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What America Can Learn From The World’s Largest Democracy – India

By Ashali Varma · November 5, 2020

I lived in the US for 14 years and am still stymied by the fact that American citizens depend on paper ballots. In the year 2000, when I was in the US, I was astonished that in the most advanced country in the world, paper ballots were still used and the worst was that you…

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Diwali Experience To Savour At Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel

By Abhijit Nag · November 3, 2020

Food, glorious food, fit for weight-conscious gourmets. The Diwali Experience to savour at the Raffles Hotel is delectable Indian cuisine that will leave you sated, not bloated. The set menu presented by Chef Kuldeep Negi to celebrate Diwali tickles and tingles the palate in a mouth-watering demonstration that Indian cooking can be scrumptious without being…

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The Hougang Heritage Trail

By Team India Se · October 30, 2020

Have you ever wondered why Hougang is commonly pronounced “Au Kang”, quite different from how it is spelt? Au Kang actually means “at the back of the river” in both Teochew and Hokkien, and is a reference to Sungei Serangoon at the end of Upper Serangoon Road, around which many Teochew-speaking inhabitants settled. In fact,…

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The Hathras Rape Horror

By Rumi Mitra · September 30, 2020

Rape, it seems, is normal. Unfortunately. Anthropological studies on human behaviour say a man can have many children, with little inconvenience to himself, while a woman can have only a few, and with great pain. That makes females more selective about partners. So, males have to resort to a strategy for achieving reproductive success. Rape,…

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Publicity Hungry State Ministers Imperil the Country

By Shivalingaiah H N · September 24, 2020

Undoubtedly the Corona warriors are in the following order : medical workers consisting of Doctors, paramedical staff and the safai karmacharis (sanitation workers) and then police personnel and administrators and supporting staff. A very large number of Corona warriors have suffered the infection as a professional hazard and out of these 400 doctors alone have…

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Political Parties Oppose New Farm Reforms

By Shivalingaiah H N · September 22, 2020

Fringe political parties with almost nothing to do with farmers’ issues have been creating havoc over the Farm Bills – the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Bill. These include the urbanised, Delhi bound Kejriwal’s AAP whose Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh created an unholy rukus while opposing the bill in the Rajya…

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Indian Author Nominated for France’s First Novel Prize

By Team India Se · September 11, 2020

Two weeks after his bestselling novel Land Where I Flee made the long list of the Emile Guimet Prize, Nepali-Indian author Prajwal Parajuly is back in the news again. Fuir et Revenir, the French translation of his book by Benoîte Dauvergne is now nominated for France’s First Novel Prize. Also on the list is Man…

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Baring Private Equity Asia Partners with CFS and SINDA give financial relief to Singapore’s hardest-hit by COVID-19

By Team India Se · September 11, 2020

One of Asia’s largest independent alternative investment firms donated S$1 million to COVID-19-impacted individuals through CFS’s Sayang Sayang Fund and the #SINDACares initiative. SINDA presented an additional $326k from community-led donations for migrant worker relief Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) joins a nation-wide COVID-19 relief effort by donating S$1 million to support local relief initiatives…

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Indian Heritage Centre Organises First Digital Culturefest

By Team India Se · September 2, 2020

The Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) first digital edition of IHC CultureFest showcases the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the lens of the epic literary work the Ramayana. The eclectic line-up of online programmes includes cultural performances, panel discussions, workshops, storytelling sessions and cooking demonstrations. They will explore a wide variety…

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Light Up for Singapore’s 55th National Day

By Team India Se · August 7, 2020

To celebrate Singaore’s 55th National Day, 10 National Monuments and arts and cultural institutions across the Bras Basah.Bugis Precinct and the Civic District will be lit up for the first time from July 23 to August 30, 2020. Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, and Second Minister for Law, said, “National Day this…

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