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Bohemian Rhapsody

December 27, 2018

The cinema at KLCC Suria was stomping with “We Will We Will Rock You’… not literally though. I was on a recent trip to Kuala Lumpur and what better way to watch the much-talked-about movie — at the Petronas Tower, capturing the spires of the twin-tower and feeling on top of the world! Bohemian Rhapsody […]

Appreciation of Hard Work

December 5, 2018

The Jolly Good Times brings you inspirational stories which have been told many times but they never fail to warm our hearts each time … After completing his MBA, Rajesh applied for a managerial position at an MNC. He sailed through the aptitude test and the first interview with much ease. He had only one […]

Terminator to Governator

November 30, 2018

“I wasn’t there to compete. I was there to win”, a quote from the guy with the Midas Touch. Bodybuilding, real estate investment, acting and politics– whatever he laid his hands on, turned to gold. Yes, I am talking about Arnold Schwarzenegger. The last name may be unpronounceable but it unmistakably points to Mr Universe, […]

The ‘Chope’ Culture

November 23, 2018

  A phenomenon which baffles the tourist; however, the locals do not even bat an eyelid! Yes, I am talking about the “chope” culture in Singapore. Chope means “to reserve seats” — in a hawker centre or food court taken in this context. The locals are used to it although divided about such an act. Some […]

Hilarious Quotations

November 9, 2018

Everyone loves humour. Like the cardamom which spices my hot piping tea, humour so effortlessly spices up our lives. Humour has permeated every facet of our lives. Besides great strides made in the entertainment and the commercial realm, humour has proliferated the political arena too. Astute politicians have recognised this – in some societies, perceptive […]

Fun with General Knowledge Quiz (Vol. 2)

October 26, 2018

General knowledge has been defined with much sophistication by the experts in the field. Put simply, it is the information we collect gradually from various sources like TV, books, magazines etc, on different subjects (like what Jolly Good Times offers). This is in contrast to the detailed information on subjects studied formally. Besides making great […]

Models By Chance

September 20, 2018

A lot of youngsters aspire to be models. There is no dearth in the number of competitions to unearth the new faces of the year. The most common question that modelling scouts receive from the aspirants is, “How do I become a fashion model?” In this age, the internet has made it a catwalk or […]

A Baby Camel’s Doubts

September 14, 2018

It is always heartwarming to read motivating stories which uplift us. We may not be able to vouch for the story’s authenticity, or it could be a fable. But this is not essential. What matters is that they capture our hearts, set us thinking and create a desire within us to act positively. A lesson […]

Do Not Use Very (Vol 2)

September 7, 2018

During my school days whenever I was assigned to write compositions, I would be stumped when I had to describe something much intense than the word I had in mind. An example — when I needed to define “an extremely dry” area, I will use “very dry”. I would then muse if I could have […]

Quotations By Famous Personalities

August 28, 2018

“A quotation at the right moment is like bread to the famished,” — The Talmud. Wow, what a rousing statement! A quotation is one of the most powerful instruments to augment your writing – they give life to your script. When used appropriately a quotation lends credence to your narrative. However, when incorrectly used, it […]