If you have not read Al Jazeera’s English magazine before, now would be a good time to give it a try. They have recently released a special edition on Nelson Mandela which has beautiful photos, articles and videos. This magazine is available on Ipad and Iphone users via the Newstand app and its free! Not sure if its available on other devices though. I was extremely impressed with the layout (…) Read more
I stumbled across this interesting article in New Sunday Times today on the Talalla brothers. It was about a documentary to be aired on History Channel today in conjunction with Malaysia Day. It tells the story of two pilot brothers — Henry and Cyril Talalla — who to this day were among the very few known Malaysians to fly for the Royal British Air force during World War II. Excerpt (…) Read more
I just watched this video on YouTube under the #IkonEveryday series. #IkonEveryday started its life as a Twitter hashtag. But this time they have taken to the ground to explore the gritty reality of the unseen people who do the jobs that are unappreciated in Malaysian society. This particular video features the road sweeper and the journalist, Sharmila Nair was my former class mate. Really inspiring and hopefully more people will (…) Read more
Back in May 2009, I made a trip to Lenggong with my wife, Zeenee (who was still a journalist at that time) and a sub-editor from New Straits Times, Subhadra Devan to speak to Dr. Mokhtar Saidin on the archaeological discovery at Bukit Bunuh. I filmed short snippets of videos (using just a point and shoot Ixus camera with no HD) which I had pieced together to make this 13 (…) Read more
A colleague of mine pointed me to a shocking video earlier today. It was the trailer of the Midway Film project [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai3IKO_afqs] The MIDWAY film project is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch.
Enjoyed this funny video by Maz Jobrani at Tedx. Actually trying to get hold of a whole stand up show by him but unsuccessful at the moment.
Finally got a chance to watch Don 2 today. Lived up to its expectation. Was a great movie from start to end and just like the first part, there were the usual twists in the movie to keep you guessing. Stay a little longer once the movie credits start to roll. You’ll catch Priyanka Chopra in a song with some hot moves. 🙂 Here’s the trailer anyway for those who (…) Read more