About Us

About Us

INDIA CLUB is a not-for-profit society with the aim of showcasing the best of contemporary India. It is an association mainly of Indian professionals and Indian corporates but opens its events to all regardless of citizenship or nationality. INDIA CLUB organizes events, mainly talks and interactive sessions, with eminent Indian and India-related personalities. Events are held at Tanglin Club and the Arts House. INDIA CLUB also holds networking events periodically. To be able to participate in INDIA CLUB events free of charge you could become a member ( please visit www.indiaclub.org.sg for the application form) or request to be put on the mailing list by sending your personal contact details to office@indiaclub.org.sg and attend as a non-member by paying a per-event fee. INDIA CLUB is run by full time professionals who contribute their time and resources on a voluntary and strictly pro-bono basis.

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Indian Writers Festival

Dear Members:

India Club is delighted to be presenting the first Indian Writers’ Festival in Singapore on June 5th and 6th. We will shortly be sending you details of the exciting programme for the second day of the Festival (June 6th), but first we would like to invite all India Club members to the inaugural event on Friday evening, June 5th. The schedule for that evening is as follows:

5th JUNE

5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Registration
6:15 pm-6:30 pm
VIP’s expected, including a Singapore Minister and HE Dr. Jaishankar, India’s High Commissioner to Singapore
6:30 pm-6:45 pm
Talk begins - Intro & speech by PK Basu on IWF ‘09.
Introduction to the writers: Anita Jain, Shobhaa De, Loveleen Tandan, Sudeep Chakravarti, Neel Chowdhury, Venita Coelho, Poonam Surie.
6:45 pm-7:15 pm
Keynote Speaker - Anita Jain, author of the New York Times best-seller novel, “Marrying Anita”
7:15 pm-7:45 pm
Discussion with Shobhaa De Q&A
7:45 pm-8:15 pm
Poonam Surie (author of a book on Indian influences on China) in Conversation with Sudeep Chakravarti
8:15 pm-8:45 pm
Surprise Q&A with Lovleen Tandan, co-director of the Oscar-winning movie, “Slumdog Millionaire”
8:45 pm-9:30 pm
Dinner and Book signing

The event will be held at the Pod, in the National Library, a beautiful venue with a grand view of the Singapore skyline. It is free for members of the India Club, but we have a limited number of 50 seats available, which we will book on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register with office@indiaclub.org.sg or by phoning/SMSing Amrita Das at 92270957 by this Friday, May 22nd.

Warm regards,

PK Basu

About Us

The India Club, Singapore

The India Club is a non profit society registered in Singapore that is devoted to furthering the interests of a resurgent and rapidly globalizing India in the economic, commercial, financial and socio-cultural spheres and building on the reinforced foundation of steadily improving ties between India and Singapore as well as the rest of ASEAN and East Asia.

India Club was initiated in 2004 by a group of senior Indian expatriate professionals, academics and leading Indian corporates. Since then the membership base has expanded rapidly to include many more prominent individuals & corporates in Singapore interested or associated with India.

The Objectives of India Club are to

  1. Enhance India’s positive image abroad by disseminating information about the country.
  2. Act as a catalyst for the interaction and networking amongst its members and with other organizations and governmental bodies in Singapore and the ASEAN region.
  3. Provide a platform to promote the social and cultural space for India and Indians in the region.

The Club organizes and/or supports India centric events cultural as well as business related with a positive India twist.

India Club has organized frequent talks and events by leading decision makers, government officials & bureaucrats from India. Some of the prominent persons who have spoken at India Club events so far include Mr. N K Singh, member, Planning Commission of India, Dr Arun Shourie, Indian Minister of Disinvestment, IT & Communication, & Dr. Rakesh Mohan , Finance Secretary

Last year India Club launched a series of talks on the emerging knowledge based industries in India called Sunrise Industries series. Mr. Ashok Soota (Information Technology) & Kiran Majumdar-Shaw (Biotechnology) both Icons of their respective industries are the illustrious speakers who have spoken at the Sunrise series so far.

India Club has actively participated in showcasing Indian cultural activities. Shobha De the renowned Indian author was one of the speakers at an India Club event in 2004. The club has also initiated an Indian author series that will bring eminent Indian authors to interact with our members. India Club also organizes networking and family events on a regular basis for its members.

The Club invites membership from all individuals and corporates who wish to understand and appreciate India, her diversity, rich culture and participate in her economic growth.

Benefits

India Club membership offers a wealth of benefits and programs designed to help you learn, grow and develop personal and business relationships.

In a foreign setting it helps provide members with a constant bridge to the exciting India growth story, firstly by providing them events that highlight contemporary happenings and secondly by allowing them to interact with other like minded Indians and Singapore residents who wish to be aware of and participate in it.

In particular, we provide the unique opportunity to closely interact with business leaders, senior bureaucrats & leaders from India to exchange ideas and views. We also provide a platform for members to network with fellow professionals & academics through regular events. Normally India Club events are free for India Club members or have a nominal charge.

So far we have had an impressive list of events in 2004 & 2005. We have also an equally exciting line up of events coming up. Details are available at Events

Address for communication:
India Club
# 40-00 OUB Centre, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616

About Us

Founding Members

Founding Members of The India Club, Singapore

1. Virender Aggarwal, Satyam Computer Services Ltd.
2. Mukul G. Asher, Professor, Public Policy, NUS
3. P. K. Basu, Robust Economic Analysis Pte. Ltd.
4. V. Anantha Nageswaran, Credit Suisse.
5. Sameer Wagle, Vertex Management.
6. Madanjit Singh, Hewlett-Packard Company
7. Arvind Singh, Quest on the Frontier.
8. Ravi Velloor, Bloomberg L.P
9. Indrajit Banerjee, Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC).
10. Girija P. Pande, Tata Consultancy Services Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
11. Vinod Dhawan, former Asia Pacific head, Ranbaxy Laboratories.
12. Tekla Maira, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.

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