Author: Eksentrika

POETRY | Mr. Doubt

Image credit: Saatchi Art Didn’t I tell you to leave me alone? To go far away and never come back? Yet here I find you nestled comfortably Deep in my thoughts Slipping through each and every crack Just finding your way back in No matter how I try To shut you out Embedded in my skin There you stay Mr. Doubt Azalia Zaharuddin is a part time writer and full time dreaming linguist who enjoys singing broken tunes to the moon while pursuing her Masters in Translation at University Sains Malaysia. You can find more of her work here....

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This artist spray paints women in sarees and turns them into goddesses

Image credit: Vicknes Waran A month back when Ruby Subramaniam read an article about a Facebook group on a mission to spray paint “inappropriately” dressed women during Thaipusam, she felt she had to do something. Being absolutely familiar with one of the world’s oldest religion, Hinduism, the self-taught artist reflected on the irony of men worshipping female deities and yet asserting their dominance in such disrespectful manner. In Hinduism, the principal qualities of creation are represented by three deities – Trimurti as they’re called; Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver and Shiva the Destroyer. These three qualities have feminine aspects and are represented by...

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Image credit: Alienated Who I am is underappreciated. I said, come, dance with me This place is too colourful for us to be so standstill Dance to my song – I wasn’t always this happy Dance to our song – I was never this free I’d like for us to dance and dance and dance till we pass out If that’s okay with you. I want everything to be okay with you. But you exuded boredom to my face And suddenly I was a star without its glow My head was filled with rage I worked too hard for...

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Our top picks of the best Malaysian artworks of January 2017

And just like that, January gives way to February. Here are the best Malaysian artworks which we’ve come across to celebrate the first month of 2017! They come in all shapes, colors, sizes and commemorate a myriad of occasions, events and moments. Majority of these artworks were spotted and picked at the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group! *** Fun Fact: The Facebook group linked above is the best local social media platform to join if you’re looking for a Malaysian Facebook art community consisting of supportive bunch of artists (young and old, male and female, beginners and...

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POETRY | In the Morning After

Image credit: Will you be the one, to draw the curtains, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to brew me coffee, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to draw the sheets closer, in the morning after? Will you be the one. to smile shyly, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to lean in and kiss me, in the morning after? OR Will you be the one, to call it a mistake, in the morning after? Khayma Balakrishnan says; “I am a passionate teacher, and an idealistic writer. I write about the...

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