Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Karambir Singh

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.— Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author Rising from ashes, the phoenix symbolises resurrection and life after death. With a great sigh of relief, this is what the...

Tea leaves, coffee grounds and wine sediments

One can live in this world on soothsaying but not on truth saying.—  Georg C. Lichtenberg, German physicist We are waiting, and the wait goes on. I am referring to the announcement of the election date by the Election Commission (EC). The...

Technological S’wak, no looking back

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.— Bill Gates, American software developer Access to technology and its many applications is essential in our society nowadays. One...

Words that now boggle the mind

My biggest weakness is my sensitivity. I am too sensitive a person.—  Mike Tyson, boxer It does happen in other countries from time to time, but the ‘sensitive’ words issues seem to be an epidemic in Malaysia. I do understand and...

Overcoming campaign challenges

Be fast, have no regrets… If you need to be right before you move, you will never win.– MIKE RYAN, WHO EPIDEMIOLOGIST The Covid-19 pandemic has placed a great burden on democracy worldwide with many elections being put on hold...

Convincing voters to vote

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who don’t vote. – George Jean Nathan, drama critic and magazine editor This Covid-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc to almost all aspects of our lives and activities, including perhaps the participation of...

Our evolving electoral landscape

Nothing is more unreliable than the populace, nothing more obscure than human intentions, nothing more deceptive than the whole electoral system. – Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman statesman and philosopher The rush to capture the 18 years to 20-year-old voters seems...

Keeping the wolves at bay

I hate prejudice, discrimination, and snobbishness of any kind — it always reflects on the person judging and not the person being judged. Everyone should be treated equally. – Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister   Reap the rewards of...

Importance of mental health awareness

Mental health problems don’t define who you are. They are something you experience. You walk in the rain and you feel the rain, but, importantly, you are not the rain. – Matt Haig, novelist ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World'...

Moving to the endemic phase

With Covid-19, we’ve made it to the life raft. Dry land is far away. – Marc Lipsitch, American epidemiologist Living with Covid-19!  Not exactly a welcome thought. I am sure this is not what we wanted to hear or do,...

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Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat

Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.— Sharon Salzberg, bestselling...
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