Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Navarathri Dandiya Events in Singapore 2012!!!

Hi Friends,

Rath Yathra Sri Krishna Janmashtami
Date: Friday, 10 August 2012
Sri Krishna Mandir No 9 ,#03-02 Geylang Lorong 29

Date: Saturday, 11 August 2012
Time: 7.30 PM to 12 midnight
Venue: Radha Kunj, 2nd Floor, 43 Cuff Road (off Serangoon Road, near Little India MRT Station)

Bring your family, friends, parents, grandparents and have a great birthday celebration for the Lord! 

Organised by Radha Madhav Satsang 
Phone : 9796 0596 (Navraj) webiste here.

  • Shree Krishna Janmashtmi Daandiya Raas Utsav
  • With Raas Music by DJ Milan Dhol by King Bhavesh
    Festive food,Utsav Bazaar,Kids performing for Shri Krishna,and much more!

  • Venue:Global Indian International School. Ticket Price: SGD 10 (Kids 10 nd under free). Daandiya sticks availaible at venue. Food and drinks availaible at venue Ticket sales click here For Stalls contact 90221210.
  • Date -On August 11, 2012. from 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Dandiya Raas is performed in the honor of Goddess Durga. It is the dramatization of a 
mock fight between the Goddess and Mahishasura - the mighty demon-king. The sticks of 
the dance represent the sword of Durga. Women normally perform it in a graceful and 
rhythmic manner in a circle as they rotate around the 'mandvi'. 

Date - October 20th 
Venue -Bedok Indoor Stadium.

Dandiya Raas 2012

Show Your Talents! Stand to win Prizes!

Date : 20 October 2012, Saturday

Time : 6.00pm ~ 10.00pm
Tkt : $7 per person

Venue : Anchor Green Primary School Hall

31, Anchorvale Drive, Singapore - 544969

For Enquiries and Booking Tickets
Anchorvale CC Telphone : 6489-4959
Hp1 : 9093-2198 
Hp2 : 9060-5114 

The Biggest Navratri Event of 2011 returns with a promise to be better than ever with Non-Stop music so you dance till you drop.

Date: 27 October 2012, Saturday.
Time: 6.00pm onwards
Venue: Block 35, Chai Chee Avenue, Open Plaza

No breaks, no interruptions, no loss of momentum. Non-stop Dandiya & Raas. Experience the Adrenalin!

Do let me know any other events in Singapore for updation.


September to December 2012 Events!

KK Live in Concert
Saturday, 1st Sept 2012
NUS University Cultural Center Hall,
Tickets - 97212204 or SISTIC

Kite Festival Singapore
8th and 9th September 2012
4 to 8 pm
Admission Free
at Marina Bay

Formula !
21 to 23rd September
Marina Bay Circuit

Monday, August 27, 2012

Quick Links to Visa from Singapore

Apply Singapore Visa online.

Apply Employment Pass online.

Apply US Visa online.

Apply UK Visa online.

For Embassy of Philippine visa click here

....more to come.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Events in Chennai 2012!

Rock Chennai music concert by Playback Singer KK on 8th Sept at Lady Andal Concert Hall, Chennai.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

May to August 2012 Events!

May 2012.
Sonu Nigam concert at Suntec on 18th May 2012 for tickets click here.

Dora The Explorer Live at Drama Centre Singapore 25th to 29th May 2012 for tickets check out Sistic.

June 2012

Bharathanatyam Solo Performance by Vidhushi M S Srilakshmi at Vasantha Utsavam
at Srinivasa Perumal Temple on June 5, 8.30pm

IIFA Awards 7th to 9th June at Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Entire Bollywood is going to come and make hotter and Kamal Hassan's Vishwaroopam will showcase the first look of the movie. For more details click here.

PC show from June 7th to 10th
For more details visit here.

Rath Yatra 2012 on 10th June 4 pm.
Yio Chu Kang Stadium
210 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9,
Free Vegetarian Feast
Contact Madan Mohan - 98523890

Bubble Show at Marinabaysands from 13th to 16th June for details click here.

