CERPEN | “Nak Pergi Sekolah…” oleh Murali Mohan

More “Cantik mummy. Cantik baju Nitesh” kata Si Comel itu ketika ibu menggosok pakaian seragam Nitesh. Ibu seronok melihat kanak-kanak yang sudah bersedia  secara fizikal dan mental untuk bersekolah. Sebenarnya ibu berasa risau tentang Nitesh yang selalunya menangis semasa dihantar ke rumah mak cik yang mengasuhnya. “Janganlah nangis, Nitesh. Mummy nak pergi kerja. Nitesh duduk dengan mak cik. Nanti, lepas habis kerja, mummy akan bawa Nitesh balik.” Begitulah pujukan ibu setiap hari ketika menghantarnya ke rumah pengasuh. Tetapi sekarang bukan begitu. Keesokan hari, hari kedua Nitesh pergi ke Taska Adik Ceria. Dia teruja. Dia lebih suka pergi taska jika...

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These Talented Teens Perform Bharatanatyam With Buckets As Drums

More Does an underprivileged child have a choice to become a dancer or musician? For Lavanya Selvaratnam, the answer is a resounding yes. As a firm believer in the enhancing powers of the arts, the Bharatanatyam teacher says more people need to realise the important role that artistic influence can have in the lives of youth, especially those from troubled backgrounds. “I myself come from humble beginnings and dance played a significant role to help me overcome many challenges. “Lady luck was not especially on my side but I gained resilience and a fighting spirit through my involvement in...

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Gambaran Budaya India Dalam Cerpen – Bahagian 3

More Baca bahagian sebelumnya di sini.  Cerpen “Perkahwinan” dalam antologi Bermulanya di Sini (1991) ditulis oleh Vannita Xavier yang berasal dari Kuala Lumpur. Beliau mendapat pendidikan awal di Sekolah Rendah Kebangsaan Kampung Tunku dan kemudian di Sekolah Menengah (P) Methodist, Kuala Lumpur, sebelum melanjutkan pengajian di Jabatan Penulisan, Universiti Malaya. Cerpen “Perkahwinan” mengisahkan Joan Rozario, seorang penyanyi profesional, yang sudah bercerai dengan Joseph Chako. Joan menghadiri majlis perkahwinan “kawan karibnya semasa di bangku sekolah” (hlm. 65), Shanthi Maniam @ Shan dengan Joe Chenko. Rupa-rupanya, Joe dan Joseph adalah orang yang sama. Apabila mendapat tahu Shanthi “mengidap sakit cancer hati”...

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POETRY | The Morning Comes by Krishen Mohan

More Ready to revel as mindless rebel, With a flag of no other, But mine own. This banner my skin, Hiding fool within. Let the morning never come, That this tongue may fly, Air dried, Flopping for chatter, Never for better. Let the morning never come, That I may let them spin, Unhinged thoughts twirl, Unfurl then hideous grin. Let the morning never come, In the night they rise, Sighing sophists be the wise, For the lack of light. Let the morning never come, Let this ride never end, Streaking down streets, Blurry signs a flurry, Moving going nowhere....

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CERPEN | Surat Maut oleh Kaljit Kaur

More Semenjak kekalahan pihak British dan negerinya dijajah pula oleh Jepun, Diyal tidak lagi bekerja sebagai askar. Dia mengusahakan tanah miliknya untuk menyara keluarga. Mujur sewaktu bertugas  dia berjimat cermat dan mampu membeli beberapa ekar tanah. Dia dan isterinya menanam pelbagai jenis sayuran selain dari menanam padi. Sekali sekala bila ada masa lapang dia akan berjumpa dengan bekas  rakan setugasnya. “Dengar cerita ramai bekas tentera yang bekerja dengan pihak British dibunuh oleh pihak Jepun,” Danin, rakannya, memulakan bicara sewaktu mereka duduk di  kedai  kopi kegemaran mereka. Diyal menghela nafas, “Kenapa mereka bunuh?” “Mereka menuduh  bekas tentera British  memberi maklumat kepada pihak British. “Kita...

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The KITA! Podcast Is Now One Of Our Top Podcasts To Listen To. Why?

More A show of hands those of you who listen to podcasts while stuck in traffic. Podcast is gradually gaining in popularity in Malaysia as more and more are realising how much control they have when it comes to what they listen compared to radio stations. Thanks to apps such as Spotify, Castbox, SoundCloud, and more there are thousands of podcasts to choose from. The topics covered are diverse: From personal finance to art to even dental hacks. Recently, we came across a podcast that just blew us away. Not only was it well made, there was so much...

