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Connected to India on-boards TV veteran Punam Sharrma as co-founder and head of content. Singapore-headquartered online media company Connected to India has inducted experienced journalist and a 20-year veteran of the television industry Punam Sharrma as the co-founder and head of content.
Reporting to the Founder and CEO, Punam will lead the team of journalists, video content creation and monetisation efforts for the platform. Singapore to host regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 - Connected to India. Behind the Screen at Kalaa Utsavam - Connected to India. What does it take for a festival like Kalaa Utsavam to happen?
How does one plan for a ten day festival that this year has about 200 artists performing? What has changed since the first Kalaa Utsavam in 2002? How does the team make it different year after year? Latest Singapore Cricket Club News at Connected to India. The Singapore International Film Festival News at Connected to India. Singapore’s economy is looking up, says PM Lee - Connected to India. “Our economy is looking up.
The world economy is doing well, and we are benefitting from that. Our unemployment remains low, and wages have gone up. Most significantly, productivity has picked up. So, this year growth is good,” said Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong while addressing the People’s Action Party’s (PAP) Award and Convention 2017 held at Big Box in Jurong. Predicting that the economic growth of Singapore could exceed 3 per cent, PM Lee said, “We initially expected 1.5 per cent growth this year, then we revised it up to 2-3 per cent. PM Narendra Modi in Singapore on June 1, 2018. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Shangri-La Dialogue on June 1 next year, stated the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).
Making the announcement through a press release, IISS, which organises the dialogue, said, “Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong confirmed in his speech at the closing ceremony of the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila that Modi will speak at the dialogue.” Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the 12th East Asia Summit, in Manila, Philippines on November 14, 2017 Photo courtesy: The announcement assumes significance as India is organising a special regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Singapore to commemorate 25 years of partnership between India and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) on January 6 and 7, 2018. The announcement has come close on the heels of a surge in the popularity ratings of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conducted by Pew Research Center survey. Shah Rukh Khan picks three winners of the Raees Contest - Connected to India.
Shah Rukh Khan Picks Winners of Raees Contest - Connected to India. Shah Rukh Khan talks about his new movie Raees - Connected to India. Singapore Film Festival News - Connected to India. Singapore High Commissioner Headlines - Connected to India. Bollywood Actor Shah Rukh Khan answers a fan's question on Connected to India. Priyanka Chopra escaped New York terror attack that killed 8 - Connected to India. On the occasion of Halloween, the world was in for a shock when it was reported that a rental truck ploughed into eight people on the streets of Manhattan.
The Mayor of New York deemed the situation as a "terror attack," while people online have been condemning the situation. Priyanka Chopra escaped New York terror attack. Photo courtesy: biography.com When the world was busy donning costumes mimicking their favourite characters, the New York terror attack took place blocks away from actress Priyanka Chopra's house. Eight persons were killed and 12 injured after a truck ploughed into pedestrians in Lower Manhattan in New York yesterday.
The actress, who is in New York shooting for Quantico season 3, said, the attack in Lower Manhattan took place just five blocks away from her house here. Changi Airport's Terminal 4 welcomes first flight - Connected to India. Passengers were given a rousing welcome at the newly opened Terminal 4 of Changi Airport in Singapore today as the first flight - Cathay Pacific Airways CX659 from Hong Kong - landed at the airport.
Cathay Pacific was the first airways to arrive at newly opened Terminal 4 of Changi Airport today. Photo courtesy: Twitter. High Commissioner to UK YK Sinha to talk on Brexit - Connected to India. Even as uncertainty looms large over the post-Brexit scenario, the Indian High Commissioner to the UK YK Sinha will be delivering a talk "UK and Brexit" proffering some insight for the Indian industry and business leadership to re-model their trade strategies.
High Commissioner to UK YK Sinha speaking at the Winning Partnership: India UK Relations beyond Brexit event. Photos courtesy: MEA Sinha, who will be speaking at Indian Council of World Affairs, Sapru House, New Delhi, on November 3, is probably the best-suited voice for Indian business leaders as a top pointsman for UK-India relations. He is no stranger to the Brexit issue and brings a voice of optimism amid a cacophony of doomsayers over probably the most spectacular impending divorce between the Continent and the British Isles in the recent history. Team of - Garuda, the new Superhero - in conversation with Connected to India. Team of - Garuda, the new Superhero - in conversation with Connected to India. Kalaa Utsavam: A treat of Indian Culture in Singapore. In Spotlight: Gentle giant of percussion Mohamed Noor.
