Hmm, i do agree that living in this fast paced world, it is very difficult to check for auspicious time for everything that we do.It does sometimes become an obstacle itself. The auspicious times sometimes does hinder us from doing something because there might be a situation where the time currently is "not suitable" according to the Indian calendar and hence you have to postpone that particular thing.That thing might also be put off eventually due to procrastination caused by auspicious timings.
On how we read Indian calendar's to get suitable auspicious timings for Singapore, is simple. Yes, Susanth, the Indian calendar is indeed written with respect to the timings in India.However you dont need to add any time due to difference in time region of India and Singapore.All we have to do, is follow the same period as given for India, because auspicious timings are based on the timing of sunrise in each country. So if "raghu" in India is at 4.30pm from sunrise, it should be 4.30pm for us too from our own sunrise.
But there is a twist now, in all we do follow the same timings as given in the Indian calendar, with a slight change because of the following:
We do add one hour and fifteen minutes to the Indian timing because the timing in Malaysia was increased(or changed) a little to synchoronise the time between East and West Malaysia (this was a long time ago), and therefore our current timing(the time we use in our clocks) is not exact with respect to the sunrise in Malaysia and Singapore.Since the auspicious timing was supposed to be with respect to the sunrise time, we consequently add 1.15 to all the timing obtained from Indian calendar currently.
Since Singapore has the same time as West Malaysia currently, the way we look for auspicious timing will be as follows:
According to the Indian calendar the "raghu" period for 10/06/2007 is from 4.30pm to 6.00 pm. "Raghu" period is not very desirable time and people normally dont do anything auspicious during this period.Thus in Singapore we simply follow the "raghu" period to be from 5.45pm to 7.15pm.
Note: Actually i am not 100% sure whether the above method is the proper way of refering to the Indian calendar for auspicious time. If i am incorrect please forgive me.
On speaking about following auspicious timing, let me give you some accounts of real life experience of mine.Madha queried whether it was possible to look for auspicious timing even for moving into a hostel for the first time, but i did.The following is what happened:
Normally i take the midnight bus to Singapore which will drop me in Lavendar bus stop at about 5.30am in the morning.I was supposed to leave for Singapore on the 29th of July 2006 but my mother interfered because the whole day was "emakandam" period according to the Indian calendar which was described to be not good at all.Hence i only left to Singapore on 30th of July 2006 midnight.I arrived at about 5.30 am in Singapore on 31st of July 2006.Again, it was "raghu" period until 10.30am, hence my relatives told me to procrastinate until 10.30am before i signed into my hostel.I simply lingered all around for 5 hours before i finally went to my hostel.
Again, when my parents came over to sign the tuition grant for me in NUS, they arrived slightly later than expected in the morning, so we had to rush to make it before the "raghu" period which was from 11.45am to 1.15pm.Eventually we made it before that period to sign the tuition grant.
There are a lot more experiences that i had with my parents and relatives who take the auspicious timing quite seriously.
We obviously cant see auspicious timing for going back home or for exams as for the latter we cant decide when to take it.But we can choose auspicious times for first time events or for new stuffs like buying new house.
But in the end i think you are not forced to follow anything, you can follow as much as you want to , follow it when you want to and make sure the auspicious timing does not trouble you too much.