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By almost any measure, writing for comic books is a big step down for authors who are enjoying success in TV, films or fiction. But try telling that to the big-name scribes who are taking the plunge into the pulpy world of muscle-bound superheroes. They all think they've died and gone to heaven.
Early Arab traders called Sri Lanka Serendib. This is the word that gave rise to 'serendipity', which means 'the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident'. Those traders knew what they were about when they named this island off the tip of India. After long journeys on its rural roads, IZATUN SHARI makes some pleasant discoveries of her own.
What makes a man leave the comfort and safety of his home to spend two years traversing the Arctic Circle alone? Whydoes South African explorer Mike Horn think nothing of walking paths that have ledothers to their death? MARTIN VENGADESAN talks to this record-breaking adventurerabout testing the limits of human endurance.
AN ancient Arab saying goes like this: 'The ordinary man learns from his own experiences, the wise learns from others' experiences, while the fool learns from nobody's experience.' In recalling this wise saying, I cannot help but appreciate 'Lasting Leadership - What you can learn from the top 25 business people of our times', originally compiled by Wharton School Publishing, and released this year by Pearson Education, writes Khoo Kheng-Hor in a book review..
For today's savvy tourists, responsible travelling is the way to go - give back to the local communities, protect the environment and choose the 'right'' resort while having a great vacation. Thanks to a KL-based conservation group, Malaysian travel operators are warming up to the idea. StarWeekend takes a look at what responsibletourism is all about.