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The problem with Hindu speakers - by Somerset Maugham

I have heard countless talks on Indian spirituality – mostly by Indians, of course – and read reams of Indian spiritual books, and the most popular of which among Indians are very repetitive, as if nothing much has been learned since the Upanishads or Shankara. 386 more words

Sathya Sai Baba

'No where to go' or 'a world of opportunities'

I received a letter of rejection from NGS scholarship today. The one that I have placed so much hope in.

This is the first major setback I have in life, the moment I graduate from NTU, I am unemployed. 662 more words

Growing Up

Somerset Maugham & Sophistication(?)

Sometimes life just doesn’t work out the way you hope. But sometimes, it really, really does.

When my husband and I first visited Thailand in 2015, I was jumping-up-and-down excited to drop in at  1,042 more words



Those long remembered scented nights
Beneath the glow of Kranji’s lights,
Beside the pool, where once had danced
The girls the boys had once romanced. 55 more words


Collected short stories of W Somerset Maugham

Over the last year I’ve been re-reading these stories, which I first devoured as a teenager. I finished the fourth volume today on the train to Paris. 110 more words


The ecology of Tao (or the Tao of ecology)

“You spoke of Tao the other day”, said Kitty, after a pause.  “Tell me what it is.”

Waddington gave her a little look, hesitated for an instant, and then with a faint smile on his comic face answered: 257 more words