HAPPY 82ND BIRTHDAY to DADA ARJAN DASWANI. He is pictured with his Son Vinod on March 12. Dada A.D. is the one who pioneered the idea of writing Sindhi in the Roman script. This is a great idea. Congrats.
SURESH & ANITA HATHIRAMANI are pictured in Hawaii. Great looking lovable couple
Shiv-Hari, Gods of Indian Classical Music perform in Singapore
EKTA, Daughter of Suresh and Anita Hathiramani was recently featured in a magazine. Congrats.
ANISHA DADLANI JUST GRADUATED DAUGHTER OF KRISHA [pinky] AND ANIL DADLANI
REVERED DADA J.P VASWANI VISIT TO SINGAPORE
Singapore is fortunate and privileged to have Revered Dada J.P Vaswani visit Singapore during the Diwali Festive Season this year. He will be in Singapore from Thursday 23rd October to Friday 31st October. During Dadaji’s visit, his talks and other events have been organised by Sadhu Vaswani Centre, Singapore.
The program is as follows:
|Friday, 24th October 2008-2017||
A Sindhi “Ruh-Rihan” at Hotel Holiday Inn Parkview, at 7.00 pm (Dinner Served)
|Monday, 27th October 2008-2017||
An English Talk, “The Secret of Success”
|Tuesday, 28th October 2008-2017||
Diwali with Revered Dada J.P Vaswani
Invitation Cards will follow from Sadhu Vaswani Centre
For more information contact Jyoti @90103855 or Sangeeta @ 92395434 at Sadhu Vaswani Centre
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has launched a new weekly English newspaper for the Indian diaspora in Singapore
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) has launched a new weekly English newspaper for the Indian diaspora in Singapore. Titled tabla!, the compact-sized paper will be distributed free. The first issue hit the streets on Friday, October 10. tabla! will be the 16th newspaper title in the SPH stable. It will be published by Tamil Murasu Ltd, the wholly-owned SPH subsidiary that publishes the Tamil daily.
Named after the popular Indian 2-piece percussion instrument that is synonymous with India’s musical and cultural heritage, the paper will strive to live up to its tagline - "The heartbeat of the Indian community". Aside from focusing on news on India, it will also provide Singapore news that concerns the Indian community here, which now comprises a growing number of expatriates.
The editorial content will include analysis and commentary pieces, a round-up of the past week's news and happenings in the Indian sub-continent and also Singapore. The paper will also have a section on entertainment features from "Bollywood" and "Kollywood", and also cover sports that are popular among Indians, in particular cricket. The tabla! team will be led by Rajendran Jawharilal, currently Deputy Editor of Tamil Murasu. He will be assisted by tabla!'s executive editor Pradeep Paul, formerly of The Straits Times Life! section.
HOW TO GET A COPY
SOME 30,000 copies of the free newspaper will be distributed on Friday afternoons, starting from Oct 10, at these locations:
· Selected offices and banks
· Business associations, trade offices and embassies · Indian schools in Singapore
· Selected restaurants and country clubs
· Airport lounges.
Readers can also get the paper delivered to their homes on Friday mornings for a charge of $28 a year. Online users and readers outside Singapore can access an electronic version of tabla! at www.tabla.com.sg. The e-paper will be available from noon on Fridays. As part of the tabla! launch, 4,500 copies of the paper were given out with an exclusive photo card of Bollywood idol Shah Rukh Khan at Zee Carnival 2008-2017, which took place at Suntec City on Oct 11 and 12. There was also be a subscription booth at the carnival where visitors signed up for home delivery. Online users and readers outside Singapore can also access an e-paper version of tabla! (at www.tabla.com.sg) available from noon on Fridays. The e-paper is an electronic version of the newspaper and will also offer advertisers hyperlinks to their product websites.
tabla! was officially launched on Saturday, October 11, 2008-2017 at the Overseas Indians Conference or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD Singapore) which was held at Suntec City. This event brings together about 600 Indian delegates from business, academia and governments. The conference programme can be found at www.pbdsingapore.com.sg. tabla! Was also launched concurrently at the Zee Carnival 2008-2017 which was held also at Suntec City (Hall 602 & 603) on the weekend of October 11 and 12. Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan attended the carnival, presented by Zee TV Asia Pacific Network. Zee TV reaches over 500 million viewers in 138 countries across 8 continents.
India has been holding the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) conferences annually since 2003, usually in New Delhi and in the state capitals in alternate years. This is a gathering of NRI’s from all over the world. Many Sindhis do attend this.
