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

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

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

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

Google Pays Tribute to Yasmin Ahmad

Good to see Google paying tribute to the late great Yasmin Ahmad. The doodle features a water-coloured picture of Yasmin, along with the Google logo stylised in the ‘Sepet’ movie poster typeface. Google Doodles are the fun, surprising, and sometimes spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous  artists, pioneers, and scientists.

Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald

Going to begin reading this book for the third time. The last I read it was a few years back. It’s extremely funny and highly recommended for anyone who wouldn’t mind looking at the lighter side of India from the eyes of a somewhat whiny journalist, Sarah McDonald. It was first recommended to me by Zeenee when we were dating! She’s got a great taste for books. From Amazon, Publishers (…) Read more

Masala Tea at Brahmin’s Kitchen

Nothing beats an amazing Masala tea after lunch. Few places serve great Indian tea, one of them being Zeenee’s and my favourite, Brahmins Kitchen in Petaling Jaya. They serve great vegetarian meals and recently upgraded their menu to include at least 60-70 types of dishes. Not sure if the have an official website though but here’s the contact info: Brahmin’s Kitchen Jalan 52/18, Unit 24 +603-7931-9193 Update 6/1/2015:  From the (…) Read more