Book Review: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

A fan of Bollywood for three quarters of my life, it was a pleasant surprise for me when I found out one of my favourite actresses, Twinkle Khanna had ventured into writing - making waves in her homeland as a newspaper columnist and well-known author. The Barsaat, Mela and Dil Tera Diwana actress had disappeared under … Continue reading Book Review: The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

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Album Review: The Search For Everything

As a big fan of John Mayer, this reviewer admits, his latest album The Search For Everything is not his finest. Still, the seventh album from the musician has moments that pull on the heartstrings of ardent followers. In songs such as Hopeless, Moving On And Getting Over, and In The Blood,  his guitar work … Continue reading Album Review: The Search For Everything

Aladdin Flies High At PJ Live Arts

Enfiniti Academy's Aladdin Reloaded brought life and laughs with touches its own brand of Malaysian humour, slapstick comedy and popular songs.   Following the staging of Aladdin – A Musical Comedy in 2015, this year’s new content, jokes and choreography brought laughter on many levels for the entire family. In Aladdin Reloaded, the wicked wizard Abanaza … Continue reading Aladdin Flies High At PJ Live Arts

A Tale of Love and Language

A hybrid of complex yet simple, hilarious yet touching, educational and entertaining,  The Language Archive delivers and delivers spectacularly.  Written by playwright Julia Cho, the award-winning play has all the elements of a good time out at the theatre - an engaging story, lovable and deeply flawed characters and a few lessons. Presented by PH7 Production, the play … Continue reading A Tale of Love and Language

Opening Minds to the Power of Drums

Music is one of the best things that man have created - and something that is best shared. The 4th installation of  International Drumming Festival -Kaleidescope 4: Drumming Nation was proof of this. Presented by Hands Percussion, the harmonious collaboration saw talents from Burkina Faso-US, Indonesia Germany and Malaysia, opening up the minds of music lovers … Continue reading Opening Minds to the Power of Drums

Book Review: Tapai – Travels & Guilty Pleasures of a Fermented Malaysian

Title: Tapai - Travels & Guilty Pleasures of a Fermented Malaysian Author: Hishamuddin Rais Publisher: ZI Publications Ratings: If you think the title of the book is intrigu­ing as the reviewer did, you are in for a treat. Written by Hishamuddin Rais, the columnist for Off The Edge magazine, blog­ger and former ISA detainee has … Continue reading Book Review: Tapai – Travels & Guilty Pleasures of a Fermented Malaysian