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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Heaven On Earth

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · July 30, 2019

Greece, like wisdom, came to me late in life but, unlike cruelly elusive profundity, that magical land in the turquoise Aegean is mercifully within reach when I long for it. Because that is what I feel for Greece now that I’ve tasted a bit of its legendary attractions. Within my first hour in Athens and…

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Neutralising Conflicts

By SBS Surendran · July 29, 2019

Home is said to be a place where you can relax, rejuvenate and plan your aspirations with your loved ones in good harmony. However, in the present times when each of the family members of the family is pre-occupied with their own activities and thoughts, this would be a utopia. Minor discords often lead to…

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Mild & Flavourful

By Nithya Subramanian · July 29, 2019

  Kerala has for a large part of time been a secular state where its two major festivals – Onam and Vishu – are celebrated with enthusiasm by everyone. While the celebrations may differ, one common uniting factor is the Sadhya or banquet usually served for lunch. This is something that everyone looks forward to…

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Desaru Coast washed by the tides of change

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · July 23, 2019

Waves of nostalgia wash over me as I sit inside an undulating boat heading to Desaru, a sleepy coastal town in Malaysia, after a break of seven years. That was the last time I had managed to get my immediate family (this always includes my sister) to go on a spur-of-the-moment trip! It’s a bitter-sweet…

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Top 5 Things To Do At Bintan Resorts

By Aishwarya · July 23, 2019

Earlier this month, India Se Media was taken on a media fam tour to Bintan to explore more of Bintan. Who would have known that Bintan had things from a Mangrove Discovery Tour to fancy rooftop bars to catch the gorgeous sunset? Bintan has their International Bintan Marathon from 7th to 8th September. The routes…

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In God’s Own Country

By Nithya Subramanian · June 19, 2019

Hawkers shouting, ‘Pazham Pori, Pazham Pori (plantain fritters, Paruppa Wadai-Paruppu Wadai (lentil vadas), Chai-Chai,’ in a sing-song tone was music to our ears, confirming that we had reached our favourite holiday destination – Palghat in Kerala. Lush green trees, pristine ponds and hours spent playing with cousins are all unforgettable memories of my summer holidays.…

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A Heritage Game Park

By Runima Borah Tandon · June 19, 2019

After our exhilarating trip to Shillong, we decided to take our Singaporean guests, Jane and Rachel to the world famous Kaziranga National Park, located in Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. The drive from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park had taken us five hours. As we left behind the blue mountains of Meghalaya, we drove…

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IndianRaga… Going Gaga

By Parul Trivedi Shah · June 19, 2019

Indian classical dancers and musicians in Singapore can showcase their talent on a bigger stage with the arrival of IndianRaga. The MIT-founded digital arts education start-up, which helps artists learn, perform and shine, is launching IndianRaga Singapore to hone local talent and show them in high-quality video to the rest of the world to see.…

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By Team India Se · June 19, 2019

COCKTAILS Goodness Ginger Me  2 two-inch fresh ginger, peeled 2 two-inch turmeric, peeled 1 lemon 4 tbsp honey Sparkling water Cayenne pepper 1 oz tequila METHOD Place ginger, turmeric and lemons into a juicer and allow to strain into a glass jar, stir in agave and store in a clean airtight container in the refrigerator…

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