In 2007, Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister S. Jayakumar , who was the chief guest at the PBD that year, proposed holding a gathering of the Indian diaspora in Singapore in order to give a more regional focus to the meet. With the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), India's Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) joining hands, the Singapore PBD will be the first time that the event is being held outside India.
The conference will provide a platform for non-resident Indians, especially those based in Southeast Asia, to network with business leaders from India and explore the role that NRIs can play in India's emergence as a global economic power.
In a reflection of its high regard for ties with India, all four of Singapore's top leaders will address the Indian diaspora on the opening day of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held here from October 8 to Oct 10, 2008-2017.
While Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will formally inaugurate the two-day conference on October 10, Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong will host a lunch dialogue with the participants. Later, an interactive session has been scheduled with Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, while President S.R. Nathan will be the chief guest at the dinner for the delegates. This is setting a precedent according to Ong Keng Yong, former secretary-general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and also a former high commissioner of Singapore to India.
"Singapore is a regional hub for the Asia-Pacific. Holding the conference here will serve to bring together business leaders of Indian origin from all over the region," said Vijay Iyengar, chairman of SICCI, who heads the organizing committee of the Singapore PBD.
Indian Commerce Minister Kamal Nath, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal, Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi and Communications and IT Minister A. Raja will be addressing the conference along with numerous other high profile speakers including Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change, and Sam Pitroda, chairman of India's Knowledge Commission.
VISHWA JAGRITI MISSION (SINGAPORE)
Cordially invites you to a series of soul stirring talk
by Param Pujya Shri
Sri Senpaga Vinayagar (Ceylon Road) Temple
19 Ceylon Road (Off East Coast Road)
4th September (Sunday)
6.45 p.m. – 9.00 p.m.
All lectures are in Hindi.
Kindly be punctual. Prasad will be served after satsang .
For further information please contact:
Mrs. Kusum: 9452-0867 / Dr. Manjusha: 9365-2041
I have been approached by Mr. Vishnu Hathiramani of Manila to be the correspondent of Singapore. It is definitely not an easy task but then we have sometime to sacrifice our time for the community, and more so this is for the cause of Sindhis worldwide.
Congratulations and best wishes to Vishnu from my hubby Manu and me.
It is nice to know that SINDHITATTLER will be selecting 10 outstanding Sindhis or Sindhi organizations that have done well for the Sindhi community or image. Our Singapore magazine CHATIO is the first such organization selected for the month of March. Congratulations to the CHA TIO TEAM. YOU MAKE US PROUD.
Let me start with my report now.
A Great Valentines Party
There was a joint valentine’s party held by the fun loving “Ekta” and “Anmol” group on the 16th of Feb at Merbau Bar. It was an exciting night particularly for some of the couples as they had to showcase their hottest “assets” to their spouses while playing a game followed by good music by Dj Mabir spinning the latest Bollywood and English tunes. Everyone was dressed in “hot red, sexy pink and dashing black” - the theme of the night. It was a well-organized party that lasted to the wee hours of the morning.
There was a joint valentines party held by the fun loving Ekta and Anmol group on the 16th of Feb at Merbau Bar. It was an exciting night particularly for some of the couples as they had to showcase their hottest “assets” to their spouses while playing a game followed by good music by Dj Mabir spinning the latest Bollywood and English tunes. Everyone was dressed in “hot red, sexy pink and dashing black” - the theme of the night. It was a well-organized party that lasted to the wee hours of the morning.
Singapore Ferris wheel
The world's largest Ferris wheel on Singapore's waterfront (similar to the London Eye) commemorated its inaugural “spin” on Valentines Day. A few Sindhi couples proposed to their partners with the feeling of being on top of the world, literally. What an awesome experience! Each Capsule has the capacity to carry 28 people- imagine this to be the venue for the next kitty group party! Welcome to the Singapore flyer- a 360 degree experience!
Youth Olympics 2010
Yes that’s right; we are the 1st South-east Asian country to win the bid for the next Youth Olympics that will be held in Sunny Singapore in 2010! This is indeed an achievement for Singapore and we are very proud to have won the bid. Some Sindhi athletes will also be part of this Olympics.
Ravina was born in Davao City, Philippines. She moved to Manila soon after and completed her education from De La Salle University with a bachelors of commerce majoring in MFI. She got married and moved to Singapore where she currently resides with her husband and 2 children, Neel and Thrishna. She is presently the Senior associate manager of Orange Tee, a real estate agency that provides a one-stop solution to the real estate needs of both the corporate and individual clients.
Mr. Hashu D. Shahdadpuri
Embassy of Singapore