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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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Mountain Of A Man

In a future where robots and smart technologies are predicted to take over key jobs, experts say that the jobs remaining for humans will involve the skills that technology cannot replicate, such as critical thinking, innovation, creativity and emotional engagement with other humans. While governments of major economies are only just starting to wake up…

A Unique Lit Fest In Mussoorie

When I was invited to participate at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration on April 13 and 14, I felt really upbeat about meeting the young people who had passed one of the toughest exams in India and would be the administrators of 21st century India. In just two days, over several books…

Naipaul & His World

Naipaul was “the greatest prose writer in the English language of the last 60 years”, wrote Amit Chaudhuri in the Guardian when Naipaul died at the age of 85 on August 11. Others were more measured in their praise. They could not overlook his flaws and prejudices. Naipaul himself provoked criticism by what he said…

Cauliflower Calling

Mark Twain may have been cheeky about the cauliflower when he said, “A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education,” but the fact is that this vegetable is today being feted for its low calorific and high nutritive values. Cauliflowers have been grown for several centuries and its ancestry is linked to the wild…

Modi’s Mission 2022

Reform has become the trope of our times. After nearly a quarter century of hop, side-step and crawl, the Indian economy remained shackled to shibboleths till 2014, when India languished, to offer only one example, at a pathetic 142 in the ease of doing business index. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intense effort for change is…