Singapore, a captivating city of contrasts
December 15, 2014. We have just arrived at
Singapore. We are tired, travel stained and thirsty after having
been cooped up inside a hired van in which we travelled overland
from Malaysia spending over five hours cruising through rural
Malaysia where we were told lay the ‘real Malaysia’.
Alexander the Great:
A leadership role model
It is often assumed, if the right man emerges
for a difficult job, he will take control of the situation, almost
magically, and lead a group of people to success. Though such
leaders are rare, there are times when a singular person steps out
from the crowd and serves as a paragon of leadership.
The power of words
To put it tersely, words happen to fascinate me.
The obsession with words existed from the beginnings of my school
education and even at this late stage when obsessions are on the
downward path, they continue to ripple around my attention. Just a
few days ago in a magazine published in the West, I came across the