Dreams 101: The Grand Old King of the Secret Forest

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(I have always imagined the grand rulers in my dreams to be played by Yul Brynner who also took up the majestic role of a brave, intelligent sovereign in the classic movie King and I. Image source: Pinterest)

Note – this short story of an Old King in a secret forest was expanded from a dream that I had some time ago and was published in another blog of mine.… [Click to read the rest] “Dreams 101: The Grand Old King of the Secret Forest”

RIP Irrfan Khan: 1967 – 2020

Irrfan Khan

This is one of best Irrfan Khan’s quotable quotes – we don’t have a culture of realistic acting in India. Our films still are influenced by Parsi theater. Parsi theater was known for melodrama. It’s all about emotions. Image source: Variety / Quote source: NPR

How right he was when it comes to Indian cinema!… [Click to read the rest] “RIP Irrfan Khan: 1967 – 2020”

Are You Not Also Sick And Tired of Bad Parenting?

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When someone becomes a parent, it is by choice and not something that is forced on them. Image source: The Star.

After all, there are many couples who have abstain from having or adopting children simply because they are not ready – emotionally, financially and mentally to take care of children.… [Click to read the rest] “Are You Not Also Sick And Tired of Bad Parenting?”

Quotable Quotes 2019: Dr Sudha Murty’s Thought Provoking Quote

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Got this quotable quotes in my Whatsapp this morning and given that I am not from India, I was curious on only one thing – who is this Sudha Kulkarni Murty (I found later that she is a Padma Shri Dr) and how or what made her to quote this?… [Click to read the rest] “Quotable Quotes 2019: Dr Sudha Murty’s Thought Provoking Quote”

Malaysia 101: National Anthem – No Malaysian Should Ever Disrespect It

“If you forget the words to your own song, you can always claim artistic license. Forget the words to the national anthem and you’re screwed.” ~ Lyle Lovett

Looking at this video when it came out a couple of days ago, I thought that these are not Malaysians. From the looks of them, I thought they are probably from China attending some function in the country and by sheer ignorance; do not know the national anthem of the country.… [Click to read the rest] “Malaysia 101: National Anthem – No Malaysian Should Ever Disrespect It”

Firefighter Adib Tragedy: The Verdict is Out

Adib

(Adib’s death – is this supposed to be the result of temple going, God fearing devotees? Why there was danger to fire fighters when the peace loving devotees suppose to help the fire fighters to do their job? Photo Source: NST)

It was a tragedy that should not have ever happened to a fire fighter

Who is in sound mind would have wanted to injured (in this case killed) a fire fighter rushing in to put a fire?… [Click to read the rest] “Firefighter Adib Tragedy: The Verdict is Out”

Event 2018: Some Good Things & Some Tragedies So Far

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(Miracle do happen! Karma does exist! For the first time in history, in 2018 the opposition will form the Federal Government and take extra states compared to the last elections. It’s is time to clean up the nation and enforce the rule of law. Photo source: NSTP)

I can’t believe that I last blogged back in September 2017 – time does flies fast when one is not looking

Well, it is not that I had lost interest in blogging (I still do drafts now and then but don’t have the time to complete them) but I found that given the very little time that I have apart from work & family, typing on issues and events over the social media & instant messages (Facebook, Twitter and the countless Whatsapp Groups) is more convenient (just hit the “Share” button and your message gets through) compared to blogging which takes time as I tend to do more research and review the drafts over and over again.… [Click to read the rest] “Event 2018: Some Good Things & Some Tragedies So Far”

All About Good Parenting Part 2

Read first All About Good Parenting Part 1 here

For the past few days, if you had not noticed, the weather had not been that good – the day had been rather hazy and the nights has been warm and very sweaty. Can you imagine – I was sweating profusely eventhough I was pouring buckets of cold water onto myself.… [Click to read the rest] “All About Good Parenting Part 2”

All About Good Parenting Part 1

Read these first:-

It is a slow start for 2016 when it comes to blogging but on the other side of the spectrum, I am making some positive changes this year when it comes to personal health. All weekends and on alternate week days when I am back from office early, I am spending at least an hour or so playing badminton to keep myself in shape.… [Click to read the rest] “All About Good Parenting Part 1”

Malaysia 2015: Big Difference Between Leadership vs Managing

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It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. —Nelson Mandela, quote on leading vs managing. Image source: The New York Times
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