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Alter Ego

Since last July, one friend that has been constantly been in my thoughts was Malathi Das. We spoke on the phone, a lot on Whatsapp and met on 5th April. Much has been said about Mal as a spokeswoman for women, children

As Singapore opens up from the pandemic, I ask myself when the legal profession will open up. Before I receive hate mail, I would like to ask if the legal profession has kept up with the times and evolved? And did

Law Society President Adrian Tan has raised the perennial problem of young lawyers not staying long on the legal course. This reminds me of my own legal journey. Next month will mark my 25 years in law. And it was

I do not know whether it was the COVID-19 restrictions or continuous working from home or lack of socialising or lack of travel. One thing was clear – I was feeling flat, unmotivated and uninspired a few months ago. For

Mental health has been the talk of the town since the pandemic started lasted year. To me, it is one of the most important aspects of a lawyer’s well-being. Often, lawyers lament that they are mentally exhausted by their law practice

The theme of the Institute of Policy Studies conference held in Singapore this month was Reset. Such an apt word in this climate that we live in. The word stuck in my mind and I started thinking about what reset

Last year was a good year for learning. I learnt many valuable life lessons, one of which was placing others first. In the fiercely competitive society we live in, we do our best to stand up and out amongst the crowd

If there is one word to describe 2020, I would say it is change. I would not be exaggerating to say that we went through changes every other month this year. Changes can be categorized as positive or negative. The changes

2020 has been an interesting year, to say the least. Many people consider it a “wasted year”. Others wish it never came at all or have been wishing for it to go away. Well, it is finally going to be

As I write this column, it is day two of Phase 2.  Life is nearly returning to how it was on 6 April 2020.  Most people are flocking to the food centres, restaurants and malls. The pandemic is not over