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The ANAORI Kakugama

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · 2 weeks ago

In a country where Zen has long been entwined in the cultural DNA of the nation, it is only natural that this elegant practise of appreciating simplicity is present in almost every product. Zen art grew up around the philosophy of Zen Buddhism and became synonymous with the idea that simplicity is the path to…

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National Heritage Board celebrates 25th anniversary with Mystery Tours

By Team India Se · 3 weeks ago

Starting this September, the Museum Roundtable (MR) will be commemorating its milestone anniversary with a celebration of programmes, 25 years since its formation by the National Heritage Board (NHB) to encourage a museum-going culture amongst Singaporeans. The MR was first established in 1996 as part of NHB’s ongoing efforts to develop a vibrant and diverse…

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Giant Panda Jia-Jia shows her mothering skills

By Team India Se · August 20, 2021

Singapore’s giant panda Jia Jia, who gave birth to a cub on August 14, has shown great maternal instincts in her first week despite being a first-time mother. Her mothering skills are improving from day to day. Despite looking visibly tired, her carers report that she is more relaxed and has been able to rest…

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Food & National Identity

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · August 9, 2021

As Singapore celebrates its 56th National Day, my thoughts turn to that most potent of Singaporean assets – its Hawker Food. Thanks to its mind-boggling variety of outstandingly delicious and affordable fare, Singapore is known as the food capital of Asia. In that sphere and in many others, our Little Red Dot beats its challengers…

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Singapore Street Festival

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · June 23, 2021

Singapore Street Festival (SSF) celebrates 20th Anniversary with its first online concert, NXT – A Virtual Music Event which will be premiered ‘LIVE’ on YouTube on 18 December 2021 at 8 pm.Screening continues till 17 February 2022. The festival is sending out an OPEN CALL with the opportunity to perform with Dick Lee and other top musicians in…

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Is Congress Working With India’s Enemies?

By Ashali Varma · June 18, 2021

The Congress Party in India is so out of sync with the rest of India, that it is committing suicide. Digvijaya Singh and others like him seem to think that Article 370 can be brought back in Kashmir, even though if the truth be told, the average Kashmiri today realises how much the Abdullahs and…

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India Se Media in Conversation with Huma Qureshi and Amit Sial, the cast of the Maharani web series

By Parul Trivedi Shah · June 18, 2021

 

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The European Film Festival – A Feast For The Senses

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · April 22, 2021

Independent film lovers can look forward to a tantalising smorgasbord of the best of contemporary European cinema during almost a month of screening: from 6 May – 23 May this year. That is when the European Film Festival (previously known as European Union Film Festival) returns to The Projector for its landmark 30th edition. Along…

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The best of both worlds

By Anne Chiang · April 20, 2021

We all have a special place in our hearts for food that is familiar and well-loved. These dishes appeal to memories deep within us, involving people and places we love and unforgettable events. They are the dishes that evoke a sense of ‘home’ to us, like no other. But imagine if these are paired with…

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Little Caesar’s comes to the East

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · March 31, 2021

“If you’re hungry as hell and lookin’ for food Who ya gonna call (Lil’ Caesar’s) If it’s somethin’ yummy and also smells good Who ya gonna call (Lil’ Caesar’s)” – with apologies to Ghostbusters. Well, that’s what happened to me one recent Thursday at lunchtime when I was ravenous even before noon because I had…

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