Poetry | Surging Bulls

More Image credit: Rosenfeldtown   Rampaging bulls carve a mighty path beneath an unruffled veil crashing through intricate lattices of sobriety Bells in the sanctum peal over the roar of thundering hooves – tolling ‘Calm! Calm! Calm!’ as gallant pillars erected in times of despair stand firm against the rampaging surge – a surge that started from a sock A sock of unmatched quality soaked in insidious splendour rumpled and thick seeping viscid ick permeating the air with H2S flavour mingled with the insufferable perfume of insouciance It leaves a rancid trail in which blood red toadstools blossom and thrive...

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MEGHA DUTA – BAHAGIAN 12 OLEH: UTHAYA SANKAR SB

More Kredit gambar: Dollsofindia.com Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Walaupun motif utama watak yaksa adalah supaya gumpalan awan membawakan pesanan kepada isterinya di Alaka, apa-apa yang bakal ditemui di sepanjang perjalanan dari Bukit Ramagiri diceritakan secara amat terperinci. Sloka 40 – Pada waktu malam, golongan wanita di Ujjaini akan mencuri peluang untuk berkunjung ke rumah kekasih mereka. Mereka akan menggunakan jalan utama kerana cahaya di kawasan itu agak malap, dan sesiapa yang menggunakan jalan berkenaan sukar dikenali. Engkau bantulah perjalanan mereka dengan mengeluarkan pancaran kilat yang berwarna keemas-emasan. Akan tetapi, berhati-hatilah supaya tindakan engkau tidak pula memeranjatkan mereka. Jangan...

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Check out this wonder henna artist doing art you can’t do

More All images credit: Eksentrika. Unless stated otherwise Her father left when she was small, no matter, Namvinsha Kaur and her mother stayed strong. In school, they called her names and isolated her, no matter. No matter became a mantra as Namvinsha soldiered on and obtained a diploma in management and multimedia. Five years after graduation, she was still searching and applying for numerous jobs, employers simply could not see past her physique. No matter, Namvinsha turns to art and voila! Who’s the boss now? Born with congenital achondroplasia, Namvinsha’s limbs are not fully formed. People had called her a ‘penguin baby’. Making friends was...

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Music now and here with Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men

More All images courtesy of Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men Folk rock outfit Billie Blue & The Nowhere Men are no strangers in the local indie music scene. Inspired by psychedelic bands of the 60’s, the four-piece band’s vocalist, Billie Blue Blackstone reveals to Eksentrika that there are more elements that inspire their music than what others would typically be led to assume. Hey Billie! First of all, what does “Nowhere Men” signify? Why such a name for a band?  “Nowhere Men” is a reference to the Beatles song, “Nowhere Man” from the movie “Yellow Submarine”. That movie...

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Prose | Kuala Lumpur Café

More Image credit: Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi A monk in the sweltering heat, Swathed in red-orange, brown beads on his neck, Explaining life and spirituality to a young Chinese man. The café bustles with people and colours, shoving, jostling to get a table. Everyone seems hot, harassed, longing for drinks and snacks; The tired ceiling fans whirl futile twirls against the heat.   An array of food on display to feed voracious appetites – Dosas, chappatis, curry-puffs, rice, curry, local sweets. Drinks – fruit juices, tea, coffee, Milo, iced and hot Nescafe; The wannabe “barrista” adept at their...

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Jack it up with Jack Malik

More If you’ve been checking out the local poetry scene, then you might have come across an event called “Jack it!” that has been happening at Unit 23 Cafe in Shah Alam. And you might have wondered what this phrase meant and who it is referencing…well, Eksentrika spoke to the man who inspired the namesake, Jack Malik. It might appear that the 23-year-old Projek Rabak poet was aptly named due to his obvious love for sajak, because you know, sajack…but as it turns out, his real name is Muhammad Danial bin Malik! So what’s the story behind the stage name...