Artful, energetic Rasika Shekar to perform in Singapore. Indo-American flautist and singer Rasika Shekar during a performance.
Photo courtesy: Talent Management Solutions Rasika Shekar, 28, who’s been performing Indian classical vocals and on the Indian bamboo flute since the age of 14, is one of the most popular singer-flautists in the entertainment Industry. Ranging from ghazals, semi-classical, Bollywood numbers and others, she performs a blend of Indian music and jazz repertoire. Born in Dubai and raised in New Jersey, Rasika is trained in Carnatic and Hindustani classical music. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemical engineering but soon after graduating, she started spending more time in India to learn Indian classical music. Esplanade: 15 Years of Performing - Kalaa Utsavam 2017. Walking around a city is the best way to befriend one.
That is exactly what we did when we landed in Singapore. Two days old in the country we walked to Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay. It was late evening; the structure glittered in twinkling light. The breeze was light and our pace relaxed. We passed by an ice cream cart. SIA to use more sustainable and meatless ingredients for in-flight Meals. To promote environmental sustainability and support local farmers, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will use more sustainable ingredients in its in-flight meals under a novel initiative -‘Farm to Plane’, announced the airline today.
Through a press release, SIA said, “With the ‘From Farm to Plane’ concept, Singapore Airlines intends to use more sustainable and meatless ingredients, as well as local produce, in its in-flight meals. The Airline will work with partners overseas and in Singapore to source for such ingredients. Singapore Airlines has announced a novel initiative -‘Farm to Plane’, whereby it will serve more sustainable and meatless ingredients for in-flight meals.
Photo courtesy: Wikimedia In addition, Singapore Airlines’ International Culinary Panel (ICP) of world-renowned chefs will create in-flight menus using more sustainable ingredients and local produce from farms at the Airline’s destinations, such as cherry tomatoes, pumpkins, green beans and lettuce. Malayalees are significant part of Singapore Indian community: PM Lee - Connected To India. “The Malayalees are a small but significant part of the Singapore Indian community. Former President Devan Nair, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and MAS Managing Director Ravi Menon are some outstanding Malayalees who have left a mark on Singapore,” asserted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong while speaking on the occasion of 100th anniversary of the Singapore Malayalee Association. Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore receiving a nettipattam (an elephant caparison, a cloth made of gold and copper that is laid over the heads of elephants as a decoration and protection) as a token of appreciation from Jayakumar N, President of the Singapore Malayalee Association on the occasion of completion of centenary of Singapore Malayalee Association.
Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry)was also present on the occasion. Must watch: 'Khwaab-Sa', the Hindi name for Shakespeare’s, A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Connected To India. Well known Indian actor and director, Atul Kumar, seen as the cold and callous Inspector Paul in the crime thriller Talvar, brings Shakespeare’s comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to Singapore, but with a twist and a new title, 'Khwab-Sa'.
The play will be performed during Kalaa Utsavam at the Esplanade Theatre Studio from Nov 17 to 19, at 3pm and 8pm. Atul had a chance entry into the world of theatre when he had to fill-in for an actor. This was in St. Xavier's School Delhi when, at age 14, he was asked to replace another actor for a play called, Afraid of the Dark. He played the role of a Mexican inmate to complete mastery, winning the best actor’s award for the role. Atul went on to become a part of a theatre group called Chingari, which produced experimental modern drama in the ‘80s and ‘90s.
Atul went on to train in Indian dance form, Kathakali and Kalarippayattu, a martial art, which originated in Kerala, Southern India. Sushma Swaraj to visit Singapore in January - Connected To India. Much loved and respected as an action lady, India’s Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj will be in Singapore as the Chief Guest of the India-ASEAN Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) to be held on January 6 & 7, 2018.
Sushma Swaraj, India's External Affairs minister with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs on 12 October 2015 Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau/MEA In an interview to Connected to India, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore, H.E. Jawed Ashraf confirmed the minister’s presence as the Chief Guest. During the course of the interview, he also praised Swaraj for her "digital diplomacy. " Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj welcoming the young boy Sonu returned from Bangladesh, in New Delhi on June 30, 2016 Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau/MEA.
