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Nation 28 Jan 2013 | 12:00 AM

The Star’s deputy exec editor completes his journey of faith

PETALING JAYA: After 45 days of mental and physical preparation, devotee Dorairaj Nadason finally carried the kavadi on a 4km walk of faith under the hot Penang sun.

Community Sports 02 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Tourney in memory of a dear friend

WHAT was meant to be a simple football tournament in honour of the late Ramanan Dorairaj, who died from cancer recently, turned into a heart-warming gathering for a noble cause.

Why Not? 16 Mar 2018 | 12:00 AM

A sea of garbage that won’t go away

The statistics are terrifying. There are more bits of plastic in our seas than there are stars in our galaxy. Very soon, even the fish will be outnumbered. The result? Catastrophe. All because of our plastics.

Why Not? 19 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Life is usually not so black and white

I HAD a really enlightening moment a few days ago. I was at a restaurant waiting for my fried rice “bungkus” when this vaguely familiar man waved to me. I waved back and smiled.

Why Not? 10 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Huge clean-up needed in Penang

It could have been a freak of nature, a climate change factor or just plain human greed and bad planning. Whatever the reason, hard questions need to be asked.

Why Not? 13 Oct 2017 | 12:00 AM

A deeper meaning to a festival

It’s a good time to be Indian as Deepavali looms. The goodies are forthcoming but that is not what’s really important. What we really need is to embrace the spirit of Deepavali, to let light win over darkness, to let the good in us vanquish the divisive evil.

Why Not? 19 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Let’s break the wall and build bridges

We have drifted apart, there’s no doubt about that. And, as a nation, we seem to be continuing on our divergent paths. But this is a month to cherish, when Malaysians can celebrate their nationhood, with sport and patriotism.

Why Not? 04 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Getting a kick out of violence

Football is a sport loved by many, a sport that is a money-spinner all over the world. But it also evokes strong emotions – and violence. With the SEA Games around, it’s time to keep those emotions in check.

Why Not? 12 May 2017 | 12:00 AM

We should all believe and let live

There are many religions in this world, some mainstream, some outrightly weird. But the adherents have the right to believe in what they want without being attacked and ridiculed, as long as they practise their faith peacefully.

Why Not? 28 Apr 2017 | 12:00 AM

Lesson schools need to learn

The recent rampage outside schools has again highlighted a major problem with schools – the weaknesses in a system that overlooks poor performing students, making them easy targets for gangs.