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I have just returned from my Sri Lanka backpacking trip. I needed that vacation but now that it is done, I am suffering from a mild holiday blues. It is a kind of depression that makes you go back to your photo collection and relive the journey. I took a train down to Galle from […]

This was back in 2011 in Paris. I was there at the height of the Arab Spring and also interestingly, during the emergence of French far-right parties in mainstream politics. I do not have much or anything new to say. It is late here in Kuala Lumpur, six or seven hours ahead of Paris. Yet, […]

Late after midnight… on the wall of one of the buildings along Jalan Tun Perak previously filled with protesters in yellow.

In solidarity with the balloon girl… KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 31 — Police have charged a woman who was detained earlier today for distributing Bersih 4 balloons at an upscale shopping mall here for allegedly attempting to stir some trouble, according to the suspect’s lawyer. It is understood that Bilqis Hijjas, the daughter of prominent architect Hijjas […]

One of the things I like about protests are the signs. This refers to the Home Ministry’s petty law gazetted on Friday to ban all yellow t-shirts with the word Bersih 4 on it. Walking around KL, or if you used the public transport over the weekends, you would see the level of civil disobedience. This […]

As I walked from Brickfields to Dataran Merdeka, weaving through Central Market, Tun Perak and Dataran Maybank, I spotted curious immigrants watching Malaysians marching down the streets, witnessing democracy in action. Some of them stood by the entrance to whatever shops that were opened. Others climbed up the roof to see the vastness of protesters filling […]

There was a time capitalism and communism battled each other. I am of course simplifying the conflict by a whole lot but that was how most of the world saw it then and even now. I was at the Tate Modern in London recently. Inside the museum, there is a room filled with communist propaganda […]

London is almost always, almost everywhere under surveillance. But the authority misses a spot here. This is at the Seven Dials.

There is an old wooden Buddhist monastery in Inwa. And inside it is a library-school.

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