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DASTAK, Singapore’s Hindi Theatre Festival is back again on 15-18 November

DASTAK, Singapore’s first and only 3-day Hindi Theatre Festival, announced its 3rd year edition to be held in Singapore between 15th – 18 November 2018 (3pm & 8pm) at Blackbox, Goodman Arts Centre. The festival is supported by National Arts Council Singapore, Krescendo Communications and other local sponsors. DASTAK, which translates to ‘knocking’ in English, is a knock on the …

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Amnesty International revokes Aung San Suu Kyi’s Ambassador of Conscience Award

Amnesty International has withdrawn the Ambassador of Conscience Award, its highest award, from Aung San Suu Kyi. The organisation cited the ‘shameful betrayal of the values she once stood for’ as the reason for the withdrawal. “Today, we are profoundly dismayed that you no longer represent a symbol of hope, courage, and the undying defense of human rights”, said Secretary …

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Biography of ESM Goh documents his life and career up to the point of his succession of Singapore premiership

Home-grown international publisher World Scientific brings us a new book documenting the story of Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong’s life and career entitled “Tall Order: The Goh Chok Tong Story” Written by Singapore Literature Prize-winning author Peh Shing Huei, and published by World Scientific, Tall Order finally gives us the other side of the story, told from Goh’s perspective which details, among …

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Under the Carpet: #metoo hopes to create a safe space for Singaporeans to talk about sexual assault & harassment

If you’ve been tuned into the world news, you’d have heard about the #metoo movement popularised by actress Alyssa Milano when she took to Twitter to share her personal experience with sexual harassment following the sexual misconduct allegations on Hollywood giant Harvey Weinstein. Thousands of people around the world started to share their stories under that hashtag, #metoo – about …

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