Tag: Books

Hindus seek apology from Selena Gomez & Puma for cultural insensitivity in new ad campaign

Hindus are seeking an apology from Hollywood singer-actress Selena Gomez and multinational sports brand Puma for 'blatant cultural insensitivity' in their recent advertising campaign. The advertisement shows Gomez standing-sitting-foot resting on books. Books commanded immense respect among Hindus who saw a reflection of goddess Sarasvati in...

MPH Bookstore will shut down its last two branches by September, but it might not be their final farewell

Book lovers, get your tissues out. Favoured book haunt MPH Bookstores has announced that they are closing their last two outlets in Singapore — Raffles City and Parkway Parade — by July 28 and September 1, respectively. But that might not be the end of the...

How the library shaped my life

By Benjamin Cheah Books are my life. As a reader, I look for books that take me inside someone else’s vision or tell me something interesting about the world. As a writer, I seek fresh material to study. Growing up, libraries were a second home. They...