Month: June 2019

SHORT STORY | The Chicken by Dashiny Muniandy

Photo by Kazi Faiz Ahmed Jeem on Unsplash My grandma is dead today. It is the day I saw my dad broke down into tears for the first time. Everyone’s eyes were swollen from the profuse waterworks. Visitors paid their last respect by placing flower garlands on her. Grandma’s favourite grandchildren surrounded the casket as they wept with sorrow. And there I was in the corner, gazing at the dimly lit blue living room,  watching the people encircling the casket adorned with colourful flowers, as if it were the most popular exhibit at a museum. Everyone glared at me as if I...

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This Web Comic Is For People Who Find Money Confusing And Scary

Cover image credit The Woke Salaryman Personal finance can be a mind numbing, boring topic. Sure, there are books and swathes of articles about it, but not many are reading. However, in recent years there has been a slew of writers who’ve made personal finance fun and a lot more palatable. Yet, this writer and illustrator are taking things one level higher through their web comic The Woke Salaryman. Drawn in a minimalist style, the creators of this web comic have turned boring topics such as budgeting, debt management and investing into simple, easy to understand content. The Woke Salaryman is...

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Kaum India dan Sastera Kebangsaan — Bahagian 6

Sila baca dari Bahagian 1 terlebih dahulu.  Dalam majalah Pelita Bahasa terbitan Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), dari keluaran Mac 1998 hingga Januari 2000, seorang individu bernama Belham K menulis siri rencana berkaitan penterjemahan. Nama sebenar penulis berkenaan ialah Belaetham Kalimuthu, tetapi beliau menulis menggunakan nama Belaetham K, Belham K, dan K.B. Tham. Beliau lahir dan belajar di Taiping, Perak sebelum meneruskan pengajian di Universiti Malaya (UM) dan memperoleh ijazah sarjana muda pada tahun 1973. Pada tahun 1970-an dan 1980-an, Belaetham K giat menulis ulasan buku di akhbar dan majalah, sebelum menumpukan perhatian kepada kerja-kerja terjemahan. Beliau berpengalaman menjadi...

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POETRY | An Ode To Vitiligo by Reshma Clare Stanislaus

Cover image credit Ash Soto. >> Brown, white, speckled, polka-dotty, Unpredictable and altogether spotty, Attempting a cure might drive one batty, In some folks leading to social anxiety. >> Regarding this condition,there are two main sub-types, On the body, appearing on either one or both sides, Segmental vs non-segmental, if you’re feeling specific, The symmetrical sort, most common and prolific. >> The cause is unclear, ill-defined and uncertain, Said to be due to an auto-immune reaction, May also be influenced by genetic origin, Injury or stress; a mind-body connection. >> Those who have it are not contagious, It’s harmless,...

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CERPEN | Aku nampak Allah oleh Xeva Spaite

Photo by Pretty Drugthings on Unsplash Cinta? Apa yang kau tahu tentang cinta? Tiada yang lebih tahu tentang cinta melainkan aku, Allah dan habib. Jangan kau temberang kau tahu semuanya tentang cinta. Jangan. Jangan temberang! Kenapa aku yakin aku lebih tahu? Hahahahaha! Bodoh! Kau semua memang dungu. Buta hati dan buta mata. Aku yakin aku lebih tahu kerana Allah dan cintaNya sendiri pernah menjelma di hadapanku. Habib yang mengajarkannya kerana aku wanita istimewa. Penghulu wanita syurga, katanya. Setanding dengan Fatimah RA. Ketaatanku kepada habib menjadikan Allah sangat sayang padaku. Kalau lelaki lain bilang, aku tidak percaya, tetapi habib tidak pernah berbohong. Habib...

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