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Firefighter, Patrick Jackson, builds a Google Glass App that saves lives

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

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Rakyat Post: Media offering a deformed outlook on life?

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

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The Elephant Whisperer by Lawrence Anthony

I’m in the midst of reading my second Lawrence Anthony book, the first being “The Last Rhinos” which I completed about two months back. If you are interested in wildlife, animals, conservation or simply nature, this book is definitely for you. Have you read one of those books where you find it hard to put down and end up reading it in just a few days? This is one of (…) Read more

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The Square: An Intimate but Disturbing Look at the Egypt Uprising

I was lucky enough to watch this Oscar-nominated documentary recently. I’m really glad that the movie has been nominated for an Oscar. In fact it is the first Egyptian film to receive this honour. A quick summary of the movie from the official website: The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing roller-coaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest (…) Read more

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A Visit to the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre

Last weekend, Zeenee, Saivhes and I visited the Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre. It was a good experience and would recommend anyone looking for a quick getaway from Klang Valley to check this place out. The Kuala Gandah Elephant Conservation Centre is an elephant sanctuary located in Temerloh in the state of Pahang, Malaysia within the Krau Game Reserve. The Centre was established in 1989 by the Malaysian Department of Wildlife and National Parks, and forms a base for the Elephant Relocation (…) Read more

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Jane Goodall’s In The Shadow of Man

Just completed this amazing book, In The Shadow of Man. World-renowned primatologist, conservationist, and humanitarian Dr. Jane Goodall’s account of her life among the wild chimpanzees of Gombe is one of the most enthralling stories of animal behavior ever written. The book gives an insight on how she started her work at Gombe as well as go in detail about Chimpanzees, from their behaviour, food, hunting habits and such. An (…) Read more

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The Lion in West Africa is Critically Endangered, Thanks to Destruction of Habitat & Poachers

There has been a “catastrophic collapse” in the number of lions in West Africa, with only around 400 left in the region, a new survey suggests. With fewer than 250 mature lions of breeding age, there are concerns the entire population could disappear. The research by Panthera, a non-profit organisation, was carried out in 17 countries, from Senegal to Nigeria, and took more than six years. West African lions are genetically distinct from (…) Read more

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