Columns

  • Anxiety and obsessivecompulsive disorder

    Apr 16, 2022

    The challenge is when one deviates into a state of excessive anxiety and escalates to a point when it becomes debilitating.

  • A life of love, inspiration, forgiveness and empathy

    Apr 16, 2022

    Our lives may differ culturally, traditionally and spiritually but we are bound by the LOVE demonstrated by our late parents for each of their children.

  • Straining to hear the voice of Good Friday

    Apr 16, 2022

    Easter is about many things. We celebrate God’s ultimate power to redeem death, sin, and injustice, but we also celebrate the now-glorified voices and wounds of the ones who died on Good Friday.

  • Everyone is called to preach

    Apr 16, 2022

    In the Synoptic traditions, Mary is accompanied by a group of women who visit the tomb to anoint Jesus’ crucified body. In John, Mary uncovers the empty tomb alone, although her words suggest she may have been with others.

  • Ruminations: Till death do us part

    Apr 08, 2022

    May you always rest in peace, Mahen and keep that twinkle in your eye and that cheeky smile for all of us to remember you by. Forever friends at heart, till death do us part.

  • UM professor awarded Fulbright scholarship

    Apr 08, 2022

    Professor Dr Yvonne Lim Ai Lian, a professor at the Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Malaya (UM), was one of four in the country to be awarded the Fulbright Malaysian Scholar programme for the 2021-2022 cohort.

  • Walking with the wounded

    Apr 08, 2022

    An American friend was in town recently. Like any good Malaysian, I crisscrossed the valley, taking him to different food spots around the city.

  • Never giving up on the last and the least

    Apr 08, 2022

    Helping the homeless can be daunting because many of them don’t want to help themselves.

  • The secret hidden from the amoral

    Apr 08, 2022

    According to the Bible, there’s a secret that’s hidden from the amoral, known only by the virtuous.

  • Disarming our hearts, disarming the world

    Apr 08, 2022

    As immoral and deadly as a world awash with conventional weapons is, we must not forget the ominous nuclear threat posed by the world’s nine nuclear armed nations.