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Goodbye Tiger, Malaysia has lost yet another great

Quoting Lim Guan Eng: The nation lost a brilliant legal mind and the rakyat a fearless “tiger” with an indomitable spirit who stood up for the poor, weak defenceless and dispossessed. Karpal Singh’s death in a car accident has shocked millions of Malaysians. He has been making lots of headlines in recent months with his sedition charge. His biography Karpal Singh: Tiger of Jelutong  was also released late last year. One (…) Read more

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The Eping Baptist Church is Amazingly Child/Family Friendly

Zeenee, Saivhes and I were at the Eping Baptist Church (Sydney) for Good Friday today and I must say that we were highly impressed with the church’s family/child friendly facilities. If only other centres and organizations here in Malaysia can follow this example, it would be just awesome! This is a great example of embracing parenting, perhaps even promoting it in organizations. As a parent, we would definitely have no (…) Read more

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It’s time to hit that unsubscribe button on Mindvalley

If you don’t already know this, there has been some hype around this company called Mindvalley, started by entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani some years back. It claims to be “pushing humanity forward”, whatever that’s suppose to mean. They’ve branded themselves as one of the best places to work in, reinventing work, get paid to play, create, learn and so forth. I was trying to get some hard facts on them, and funnily, (…) Read more

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Nick Vujicic Inspires Faith in Action with “Unstoppable”

Currently in the midst of reading Nick Vujicic‘s 2012 book, “Unstoppable”. I’ve been wanting to read it for sometime but only recently managed to get hold of the book. Nick’s videos have been very useful for the motivational talks I used to have with students (via the Sai Organization of Malaysia). In fact, we’ve been using his videos way before he became “famous” with the launch of his books and (…) Read more

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An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist by Richard Dawkins

I’m currently reading this book. My second Richard Dawkins title, the first being “The God Delusion”. “An Appetite for Wonder” is an intimate memoir of the childhood and development of iconic scientist and renowned atheist, Richard Dawkins. The book covers the first half of his life up until the publishing of his first book and masterpiece, “The Selfish Gene”. Richard Dawkins is a bit of a controversial character especially here in Malaysia (…) Read more

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Transgender, AIDS Sutra, Salman Rushdie & Everything In-Between

A Tamil movie I watched earlier today, reminded me of an article I read in this amazing book, AIDS Sutra, a few years ago. The Half-Woman God by Salman Rushdie which touches on the issue of transgender in India. The book was published in 2008 and features 16 prominent Indian authors from the likes of Kiran Desai, Vikram Setch, Shobhaa De and a few others. This particular movie portrayed a transgender (…) Read more

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AR Rahman Launches, Aabhi Jaa , Exclusive 4K Video on YouTube

AR Rahman just released a 4k Ultra High Definition song video, “Aabhi Jha” for the very first time in India. Honestly, its the first 4k video I’ve actually seen on YouTube. “Aabhi Jaa” is a visual delight that has artistry inspired by Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings. The video features the beautiful Yami Gautam and Muzammil Ibrahim that harkens back to the days of dynasties ruling India. Rendered by Jonita Gandhi, (…) Read more

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