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Kashmir – One Year After Abrogation of Article 370

By Nadir Ali Wani | 15 mins ago

“What’s in a name?” I, like many Kashmiris, spent the last 12 months contemplating the various shades of this Shakespearean thought. Kashmir has seen four wars and more than three decades of insurgency and civil strife, at the core of which is this very question – the question of identity. Who understands, better than us,…

Face Masks For Sikh Men

By Team India Se | 1 week ago

(This is the third instalment of our Budding Entrepreneur Series to help upcoming or struggling Singaporean entrepreneurs.) Not all face masks are born to be equal. There are some people for whom the standard face masks available in the market are not suitable. This is particularly true of Sikh men. In fact, some of them…

Amrit: Food for the Gods

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla | 2 weeks ago

(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

By Abhijit Nag | 3 weeks ago

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

By Abhijit Nag | 4 weeks ago

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…

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Celebrating The Himalayan Spirit

It was a celebration of the Pahadi spirit in Singapore when the Uttarakhandi community came together on August 18, 2019 to celebrate ‘Kauthig Singapore 2019’. ‘Kauthig’ means ‘funfair’ or mela in Pahadi, and as the name suggests, this turned out to be a cheerful and colourful affair, with a huge turnout. Apart from local residents,…

A Singaporean Bouquet Of Dance

The third edition of the International Dance Day Festival, an annual dance festival spearheaded by the veteran Indian classical danseuse Shantha Ratii of  Shantha Ratii Initiatives (SRI) was held at the Drama Centre on April 26 & 27, 2019.  The two-day festival brought together, under one roof, artistes from diverse disciplines, including Spanish, Western Contemporary,…

A First Hand Experience Of Pakistani Protests Against Kashmir Outside Indian High Commission In London

At 11 am I received a call from a friend asking where I was. I said that I was boarding a train and would be there before 12. By the time I had reached Holborn it was exactly 12 as the roads were jammed with coaches. People were flocking towards Aldwych IHC. The Pakistanis had…

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

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’

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…