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Publicity Hungry State Ministers Imperil the Country

By Shivalingaiah H N | 4 days ago

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…

Political Parties Oppose New Farm Reforms

By Shivalingaiah H N | 7 days ago

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…

Indian Author Nominated for France’s First Novel Prize

By Team India Se | 3 weeks ago

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…

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

By Team India Se | 3 weeks ago

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…

Indian Heritage Centre Organises First Digital Culturefest

By Team India Se | 4 weeks ago

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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Graceful As A Swan

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the most iconic ballet and to perform it day after day is something that needs immense passion and discipline. Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova (38), who plays both Odette and Odile (white and black swan), has done thousands of shows, but every time she is on stage, her enthusiasm doesn’t falter. “If…

Heaven On Earth

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…

SICCI Announces Launch Of Its Annual Entrepreneur Awards

The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) officially announced the launch of its Entrepreneur Awards 2019 to recognise outstanding Indian entrepreneurs and inspire more Singapore-Indians to take to business and entrepreneurship. These awards also mark the of 95th Anniversary celebrations of the Indian business chamber. On November 9, a total of six awards…

AWWF 2018 – A Resounding Success

‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ Maya Angelou’s famous words best sum up the key takeaway from the second Asian Women Writers Festival 2018 (AWWF). The event featured seven writers from four countries: Meira Chand (keynote speaker), Balli Kaur Jaswal and Nuraliah Norasid (Singapore), Shobhaa De and Mitra Phukan…

Discovering Singapore’s soul

‘Each morn a thousand roses brings, you say; Yes, but where leaves the Rose of Yesterday?’— this verse by Edward Fitzgerald resonates strongly with the air of yester-year that wafts through the alleyways of the low-rise HDB blocks of the quaint neighbourhood of Alexandra Village. With the poor retail scene casting a pall over glitzy…