July 2012
Ratha Yatra - Festival of Chariots
Toa Payoh Stadium, 5pm - 10pm by ISKCON/Krishna Mandir
for details click here

August 2012
Jai Ho Concert  by Sukhwinder Singh 
5th Aug at Kallang Theatre
For tickets click here.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Bengaluru Saviruchigalu!

These are my favourite food joints in Bengaluru.

Best Coffee at Shivani Sangam, Near Shivananda Circle.

New Shanthi Sagar in Bhashyam Circle, Rajajinagar, R T Nagar and Malleshwaram.

Hallimane, Malleshwaram Circle.

Tandoor on M G Road

MTR Lalbagh Road

Vidyarthi Bhavan, Gandhi Bazaar.

VV Puram Street Food.

Kamat Yatrinivas, Majestic

Cool Joint, Jayanagar

Hotel Adigas, Dickenson Road

Malleshwaram 8th cross street food.

Dhabas in Devanhalli Road.

Hotel Indraprastha, Vijaynagar

Venkateshwara Sweet Stall, Dr Rajkumar Road.

Nandini at Guttahalli

Mainland China 

All small darshinis and chat gadi all over bengaluru.

....more to come.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

List of Indian Schools in Singapore

Global Indian International School
1 Mei Chin Road , Queenstown, Singapore 149253
Ph - 65083-700
here for branches.
here for details

# 3 , Hu Ching Road, Jurong West,
Singapore – 619 651.
Ph - 62652342
click here for details

36 Aroozoo Avenue
Singapore 539842
Ph - 6294 6300
here for details

Satya Sai
134 Lorong K Telok Kurau, Singapore
here for details

NPS International School
Chai Chee Lane

Ph - 62942400
here for details

KB International School
Jurong Campus
200, Jurong East Avenue 1,
Singapore 609789
Ph no:- 65669909
HP no:- 81815291

Little India Campus
2, Kampong Kapor road,
Singapore 208674
Ph no:- 63965023
Hp no:- 98634222

click here for details

Modern Motessori International
72, South Bridge Road
Singapore 058702
Ph 62440321
website www.modern-motessori.com

Eager Kids Montessori
Block 247, Hougang Avenue 3, Singapore 530247
Phone 91010785 and 62880224

Events at UK, 2012

The shows are on with Satyaprakash and other Super Singers!

7th April 
Lee Valley High School, Bullsmoor lane, Enfield, EN3 6 TW

8th April
Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon, CR9 10G 

9th April
Zorostian Hall, 440- alexandra avenue, Raynars lane, HA2 9TL

For tickets contact Mr.Kannan @ +7 (809) 433-21-5

Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan, Loy live music concert at City Pavillion , Romford London on 6th July.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Dumpling Festival in Singapore!

Dumpling Festival Celebration 2012 in Singapore is being conducted in all Community Centre. On June 23rd 2012, two events were conducted at Bedok CC and Kg Chai Chee CC. There were many games for kids and adults.

There were Dumpling sampling and competition by Indian, Chinese and Malay groups. The Indian team had 10 groups to participate in the event.

I also participated from Kg Chai Chee CC, it was very interesting that everyone tasted Indian Kozhakattai/Dumpling and enjoyed. 3 contestants from Kg Chai Chee CC won the prizes.

Here are few photos.


First prize winner in Indian Dumpling category!

Stay tuned for more photos!

Incase any one wish to join the Cooking Interest Group in Kg. Chai Chee do mail me with details at simplysara07@gmail.com and join on the group on Facebook here for updates.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Music Concert in Australia 2012!

Australia Tour 2012 by Stephen Devassy from 17th May to 27th May. For tickets contact here.

Super Singer Musical Extravaganza by Sathyaprakash, Usha, Maalavika,Sai, Krishnamurthy at at Durgai Amman Temple, Sydney on 23rd and 24th June 2012 for tickets call 0469089883.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

IIFA Green Carpet at Singapore!

