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The Hougang Heritage Trail

By Team India Se | 16 hours ago

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

By Rumi Mitra | September 30, 2020

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

By Shivalingaiah H N | September 24, 2020

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 | September 22, 2020

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 | September 11, 2020

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…

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Amrit: Food for the Gods

(This is the second instalment of our Budding Entrepreneur Series to help upcoming or struggling Singaporean entrepreneurs.) Not everything about the Circuit Breaker (aka lockdown) has resulted in a litany of woes. Every now and then, happy and inspiring little stories have glimmered through the pandemic gloom. If you’re an inveterate foodie like me, you’ll…

Indian-born, Singapore-raised Katyayani Allures In US Music Video

Seductive is the only word for Katyayani’s new creation where her silky smooth voice croons a love song in an alluring video. No Time, her second single, is a song of unrequited love voicing irrational longing in a one-sided relationship, she says, but boy! She has the voice and the moves to put a spell…

Historic Setback For Singapore’s Ruling Party

Money can’t buy me love, sang the Beatles. Singapore’s ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) could also be singing a similar tune after the general election yesterday. After the biggest pump-priming exercise in the island’s history, the PAP suffered a historic loss. For the first time, it was defeated in the electoral battle for two multi-member group…

Jo Kilda Face Masks Make Lockdown Easier

As face masks become a staple in our wardrobe, Jo Kilda’s founder and creative director Jyoti Singh, wanted to make a mask unlike any other. Featuring a clean and timeless design, Jo Kilda’s silk masks are not only practical, they are made to feel extremely luxurious and fashionable. A strong believer of sustainable fashion, materials…

Tata Consultancy Services Sets The Pace In A Fast-changing World

In today’s technologically driven world, it is a truth universally acknowledged that an organisation in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of an Indian engineer, to paraphrase Jane Austen’s famous opening lines in her celebrated novel Pride & Prejudice. Girish Ramachandran, the Singapore-based President of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Asia Pacific is…