Tag: Life

Caring for the elderly – a safe haven is important for people in their twilight years

By Boshika Gupta In the Bollywood film, Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), the "second innings house" was an important plot point. It referred to new beginnings for those who've retired and are free to pursue their dreams. The home struck a hopeful chord with viewers and...

Tying the knot with blessings from the family

By Boshika Gupta Picture this: A family visits another family’s home, dressed in their finest clothes and sporting bright smiles on their faces. Formal greetings take place, tea and refreshments are served and a young boy is introduced to a girl. Does he have any...

The top five December getaways for the solo traveler

If you’re planning to travel solo for the winter break, there are plenty of options for you to explore and choose for a memorable getaway filled with new discoveries and adventure. Start packing, plan those itineraries and make a list with any 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...

Smiles betray young entrepreneurs' trials and tears

Scott Ng and Eve Law
By Shaun Poon They had an idea, got funding from government...but then there were other obstacles. They want to do something on their own but at the time have this sense of duty to their parents. The recent highlighting of hate-reading and envy online has thrown the spotlight...

Psychologist takes the pulse of society

Psychiatrist and patient on a couch
Q and A: Dr Nicon Chin has been a psychologist and psychotherapist for 31 years. He has met all kinds of  people and given rather unusual solutions to unusual problems. Here Dr Chin talks about his out-of-the box treatments, how children should be treated...

Miss World Megan Young: The triumph of Pinoy power

Megan Young
By Clement Mesenas Megan Young’s success at the glittering finale of the Miss World pageant in Bali on September 28 could not have come at a more opportune time to cheer her countrymen. For weeks they had been sickened by “pork barrel scandal” reports which revealed...

He would not have succeeded here

Paul Nurse
By Zach Isaiah Chia Paul Nurse had a happy childhood. But behind the loving family environment was a dark secret that was kept from him and everyone else, a dark secret that Nurse was to discover at the age of 61. Beyond the facade of clarity...

'While I can still afford to fail': First-class honours graduate becomes a hawker

Tan Jun Yuan
By Shaun Poon At an age where most university graduates are just starting to build their careers, 27-year-old Tan Jun Yuan left his reliable job as a product manager to work as a hawker 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. To be sure, Jun...

Tragedy in Pakistan, dream home in Sentosa

By Abhijit Nag Her father was shot dead by his own bodyguard. Her brother was abducted by armed gumen. Sara Taseer, daughter of the former governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salmaan Taseer, however, feels happy and secure in her idyllic hideaway on a tiny island...