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News and events featuring or of interest to Indians living abroad, whether they are Indian expats or of Indian origin. Connected to India gathers news and reports about Indian Diaspora across the world, especially in Singapore, US, UK and Dubai.

Visa fraud hurting Punjab, India’s global influence

The increasing global influence of India and its workforce has meant a sharp rise in overseas travel over the past decade. This also has an...

Global Analysis & Commentary

Harmonisers with a bleeding heart

India’s Swamibapa pipe band is not your trendy troupe of long-haired lip-splitters strutting their stuff by belting out ear-splitting...

UK NRI Stories

India tops tech visa applications to the UK

India, along with the US, has the highest number of visa applications for the UK's technology sector, according to the latest data from a UK...

UK

Yoga Day celebrations kick off across the globe

International Day of Yoga (IDY) might be on June 21, but people around the world seem to have started the celebrations early.

Global

Commercial Indian real estate a good bet: Anarock Consultants

Anarock Property Consultants are pitching India’s commercial office property as an investment alternative for Non-Resident Indians in a...

Corporate

What Modi 2.0 means to India’s global community

The result of the 2019 Indian general elections made waves not just in India but across the world, with people all over the globe paying...

Global NRI Stories

Indian Foreign Ministry scholarship applications open for diaspora students

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has opened applications for its Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for the academic...

Global NRI Stories

Six Indian origin teens among eight Scripps Spelling Bee co-champions

Highlighting their dominance over the past few years, six Indian-origin students are among the eight participants who won the prestigious...

USA NRI Stories

Indian MHA discards 'blacklists' of Indians seeking asylum abroad

In yet another reconciliatory measure aimed at overseas citizens and the diaspora, the Indian Home Ministry has decided to discard its...

Global

Suvadugal: Chronicles of great Singaporean Indians who built the Lion City

2019 is a very special year for Singapore, highlighted by year-round bicentennial celebrations. VisualBeatz Pte Ltd has produced a...

Singapore

Representing India for a greater cause: Indian Women’s Association Bazaar

Since its humble inception in 2007, the Indian Women's Association Bazaar has grown into one of the biggest platforms in Singapore for...

Fashion

The accidental actress: Gayathri Segaran

Punam Sharrma from Connected to India speaks to Gayathri Segaran on all the passions she live for, and how she embraces surprises in her...

Entertainment Spotlight - @work

Indian origin actors making waves in international showbiz

Imagine you’re watching your favourite American television show and a desi Indian origin actor shows up on your screen! Well, we can...

Entertainment NRI Stories

Memoirs of Ambassador Kesavapany to be released in Singapore on April 5

People can read about the illustrious life of Ambassador K Kesavapany in a book titled ‘From Estate to Embassy: Memories of an...

Singapore

Queen of England hails 'vibrant diaspora', Indian origin NHS doctors in meeting with HCI Ghanashyam

Highlighting the extensive employment of Indian origin doctors in the UK and the 'vibrant Indian diaspora', the land's monarch interacted...

UK

Indian origin billionaire converts old Scotland Yard HQ into luxury hotel

Capping a series of high profile acquisitions by Indian investors, an Indian origin billionaire has converted one of London's iconic...

UK

'Meri Awaaz Suno' - NRIs no longer silent spectators in India's General Elections

India is a rambunctious democracy. Indians across the world are no less. With under a month to go for the biggest election in the world...

Global NRI Stories

Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara chosen as new CEO of Temasek Holdings

Bringing laurels for the Indian community abroad, Indian-origin Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara will be the new CEO of wholly-owned management...

Singapore

Five Indians among victims killed in New Zealand mosque shootings

Five Indians are among the 50 people who were killed in Friday's shooting incidents in two New Zealand mosques, the Indian High Commission...

Global

Australia Police labour to piece together Indian origin dentist Preethi Reedy's final moments before her murder

The mystery surrounding the murder of Indian-origin Preethi Reddy has deepened as Australian police are still working to fill in the gaps...

Global

Would resign tomorrow if Scotland Yard still ‘institutionally racist’, says Indian origin cop Neil Basu

Indian origin policeman Neil Basu, head of Scotland Yard’s counter-terror operations, stated that there have been many changes to the UK...

UK

OCI cards to be printed in New Zealand

There is good news for members of the Indian diaspora as Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards will now be printed in Wellington, New...

Global

NRI's passport enough proof to establish identity for voting in 2019 elections

Setting the speculations to rest about identity proof required for NRIs for the purpose of voting in upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the...

Global

The NRI Guide to Voting in 2019

There are an estimated 31 million Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). With roughly half of them eligible to vote in India, and at a median...

Global Analysis & Commentary

Indian origin teen organises Singapore's first all-female hackathon

"The response has been overwhelming so far, with over 140 sign-ups," said, Gaurika Sawhney the founder of Girls in Tech who is a Grade 11...

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