Outbreak 2021: What We Can Learn From Recent Thaipusam Fiasco?

Batu Caves Thaipusam Old Photo Religion Hindu Malaysia

What signifies Thaipusam celebrations in Malaysia? If you are in Klang Valley, it will be a trip to Batu Caves and climb up 272 steps all the way up to the caves with a kavadi. An image of Batu Caves in the 1950s. Image source: Astro Ulagam

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Favourite Hindi Song 101: Mesmerising Bichdann by Himesh Reshammiya 2012

Hindi Sonakshi Sinha Song Movie Son of Sardaar

I am not sure why but it seems like most of my favourite Hindi songs in my playlist has Sonakshi Sinha as the lead actress (a mere coincidence?). This is from the 2012 Hindi movie, Son of Sardaar starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha. Image source: BHM Pics.

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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?

By the way, the actual complete quote is this:-

“With my experience in life, I want to tell you that having good relationships, compassion and peace of mind is much more important than achievements, awards, degrees or money.”

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Childhood Memories: Part 00 – Demise of the Indian Barber Shop

Indian Barber

Don’t think any Malaysians from my generation had not been to an Indian barber in the neighbourhood. Image (Source)

My first experience of going to a barber was back in the old neighbourhood where the barber was actually the neighbour who lived in the same row of houses like us. Being a good friend of my dad, he often cut our hair as short as possible even though we tried our best to get him to cut in the latest styles.

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Customer Service 101: When Service Really Sucks!

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(I have walked off from restaurants couple of times before when there was no service or when my orders delivered late but it was a bit hard difficult to do the same when you have a family in tow. Image source: http://www.insightwithpassion.co.uk)

Don’t mind me, it has been sometime since I bitched about service at a restaurant or is it is because it is the weekend again.… [Click to read the rest] “Customer Service 101: When Service Really Sucks!”

Tamil Movie Review: Why 3 Idiots 2009 is Better Than Nanban 2012?

It supposes to be a quick post on Shankar’s Nanban but I ended up writing more especially after yesterday I watched again the well made 3 Idiots

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(The guy on the far right – your right – seems better than the rest. Trust me, you will be safer watching the original 3 Idiots than the “new” idiots in Nanban – they are nowhere close to the beauty of story-telling and acting in 3 Idiots. Poster source: Indiaglitz)

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Malaysia 101: Slaying the Real Bogeyman

Bogeyman Malaysia Non Malay

(Who is the real bogeyman in Malaysia? Some people determined to prove that it is none other than fellow Malaysians. Photo by Chavdar Lungov from Pexels)

The 53rd anniversary of our independence is just around the corner, and yet we continue to read this nonsense that causes us to go after the wrong bogeyman – we should be ashamed of ourselves.

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Hindu Temple Architecture

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The architecture of Hindu temples evolved over a period of more than 2,000 years and there is a great variety in this architecture.

Hindu temples are of different shapes and sizes – rectangular, octagonal, semi circular – with different types of domes and gates.… [Click to read the rest] “Hindu Temple Architecture”

Religion 101: Thaipusam Scary Trip to Batu Caves 2009 Part 2

Thaipusam Batu Caves

The idea of parking the car in the industrial area for the trip to Batu Caves during Thaipusam came from my sister who has parked many times before but not at night and certainly not when creepy characters are lurking in the dark alleys. Image source: Google Map

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Hindraf Rally 2007: A Year End Thought

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The closing posts for 2007 would not be complete without a post on one of the main event of this year – Hindraf rally protests in the streets of the Malaysian capital city. Image source: Malaysiakini

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