Sharmilla Ganesan

Recent and archived articles by Sharmilla Ganesan

23 Feb 2017 | 10:00 PM

Local colleagues surprised over revelations of American lecturer's sexual misconduct

PETALING JAYA: Many Malaysian university staff members and local theatre practitioners expressed surprise over revelations that an American performing arts lecturer, who worked in several institutions in the country, has been accused of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

6 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Emphasis on education

Playing a role in furthering the nation’s education continues to be an important area of focus for The Star.

4 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Serving the community

The Star has a long history of bringing the public together over shared interests and concerns.

3 Sep 2016 | 7:00 AM

Campaigning for good

MANY things have changed within the pages of The Star over the years. One aspect that has remained a constant, however, is the newspaper’s commitment to social responsibility.

2 Aug 2016 | 7:00 AM

Brisk sales for latest ‘Harry Potter’ book

PETALING JAYA: Pottermania has returned with the latest instalment of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series released worldwide on July 31.

Hot off  the press: Although response to the book has not reached the heights seen during previous ‘Harry Potter’ book launches, Rowling’s new book is still selling well.
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20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Bollywood star Anil Kapoor chats about his career and how it’s all about having fun

Renowned Indian actor Anil Kapoor is all charm during recent Kuala Lumpur visit.

Ever ready: Anil credits his long career and success to his passion for his work. Photo: S.S.KANESAN/ The Star
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19 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Booked Out: On unfinished books and ‘The Blind Side Of The Heart’

As guilty as it might make us feel, we should give ourselves permission to abandon books we don’t enjoy.

Life is too short to spend plodding through a book you don’t enjoy. Photo: Richard Nelson/123RF
12 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

The World Readers’ Award aims to be a truly global book prize

A new literary award intends to honour writers the world over, regardless of their nationalities.

Vittachi says that the World Readers’ Award is ‘looking for books with a fresh, global perspective’. Photo: Nury Vittachi
10 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

All excited over IIFA Weekend

KUALA LUMPUR: Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu can’t wait for the 16th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend in June and decided to be in Malaysia earlier.

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5 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Booked Out: The Singapore Grip’s conflicts remain sadly familiar

J.G. Farrell’s colonial classic mirrors the racial divides that continue to plague Malaysia today.