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Pico Iyer Launches His Latest Book, First Writer in Residence of Raffles Hotel

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 21 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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COCKTAILS

COCKTAILS Goodness Ginger Me  2 two-inch fresh ginger, peeled 2 two-inch turmeric, peeled 1 lemon 4 tbsp honey Sparkling water Cayenne pepper 1 oz tequila METHOD Place ginger, turmeric and lemons into a juicer and allow to strain into a glass jar, stir in agave and store in a clean airtight container in the refrigerator…

Silken Touch

My skin is very sensitive and breaks out easily. What routine should I follow? Sensitive skin is often associated with hormonal imbalances and is sometimes mistaken for rosacea. This skin type is acutely sensitive to many stimulants like sun exposure, heat and even touch, that is, even touching the face could make it turn red or…

The Silent Pillars Of Colonial Machinery

The book, The Forgotten Sentinels: The Sepoys of Malaya, Singapore & South-East Asia (Chennai: Pixar Graphics, 2017) by N Nedumaran, is based on the significant role of the sepoys/ native soldiers of the East India Company (EIC), a history that is little known and often ignored in the colonial narrative. Ironically, the story of the…

Health Food – The Kumquat Is A Fruit That’s Good For You In So Many Ways

Derived from Cantonese ‘gam gwat’ which means “gold orange”, these Kumquats are considered auspicious and their shrubs are often used as ornamental plants during the Lunar New Year. While kumquats are much smaller than other citrus fruits, you can eat the entire fruit including its skin, zest and pips. Though the flesh is sour with a hint…

A Woman In A Man’s World

India Se: Tell us a little about your childhood, education and formative years? Vaishali Sarwankar: Born in a highly conservative Maharashtrian family, I was a rebel who always challenged the norm. My early life was spent in Mumbai where I did my schooling and later pursued my MBA in Finance from NMIMS. My love for…