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Little Caesar’s comes to the East

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 2 weeks ago

“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…

Sikhs In Singapore

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 3 weeks ago

There’s a “club” for Indian women in Singapore where the minimum age for membership is 65 years. Anyone who has not reached the cut-off age for Senior Citizenship is ineligible to join Sunehri Saheliyan (Golden Girlfriends). This group of senior ladies even has a 100-year old member, and they are the ones keeping alive the…

Turmeric – The Golden Herb

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 3 weeks ago

The world has suddenly “discovered” what Indians have known for more than 6,000 years – the medicinal and health-giving properties of Turmeric. This ancient gold-coloured spice, celebrated for thousands of years by Indians as both food and medicine, has resurfaced within the health and nutrition communities thanks to curcumin, the healing substance which is the…

National Heritage Board Announces Its Line-up For 2021

By Team India Se | January 31, 2021

The National Heritage Board (NHB) has an unprecedented and exciting variety of specially curated exhibitions for 2021. Announcing its plans for 2021 to the media on Thursday, the NHB said it was including in its programme, exhibitions such as a visual record of Covid 19, and one commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Fall of…

The Farmer’s Protest Like The CAA Turned Ugly As They Had Nothing To Do With The Laws Passed

By Ashali Varma | January 31, 2021

What Indians saw on several TV channels on the 26th of January, was for many of us the culmination of several weeks of protest that were termed peaceful, as in the case of Shaheen Bagh but they had very little to do with the truth or the laws passed by the Centre. Both had large…

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How Doctors Helped Us Overcome Covid And The Fear And Isolation

There must be millions of Covid stories in the world today and how each family coped. Unfortunately, there are also those that died of this strange, dreadful virus that causes clots, fever, hypoxia and a host of reactions. My husband, Sanjaya, came down with fever and the very next day he was tested and the…

Countdown To Christmas With A Beer A Day

In what is a first for Singapore, or perhaps, the region, Thirsty Beer Shop, the online craft beer retailer has launched the ‘Not An Advent Calendar’ craft beer box of 24 curated beers for December 2020. Just like a traditional Advent calendar/card with 24 cubby holes or “boxes” for each day, the ‘Not An Advent…

Art Takes Over In January For Singapore Art Week 2021

Singapore Art Week (SAW), Singapore’s annual festival and the pinnacle of Asia’s visual arts calendar, is set to take over the island when it returns from 22 to 30 January 2021. A joint initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), SAW 2021 will celebrate…

A Big Show From A Small Island

Inaugurated  by a blessing from the High Commissioner of India, HE Mr P Kumaran,Visha Rang Singapore (VRSG)  started off with shloka chanting by the organising committee. The Singapore team didn’t just want to string together a variety entertainment show. They worked hard to curate cultural pieces that reflected the literary nature of the festival. Prominent…

Light Up Your Taste Buds This Deepavali

The Great Indian Food Festival 2020 celebrates local businesses, and brings the festival of lights closer to home. Indian Restaurants Association Singapore welcomes and celebrates Deepavali with the second iteration of The Great Indian Food Festival from November 9 – Nov 23, 2020. Supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, The Great Indian Food Festival showcases…