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Celebrating 20 years to Kalaa Utsavam; nostalgia, pride, joy, ambition, binds arts aficionados in their love for Singapore’s celebration of Indian arts

Singaporean and international artists and aficionados spoke endearingly in a special programme highlighting the positive contributions of...

Kalaa Utsavam 2021

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...

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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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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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Marma Medai's horror, suspense, and thriller genres a first for Kalaa Utsavam, says director Grace Kalaiselvi

Singapore-based playwright and director Grace Kalaiselvi brings MK Narayanan's 1960s Tamil radio play series to the Kalaa Utsavam stage...

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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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Bhumi Pranam: musical tribute to Mother Earth at Kalaa Utsavam 2021

In a Connected to India, Spotlight, hear what the two musicians and other artists had to say about what audiences in Singapore have in store...

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Tried to make a show beautiful and bizarre like the times we are in now: Raka Maitra

Singapore dance theatre company Chowk Productions brings to Kalaa Utsavam 2021 ‘These Brief Encounters’, a contemporary dance...

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Vasantham artistes Jaynesh Isuran, Udaya Soundari, others to helm Deepavali event this year

This year, popular Vasantham artistes Jaynesh Isuran, Udaya Soundari and Saravanan Ayyavoo will be steering Mediacorp's annual Deepavali...

Upcoming

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

Kalaa Utsavam turns 20, fusing the modern with the traditional in a rich, diverse display of performing arts

With a continuous run of 20 years, Kalaa Utsavam is one of the longest running festivals of Indian arts in the world. Here's a look at what...

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Singapore-based film producer Abhayanand Singh's Golden Ratio Films co-producing biopic of boxer Willie Pep's life

Singapore-based Golden Ratio Films will be co-producing a sports biopic-film on the life of American professional boxer Willie Pep along...

Entertainment

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

30th edition of SINDA Excellence Awards honours largest-ever number of recipients

Around 750 students and university graduates were recipients of the Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) Excellence Awards on...

Past Events

Young dancers of Singapore are fantastic in developing their own kind of concepts and movements: Priyadarsini Govind

One of India's most prolific Bharatanatyam dancers, Priyadarsini Govind is bringing her magnum opus to Singapore.

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Singaporean Tamil VJ and 90s star Anandha Kannan passes away

Popular Singaporean Tamil video jockey and actor Anandha Kannan passed away last night, according to reports. The 48-year-old was reportedly...

Singapore

GOPIO Singapore president Harikrishnan Muthusamy highlights his life as an entrepreneur and reformer

Harikrishnan Muthusamy is a man used to wearing many hats. In this exclusive interview with Connected to India, he talks about his life,...

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'Chhota Bheem' travels to Singapore courtesy of STB, Voot Kids' tie-up

With travel restrictions in full force due to the pandemic, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has joined hands with OTT platform Voot Kids...

Entertainment

Singapore ministers defend hiring foreign workers' policy in Parliament

In a series of parliamentary discussions, top Singapore ministers defended the government’s free trade agreements and openness to hiring...

Singapore

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

Singapore Parliament to discuss ministerial statements on FTAs, attacks on Indians next week

Two ministerial statements are set to be delivered in Parliament next week to explain ''how vital'' Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) are to...

Singapore

Indian High Commission's week-long yoga event in Singapore concludes on International Yoga Day 2021

Singapore News - Indian High Commission in Singapore yesterday observed the 7th International Day of Yoga, concluding nearly 190 online yoga...

Singapore

Singapore polytechnic to fire lecturer for his racist remarks against Indian-Chinese descent couple

Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) in Singapore said it is planning to fire the senior lecturer who was recorded making racist remarks against an...

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