IIFA awards were presented after 3 days series of events in Singapore like Press Conference with Shahid and Priyanka for their movie Teri Meri Kahani, Vishwaroopam with Kamal Hassan and Andreah, IIFA Rocks and many more events.

Fans waiting from 3.00pm for an event to be started at 7pm., the guests started arriving by 8pm and were still coming till 10pm. Very disappointed fans went back, as stars turning up so late and not maintaining puntuality. But still some were waiting for Hrithik, Shahid, Priyanka... inspite of all it was rocking with stars.

I was in the Fan enclosure gallery waiting from 3pm and was exhausted by 9pm standing for these stars.

When I saw few stars and finally I saw A R Rahman.....

The first person who came early and spoke to media was Sonali Kulkani.

few pics taken by me.

The pictures some more Actors and list of winners will follow tomorrow. 
Keep watching this space.

Do not copy any pictures ask me first.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Events In India!

Mumbai 227 is a citizen’s movement to create an organized platform for conscientious citizens to help build a better Mumbai.
In a relatively short period of time, Mumbai 227 has been able to effectively influence the electoral decisions of an ordinary Mumbaikar in favor of transparent and clean governance. www.mumbai227.co.in

 Below are the events in line for the month of June, 2012.

Request all to please block dates below:

1.       Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Mumbai 227 presents a workshop on 'RATION RIGHTS' on Sunday, 10th June, 2012 at 5 pm at Bal Vikas Sangh Hall, Chembur. More Details
Please Note: The Mumbai 227 - M4CR training has now been postponed to 17th June, 2012. 

2.       Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Mumbai 227 and M4CR discussion and training on how to engage and work with BMC Schools. Details and Venue to follow. 

3.       Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Mumbai 227 June Jumbo Monthly Meeting to be held on Sunday, June 24th, 2012. Details and Venue to follow. 

Associations in SG!!

Here are some of the associations formed in Singapore. If you wish you can join in..

Singapore Gujarati Society click here for details.

Singapore Dhakshina Bharatha Brahmana Sabha click here for details.

Singapore Khalsa Association

Indians In Singapore(IIS) join here

SINDA Building, 1 Beatty Road, Singapore 209943
click here for details Bengali Association  

If you want me to include any of the associations pls leave a comment here or mail me at simplysara07@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bharathanatyam Competition at Senpaga Vinayagar Temple!

A Talent Hunt for Bharathanatyam Dance on 26th May 2012 at 2.30pm.

Free Admission !!

Contact - 63458176/94568551 for registering.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Party Halls with Buffet in SG

Hotel Tandoori Kantipur/Shish Mahal
Race Course Road
Little India
For more details click here

Madras Woodlands Restuarant
Opp Veeramakaliamman Temple
Bellios Road

Anandha Bhavan
Opp Mustafa Centre
Syed Alwi Road

Bukit Merah Central

Shahi Maharani
252 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179103
Ph 6235 8840

Aangan Restaurant
No.5 Coleman Street,
#02-10 Excelsior Hotel and Shopping Centre
Singapore 179805

Still more to come.

