SASTERAWAN KAVYAN – BAHAGIAN 2

Image credit: Star2 Baca Bahagian 1 di sini. Dalam majalah Dewan Sastera keluaran April 2017, penulis esei berkenaan, Raja Rajeswari Seetha Raman, dan editor, Fadli Al-Akiti mengemukakan hujah yang secara terang-terangan tidak menggambarkan realiti yang wujud dalam kalangan penulis kaum India yang menghasilkan karya Bahasa Malaysia, Tamil dan Inggeris. Menurut Raja Rajeswari: “Mungkin setakat ini, tidak ada percubaan daripada pihak yang bertanggungjawab ataupun kerajaan untuk mencari titik pertemuan antara ketiga-tiga kumpulan besar penulis India ini mencari jalan tengah untuk bertemu dan berkongsi pandangan.” Penulis esei ini sebenarnya pernah menjadi ahli Kumpulan Sasterawan Kavyan (Kavyan). Tetapi keahliannya dilucutkan pada Julai...

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Wanted Symphony – the love and hate relationship with music

All images credit: Wanted Symphony The local music scene is immense and thriving with many creative talents who not only entertain people but also provide opportunities for other creatives. One of them is singer-songwriter, Daniel Wong aka Wanted Symphony. Known for his vocal prowess and famed for his soulful electro pop and RnB music, Daniel has also been keeping himself busy, running live music series, Soundstruck : Live at the Bee for the past three-years! You’ve probably heard his single, “In The Eyes Of The World”. It was nominated for the category of ‘Best EDM Song’ at the Voice Independent Music...

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Love Pokemon? Then get this artist to turn you into one!

Remember Munif Malek? You know, the architect who came up with his own Pokemon evolutionary lines. Now he has opened his creative doors for others to get themselves evolved too!  For a mere RM30, Munif will design the characters based on an image of you and a description you provide. “All you got to do is send me your personality trait, your favorite color and other descriptions of your choice,” he tells me. Best part, if you’re willing to fork out an additional RM 55, Munif will also see that these cool evolutionary designs get printed onto a t-shirt! He is...

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POETRY | Ode Untuk Malam oleh Khairul Hafeez

malam tirai litupmu menyelimut hebat desah ketika kamu hadir saat kelam menjelma malam jiwailah kesalku kepada siang yang menerjah dan menolakku seadanya hingga kau sendiri dihembus olehnya yang tercipta untuknya sinari segala malam tidurku yang lusuh mengidamkan mimpi liar yang membangkitkan aku di tengahmu berteman peluh resah dan hawa dinginmu malam tiduri aku kembali di kalangan malapmu agar sempurna semula mimpi yang ku nanti seolah siang terik tiada berpunya Ingin menyumbang cerpen atau puisi? Emel editors@eksentrika.com We also accept poetry and short stories! Express...

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SHORT STORY | Melihat Petunjuk oleh Amir Azmi

Kredit gambar: Rodolpho Valdetaro Hari mendapat keputusan peperiksaan adalah hari yang paling ditakuti oleh Ali Alif. Seperti biasa, apabila mendapat tahu keputusan peperiksaannya Ali Alif akan pergi ke suatu tempat terpencil, selalunya kawasan berdekatan hutan yang sunyi untuk bersendirian. Ali Alif tahu keputusan peperiksaanya selalu teruk kerana dia bukanlah seorang pelajar yang pandai. Kali ini Ali Alif telah pergi ke suatu kawasan baru yang dia tak pernah pergi lagi sebelum ini. Sampai ke tempat terpencil itu, dia turun dari basikal perlahan-lahan dan menongkatkannya dengan kemas. Dia buka tali leher sekolah yang dia pakai dan campakkan ke dalam raga depan...

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Megha Duta – Bahagian 21 | Oleh Uthaya Sankar SB

 Tasik Tambon Chiang Haeo di Thailand. Gambar kredit: Atlas Obscura   Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Alaka terletak di Kailasa, iaitu tempat yang dihuni Dewa Shiva dalam mitos Hindu. Kalidasa memberikan gambaran terperinci mengenai bandar mistik ini menerusi sajak klasik Megha Duta. Turut diceritakan tentang rumah milik yaksa, iaitu watak pencerita yang sedang bermonolog. Sloka 14 – Manmatha yang merupakan Dewa Cinta sering membawa busur istimewa di mana talinya terdiri daripada lebah. Dialah yang menjadi agen bagi memutikkan cinta antara pasangan muda. Bagaimanapun, Manmatha tidak berani membawa busurnya ke Alaka kerana Dewa Shiva ada di sana. Dewa Shiva merupakan...

