A haunting melody by songwriter Amirah Ali, who won the Best Pop Category for "Tell Me"  in the 2008 Signature Songwriting Competition. http://www.youtube.com/v/fFvmkatBBhU&hl=en_GB&fs=1&rel=0 Thanks for the lead, Sivin. While listening to the song, check out the report "Four reasons for controversial...
This post is dedicated to blogger Antares, who I understand is seriously ill with a malaria infection. Antares knows all about the inter-connectedness of Nature that the movie Avatar depicts so beautifully. Wishing him a speedy recovery. A couple...
Listen to what UN Assistant Secretary-General K S Jomo, an economist from Malaysia, has to say about the perils of financial liberalisation, as reported in theSun: A bigger crisis awaits Malaysia if we continue on the path of financial liberalisation...
The Aliran Singers had a whole lot of fun with their musical spoofs of Malaysian politics at the Aliran dinner last night in front of some 600 diners at the Moral Uplifting Hall in Penang. The Aliran Singers and Pete...
Are you depressed about the socio-political situation? This could be just the antidote for you: the Aliran Singers. The Aliran Singers breaking out in song and parody - Photo courtesy of Aliran Monthly The Aliran Singers are gearing up to perform...
Kseniya Simonova's haunting sand animation evokes painful memories of the tremendous Ukrainian suffering and loss of life during World War II. http://www.youtube.com/v/vOhf3OvRXKg&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Ukraine is believed to have lost more people in World War II than any other European nation as a...
Cows have been very much in the news, from the protest in KL to the Buah Pala evictions. On a lighter note, here's an interview with a difference. http://popteevee.popfolio.net/popteeveescreen.swf?episode=1011
While many Penangites and other Malaysians fail to see anything of value in Kampung Buah Pala, 14 of Penang's top artists felt otherwise. This morning, a downpour did not deter them from descending on the village to capture images...
Just after our Merdeka celebrations, it's back to reality. Cartoonist Zunar, who could be jailed for up to three years if he is convicted under the Printing Presses and Publications Act, feels he has been unfairly treated. "If drawing...
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xSHYP724Ok&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0] Yasmin, dressed in white, appears like an angel towards the end of this clip as she sits down to commune in silent reverie with the boy whose house has been demolished...

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