Welcome to Eksentrika — a Malaysian arts & humanities content website dedicated to feature, guide and inspire creative talents take their craft to the next level.
In 2016, a month before Ista was to deliver our little girl, the Malaysian Insider closed shop.
We struggled to make ends meet but we managed to sustain ourselves through the support of well wishers and friends.
That’s when we decided to take a different route. An unconventional one.
Instead of writing about politicians as we used to during our days as journalists, we felt that we needed to put our writing skills to good use by writing about talented and creative Malaysians.
It was not easy. We faced ups and downs and criticisms.
We were never editors. We never knew what marketing was let alone how to properly manage a content website.
But we persevered. We learned. We grew.
Now, we are proud to say that close to 500 talented Malaysian creatives including artistic brands have been featured on Eksentrika.
Our goal is to double the figure above in the years to come.
We are Malaysia’s first and only art centric content website of its kind because we cover diverse creative art forms.
We’re also a breeding ground for young and budding (and also home to the old and humble) creatives who’ve been using Eksentrika to express themselves creatively.
From poems, short stories, reviews, opinions and essays related to the arts, we receive them all with opens arms. They’re mostly submitted to us on a complimentary basis. The rights of the works belong to the creators alone.
We’re also building this website as a resource centre for creatives to take their craft to the next level.
+ Mondays are for poetry.
+ Fridays are for short stories.
+ Tuesdays to Thursdays are for art related features.
We take a break during the weekends and public holidays.
Eksentrika is our labor of love to nurture and grow the Malaysian arts scene.
Eksentrika has something for every art lover and practitioner. We hope you discover what you’re looking for.
If you like, you can also opt in to join our mailing list. We’ll only email you once a month.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this page.
Sukhbir & Ista