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Gambaran Budaya India Dalam Cerpen – Bahagian 2

More Baca bahagian sebelumnya di sini.  Selain daripada Thilaga Vathy Rajoo, terdapat tiga lagi penulis kaum India yang karya mereka termuat dalam antologi cerpen Bermulanya di Sini (1991) hasil usaha sekumpulan lapan mahasiswa tahun ketiga di Jabatan Penulisan, Universiti Malaya sesi 1991/92. Mohana Raghavan berasal dari Negeri Sembilan dan dibesarkan di Johor. Beliau mendapat pendidikan awal di Segamat dan Seremban, sebelum melanjutkan pengajian ijazah sarjana muda di Jabatan Penulisan, Universiti Malaya (UM) dan ijazah sarjana komunikasi dari Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Mohana Raghavan yang tinggal di Kuala Lumpur berpengalaman bekerja sebagai pengurus komunikasi korporat dan kini menjadi pengarah sebuah...

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POETRY | Mother’s Cooking by Nuan Ning

More Editor’s Note: This poem was first performed by Malaysian poet, Nuan Ning at the International University of Malaya-Wales Slam Off on October 16, 2019 where the 14-year-old emerged as a runner-up. It was such a delightful piece that we obtained Nuan Ning’s permission to post it here for you to enjoy. They were like chicken rendang. Sweet and spicy, and leaving you wanting more. They tasted of a pinch of curry powder topped with diced chicken and a sprinkle of turmeric; a tapestry of flavours woven intricately together like the colours on a sari. Different colours and flavours intertwined in a masterpiece...

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BOOK EXCERPT | Soul Thief by Candice Lim

More 1 I shouldn’t be too happy about the seven expected deaths in the hospital. My boots squeaked as I stepped onto the puddle of acid rain from yesterday’s storm. The skyscrapers loomed over the back alley of Centerport City and concealed the grayish angry sky. A musty, putrid smell hung in the air. At the other end of the alley, the lights from the ambulance were flashing in red and blue. Two masked men in lab coats were carrying a body into the back of the ambulance while I and the other vagrants watched on. I looked away...

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How To Make A Living By Performing Exciting Magic? Zlwin Chew Unveils.

More Meet Zlwin Chew. He is magician, mentalist, and illusionist who has performed for thousands including Malaysian royalties and even the country’s prime minister, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. When he was 18, he chanced upon a magician performing a card trick. Thanks to that incident, Zlwin promised himself that he’ll be a magician too. Today, the 29-year-old Malaysian has wowed people who throng renowned nightspots such as Zouk and has even performed on board prominent cruise ships, among them being the Royal Caribbean Cruises and Star Cruises. Eksentrika recently got in touch with Zlwin to find out what does it really...

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You Need To Know These Award Winning Malaysian Children’s Book Illustrators

More Malaysia has a so many talented individuals who are not only skillful writers but illustrators as well. Many of these creative souls are individuals you’ve probably never heard of but they’ve made Malaysia proud by winning awards locally and even internationally. Some have been illustrating and writing for a long time. In conjunction with World Children’s Day, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of award winning Malaysian children’s book illustrators for you to check out. JAINAL AMAMBING Save < Born 1968. Jainal Amambing is from Sabah, East Malaysia on the island of Borneo. His works have appeared in a...

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Gambaran Budaya India Dalam Cerpen – Bahagian 1

More Siri rencana berjudul “Sasterawan Kavyan” (Eksentrika, 5 April 2017 – 17 Mei 2017), “Sasterawan Kavyan dan Sastera Kebangsaan” (Dewan Sastera, Jun 2017), serta “Kaum India dan Sastera Kebangsaan” (Eksentrika, 21 Mei 2019 – 28 Ogos 2019) memberi gambaran jelas mengenai sumbangan dan peranan golongan penulis kaum India di Malaysia kepada perkembangan Sastera Kebangsaan; khususnya cerpen Bahasa Malaysia. Para pengkaji biasanya meneliti perkembangan dan penglibatan generasi baharu penulis kaum India dalam Sastera Kebangsaan menerusi Hadiah Cerpen Malayan Banking-DBP yang dimulakan pada tahun 1987; secara kebetulan selepas Dasar Pelajaran Kebangsaan yang dimulakan pada tahun 1971 berjaya dilaksanakan sepenuhnya dari peringkat...

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