jagdesh

Jagdesh a man who was once a saint in a house did not do anything until a man called Aisha’s husband asked him to type a script. He forgot about it until 3 yrs later a young boy asked him to write it down on paper. He was ok about it.

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Enduring

A man who once loved a girl told her to marry only him. This happened for a period of 4 yrs. But after that he had an accident where he could not walk properly. The girl took care of him and he recovered. They are happy together now.

Glamorous Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone is an Indian film actress. One of the highest-paid actresses in India, Padukone is the recipient of several awards, including three Filmfare Awards. She features in listings of the nation’s most popular and attractive personalities.

She rose to fame from the hit film (2007) “Om Shanti Om”.

Her recent ones include Bajirao Mastani (2015), all of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films. Padukone’s acclaimed portrayal of a character based on Juliet in the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela (2013) and a headstrong architect in the comedy-drama Piku (2015) won her two Best Actressawards at Filmfare. Her project in Hollywood came with the action film xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017).

She has designed her own line of clothing for women and is the founder of The Live Love Laugh Foundation, which is aimed at creating awareness on mental health in India.

  • Anusiya Vethanayagam

A Glimpse at Arab Street

With more shops popping up around the city, Singapore’s town, Arab Street, continues to thrive in its own self. 
Rather than just one road, Arab Street actually refers to the area including Bussorah Street, Haji and Bali Lanes and Muscat Street. Being a part of the cultural Kampong Glam heritage hub, Arab Street has a wide range of favorites such as textiles, Persian rugs and aromatic Arab teas. It is no doubt Singapore’s Muslim area.
Kampong Glam Cafe
Specializing in Singaporean, Indonesian and Malay food this food outlet has an extensive menu which will make diners want more. 
Dinner and drinks for two costs less than $20 Singapore dollars. Highly recommended is the Mee Siam (thin rice noodles in a mix of spicy, sweet and sour gravy) or Mee Bandung (delicious noodle soup with eggs and an array of chilies, onions, spice and shrimp paste).
Info: Kampong Glam Cafe, 22 Baghdad Street, Singapore Singapore; Open 8 a.m.-2 a.m. daily
Mosque
Masjid Sultan Mosque is a special place for not only the Muslim community, but for Singapore itself. It began life in the early 1800s , when Sultan Hussain Shah, Ruler of Temasek (former name of S’pore) proposed to build a mosque. Now it is the “national mosque” of Singapore.
The original Masjid Sultan Mosque was demolished after about a century to make way for the current building. 
Conservative dress is recommended, but they have shawls for visitors who require them.

Sultan Mosque, 3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833 Singapore;

Craft Assembly

 This is a vintage store called Craft Assembly in Arab Street area.
Very shiok! Filled with tote bags, shirts and one-off jewelry pieces, this concept store commissions designers to display their work. This means that they can focus on crafting original pieces and the store can concentrate on marketing their products.
Craft Assembly, 61 Haji Lane, Singapore;

Celebrating the Hungry Ghost Festival

There is a particular festival well known in S’pore which is known as the “Hungry Ghost Festival”In Mandarin it is known as Zhong Yuan Jie.  This festival is called the one where the souls of the dead are believed to fly around on earth.

According to custom, offerings are made to appease the souls of the ghosts. This is also called the seventh month in the lunar calendar.

Making offerings

Notice those metal bins scattered around residential areas and housing estates?

There are a lot of metal bins placed around housing blocks to help those who want to burn the hell money and paper offerings, such as cars, watches and jewellery, that are burnt by relatives to appease their deceased family members.

Most of them like to place the food offerings under the trees.

Music and entertainment

During this period entertainment in the form of music and dance are done.

Large tents are set up in open fields to host dinners and auctions in heartland estates like Ang Mo Kio and Bishan. These are also known as ‘getai’ (literally ‘song stage’ in Chinese), which feature tales of gods and goddesses and dance numbers.

Everyone is welcome. In Singapore most of the races watch the shows. Be careful if you sit in front, cos the chinese folks always remind us that the ghosts like to hang around in this spot.

What’s Up?

Nowadays getai are known to attract many young things who like to dress sexy and dance in the stages. I think the other world is also showing their likeness for modern things.