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India & Bangladesh mark 50 years of strong bonds

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | December 7, 2021

In one of the strongest diplomatic affirmations of friendship between two nations, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, this evening in his opening speech, quoted from the Indian epic The Mahabharata while speaking about the close ties that his country has with India. Mr Tauhedul Islam was speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations (Maitri…

New digital initiatives to offer exciting new ways to enjoy heritage

By Supriya Giri | November 24, 2021

Visitors to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will now be able to receive recommendations of artefacts and displays in the galleries that may interest them, so that they are able to home in on these displays at the outset. This will include a Virtual Museum Host that allows visitors to enjoy one-on-one, guided experiences from…

New American school to start operations next year

By Supriya Giri | November 18, 2021

Despite the business challenges posed by the Covid pandemic over the last 20 months, Singapore’s education sector is growing exponentially with the city-state all set to have a third American-style international school. The new school, named XCL American Academy, expects to start enrolling students from August 2022. XCL Education, a leading education provider in Asia…

Singaporean literary stawarts win S.E.A Write Award

By Team India Se | October 10, 2021

Public intellectual and 2010 Singapore Literature Prize winner Simon Tay and Malay theatre doyen Almahdi Al-Haj Ibrahim, known as Nadiputra, have been selected to receive the S.E.A. Write Award, a prestigious award presented to writers from ASEAN countries. The two winners – Simon Tay (2019) and Nadiputra (2020) – will be presented with their awards…

Indian Heritage Centre launches Deepavali Light-up

By Team India Se | October 2, 2021

Traditionally known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; and knowledge over ignorance. This year, join the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in its Deepavali celebrations, titled Welcoming Light, and take in the sights, sounds and revelry of the festival as we collectively usher…

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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…

Political Parties Oppose New Farm Reforms

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

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…

Baring Private Equity Asia Partners with CFS and SINDA give financial relief to Singapore’s hardest-hit by COVID-19

One of Asia’s largest independent alternative investment firms donated S$1 million to COVID-19-impacted individuals through CFS’s Sayang Sayang Fund and the #SINDACares initiative. SINDA presented an additional $326k from community-led donations for migrant worker relief Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) joins a nation-wide COVID-19 relief effort by donating S$1 million to support local relief initiatives…

Indian Heritage Centre Organises First Digital Culturefest

The Indian Heritage Centre’s (IHC) first digital edition of IHC CultureFest showcases the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore through the lens of the epic literary work the Ramayana. The eclectic line-up of online programmes includes cultural performances, panel discussions, workshops, storytelling sessions and cooking demonstrations. They will explore a wide variety…