Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
by Albert Einstein
If you have not watched his Ted Talk, you must! Boyd Varty and his family owns the Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. It’s a beautiful place established in 1973 by his father and uncle. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to recover at the reserve. He’s got a new book out which is a memoir of his life at Londolozi. It’s to be released next (…) Read more
I was recently given an opportunity to speak on Vegetarianism at a meditation camp held by the Pyramid Society of Malaysia in Genting Highlands. I’ve never really done a talk on vegetarianism before so it was a bit of a challenge. Nevertheless there was some really good feedback after the talk. Played a video by Mercy for Animals which got some members of the audience cringing at the violence and (…) Read more
Spent Saturday painting with my son, Saivhes. I think the last I tried painting was when I was 9 or 10 years old. Anyway, here’s something I just did. Painting with Saivhes feels somewhat therapeutic and relaxing. I’ve always enjoyed doing graphic design. Never really tried sketching or painting. Perhaps this is something I should try to learn. This first attempt is just something random I did. Took the paint (…) Read more
Why are safety car seats important? Motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids! Why? In many cases, children are either not properly buckled into their safety seats or parents don’t realize that a booster seat is vital to ensuring children fit safely in their vehicle’s seat belt. It is probably the most overlooked thing here in Malaysia where I have personally seen many parents quite happy to (…) Read more
Patrick Jackson, a firefighter from North Carolina, has built a Google Glass App which can save lives! Being in the tech industry, you read and hear about many amazing things being accomplished but this has to fall in the category of “outstanding”. Brilliant use of technology coming from a firefighter with a passion for programming. What’s interesting is the fact that he purchased his Google Glass by crowd-funding. He successfully (…) Read more
I was recently interviewed for an article featured in the Rakyat Post on whether the media offers a deformed outlook on life. Thanks to Kamini for this interview. The Rakyat Post is a relatively new online daily here in Malaysia. It has some pretty interesting write ups and feature stories. Here is the short quote which I gave as part of the interview: Digital media practitioner V. Kugantharan says the media (…) Read more