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Pico Iyer Launches His Latest Book, First Writer in Residence of Raffles Hotel

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 20 hours ago

Well-known travel writer Pico Iyer’s latest book – This Could Be Home: Raffles Hotel and the City of Tomorrow was launched in Singapore today. It is his inaugural work as the first Writer in Residence of the Raffles Hotel. Speaking to India Se Media, Iyer said he was impressed at how well-read the Indian diaspora…

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi urges ‘globalisation of compassion’

By Team India Se | 2 days ago

He wants to counter “shrinking hearts” with a “globalisation of compassion”, says the Indian Nobel laureate who gave his award to the nation. The 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi recalled how difficult it was to bequeath the award. There was none in India at the time: Tagore’s 1913 Nobel Prize for Literature had…

PM Modi’s Announces Creation Of Chief Of Defence Staff Post, Avoids Mention Of Pakistan In Independence Day Speech

By Team India Se | 5 days ago

Wearing his trademark safa, this time in bright yellow with hints of green and red with a long trail, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his sixth consecutive Independence Day speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort where he deliberately avoided the mention of Pakistan but instead chose to focus on developmental issues such as…

SICCI Organises National Observance Ceremony

By Team India Se | 7 days ago

In celebration of the nation’s 54th birthday, Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised National Day Observance Ceremony 2019 in collaboration with LISHA and Indian Heritage Centre. The Guest of Honour for the event was Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Other esteemed guests included SICCI Chairman Dr T Chandroo, board members of the…

Mission Kashmir To Impact India’s Engagement With Neighbours

By Team India Se | 2 weeks ago

With the Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the bill is set to be introduced in Lok Sabha today. While the debate on the implications of this move continues,…

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Mission Kashmir To Impact India’s Engagement With Neighbours

With the Rajya Sabha passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill that seeks to scrap Article 370 and Article 35A, while also bifurcating the state into union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, the bill is set to be introduced in Lok Sabha today. While the debate on the implications of this move continues,…

Indian Government Revokes Article 370; Bifurcates Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh Into Separate Union Territories

In an unprecedented move, India’s Home Minister Amit Shah has proposed the removal of Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Along with this, it has also been proposed to bifurcate the state into two Union territories – Jammu and Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without…

Tugging At Your Heartstrings

In commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial celebrations, Temple of Fine Arts has conceptualised a show titled Hrdaya – Heartstrings, a music-driven exploration into the thoughts and emotions of Sir Stamford Raffles – the founder of modern Singapore. Hrdaya is an ensemble production that transcends time and emotion through a multitude of art forms. Underlined by…

Aladdin Magic Sweeps Singapore

The evergreen story of Aladdin has brought the Genie’s magic and the Princess’ royal charisma to Singapore from Australia. On the opening night of July 25, 2019, Disney Theatrical Australia’s production Aladdin created ripples of excitement in adults and children alike at the Sands Theater, Marina Bay Sands. The perfect blend of dazzling theatre act,…

Reel Talk

The recently concluded 28th Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) celebrated and inspired independent cinema. With more than 14,000 festival goers from Singapore and across the region drawn to its film screenings, panel discussions, talks and masterclasses, this event was a treat to cine lovers. India Se Media had the opportunity to meet and interview not just…