My family and I are a part of a lesser known community within the Indian community in Singapore.
A Singapore newspaper recently carried an article about this lesser known community - the Bhojpuri-speaking community in Singapore, many of whom have origins in the northeast Indian states of Uttar Pradesh or Bihar. A secular Bhojpuri Society to champion this niche group's interests has been formed.
Around the same time, my sister was reflecting about what it means to be a Singaporean Indian and the relevance of national television to Indians in Singapore.
My sister was flabbergasted when someone appearing on national television suggested that the winner of a Singapore beauty pageant for the Indian commuity should be a person who speaks Tamil.
Many people in Singapore tend to assume that, if you're an Indian, you speak Tamil - one of the four national languages in Singapore.
My own view is that this assumption is less prevalent now than in the past.
In recent years, in this part of the world, there has been greater awareness of the diversity that shapes India.
This is partly attributable to the higher level of profile that the global Indian diaspora enjoys. It is also due to the greater appeal of Bollywood one finds around the world today.
Languages such as Hindi, Punjabi or Bengali are now thought in Singapore schools. Singapore is also seeing more successful people coming out of these niche groups in the Indian community.
On cable television today in Singapore, one finds more non-Tamil channels catering to Indians, includng other non-Indians.
I understand that these channels are well-subscribed, even though official numbers are not available.
Resultantly, these all have implications for the future of the national television channel for Indians in Singapore. Non-Tamil-speaking audiences such as my family, who used to watch this channel regularly, now almost totally do not watch it.
We increasingly rely on other sources of information for updates about Singapore.
There is today a debatable perception that the Indian television channel in Singapore no longer appears to serve as many in Singapore as it did in the past.
This begs the question if it should enjoy the same of level of government support it has received in the past.
Perhaps, this is something Singapore's media regulators will look into with the relevant persons in Singapore.