Author: Deepti Bhatta

  • Instagram Food Photography 101 with @dumplingmumplings

    Instagram Food Photography 101 with @dumplingmumplings

    Young food stylist and photographer Winnie Lee shares how you can take photos that do your food justice. Do you enjoy binge-scrolling on Instagram to check out the latest #foodporn feeds? Have you thought about how you can perfect your own shots as well? Young food stylist and photographer Winnie Lee (@dumplingmumplings) can help you with that.  …

  • 5 Reasons Why You Will Love The Jabulani Ball

    5 Reasons Why You Will Love The Jabulani Ball

    The Adidas Jabulani has faced criticism from goalkeepers globally, but The UrbanWire offers a different perspective. 1. Colors The 11 vibrant colours capture the outer facade of Johannesburg’s Soccer City Stadium, while the individual design elements also showcases the energetic and lively streets of South Africa. With flashy and bright jerseys being donned on the world’s biggest stage,…

  • S1 Muay Thai – Middleweight Division

    S1 Muay Thai – Middleweight Division

    Pounding beats, raw tension and nerves cling heavily to the air as the Middleweight Division of the One SongChai (S1) Singapore International Muay Thai Championships prepares to get underway at SAFRA Tampines this Sep 28. The Middleweight division of the competition features 16 fighters contending for 8 places in their division in the finals. Each fight is…

  • Brokeback Mountain

    Brokeback Mountain

    It’s easy to be superficial about a movie such as Brokeback Mountain, a film adapted by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana from Annie Proulx’s 1997 short story. Its content draws mixed reactions from every generation and social strata, all carrying weighty and complex opinions. Branding this film as just another gay-themed movie that Hollywood churned out would be downright ignorant. Its final…

  • Rottweiler: A misunderstood species

    Rottweiler: A misunderstood species

    A huge rottweiler charges towards your dog. A million questions race through your mind. Is it going to rip my pet apart? Tear its throat out? Maul it like a rag doll? With bated breath, you await the helpless cries of the victim. Your baby yelps. But wait, the yelp rings of joy, not fear.…

  • Rebirth of Maroon 5 with Overexposed

    Rebirth of Maroon 5 with Overexposed

    Last year’s chart-dominating single “Moves Like Jagger”, featuring Christina Aguilera, probably masks the fact that an entire decade has flown by since pop-rock outfit Maroon 5 released debut album Songs About Jane. The alternative-sounding sleeper hit sold 2.7 million copies then, propelling the band into the epicentre of the international music scene. Fast forward 10 years to Jun 26– just…

  • What’s Smiggle-ing, mate?

    What’s Smiggle-ing, mate?

    The name ‘Smiggle’ reminds one of a small, cute, cuddly and furry animal. However, the company associated with that name is anything but an animal. Neither is it small, for it is Australia’s most sought-after stationery brand, with 99 stores opened in Australia and New Zealand. And what better way to mark its break into the fray in…

  • One Direction – Keeping You Up All Night

    One Direction – Keeping You Up All Night

    The 5 boys of One Direction practically embody the term “manufactured pop”, having been cobbled together during their stint on British music-talent competition, The X Factor. Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne initially auditioned separately for the 7th season of the reality competition but failed to qualify for the ‘Boys’ category. But a…

  • Feeling Good with Nathan Hartono

    Feeling Good with Nathan Hartono

    Nathan Hartono is one brave soul. In his latest album, Feeling Good With Nathan Hartono, the 16-year-old not only takes risks with already commercially successful hits and gives them a twist, but also tackles standards by music legends such as Stevie Wonder, Barry White and Frank Sinatra. Named after his sell-out concerts at the Esplanade…

  • Ke$ha’s Animal Unleashed

    Ke$ha’s Animal Unleashed

    Most of you may know Kesha (often stylized as Ke$ha) from her catchy electropop hit single “TiK ToK” which gave her the honor of being the female artiste with the highest number of digital downloads, and second overall, at 610,000. But, did you know that the 22-year-old provided the vocals for Flo-Rida’s “Right Round”, the champion that reigned…