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Laugh Your Head Off

October 12, 2021

We all can attest to feeling rejuvenated after watching Mr Bean or some light-hearted movies. We may feel defeated by life’s struggle; however, watching a comedy, so effortlessly lifts our sagging spirits. There is some scientific truth in the much oft-used cliche, “Laughter is the best medicine”. Studies show that laughter triggers the release of […]

Less is More

September 11, 2021

Simplifying our life can be therapeutic – it presents a new viewpoint of life. “Simplicity” gives conflicting meanings — depending on who decodes it. To some, simplicity is splendour, purity and clarity whereas others may hold opposing views. To this group, it may mean inadequacy or a deficit to what is desired. To each his […]

Foreign Words in the English Language

August 16, 2021

In our day to day living, we may have used foreign words in our English usage – while speaking and writing; sometimes not knowing that it is borrowed from another language. For example, the word ‘bungalow’ whose origin is from India, means a one-storey house — usually surrounded by a ‘veranda’, another foreign word. We […]

“Cliché: Love It or Loathe It”

July 17, 2021

In our daily conversation, we may have heard people say, “Aiyoh, not that cliché again!” A cliché is a frequently used term; but what do we really mean by cliché? A cliché (pronounced Klee -Shey) is an expression which was thought-provoking when first coined but soon became an overkill. People overused them and it ended a […]

7 Ways to Improve Ourselves

June 19, 2021

Do you aspire to improve yourself? Life’s experiences teach us many Truths — they’re in our hearts and we need not go searching for them. The points I am giving is nothing new — however, it may prompt you and reinforce the beliefs you already holdfast. There is already a trove of treasure within us […]

Choose Your Words Carefully (Moral Story)

May 30, 2021

There once lived a grumpy man, Tom, who felt he could get away with whatever he did. Being obnoxious, he quarrelled with everyone as he went about his daily activities. One day, he argued with his neighbour, Jerry over a trivial incident. Jerry’s dog had aggressively barked at him when he went for an evening […]

Sylvester Stallone… Eye of the Tiger

May 2, 2021

“We are stronger when we are given love; when we put emotions on the line; know that we are the timeless ones.” The lyrics of “Meet Me Halfway” resonated on air. It rekindled great nostalgia as I was teleported back to the ’80s. Sylvester Stallone has the knack for making the ordinary into something spectacular. […]

Change Your Vision

April 19, 2021

There once lived a wealthy merchant who owned a resort in the touristy town. He had enough of worldly possession but lived with constant pain. He suffered from a severe eye ailment which caused him much pain and discomfort. He consulted the best physicians but it was to no avail. Finally, he was recommended a […]

Education Does Not Always Mean Good Judgement

April 1, 2021

Leonard owned a push-cart stall by the roadside where he sold “Leo’s Burger”. As he was illiterate, he did not read the newspaper. He also did not listen to the radio as he was hard of hearing. And when his eyes became weak, he stopped watching television as well. Leonard’s life revolved around his stall; […]