Kaarthiega Anantan

Recent and archived articles by Kaarthiega Anantan

11 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Putting a stop to the violation

WOMEN are constantly falling victim to sexual harassment or groping in public places.

Unwelcome physical contact, regardless whether it is by a stranger or an acquaintance, is often not taken seriously although it falls under the category of sexual harassment. — Picture posed by models for illustration purposes only.
24 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM

Using art to promote healthcare

THE Share My Love campaign by Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) reflects the finer qualities of Malaysian hospitality.

Sherene Azlin (fifth from left) introducing the ‘Share My Love’ mini campaign with the local artists who produced the artworks.
17 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM

Meal and goodies for the underprivileged

THE season of giving continues this Chinese New Year as more than 1,000 individuals, including senior citizens, the disabled and orphans, were presented with gifts at Metro Prima, Kepong.

The local community consisting of disabled people, orphans and the elderly enjoying the lunch provided.
9 Feb 2017 | 7:00 AM

Devotion‘s never too heavy

WHILE many people gather to witness the many forms of gratitude displayed at the sacred shrine in Batu Caves for Thaipusam, they are unaware of the effort devotees put months earlier – one of which is making the kavadi.

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30 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

For a tossing good celebration

Chef experiments with yee sang offerings to give diners something different this Chinese New Year.

Utara Coffee House is offering several types of yee sang. — Photos: FAIHAN GHANI/The Star
28 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Mixed-race children enjoy the best of both worlds

TWO generations ago, mixed-race marriages could be deemed out of the ordinary but today, it has become increasingly common, as Malaysia is known for being a melting pot for people from various backgrounds and cultures.

As a part of the Chinese New Year custom, every year Samantha Le Simon will receive ang pow and blessings from her father Michael Simon and mother Sally Choong.
28 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Shoppers rush for festive must-haves at the eleventh hour

LAST-minute shopping is quite the norm, especially during festive seasons.

Most of the stalls in Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur were closed since Thursday, but some remained open for last-minute shoppers. — Photos: KHAIRUL IMRAN/The Star
25 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Dishes that symbolise good luck and prosperity

MAKE a toast for a prosperous year ahead at Tai Zi Heen, home to a selection of menus filled with ingredients deemed auspicious.

The Wok-fried Tiger Prawns with Chef’s Signature Sauce from the Stellar Prosperity set.
14 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

Duo display their creations at exhibition in Ara Damansara

Feast your eyes on the Lunar New Year festive colours with Vovoola designer creations that reflect the many splendours of life at Artsense Creative Gallery in Ara Damansara.

Vovoolas signature design - Owl that incorporates local patterns and vibrant colours.
14 Jan 2017 | 7:00 AM

New year trim

The atmosphere at the Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall in Kepong was one of love and hope as the Tzu-Chi Foundation celebrated a joyful early Chinese New Year with recipients under its care.