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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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Finding His True Mojo

You have seen him relaying to the world literally earth-shaking news precariously balanced from a helicopter during the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake. You have seen him grill politicians and you have caught the latest news with him as an anchor at CNN-IBN, India’s leading news channel. For his stellar reporting, he has been twice awarded…

Graceful As A Swan

Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake is the most iconic ballet and to perform it day after day is something that needs immense passion and discipline. Prima Ballerina Irina Kolesnikova (38), who plays both Odette and Odile (white and black swan), has done thousands of shows, but every time she is on stage, her enthusiasm doesn’t falter. “If…

Heaven On Earth

Greece, like wisdom, came to me late in life but, unlike cruelly elusive profundity, that magical land in the turquoise Aegean is mercifully within reach when I long for it. Because that is what I feel for Greece now that I’ve tasted a bit of its legendary attractions. Within my first hour in Athens and…

SICCI Announces Launch Of Its Annual Entrepreneur Awards

The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) officially announced the launch of its Entrepreneur Awards 2019 to recognise outstanding Indian entrepreneurs and inspire more Singapore-Indians to take to business and entrepreneurship. These awards also mark the of 95th Anniversary celebrations of the Indian business chamber. On November 9, a total of six awards…

AWWF 2018 – A Resounding Success

‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.’ Maya Angelou’s famous words best sum up the key takeaway from the second Asian Women Writers Festival 2018 (AWWF). The event featured seven writers from four countries: Meira Chand (keynote speaker), Balli Kaur Jaswal and Nuraliah Norasid (Singapore), Shobhaa De and Mitra Phukan…