Aamir Khan in Singapore to promote ‘Secret Superstar’, inspires students at GIIS - Connected To India. Aamir Khan fulfilled his promise of visiting Singapore, made on August 2 via a media video conference. Star of the multi-million dollar hit Dangal visited the island nation on October 2 and made a huge impact. In town to promote his next movie, Secret Superstar, which hits the big screen on Deepavali, October 18, Aamir was joined by Advait Chandan, the director of the film. Aamir Khan being welcomed to Global Indian International School by students. Photo courtesy: GIIS In addition to holding a press conference and a consumer event during his visit, Aamir Khan visited the Global Indian International School (GIIS) as a part of the GIIS Leadership Lecture Series. Dubai International Film Festival - Connected to India.
Released from ISIS, Indian-origin Vatican priest set to visit India. Indian-origin Vatican priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, who was rescued from Yemen over a year after he was abducted by ISIS, will visit Delhi, Bengaluru and Kerala. Father Tom Uzhunnalil. Photo courtesy: Vatican News Service The rescued priest's family said that he will reach Delhi on September 28, will be visiting Bengaluru on September 29 and Kerala on October 1.
Father Tom Uzhunnalil had thanked the Government of India for facilitating his rescue from Yemen over a year after he was abducted by ISIS, ANI reported. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Father Tom Uzhunnalil and said, "He profusely thanked the Government of India, especially the Prime Minister for efforts to rescue him. " Spotlight - Anurag Kashyap talking to Connected to India. Shah Rukh Khan on his fans across the world - Connected to India. H.E. Jawed Ashraf, India's High Commissioner to Singapore - Connected to India. Bullet Train Between Ahmedabad and Mumbai - Connected to India. Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe and Mrs Akie Abe being accorded a red carpet welcome by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Ahmedabad airport, Gujarat on Wednesday.
Singapore to host regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018. Akshay Kumar turned 'Gold' at 50, shared the first poster of his next. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar had a special tweet on his sweet 50. The National award winner tweeted, “Every cloud has a silver lining but with ur love my clouds got a lining of Gold! Changi Airport's Terminal 4 to open on Oct 31 - Connected to India. Two new Presidential Election applicants rejected for not being Malay. Overall, five applications were received by the Elections Department to contest the upcoming Singapore Presidential election. However, two applicants for the Presidential election are out of the running automatically as one declared himself to be Chinese while the other said that he does not consider himself to be a member of any official ethnic community here.
Following changes made to the Elected Presidency scheme passed by Parliament last November, the Presidential election has been reserved for members of the Malay community this year. Modi Met Indian diaspora Before BRICS summit. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the Indian community in Xiamen on his arrival to attend the 9th BRICS Summit. Indian PM Narendra Modi interacts with Indian diaspora before Xiamen BRICS summit - Connected To India. Narendra Modi - BRICS Summit 2017 Highlights. BRICS has developed a robust framework for cooperation BRICS contribute stability and growth in a world drifting towards uncertainty A thrust on people-to-people exchanges is required intermingling will consolidate our links, deepen understanding Call for early creation of BRICS rating agency to cater to financing needs of sovereign & corporate entities of developing countries Affordable, reliable & sustainable access to energy is crucial for development; Renewable Energy is particularly important BRICS countries can work closely with International Solar Alliance to strengthen the solar energy agenda For the full BRICS Leaders Xiamen Declaration, click here.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (left) with Russian President Vladimir Putin (centre) and Chinese Premier Xi Jinping at the BRICS summit. Photos courtesy: Press Information Bureau, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi being welcomed by the President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping, at the 9th BRICS Summit, in Xiamen. LISHA Ready to spread Happiness of Deepavali in Singapore. Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association or LISHA as it commonly known is all set to make ‘Little India’ even brighter as it kick-starts its Deepavali celebrations starting this weekend September 2. Photo courtesy: LISHA FB page. Search underway for 10 missing Navy sailors as US warship collides with merchant's vessel near Singapore Strait. US guided-missile destroyer USS John S McCain collided with a merchant vessel near the Singapore Strait today, according to a statement updated at 12.10pm Japan Standard Time (JST) released by US 7th Fleet Public Affairs from its Yokosuka headquarters in Japan.