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K.S. Maniam is still in Malaysia, slams Dewan Sastera’s erroneous essay

Image credit: Belle Hassanah Malaysian novelist K.S. Maniam is still based in Malaysia and has not left to the United States as claimed in Dewan Sastera recently. Government department, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), through its monthly Malay language magazine, Dewan Sastera had reported in its April, 2017 issue that the 75-year-old had migrated to the United States. In an essay titled “Kolonialisme dan Etnosentrisme: Suatu Retrospeksi Penulis India Malaysia”, Maniam was reported to have left the country purely for the purpose of being accepted and recognised internationally. The magazine claimed that it made this discovery based on survey forms that were sent out to 60...

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Sasterawan Kavyan – Bahagian 1

Jumlah penulis kaum India yang menghasilkan karya Bahasa Malaysia memang tidak ramai. Walau bagaimanapun, sumbangan golongan ini terhadap perkembangan bidang penulisan di Malaysia masih amat penting, signifikan, dan wajar diiktiraf. Semasa Diskusi Sastera Kavyan di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) pada 10 Julai 2004, istilah “Sasterawan Kavyan” diperkenalkan untuk merujuk scara khusus kepada penulis kaum India yang menghasilkan karya Bahasa Malaysia. Pengkaji sastera dan penulisan Bahasa Malaysia biasanya menamakan Nagalingam sebagai penulis kaum India yang paling awal menulis karya Bahasa Malaysia (bahasa Melayu), iaitu pada tahun 1932. Bagaimanapun, hakikat yang sering dilupai adalah bahawa Munshi Abdullah (Abdullah Abdul Kadir...

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OPINION | Cut the “Beauty With a Purpose” crap

Image credit: Pinterest Year after year, we celebrate the annual ceremony, where a line-up of women in stilettos, bikinis and evening gowns with their faces painted, vow to end world hunger and bring world peace, as they wait to be judged based on their physical attributes, by a group of fully clothed professionals and they are watched by a fully clothed audience in a packed hall, while also being telecasted live all around the world. These women will be told to line up, walk with their heads held up, smile and get scored on how they look. They will be assigned a number,...

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These are the artworks which made March 2017 marvelous!

Art of the Month for March 2017 by Anna Sabrina. This was Anna’s winning piece at Art Battle Malaysia #2 Ladies and gentlemen, Art Battle Malaysia #2 winner Anna Sabrina’s artwork is Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for March 2017! March is special because instead of us selecting the best artworks of the month, we got our readers to vote on Eksentrika’s Instagram and Facebook this time. Some of these artworks were submitted to us and many were selected by us with permission from the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group. They were all good and I’m pretty sure our readers had a tough...

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POETRY | God has disappeared… by Mazlan Noor Along

Image credit: natre.org.uk the presence of men of letters from the world over…what’s the purpose? esteemed men of letters the cultured among the cultured the poets among the poets in the realm of the verses cascading from the hearts the minds and the good deeds with hopes so desired hoping for a world that understands the trials and tribulations of some people of misfortune and pain breathing in despair…living in sorrow some have lived years of sadness some lived in obscene richness the fall of civilization starts from the top leaders with full intent…creating the homeless allowing the living...

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SHORT STORY | Good girls by Sakinah Alhabshi

Image credit Etsy “Don’t be ridiculous! Good girls don’t climb fences and run wild!” I could hear the sound of my heart beating hard against my chest, almost leaping free, like the curly locks around my face. And as always, her thumb flicked open the dreaded envelope, and pulled out a little scrap of brown paper which said, “Bake a dozen cookies and have a tea party with your dolls”. I couldn’t play with dolls when I had guppies in the drain to catch, and a baby bird out back with a broken wing! “Good girls dress nicely, play...

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april, 2017

6apr - 9apr 68:30 pmapr 9Don’t Let Children Know 《别让儿童知道的事》Play at Klpac

8apr - 9apr 88:30 pmapr 9Magical Musicals

12apr9:00 pmBattle Bloom Debut Album Launch

16apr11:00 am- 5:00 amHIN POP-UP MARKET 2.0 - EYA

16apr8:30 pm- 1:00 amDancebox

17apr - 18apr 173:00 pmapr 18World’s Best MoviesMovie screening

20apr - 23apr 208:30 pmapr 23Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm 曹禺著作《雷雨》

27apr8:00 am- 11:30 pm500 CALORIE RUN (6KM RUN)

28apr - 30apr 288:30 pmapr 30Hadiah Ulang Tahun Maling

29apr8:30 pmODE TO PEACE 乐韵 •新颂