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Making work from home fun

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Quiet scary times we are living in, aren’t we? We need to take good care of us & our family, keep everyone well-fed, NOT Lose Our Jobs in the process and make sure that the housemaid (who’s unwillingly on a […]

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Looking back at my time at Doordarshan while social distancing

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I was young, full of zeal to change the world and probably a bit delusional about my skills and talent; because in a reasonable state of mind, I would never imagine being a television presenter, that too on Doordarshan– India’s largest […]

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My Social Distancing Survival Guide

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With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting millions of lives around the globe, social distancing is becoming the new normal. Right now, there are more than 886,000 #socialdistancing posts on Instagram alone.  From self-isolation to working from home and self-quarantine to cancelling […]

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Living in the time of social distancing and COVID-19

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When the new year arrived, there was excitement all over the world. This new year was more special because it marked the beginning of a new decade.  Unfortunately, barely 20-25 days in and the world was hit by a headline […]

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An Australian author’s guide to #BuySingLit 2020

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Amidst the fears of COVID-19, I found myself venturing out to Singapore to help out with #BuySingLit 2020- an industry-led movement to celebrate stories from Singapore. Full disclosure: this was a work thing but I was also genuinely interested in the […]

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This #BuySingLit Season Read Mabel Gan’s ‘The Ghost Who Pinched Me’

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“In the dim candlelight, the small room seem to have shrunk. I felt my chest tighten and worried that there wasn’t enough air for all of us. I couldn’t control myself and let out a sob. Siew Cheh put her […]

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STOP! Are Your Hands Clean?

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With the recent outbreak of the coronavirus aka COVID-19, authorities all over the world, and the World Health Organisation have been reminding us repeatedly to wash our hands with soap and water. Infographics and posters teaching “how to wash your […]

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Celebrating the vivid colours of love and compassion with Holi

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When one thinks of India, an image conjures up before their eyes, a picture of people dancing and singing, spreading their colours into the wind and onto each other. This is the impact that one day’s festivities have not only […]

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“Is This Love?”: A Tale Of An Arranged Marriage In The Age Of Tinder

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When I turned 24, my parents decided that it was time they made ‘arranging their daughter’s marriage’ as their top goal in life. As with any arranged marriage, entire families were enlisted to convince me that it should be my […]

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My Thoughts On S’porean TV Series – She’s a Terrorist and I Love Her

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HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s first and leading premium video-on-demand service, recently launched their first Singapore Original television series She’s a Terrorist and I Love Her. This local production is the winner of the second annual HOOQ Filmmakers Guild and was also […]

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As The Fight Against Coronavirus Continues, Here’s A Guide On How To Cope

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The world has been fighting the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) for more than three weeks now. At the point of writing, the death toll in China stands at 1,016, with more than 42,635 confirmed infections. There are confirmed cases of novel […]

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‘If Walls Could Speak’ – An Exhibition by 30 Award-winning Artists From Asia Curated by Mayinart

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If Walls Could Speak is a showcase of never-seen-before works of art from Indonesia, India, and Singapore, curated by Mayinart. The exhibition will showcase 150 visual artworks by 30 award-winning artists. MAYINART has come up with If Walls Could Speak, an exhibition […]

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Queer Eye: A show that challenges societal perceptions

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Queer eye for the straight guy was first released in the year 2003. It starred five gay men, namely Ted Ellen (food and wine expert), Carson Kressley (Fashion), Kyan Douglas (grooming), Thom Filicia (design), and Jai Rodriguez (culture) who as […]

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Things I won’t be doing in 2020: Lessons learnt as a freelancer in Singapore

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With the advent of internet, digital nomadism has become a way of life, making freelancing easier and more accessible. As of now, there are more than 1.7 million #freelancer posts on Instagram. Freelancing comes with many perks like flexible work […]

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Turning 30: The Big Three O And The Female Tribe

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When I decided to write this article, I swear the inspiration came from an honest place. I am turning 30 in a couple of months and I have had a series of epiphanies induced by the people around me and […]

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‘Train Friends’ and ‘Dangling Gandhi’ launched at The Arts House

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I had a fascinating time last Sunday as I attended the book launch of two books with three amazing authors: Train Friends and Dangling Gandhi at The Arts House. Train Friends is a collection of reflections of the personal journeys of its […]

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Here’s How These Books Helped Me Combat Mental Health Issues

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In today’s digital era, we are living fast-paced lives where most of our choices are “influenced” by social media and everything is instant. Trends that go viral today become irrelevant the next day. From fashion to music and pop culture […]

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Plastic pollution: A global crisis

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It has come down to the planet or plastic: the choice is ours Not a day goes by when my social media feed isn’t flooded with articles highlighting the pollution that plastic is causing all over the world. With rapidly increasing […]

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You need to read this Punjabi-Singaporean’s books if you haven’t already

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Balli Kaur Jaswal is a reputed author who has penned four stand-alone books. Her third book, “Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows” that was published by Harper Collins caught the masses eyes and became a worldwide bestseller. Her sharp wordplay mixed […]

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It’s Time To Put A Stop To Greenwashing

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We are living in a day and age where everyone around us is talking about sustainability, clean living and green initiatives. Today, it is woke to love the environment. Our social media feeds are flooded with #gogreen and #greenliving posts. […]

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