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Celebrating Tamil theatre-making: Pathey Nimidam as part of Kalaa Utsavam 2020 Spotlight
Celebrating Tamil theatre-making: Pathey Nimidam as part of Kalaa Utsavam 2020

Pathey Nimidam – or "just ten minutes" in Tamil – is a festival by Ravindran Drama Group celebrating Tamil theatre-making.

Thiruvananthapuram-born, Brisbane-based engineer turned film-maker Jay Janardhan says ‘Howdy’ @work
Thiruvananthapuram-born, Brisbane-based engineer turned film-maker Jay Janardhan says ‘Howdy’

An exciting, original film, Howdy premiered globally on ZEE5 Global, the largest global OTT platform for Indian content, on October 7.

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What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
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Business
Singapore Airlines raises SGD 850 million convertible bond with strong investor support Singapore Airlines raises SGD 850 million convertible bond with strong investor support

Singapore Airlines (SIA) successfully raised SGD 850 million via a convertible bond issue that has been placed with a variety of institutional investors.

British firms invested GBP 140 mn in India in 2020 despite pandemic: Report British firms invested GBP 140 mn in India in 2020 despite pandemic: Report

The latest Confederation of Business Industry (CBI) and Ernst & Young Sterling Access' report, which examines trade between the UK and India, found that despite trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, British firms from April to June this year continued to invest around GBP 140 million in

Know Your India
Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9 Ahmedabad’s kite museum: Paperbirds take you on Cloud 9

Ahmedabad, the largest city in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat, boasts 30-odd museums but the stunning Kite Museum in the 608-year-old world heritage city is in a class of its own.

Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India Five breathtaking Himalayan summer trekking destinations in India

Gone are the days when people used to like luxurious holidays. it is now the age of nature lovers and expeditions. Here are some choice locations to go for a summer trek in the Himalayas.

New To Singapore
5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore 5 unique vegetarian restaurants in Singapore

Singapore touts itself as a food haven, and when it comes to vegetarian food, you will be spoilt for choice.

Singapore world’s second safest city: Report Singapore world’s second safest city: Report

The latest edition of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Safe Cities Index (SCI) sees Singapore retain its position as the second safest city in the world.

Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore Five places with live bands to chill out at in Singapore

Nothing can quite compare to the rocking vibes of a live band.

LifeStyle
Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari: a light-hearted comedy buoyed by some of Bollywood\'s finest actors Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari: a light-hearted comedy buoyed by some of Bollywood's finest actors

Zee Studios’ Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is the first mainstream Hindi film to hit Indian theatres in eight months since the COVID-19 pandemic forced theatres to go dark.

Singapore-based writer Tanuj Khosla’s short films now streaming digitally on major OTT platforms Singapore-based writer Tanuj Khosla’s short films now streaming digitally on major OTT platforms

The Sacrifice was written and made in 2019 in Singapore while Buddy and Slapped were written by Khosla in April 2020 during the lockdown.

Analysis & Commentary
Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead Indian-Americans and the Biden Presidency - the road ahead

The Biden-Harris ticket’s victory in the US 2020 Presidential elections was celebrated across the country which had been eagerly awaiting the result for the past week.

Luxury homes worth INR 500  crore sold  in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report Luxury homes worth INR 500 crore sold in South-Central Mumbai in October: Report

Beginning the festive quarter on a distinct upbeat note, South-Central Mumbai localities witnessed luxury home sales worth INR 500 crore last month (October). In 2019, the corresponding period saw luxury sales worth approximately INR 150 crore, thus improving by >230% in the year.

Poll

What is your reaction to the Netflix reality show Indian Matchmaking?

  • Love it - Can't wait for Season 2
  • Hate it - Can't tolerate even one episode
  • It's like looking in the mirror- warts and all
  • I cringe but just can't stop watching
  • I am neutral, no strong feelings
Answer
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British-Indian economics researcher joins expert post-Brexit trade panel British-Indian economics researcher joins expert post-Brexit trade panel

A London-based Indian-origin economics professor has been appointed to a new expert panel set up by the UK government to advise on the use of "cutting-edge" trade models and techniques as it moves towards clinching post-Brexit Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with countries.

10-year-old Indian-origin girl among semi-finalists of Britain\'s Got Talent 2020 10-year-old Indian-origin girl among semi-finalists of Britain's Got Talent 2020

10-year-old Indian-origin girl Souparnika Nair is one of the contestants who have been selected for the semi-final round of Britain's Got Talent 2020.

Six Indian-American contestants in the 2020 Miss World America pageant Six Indian-American contestants in the 2020 Miss World America pageant

This year’s event will be held in the form of a series of virtual web casts in combination with online submissions due to the coronavirus pandemic.