Will Gandhi’s Legacy Prevail?

ON THE 150th anniversary of his birth, is Mahatma Gandhi’s position on non-violence still relevant? While non-violence is often deemed a nobler option, it does have its limitations; the hope...

The Hong Kong Conundrum

THE SITUATION in Hong Kong has dragged on much longer than most people expected or wanted. Demonstrations over the weekends have stretched on for 15 weeks with no sign that...

Still Dare To Dream?

"PIPE DREAMS!" That was the succinct response from a veteran football commentator when asked about the latest desire to send Singapore to the FIFA World Cup. That was probably the most...

Written In The Sand

I REMEMBER growing up in the 1960s and 1970s when we would pile into the car and take the long drive to Telok Paku. My father worked with the Port...
Ramli Sarip

Ramli Sarip Sings Majulah Singapura His Way

THIS year's National Day Parade is touted as a bicentennial celebration. But, more importantly, it's the 54th year of Singapore's independence. And it will also likely be remembered for Ramli Sarip's...

NASA’s Vulcanologist From Ipanema

SPACE is tempting mankind to venture into the bleak void again. On the 50thanniversary of the Apollo 11 mission that put a man on the Moon, interest in putting...

Finding That Innovative Bone In Your Body

The aversion to change in many situations is often the best strategy. You’ve picked a way of doing something and that’s a smart move; that’s a characteristic of human...

Ramli Sarip – Majulah Singapura Is The Song Of The Year

AS WE look at the insensitivity that occasionally rears its unwelcome head in matters of race or religion in Singapore, let’s take a step back and consider what the...

The A6 That Almost Didn’t Make It

SOME unplanned offspring turn out to be blessings in disguise. So it was with the Audi A6, which started off as an unwanted child and developed into a bread-and-butter model...

Comedian Maz Jobrani Jokes In Peace

WHEN he was 9, Maz Jobrani saw Eddie Murphy on Saturday Night Live. Having recently been relocated from Iran to the US, Maz believed he could be like his idol. What...