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My year at The Rakyat Post

  Dec 31, 2014, the last day of the year and the end of my one year stint at The Rakyat Post , an online news portal. Educational is the best way to sum up my year at The Rakyat Post. Leaving your comfort zone is intimidating at first; it has a steep learning curve. But now I wish I had done it sooner and the whole exercise reaffirms my motto: “learn, learn, learn”. Einstein was spot on when he said, “Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it”. When I left the New Straits Times to join The Rakyat Post on Jan 3, 2014, I didn’t know what to expect. Nelson Fernandez, also known as Mohd Ridzwan Abdullah, had invited me to join him at the website this time last year. Nelson Fernandez at his office at The Rakyat Post He was charged with assembling a team to provide content for the portal. And I am glad I said yes. Switching from traditional journalism to online journalism is challenging, as anyone who had made

Eat right during Ramadan

If you want to know about staying healthy during Ramadan, The Rakyat Post has a piece on how to achieve that while fasting. Click here . Image courtesy of

Muslims observe Ramadan 2014

It has been a year since my last post. It is time to be active again.  Muslims across the world will observe the holy fasting month of Ramadan this weekend: for Malaysia, fasting begins tomorrow.  The ninth month of the Islamic calender is special to all Muslims including me.    I invite readers of this blog to get to know Muslims during this holy month. Here are the links to previous postings on Ramadan.

The real meaning of patience