Ali Imran Norodin
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Sejak separuh abad yang lalu, Masjid Negara terus berdiri utuh sebagai antara ikon utama negara walaupun selepas hadirnya bangunan-bangunan yang lebih gah daripada aspek rekabentuk dan rupa.
Rekabentuk masjid ini yang dikatakan mendahului zamannya terus menjadi perhatian ramai pengkaji rekabentuk masjid dari seluruh dunia hingga ke hari ini.
Selain itu, Masjid Negara dengan konsisten memainkan peranan lebih daripada sekadar sebuah rumah ibadat. Melalui pelbagai program yang dianjurkan, ia menjadi pusat aktiviti masyarakat, gedung ilmu serta pusat penyebaran agama Islam di negara ini.
Ali Imran Norodin
Delhi Diary by M.Santhiran
M.Santhiran, Bernama's correspondent in New Delhi shares his take on the Indian capital city and its unique social narrative
NEW DELHI (Bernama) -- Like anywhere else, men in India enjoy all the freedom to socialise at the venues or functions they like. Thus, they end up at their regular restaurants, bars and clubs or their favourite haunts.
However, not the Indian women. Indians still live in a very much conservative society and the place for a women is very much confined to her home and family.
While men and women socialising together still remains a taboo, there is no harm in women socialising among themselves.
By Salbiah Said
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 1 (Bernama) -- They say, don't judge a book by its cover. In the case of Malaysian filmmaker Rizal Halim, don't take him lightly as the former karate champ can break several thick boards with his fist or ceiling panels of a room with a kick.
Rizal, who has ditched his long hair for a clean-cut image said in an exclusive interview with BERNAMA Lifestyle and Youth, "Not many people know me. I guess, there was hardly any gossip about me."
His resume speaks volumes of the man, whose karate prowess has won him roles as both actor and stuntman in 1994 Hollywood movie 'Beyond Rangoon' and 1995 Hong Kong's Jackie Chan Film 'Police Story 2'. He also acted and served as intern in 1998 Hollywood movie 'Anna & The King.'