VFS Global in Singapore for Indian Passport Services

Are you tired of waiting in long queues in Indian Embassy and Mustafa. VFS Global appointed as one of delivery partners for Indian visa and consular services. Its open from April 2012.
Office of VFS in Singapore.
CBD Anson Road
# 15-02, 79 Anson Road, Singapore – 079906
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar (Ew15) Exit D
Nearest bus stop: Apex Towers (B03222)
Little India, Rangoon Road 24 hrs.
60, Rangoon Road, Singapore - 218350
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park (NE 8) Exit B
Nearest bus stop: Rangoon Road (B50251) and
Serangoon Road, Farrer Park Station (B07211)
The key features of the new centres are:
Multiple VAC solution: clients have choice of location to submit their applications
24x7 service option available at Little India: A first-of-its-kind service making visa application process extremely convenient and useful for the Travel Agent Community and also to time conscious travellers
VIP service pick-up and drop facility on demand) for clients who do not have the time to physically come to the VAC
One-shop stop for all visa, passport and consular requirements at the multiple VACs
Exclusive value-added benefits at the VACs for all travellers desirous of travel to India
Internet Kiosks for completion of online visa application forms (IVFRT) at the multiple VACs
Dedicated website for information, query resolution via e-mail and status tracking
Dedicated call center services for information, queries, appointment scheduling and tracking of application status
Dedicated and trained staff to assist applicants and travel agents
Multi-lingual services in English, Hindi and Tamil
Optional courier service for return of documents via safe and secure courier service
Dedicated counters for the travel agent community at the centres
Hope everyone use this service for faster and easier visas.
For more information on VFS services click here 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taruni Sachdev dies in Nepal Plane Crash!

I didnot want to write this post, but this girl has drawn attention in many ads on TV. Very sad to hear and this should not have happened.

Photo courtesy - Her FB id.

Taruni Sachdev a very cute girl was a child artist who was popular in the advertisements. She had done about 50 ads on TV. She wanted to become a heroine. She and her mom passed away.

The incident took place on Monday May 14th for more details click here. The plane crashed in Nepal and it is unbeleivable. Great loss to bollywood industry.

May strength given to her family and her soul rest in peace. RIP Taruni.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Super Singer Fame Satyaprakash Concert in Singapore!

Sathyaprakash is an upcoming playback singer from the popular show Super Singer on Vijay TV. He has also sung few songs in the movies.

Concert is on 12th May  at DBS Auditorium and tickets are priced at $20 only. Tickets are available at the following stores

  • Indian Jewelers Pte Ltd
  • Masala Hut 
  • Jothi Flower Store
  • Madras New Woodlands Restuarant

or contact Suryah 81275204  and Nantha - 9060254

So don't miss the wonderful concert. Grab your tickets now.

Promo Video below 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Institute of Universal Consciousn​ess - One World One Family

Institute of Universal Consciousn​ess - One World One Family 
- By Acharya Vinay Vinekar

Details of Structure and Content: 
It is a program scientifically designed to produce an optimal environment for personal exploration and transformation.  The course is about discovering:
Ø  Your capacity of greater health & happiness
Ø  Your potential for abundant energy.
This will lead you to experience the "Journey into Joyous Living"
The contents of the course are:
·         Unique technique of realizing existential truths as a means towards 'Freedom in Life'.
·         Highly Specialized & extremely easy training to bring about excellence in mind & body co-ordination.
·         Various techniques for resting the mind to release mental and emotional blocks and build a world of confidence for yourself.
·         Simple and powerful methods of increasing the cellular oxygen as a means of building energy and enhancing healing ability.
·         Use of regenerative foods to build a peaceful person who is naturally healthy both physically and mentally and hence happy.
  What does the course do to you?
·         It removes stress
·         The regular practice of this course not only helps in creating a healthy and peaceful you but also reconstructs your body against 'Psychosomatic' disorders like: Asthma, Hypertension, Diabetes, Rheumatic Arthritis, Migraine, Sinus, Epilepsy, skin allergies, Eye ailments, other allergies.
·         This course not only gives freedom from psychosomatic ailments but also improves your
Ø  Memory
Ø   Decision-making capacity
Ø  Awareness Levels
 Above All This course does not require any change of habits, life style or belief, as it had nothing to do with any formal Religion, sect, cult or psychological exercises."IT IS PURELY AN EXPERIENTIALSCIENCE"
These techniques can be practiced regardless of age and occupation to experience greater joy, happiness and inner peace leading to 'A HEALTHY & PEACEFUL LIFE'.
 Strongly Recommended for those people suffering from any kind of psychosomatic ailments, people with suicidal tendencies, also pregnant women to give birth to wonderful children for the future. You can check your medical reports before and after the program to know the difference. Visit www.sevak.org.
Basic Class Schedule for June 2012:   
 JUNE 20th 6pm - 8pm : Introductory Session. Is it for you? Brief of workshop schedule and content/ benefits/applications. (Wed)
 JUNE  21st to 24th 2012 - 4 day intensive class from 2:30pm-7:30pm (Note: Thu to Sun)
 Venue: Vijayanagar, Bangalore  (For more info please attend introduction. 
 You can also call us:  Ritu 98801 20202, Vinay -9845212556, Vibin - 9886331522                                 

