Nightmares of zeros

THERE was a time when I was about 11 years old, I had this recurring nightmare. I dreamed that I was being suffocated by a roomful of balloons. There were so many of them that I could not breathe and... more »

Pernicious weed

FOR some time now pernicious weeds have been invading the world. However, for a while their appearance was confined to far away places and thus, we in Malaysia, have been sitting in our complacent cocoon, deluding ourselves that foul and... more »

In the name of God?

SOMEONE once said, “Religion is a gift from God. It is like a manual to enable us to navigate through the complexities of life. It’s a guide to lead us to the kingdom of heaven.” If indeed that is the... more »

The Holy Grail

SOME years ago while in America, I chanced upon an old university friend. Yeoh is a remarkable person in that he was forever searching. He started as a history student in Malaysia in the late 60s, went on to do... more »

Tick tock, tick tock

AS I was banging on my keyboard looking towards the New Year, I could almost hear time gliding by – tick-tock, tick-tock. It was not slow; it was not fast; it was just a steady relentless march. Before we knew... more »

Looking for shortcut

IN 1911 Joe Hill, the American labour activist and songwriter, wrote “The preacher and the slave”, the opening verse of which goes like this: “Long-haired preachers come out every night; Try to tell you what’s wrong and what’s right …”... more »
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