Feeling out of sync and rushed off your feet? There’s a new emotionally-driven creative therapy in Singapore that aims to link the mind, body and soul. These are aspects that so often take a back seat in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. So what do we know about this new platform that’s adding vibrance to Singapore’s cultural melting pot? Founded by actor Rituparna Sengupta and arts management professional Uma Parameswar, One Rishta – Empower your Mind, Body and Soul is a virtual platform for culture in Singapore that allows visitors to discover more about themselves and develop their creative side and happiness through monthly updates and thought-provoking workshops, musings and also social initiatives.
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Embracing the arts, wellness, travel, cuisine, fashion, empowerment and more, the digital platform for creative therapy launched in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Its aim? To feed the mind, body and soul.
“Exploring creative avenues increases your happiness quotient,” says Uma. “And this has a direct impact on your body’s ability to fight off ailments. The soul is the glue that binds the body to the mind and this holistic resource gives you the tools to live life to the fullest.”
A few highlights so far:
#1 An inaugural Musings lecture on the subject of Happiness was presented by life coach Shireena Shroff Manchharam. Shireena has worked with big brands in both the corporate and educational spheres. Using science-based evidence, she spoke about the benefits of practicing mindfulness and also living life positively. Want to tap into her knowledge? You can view the lecture online at One Rishta.
#2 Rishta, a nine-episode series presented by Rituparna Sengupta, was broadcast on Sony TV around the topics of mental health awareness, happiness and fitness.
#3 A musical concert was held in mid-August 2023 to celebrate Independence Day in India. The concert brought together a number of world-renowned classical Indian performers, including legendary flutist Pandit Hari Parasad Chaurasia, tabla player Pandit Yogesh Samzi and world-renowned Indian flutist and classical player Padma Bhushan (who has performed with the Beatles!). Titled “Breath of Gold”, the Indian classical music evening was held at the Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS) and supported by the High Commission of India. The soul-stirring melodies mesmerised the audience.
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