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MEGHA DUTA – BAHAGIAN 11 OLEH: UTHAYA SANKAR SB

More Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Watak yaksa terus bermonolog dan menceritakan kepada gumpalan awan (megha) mengenai apa-apa yang perlu dilakukan apabila berada di bandar Vishala. Sloka 36 – Engkau teruskan perjalanan ke kuil Dewa Shiva yang berleher warna biru kekelabuan akibat racun yang dihirup dari sungai untuk menyelamatkan manusia. Taman di perkarangan kuil ini segar dengan tiupan angin dari Sungai Gandhavati. Angin yang bertiup akan membawakan haruman bunga teratai serta wangian yang digunakan oleh kumpulan wanita yang mandi di sungai. Para pembantu Dewa Shiva pasti akan mendongak dan memandang engkau dengan penuh takjub. Mereka pasti kagum kerana warna...

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Malaysians pay homage to Carrie Fisher through art

More By now you’ve probably heard the passing of Carrie Fisher, who famously played the role of Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic space franchise, Star Wars. The American actress, writer, producer, and humorist passed away at the age of 60 four days after going into cardiac arrest during an airplane flight. For many, the news came as a shock as Carrie was a symbol of strength and courage. Her philosophy and outlook on life, despite suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, served as an inspiration to many. Based on these artworks created by Malaysian artists, her legacy will continue...

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Deric Gan’s Richard III is a study on how a weakling can turn evil

More All images by TR. Ban Photography How does discrimination play a factor for an individual to turn evil? Dr Deric Gan’s interpretation of Richard III which ended its run last weekend at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) explores just this. Deric’s take on one of William Shakespeare’s earliest work on an actual king explored crucial elements which turned Richard III of England into a monstrous figure. These are the same elements which many Richard III plays often miss, ignore or overlook. See, the people of England during the middle ages believed that those who were hunched or...

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Superhero artist anonymously creates healing art for terminally ill children

More All images credit: Kopi Soh There are superheroes among us if you look close enough. One of them is an artist who anonymously has been creating healing artworks for terminally ill children for the past four-years! Preferring to go with her artist name Kopi Soh, the digital artist said there was no big “Aha” moment when she found her calling in creating healing artworks. Save “I just felt I wanted to put more smiles on people’s faces so I started by drawing for the general public, people who were sick, depressed, grieving, and also terminally ill kids who...

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MEGHA DUTA – BAHAGIAN 10 OLEH: UTHAYA SANKAR SB

More Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Puisi klasik Sanskrit berjudul Megha Duta karya Kalidasa merupakan sandesa kavya (“puisi utusan”) di mana watak yaksa memujuk gumpalan awan menjadi utusan (duta) bagi menyampaikan pesanan kepada isterinya. Yaksa menceritakan secara terperinci tentang kawasan-kawasan yang akan dilalui oleh gumpalan awan itu sepanjang perjalanannya. Sloka 30 – Engkau sungguh bertuah, wahai awan! Sungai Nirvindhya sudah menjadi kurus (cetek). Permukaan air kelihatan kuning dan pucat berikutan daun-daun kering gugur dari pokok-pokok di tebing sungai. Tidak ubah seperti seorang wanita yang menjadi kurus dan pucat akibat perpisahan dengan suami atau kekasih tersayang. Sungai itu terdampar di...

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Artist makes a living by painting images of Pokemon!

More Okay, so the last time around we wrote about this artist who morphed Pokemon into Po-Kaijin and this architect who created his own Pokemon evolutionary line. This time around though, we’re writing about Alexander Panglima who paints beautiful Pokemon images! A photo posted by by Alex Panglima (@pang.art) on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:51am PST A photo posted by by Alex Panglima (@pang.art) on Oct 23, 2016 at 4:42am PDT Finally completed! Who will you be choosing to start your adventure in Alola? Let me know in the comments below 😊 A photo posted by by Alex Panglima (@pang.art)...

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