Month: August 2019

Celebrating The Himalayan Spirit

By Team India Se · August 30, 2019

It was a celebration of the Pahadi spirit in Singapore when the Uttarakhandi community came together on August 18, 2019 to celebrate ‘Kauthig Singapore 2019’. ‘Kauthig’ means ‘funfair’ or mela in Pahadi, and as the name suggests, this turned out to be a cheerful and colourful affair, with a huge turnout. Apart from local residents,…

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A Singaporean Bouquet Of Dance

By Team India Se · August 27, 2019

The third edition of the International Dance Day Festival, an annual dance festival spearheaded by the veteran Indian classical danseuse Shantha Ratii of  Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) was held at the Drama Centre on April 26 & 27, 2019.  The two-day festival brought together, under one roof, artistes from diverse disciplines, including Spanish, Western Contemporary,…

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A First Hand Experience Of Pakistani Protests Against Kashmir Outside Indian High Commission In London

By Kiran Pasunuri · August 20, 2019

At 11 am I received a call from a friend asking where I was. I said that I was boarding a train and would be there before 12. By the time I had reached Holborn it was exactly 12 as the roads were jammed with coaches. People were flocking towards Aldwych IHC. The Pakistanis had…

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Pico Iyer Launches His Latest Book, First Writer in Residence of Raffles Hotel

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · August 19, 2019

Well-known travel writer Pico Iyer’s latest book – This Could Be Home: Raffles Hotel and the City of Tomorrow was launched in Singapore today. It is his inaugural work as the first Writer in Residence of the Raffles Hotel. Speaking to India Se Media, Iyer said he was impressed at how well-read the Indian diaspora…

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Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi urges ‘globalisation of compassion’

By Team India Se · August 18, 2019

He wants to counter “shrinking hearts” with a “globalisation of compassion”, says the Indian Nobel laureate who gave his award to the nation. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi recalled how difficult it was to bequeath the award. There was none in India at the time: Tagore’s 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature had…

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PM Modi’s Announces Creation Of Chief Of Defence Staff Post, Avoids Mention Of Pakistan In Independence Day Speech

By Team India Se · August 15, 2019

Wearing his trademark safa, this time in bright yellow with hints of green and red with a long trail, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his sixth consecutive Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort where he deliberately avoided the mention of Pakistan but instead chose to focus on developmental issues such as…

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SICCI Organises National Observance Ceremony

By Team India Se · August 13, 2019

In celebration of the nation’s 54th birthday, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised National Day Observance Ceremony 2019 in collaboration with LISHA and Indian Heritage Centre. The Guest of Honour for the event was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Other esteemed guests included SICCI Chairman Dr T Chandroo, board members of the…

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Designed For Success

By Team India Se · August 7, 2019

As Singapore restructures and promotes alternate career paths India Se Media was delighted to meet with a young artist building our “SG Passion Made Possible” brand on the international stage. Anya Gupta is a young Singaporean designer based in the US who has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Furniture Design) from the Rhode Island School of…

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Mission Kashmir To Impact India’s Engagement With Neighbours

By Team India Se · August 6, 2019

With the Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the bill is set to be introduced in Lok Sabha today. While the debate on the implications of this move continues,…

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Indian Government Revokes Article 370; Bifurcates Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Into Separate Union Territories

By Team India Se · August 5, 2019

In an unprecedented move, India’s Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed the removal of Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, it has also been proposed to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without…

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