You Beneath Your Skin, set in New Delhi is now being made into a multi-part drama series.

Singapore Spotlight - @work

One in two Indian Americans faces discrimination, mostly owing to skin colour: Study

Survey is based on a poll of 1,200 Indian Americans — including citizens, Green Card holders and Non-Resident Indians — in September of...

USA

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest celebrates diverse Indian food and healthcare culture

Final week of Singapore HeritageFest focuses on Ayurvedic practices in cooking, celebrating Sikh culture and heritage via food, a photo...

Singapore

President Biden to nominate Indian-American Rupa Ranga Puttagunta as a federal judge

If confirmed by the US Senate, Judge Puttagunta would be the first Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman to serve on the US...

USA