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

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…

Diwali Experience To Savour At Tiffin Room, Raffles Hotel

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…

The Hougang Heritage Trail

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,…

The Hathras Rape Horror

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,…

Publicity Hungry State Ministers Imperil the Country

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…