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India Club hosts the Singapore launch of Dr. Sanjaya Baru’s “The Accidental Prime Minister”

The India Club is delighted to host the Singapore Launch of Dr. Sanjaya Baru’s best-seller about Dr. Manmohan Singh’s tenure as PM of India, with the evocative title, “The Accidental Prime Minister". Dr. Sanjaya Baru was the press spokesman and media advisor to PM Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2008. Previously, he was Chief Editor of the Financial Express, having earlier served in senior editorial positions at the Times of India and Economic Times. His memoir about Dr. Manmohan Singh has been a non-fiction best-seller from the time of its release in mid-April 2014.

Venue : Paradiso Room, Level 3 - Grand Copthorne Hotel
Date : Saturday, 31st May 2014
Time : 6:30pm
Entry : $30 for non-members; free for members.

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The Committee

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KALA SUTRA 24th May 2014 - An evening of Art with the Masters of Indian Art @ INDIA CLUB

Dear Members and Friends of India Club
We are delighted to invite you to an exhibition of fine Indian art and to interact with seven of India’s top flight artists in the flesh : Arpana Caur, Sakti Burman, Jogen Chowdhury, Paresh Maity, Neeraj Goswami, Thota Vaikuntam and Jayasri Burman. In addition to the works of these artists, on display will be works by Satish Gujral, Ganesh Pyne, K Laxma Goud and Lalu Prasad Shaw.
Details of the program are :

Saturday, 24th May 2014


11:15 a.m. Registration
11:30 a.m. Start of Interactive session with artists
12:00 p.m. Walk through the exhibition guided by Arun Ghose, curator & art expert


The ArtsHouse
1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

Attendance Fee

For INDIA CLUB members : free
For all others : $10

(Please help us to make appropriate arrangements and avoid waste through your RSVP)

Car Park

Limited public parking available in the vicinity of Arts House : at Parliament Place; along Connaught Drive; at Fullerton Hotel

INDIA CLUB is presenting this event in collaboration with Phi Events.
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Events Committee

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India Club welcomes Vinod Rai, ex-Comptroller & Auditor General of India (11th May 2014)

The India Club, Singapore is delighted to welcome

Shri Vinod Rai, former Comptroller & Auditor General (CAG) of India, and current chairman of the UN Panel of External Auditors.

Mr Rai will deliver a talk on “The Imperative of Ethical Governance for the sustainable economic development of India", followed by a free-wheeling Q&A session.

Venue : Raffles room, Tanglin Club
Date : Sunday, 11th May 2014
Time : 6:30pm
Entry : $30 for non-members; free for members.

Shri Vinod Rai was CAG of India from January 2008 to May 2013. His integrity and indomitable investigative skills helped uphold the Constitution at a critical juncture in India’s history, and demonstrated the resilience of India’s institutions even in the face of political corruption. As CAG, he investigated three major corruption scandals – CWG (Commonwealth Games 2010), 2G Telecom Spectrum allocation, and “Coalgate” – and his office helped both save the exchequer billions of dollars, and remedy some of the ills that had crept into India’s political and governance structure over time.
Before becoming CAG, Shri Vinod Rai had a distinguished career in the Kerala cadre of the IAS, and at the Centre. He served as Principal Secretary (Finance) to the Kerala government, and served in senior positions in the union ministries of Commerce and Defence, before serving as Secretary, Financial Services, GoI. In the latter role, he was instrumental in founding the India Infrastructure Finance Co.

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The Committee

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India Club presents a Double-Header of contemporary stars from India’s media: Manu Joseph, reading from his novel, “The Illicit Happiness of Other People” and Shoma Chaudhury speaking on “The Role of the Media in India’s Democracy".

India Club presents a Double-Header of contemporary stars from India’s media:
Manu Joseph, reading from his novel, “The Illicit Happiness of Other People” and
Shoma Chaudhury speaking on “The Role of the Media in India’s Democracy".

Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014
Venue: Grand Copthorne Hotel
Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm. Each talk will be followed by Q&A, and light refreshments
Entrance: $30 for non-members; free for India Club members

The speakers:
Manu Joseph is a celebrated Indian journalist and novelist. He was Editor of OPEN magazine, features editor of the Times of India, and remains a widely-read columnist for the International New York Times. His debut novel, Serious Men, won The Hindu Literary Prize (2010) and the PEN/Open Book Award, and was short-listed for the Man Asian Literary Prize. His second novel, The Illicit Happiness of Other People, was also short-listed for the Hindu Literary Prize (2013). The latter, a semi-autobiographical novel that he will read from, was described by the Wall Street Journal as a work that “injects dark, rueful laughter into an immensely touching story of loss”.

Shoma Chaudhury is a well-known journalist and political commentator in India. In 2011, Newsweek picked her as one of 150 power women who “shake the world”. She is the former Managing Editor of Tehelka, an Indian weekly newsmagazine, acclaimed for its investigative and public interest journalism. Previously she worked as a senior journalist with India Today and Outlook.

Ms Chaudhury is well known for her nuanced and complex commentary on the nature of Indian democracy and governance. She has also written critically on the politics of water, land and other natural resources that impact development. Ms Chaudhury has won several awards for her journalism, including the Ramnath Goenka Award and Chameli Devi awards in 2009. In May 2012, she won the Mumbai Press Club Award for best political reporting and in 2013 she won the prestigious Sabbiadoro Ernest Hemingway Award for Journalism.

Ms Chaudhury is also the director of THiNK, a widely celebrated and cutting-edge forum of ideas she co-founded. Over the last three years, each edition of THiNK has brought together the most diverse and eclectic thought leaders from across the globe and attracted influential and high-profile audiences.

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The Committee

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