SINGAPORE - When Mr Das Dipto arrived for work at Block 244 Hougang Street 22 on Sunday (Jan 3) at 7.35am, the landscape maintenance worker did not expect to be involved in "the best job I've done in my life". The 27-year-old was there to prune trees but ended up rescuing a child , believed to be six years old, who had been stuck on a window ledge barely wide enough for his feet. Mr Dipto, who moved from Bangladesh to work here eight years ago, told The Straits Times on Tuesday that he was cleaning a boom lift he used for pruning trees, when a frantic woman approached him and his colleague, Mr Biswas Jibom. She pointed to the boy, who was clinging on to laundry poles while on a third-floor ledge at the neighbouring Block 243. The woman told them that the door to the boy's flat was locked, so Mr Dipto decided the best way to reach him was to use the boom lift - a caged platform at the end of a mobile crane. With Mr Biswas directing him, he steered the lift towards Block 243 … [Read more...] about Worker who rescued boy on Hougang ledge says it’s the ‘best job’ he has done in his life
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FOR their third album Brighton duo Royal Blood “brought the tour bus party to the record” changing their heavy rock to a more groove and disco-influenced sound. But for singer and bassist ro it also marked the realisation that his own partying had to stop. He had to kick the alcohol and drugs that were taking over his life. Explaining how he chose his music instead of them, he says: “Two years ago, I had a moment of clarity, where I realised that to make this third album the best we’ve ever made meant it was one or the other. "And that was a big enough wake-up call for me to change the way I was living. “I was on something that was sinking and it was only getting worse. At what point do I jump off and save myself? “I just saw into the future and knew I was going to do this now, rather than in six years when I was broken and hadn’t got anything left. I was slowly killing myself. “I couldn’t eat McDonald’s if I wanted a six-pack. I couldn’t have both and so I … [Read more...] about I had to choose between drink and making the best album we’ve ever done, says Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr
It’s been four years since Vinod Khanna passed away. Subhash K Jha remembers the actor who could have been a star. Vinod Khanna remained underrated throughout his career. He just didn’t care enough. Mid-way through his career, he chucked Bollywood to join Osho in Oregon (United States), where he worked as a gardener. When he returned, he was welcomed with Satyamev Jayate . Each time Vinod would show his indifference, Bollywood ran after him a little harder. But Vinod was much too fast for the entertainment business to catch him. Here is looking at his finest performances. Achanak (1973) Vinod Khanna was Gulzar’s favourite actor after Sanjeev Kumar. From Mere Apne in 1971 to Lekin… in 1990, VK did his best work in Gulzar’s cinema. Achanak remains unique, and not only because it had no songs. It was a flab-free plot about an army man who kills his unfaithful wife and best friend then flees captivity to immerse her mangalsutra in the … [Read more...] about 3 amazing Vinod Khanna performances you must watch!
In continuing the celebration of my third anniversary with this esteemed newspaper and as my promise to our faithful readers, I am happy to share another two film reviews on the finalists of the recently-concluded Klima Film Festival. “LITRATO” How can a short film about a nature-loving photographer talk about climate change? Anyone who appreciates the beauty and marvel that nature boundlessly has to offer, such as through photos of stunning landscapes or breathtaking sunrises, will soon come to realize that nature can also be a force of destruction. What may appear as mountainscapes of trees against a blazing sky is a thinning forest ravaged by a fierce typhoon and a disastrous landslide that tumbled many homes and took many lives. This was what one young photographer experienced as he traveled to places where nature was both at its best and the most vulnerable. First stirred by breathtaking views, he would eventually zoom in through the lens of his camera on the dire … [Read more...] about Of climate and cameras: A lens to the world and our place in it
April 24, 2021 - 12:19 BST Bridie Wilkins Royal wedding dresses: the most expensive from the Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex, Princess Eugenie, Princess Diana, the Queen, Sarah Ferguson and Queen Letizia. Royal weddings are lavish affairs with no expense spared – and that means the incredible dresses often come with big price tags, too! From Princess Diana's iconic bridal gown designed by David Emanuel to Kate Middleton's stylish lace number from Alexander McQueen , here are the most expensive royal wedding dresses in order of price… MORE: 11 surprising facts about the Queen and Prince Philip’s wedding day 7. The Queen Though Queen Elizabeth 's £30,000 wedding dress comes in at the bottom of the charts, it was certainly a jaw-dropping amount to spend when she married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, at a time when the world had barely begun to recover from the war and clothing … [Read more...] about Royal wedding dresses prices revealed: Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princess Eugenie, more