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Cultural Medallion: Writing is an ‘act of survival’ for Meira

Writing, Chand says, is her way of figuring out the world. “For me, writing was a way of connecting, not only with the culture I was living in, but also exploring the society I was living in.”
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Cultural Medallion: Writing is an ‘act of survival’ for Meira

Dec 05, 2023 | The Straits Times

Writer Meira Chand’s first reaction when she received a call about the Cultural Medallion was “Oh my goodness, no. How am I going to tell Suchen?”

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Interview with Julie Chatterjee Mehta

Mar 11, 2023 | t2 Online

Meira Chand, whose short story collection on India will be out soon, got wide acclaim for her novel around the Rani of Jhansi Regiment of Subhas Chandra Bose’s Indian National Army.

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Sacred Waters: Meira Chand champions women’s perspectives

Jan 16, 2018 | The Straits Times

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Me, myself and AI

Apr 02, 2023 | The Straits Times

What does it mean to be human? What are the limits of human knowledge? These questions will soon be answered in ways as yet unimaginable.

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Kampungs are long gone, but kampung spirit will live on

Feb 12, 2023 | The Straits Times

In multicultural Singapore, with no foundational myth to call its own, the separate parts of this accidental nation make up a harmonious cooperative.

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Writing a memoir is a bumpy travel through time

Jan 2, 2023 | The Straits Times

Whatever the writer’s intention with a memoir, the process of recording the events of one’s life is also a process of making sense of that life.

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Old age is not for wimps

Oct 16, 2022 | The Straits Times

Ageing is largely unexplored territory. The deeper dimensions of elderhood, if we care to explore them, are the very opposite of decline.

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Encore for a great man

Sep 4, 2022 | The Straits Times

In The LKY Musical, I discovered the human being behind any life of unremitting power is better understood if common human emotions can be found and explored.

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Returning to the home within

Jul 31, 2022 | The Straits Times

The search for self and the search for home are inexplicably entwined.

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Bearing witness to the evil that men do

Jun 12, 2022 | The Straits Times

This allows us to connect with a place of real empathy within ourselves, of interconnectedness and a realisation of the wholeness of life.

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Breaking the age-old model of motherhood

May 8, 2022 | The Straits Times

Male-dominated societies fail to fully recognise the immensity of women’s life-giving role as mothers.

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Fleeing war and finding the kindness of strangers

Apr 3, 2022 | The Straits Times

The plight of Ukrainian refugees is a sad repetition of the experiences of those displaced by Hitler’s war in Europe.

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Under the dark shadow of war

Mar 6, 2022 | The Straits Times

Ukraine is not the only place in the world where there is war. If humans are by nature peaceable people, why do they so readily take up arms?

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Astrology and me: What’s really written in the stars

Feb 6, 2022 | The Straits Times

Although I look at the horoscope for signs and symbols to make sense of life, I rely on my inner self in my search for peace and harmony.

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The LKY Musical

Mar 25, 2023 |

Based on a story by Meira Chand, and one of the most successful homegrown Singaporean shows of all-time, The LKY Musical, has had two triumphant runs in Singapore, in 2015 and again in 2022.

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