Qatar crisis not to impact Indian interests, expats in Dubai: UAE FM. The visiting Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the UAE Dr Anwar Gargash has said that the ongoing Qatar crisis will not affect the Indian working in UAE and Indian interests in the Gulf region. With drones, fireworks and cheerleaders, gear up for a festive SCC T20 tournament. The 5th International SCC T20 tournament kicked off today with a press conference introducing the captains of the eight participating teams and a Q&A session with the captains and marquee players Muttiah Muralitharan and Ferveez Maharoof.
President of the Singapore Cricket Club Sher Baljit Singh welcomed the players and audience to one of their signature events, introducing the history of the club. “The cricket section and the organising committee to ensure we will have a great event. No threat of spread of diphtheria in Singapore. National Day message: PM Lee highlights 3 longer-term issues Singapore has to focus on. Late Om Puri’s last film ‘Mr Kabaadi’ to release on August 25.
Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari: My stories resonate with audience. Immigrant Languages in Canada - Connected to India. World Toilet Organisation to partner release of ‘Toilet Ek Prem Katha’ for Singapore preview. Criminal proceedings will be launched in Panama Papers cases - Arun Jaitley. Singaporean Sikh referee racially abused on social media after Inter Milan vs Chelsea match. Rajkummar Rao speaks about ‘Bareilly Ki Barfi’ role, wants to explore world cinema. First Look of Lucknow Central - Connected to India. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wins hearts with tweet. Sushma Swaraj wins hearts with tweet to Indian daughters, daughters-in-law from other countries - Connected To India. Indian American Business Council launches India national chapter. Playing against international cricketers will raise our standards: Diviya GK.
Networking is not just about shaking hands: Piyush Gupta. Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as 14th President of India. ‘Lucknow Central’ first look: Farhan Akhtar as jail convict. Indian missions offering help to abused, abandoned women in 13 countries. Mobile Number for Emergency Calls from Indian nationals in distress in Singapore. Indian origin SBS driver jailed 15 months for drinking vodka at the wheel.
Ashish Bisht drew inspiration from real life for his performance in Shab. Lipstick Under My Burkha gets applause from B-town celebs at preview show. Glitz and glam of IIFA 2017 - Connected to India. AR Rahman fans walk out as he sings Tamil songs in Wembley. IIFA Awards 2017: List of winners. IIFA 2017: What’s happening, when and where this weekend. Official ICC Stamp to 5th SCC T20 Tournament. Ajay Devgn’s Baadshaho releases in September, trailer appreciated. UK NRI hotel tycoon submits economical bid for Heathrow expansion plan.
Dance India is the ideal place for Indian arts practitioners to meet in Singapore. International Yoga Day Celebrated Across the Globe - Connected to India. MOM’s New Song Calms the Mind & Trailer Engaging. Know your awards: Indian civilian honours - Connected To India. Online Platform for NRIs and Indian Diaspora - Connected To India. Harry and Sejal’s honeymoon over; latest trailer shows couple fighting over ‘The Ring’ - Connected To India. Breaking News of Lifestyle - Connected to India. US News Headlines & America Breaking News. Read Latest Dubai Business News - Connected to India. Singapore Police Force Denies Comments by LKYSPP on Little India Riot. All About Fairs and Festivals of India. Latest Education News & Headlines - Connected to India. Singapore Leisure News - Connected to India.
Trump Appears to Shove NATO Leader Aside for Better Position in Photos. MOUs worth SGD 3.8 billion signed - Haryana CM’s. Shock Suicide Attack at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester. India Awaits ICJ’s Verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav Death Case Today. Singapore's MOH To Encourage Breastfeeding In Public and Private Hospitals - Connected to India. Infosys to hire 10,000 American workers, open four US tech centres - Connected To India. Resale prices of HDB flats fall 0.5 per cent in first quarter - Connected To India. SIA Cabin Crew Leaders Programme receives SkillsFuture accreditation - Connected To India. FIPB nod to acquisition of Gland Pharma by China's Fosun - Connected To India. Nitin-Gadkari-kick-starts-SGD1-Billion-Masala-Bond-road-show-from-Singapore - Connected To India. Singaporeans Clock Lowest Sleep Hours in the World - Connected to India. Two Indian Banker Startup Founders Bring Hawker Food Delivery to CBD Workers in Singapore. The Momdels lit up the Pavillion with Glowing Smiles - Connected to India.
Bilateral Armour Exercise Conducted Between Singapore and Indian Armies - Connected to India.