Please plan ahead and book your seats. Limited capacity of the hall where this event is being organized. This will be one of the gifts of a lifetime you will be giving yourself and your loved ones... experience it to believe it! We have completed both basic and advanced classes and vouch for it's efficiency and effectivity to help you make your journey of life smoother and more pleasant, both for your and your family and friends! Please get in touch with one of the organizers (listed above) to book your seat for the event. 

I have personally felt this workshop is beneficial to any person unless they are happy each and every day no matter what's happening around them :), but mostly struggling college students, middle aged people, people who want to bring in abundance (love, money, time, space, anything!) who are finding some or other road blocks, pregnant women, old aged and suffering from illnesses, chronic patients have all found relief! This is my personal invite to you all to take responsibility of making your life better for yourself first, your family and friends. Do hope you can experience it with or without this program!!! :)

Target closure of booking is May 8th. 

Please share with your friends in Bangalore.

P.S: Advanced Workshop also conducted as a 3 day residential programme. Focus is on spiritual growth. Pls contact us for more details.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tamil New Year Celebrations at SG

Sengkang CC & IAEC
Date:Saturday, 14th April'12
Venue:Sengkang Community Club, Multi-Purpose Hall, Level 1
Ticket Charge:$8/-(inclus vegetarian dinner)
Dress Code: Ethnic Wear
Contest: Best Dressed Kids
Spectacular Performances, Tamil Drama & Songs!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Musical Event at Dubai!

  • Jesudas 50 musical tour in Doha.
  • Jaihind Utsav with Singer Hariharan and Stephen Devassy on 30th March at Qadisya Indoor Stadium, Kuwait.
  • Hariharan Live on 5th April in Doha.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sri Rama Navami Celebrations!

Sri Ramanavami is on 31st March 2012. For Panakam and Kosambari recipes click here.

Sri Ramnavami Celebrations on 1st April at 10.00am at Radha Kunj,
43 Cuff Road (off Serangoon Road, near Little India MRT Station).

Sri RamaKalyanam Celebrations at Sri Rama Temple at Changi Village on 6th April.  $50 per family. If interested please contact me at 84185462.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Make It Right For A Better Ride!

Today I am posting about how to be more gracious with the commuters.
First impression is open you eyes and ears wide, instead of always playing games, checking mails, updating facebook, listening music...give seats to need, move to rear if you are not getting down in the next station. Leave place to people with wheel chair and strollers/pram first. 

My son loves the song Train is coming, Train is coming....and sings when we are in MRT.

I have been travelling in SMRT since 4 yrs and love the facility maintained by Singapore. 

But in the recent days have seen so many changes with the people thats the youngsters. I have seen teenage girls and boys drinking water, eating biscuits slowly.

It is us to maintain neat and clean city to encourage Tourist and Business.

Yesterday when I was travelling in circle line train just caught this and also I was going to get down at Paya Lebar a group of boys were near the door who were not moving and leaving place for us to get down. Actually they were blocking the way. Last minute I told excuse me please go out and come in. Then they left place for me.

"I always don't wear ear phones and play in trains, its also bad for eyes and health. Commuters  should watch out whose entering and be more active act fast to give seats to the need. When you enter the train, please move to rear if you are not getting down next stops. People who are sitting should off their earphones listen to announcements, get up one stop early and go the door for easy and faster alighting. People should follow the arrow marks draw in MRT and leave way for alighting commuters. By following simple things people can enjoy the rides happily."

