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Sheela Chandran

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Recent and archived articles by Sheela Chandran

17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Get the right moves

AGGRESSION and alertness are a woman’s best defensive tools, stressed former Malaysian mixed martial arts queen Ann “Athena” Osman when conducting a self-­defence workshop at the WOW! Fiesta yesterday. She taught 40 participants ­different tactics to ward off attacks such as “bend, weave and run” and “swing, catch wrist and pull down”.

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15 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Learn to protect yourself

PETALING JAYA: Nothing is more empowering than literally being able to defend yourself from assailants.

11 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Living their dreams

PETALING JAYA: Homegrown fashion label Mimpikita’s creative director Nurul Zulkifli has crushed and thrown hundreds of her sketches into the rubbish bin. It can be frustrating but Nurul has persisted in pursuing her dream of making it in fashion.

From left: Siblings Mira, Syahira and Nurul are the brains behind fashion label Mimpikita. – Photo: Mimpikita
9 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Believe in your brand

KUALA LUMPUR: Six years ago, when Anabelle Co-Martinent quit her corporate job to venture into business, naysayers questioned the viability of her product. But she believed in her brand, and the importance of taking care of one’s health.

Business wisdom: Co-Martinent knows she is on to something good when strangers buy her products.
28 Apr 2018 | 11:35 AM

Chan ready for underdog fight against Kok

KUALA LUMPUR: Seputeh MCA division assistant secretary Chan Quin Er is being pitted against incumbent MP Teresa Kok Suh Sim for the Seputeh parliamentary seat.

9 Mar 2018 | 7:24 AM

Telenisa: Domestic violence main cause for divorce

PETALING JAYA: Domestic violence is the main cause for divorce among women who sought help from Telenisa, a legal aid clinic run by Sisters in Islam (SIS).

Women are becoming more aware of the constitution and are now standing up for their rights,” said Sisters In Islam Advocacy, Legal Services and Research manager Shareena Sheriff .
8 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Property developer that believes in women

PETALING JAYA: Financial independence is crucial to women’s empowerment, and one of the ways to achieve it by investing in property.

Leong: ‘Women can succeed in any field, if they put their heart and soul in it.
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Women, take charge of your finances

PETALING JAYA: It is important for women to be bold and savvy money managers as the fairer sex live longer than men.

2 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

No guts, no glory, says award-winning director

PETALING JAYA: Award-winning director Tunku Mona Riza Tunku Khalid struggled for many years before she became known for her film Redha.

23 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Sabah students deliver winning pitch

KUALA LUMPUR: A proposed project to deliver clean water to rural communities in Tamparuli, Sabah, secured top spot in the group category of the Young Changemakers Awards 2017 (YCMA) for a team of students from SMK Tamparuli.

Wat-er idea: The Boleh Bah Kalau Kau 2.0 team members posing with (standing, from left) Low, Azureen, Tuanku Zara Salim, Education Ministry’s chief assistant director Dr Rodiah Idris and Goh during the YCMA prize-giving ceremony in Kuala Lumpur.