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Harsha Thangirala's passion for music takes him on global journey

Harsha Thangirala’s childhood interest in music has blossomed into a fruitful career. The young music editor has not let anything get in...

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Singapore firms to rope in more foreign workers to drive growth

Firms working to advance Singapore’s key economic priorities will temporarily be allowed to hire a few more foreign workers than...

Corporate

Singapore, New York most expensive cities to live in: Surveys

Multiple surveys have identified Singapore and New York as among the most expensive cities in terms of cost off living this year.

Singapore

Refreshing to see audiences enjoying work from diverse backgrounds: Tania Mukherjee

Connected to India talks with Singapore-based theatre and film actor Tania Mukherjee, speaking about her upcoming production...

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Tech layoffs in Singapore may affect Indian expat workers

Media reports speculated that out of the estimated 1,000 employees in Singapore, perhaps up to 100 have been affected due to tech layoffs...

Corporate

Singapore falls in rankings of highest expatriate packages

Expatriate salary and benefits packages in Singapore rose by a modest 4% in 2021 despite the city’s fall to 22nd place in the rankings of...

Singapore

Expat living: Hong Kong most expensive city to live in; Singapore stays 13th

Singapore retained its ranking as the 13th most expensive city globally for expats, according to global research firm ECA International.

Global

Indian diaspora gave grand welcome to PM Modi in Tokyo, Japan

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Japan's Tokyo today to take part in the Quad 2022 Summit, received a warm welcome from the...

Global

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

In an exclusive interview, Anup Bhasin told Connected to India about what led to the formation of Star NRI Services.

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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

Singapore world's second most expensive city to live in; Tel Aviv tops the list

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Singapore has become the world's second most expensive city to live in. Tel Aviv is the world's most...

Global

Meet Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO who replaced Jack Dorsey

Non-Resident Indian Parag Agrawal, 37, an IIT-Bombay graduate, has replaced Jack Dorsey as the new Twitter chief executive officer, becoming...

Corporate NRI Stories

UAE: Indian expatriate completes 30 marathons in one month

Indian expatriate Shafi Thayyil in UAE completed thirty 42-km marathons in 30 days, as part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

UAE

2/3rd of UAE’s Indian residents plan more investment in next 3 years: Report

At least two third of Indian expats in the UAE mull to boost their investments in the country in the next three years, says HSBC’s new...

UAE

Indian expatriate bags USD 1 mn in Dubai Duty Free draw

An Indian expat from Dubai has bagged USD 1 million in the Dubai Duty Free (DDF) Millennium Millionaire held at the Dubai Airshow 2021 site...

UAE

Music does not have to be loud, dance-like and flamboyant to capture hearts: Amit Dhamelia

At Kalaa Utsavam 2021, Sufi musician, music teacher and arts aficionado Amit Dhamelia will enthrall audiences once again with 'Ishq...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021 Spotlight - @work

Indian expatriate group marks Diwali celebration by feeding 500 workers in Dubai

An Indian expat group in Dubai celebrated the festival of lights this year with those who are unable to celebrate the festival with their...

UAE

Indian expats celebrate Diwali with fireworks in Dubai

Indian expatriates in Dubai celebrated the festival of lights with great fervour, gaiety and enthusiasm.

UAE

UAE: Indian expat who sent application from his hospital bed awarded USD 500,000 scholarship

A 16-year-old Indian expat in Dubai has been awarded a scholarship valued at AED 1.8 million (USD 500,000).

UAE NRI Stories

Indian pavilion to host week-long Navratri, Durga Puja celebrations at Dubai Expo

The Indian pavilion will be hosting a week-long celebrations of both Navratri and Durga Puja leading up to the festival of Dusshera at Dubai...

UAE

Emirates NBD mulls plans for expansion in India

One of the major banking groups in the Middle East North Africa and Turkey (Menat) region, Emirates NBD, has announced its plans for further...

UAE

Singapore population shrinks to 5.45 million; lowest since 1970

According to the latest census data, Singapore's total population shrank by 4.1 per cent to 5.45 million in June 2021, largely due to a fall...

Singapore

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

Indian comic Deepak Chandran to feature in The Expat Comedy Show in Singapore

LA Comedy Live is organising an expat comedy show which will feature six performers, including India's Deepak Chandran exploring a variety...

Entertainment

Indian expat Dr SPS Oberoi sole passenger on Air India Dubai-Amritsar flight

SP Singh Oberoi, a UAE-based Indian businessman and philanthropist, was the sole passenger on Air India flight (AI929) from Dubai in the UAE...

UAE