I also would request the SMRT to increase the waiting train time to 1 min more for easy moving out and moving in. Sometimes its so crowded you need to wait and go in next train. Everyone please follow rules for better and clean Singapore.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Holi Events March 2012!

3rd March at 10.00 am
Ticket $15

East Coast Park, Singapore

Book your tickets here

Navrang Holi 
3rd and 4th March at St. John's Island
Tickets @ $75 and many attractions
Contact 96740041 for tickets.

Fagua 2012
3rd March at ECP
Click here to book 

Holi at Senpaga Vinayagar by Gujarathi Assocation on
7th March at 6.30pm for last year photos click here

Braj Ras Holi Sankirtan

Date- Friday 9th March 2012

Time- 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Venue- Radha Kunj, 43 Cuff Road (off Serangoon Road, near Little India MRT Station)
For more info click here.
Holi Hungama
10th March @ Admiral Garden Ampitheatre 
4 to 9pm
For tickets contact Rita Gupta @ 81336394

Navarang Holi @ Tampines CC
11th March
For bookings contact 96740041.

January to April 2012 Events!!!


Madhuradhwani 2012 Carnatic Music festival
Khoo Auditorium, 190 Dunearn Road, Singapore

Jan 27th 2012, 7 pm: Sanjay Subrahmanyan
Jan 28th 2012: 5:30 pm: Shankar Narayanan; 7 pm: Bombay Jayashree
Jan 29th 2012: 5:30 pm: Carnatic Brothers; 7 pm: Priya Sisters (Shanmukhapriya & Haripriya)

Season pass for all 5 concerts: $40 (Regular), $70 (Special seats, limited numbers). 
Passes will be available from Jan 15th 2012 onwards.

Pls get in touch for tickets with Meera Balasubramanian : 97387771

Watertown @ Punggol Kite Flying Competition
Vacant field by Punggol MRT
Jan 21, 2012 18:00 - 21:00
Bring your Day & Night kites down to the site.

Prizes will be given away for the most spectacular kite.
Please pre-register your kites here.


Mika Singh and Rahul Vaidya on 4th Feb at NUS UCC for tickets contact SISTIC 63485555

17th Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival 2012
Bukit Layang Layang, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
Feb 14-19, 2012
Check out their website

RangBarsey on 3rd March at 10.00 am
Ticket $15

East Coast Park, Singapore

Book your tickets here

Navrang Holi on 3rd and 4th March at St. John's Island
Tickets @ $75 and many attractions
Contact 96740041 for tickets.

8th to 11th March 2012 @ Suntec City
For details click here

Dr L Subramaniam with NUS Indian instrumental Ensemble 
9th March 8pm| UCC Hall

Raka Maitra with NUS Indian Dance
9 & 10 March |8pm | UCC Dance Studio

Carnival's Legends Forever at Kallang Theatre on 10th March
Ticekts at SISTIC

Tickets at SISTIC 
East Meets East by TM Hoffmann & Friends
18th March | 8pm | UCC Dance Studio

Bharatanatyam Performance by Malavika Sarukkai on 23rd March at 8.00pm
Esplanande for tickets contact SISTIC or www.sifas.org

A Sitar Recital by Purbayan Chatterjee on 24th March at 7.30pm
Esplanande for tickets contact SISTIC or www.sifas.org

A Carnatic Vocal by Nithyashree Mahadevan on 31st March at 7.30pm
Esplanande for tickets contact SISTIC or www.sifas.org

A Violin Duet by Kala Ramnath & Ganesh Rajagopalan on 1st April at 7.30pm
Esplanande for tickets contact SISTIC or www.sifas.org

Krishna Bharatham by SIFAS members on 8th April at 8.00pm
Esplanande for tickets contact SISTIC or www.sifas.org

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Women's Day Event at Chennai!

Event Name: Wonder Woman 2012
Date: 17th March 2012
Time: 3pm to 6pm IST
Venue:Spencer Plaza, Phase 3 Atrium
Dress Code: Red

For more info click here.

For details contact simplysara07@gmail.com