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Ram Navami is celebrated across India to mark birth of Lord Rama

News: The Indian festival of Ram Navami is celebrated to mark the birth of Lord Ram to King Dasharath and Queen Kausalya in Ayodhya, India.

Festivals

Open House a platform for convergence of communities through arts: SIFAS president

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society's (SIFAS) Open House on March 19 and 20, 2022 saw almost 400 footfalls and 132 registrations across all...

Past Events

Popular SIFAS Open House back as post-COVID Singapore inches towards normalcy

The Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), one of the pioneers of Indian classical music, dance and visual arts in the city, is gearing...

Leisure

How is Holi celebrated in different states of India?

India is the land of festivals, and Holi is considered the second biggest Hindu festival after Diwali. Let’s take a look at some of the...

Festivals

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

Jaipur Music Stage 2022 ends with a star-studded & exuberant final showcase!

Three glorious musical evenings followed literary musings at the Jaipur Literature Festival, with the 15th Jaipur Music Stage ending on an...

Entertainment

JLF 2022 announces seventh Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry

Every year, the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) celebrates poetry through the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award in recognition of India’s...

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Josh wraps up third edition of ‘World Famous’ talent hunt in Jaipur

Short-video app Josh wrapped up the third edition of its original IP ‘World Famous’ in a Grand Finale in Jaipur. Celebrity mentors...

Entertainment

William Dalrymple excited about JLF 2022; says young British-Indians challenging Empire amnesia

"We're back," celebrated author, historian, Indiophile and Jaipur Literature Festival co-director William Dalrymple tells Connected to...

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Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 gets off to stellar start

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 got off to an electrifying start. JLF will provide solace for book-lovers who have missed the joy of...

India

JLF 2022 kicks off in hybrid form with impressive list of speakers, delegates

The Jaipur Literature Festival 2022 is back with a bang in the Pink City this year. The festival this year will host an array of diverse...

India

Dance Doyenne Santha Bhaskar, Aunty Bhaskar to all, passes on at 82

Santha Bhaskar, one of the leading torch bearers of Indian classical dance in Singapore and co-founder of Bhaskar Arts Academy, passed away...

Singapore

Pongal: Ancient harvest festival to thank God for bounties of life

Pongal is one of the fascinating festivals celebrated with great enthusiasm in India and other parts of the world among people belonging to...

Festivals

Pathey Nimidam set to showcase Singapore's Tamil culture

Pathey Nimidam, literally "just ten minutes" in Tamil, was launched as a festival by Ravindran Drama Group (RDG) celebrating Tamil...

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Exploring myriad forms of Kasi through Bharatanatyam: Meera Balasubramanian

Highlighting the rich heritage of Indian culture through Bharatanatyam, 'Kasi - Dance of Infinity' is set to be one of Kalpavriksha Fine...

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Bhaskar's Arts' remake of 'Butterfly Lovers' is a timeless blend of Indian and Chinese cultures

Bhaskar’s Arts Academy’s latest dance production Butterly Lovers revisits a timeless cross-cultural classic.

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India's Harnaaz Sandhu crowned Miss Universe 2021

Chandigarh girl Harnaaz Sandhu has been crowned Miss Universe 2021, 21 years after Lara Dutta won the title in 2000.

Entertainment

Missions of India and Bangladesh observe Maitri Diwas on Bangladesh's 50th year of liberation

Highlighting the bond between the two nations, the High Commissions of India and Bangladesh were part of a larger celebration of the 50-year...

Past Events

Bharathaa Arts to present a confluence of music, dance and drama at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

Singapore-based classical dance studio Bharathaa Arts presents a musical adaptation of 'The Silappathikaram' by Ilango Adigal, one of the...

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Rudra to showcase blend of heavy metal, Vedic philosophy in Kalaa show

Vedic band Rudra is blending two different genres in its performance at Kalaa Utsavam 2021. For the first time ever, Indian classical and...

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Challenges are constant in the life of any artiste, says Yugavardhan

The short film ‘When Mirrors Had Meaning’ will be screened at Kalaa Utsavam this year. The film follows 70-year-old Krishan as he sets...

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Kalaa Utsavam: SIFAS Alumni to enthrall audiences with tribute to Tamil poet Mahakavi Subramania Bharathi.

Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) Alumni are set to mark the 20th Kalaa Utsavam with a musical tribute celebrating the death...

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From Ladakh to Tamil Nadu via Assam, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 to showcase Indian culture through film

Highlighting its ever-expanding repertoire, the 2021 edition of Kalaa Utsavam has included film screenings in its ensemble for the first...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021

Kalaa Utsavam has brought vibrancy of Indian performing arts to Singapore audiences: SIOC founder Lalitha Vaidyanathan

The 36-year-old performing arts group, the Singapore Indian Orchestra and Choir showcases the richness of Indian music with its wide range...

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Kalaa Utsavam 2021 returns with vibrant live performances, expanding cultural events

As one of Singapore’s premier Indian festivals, Kalaa Utsavam 2021 is looking to be a unique and dynamic cultural celebration, with an...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021