Are you ready for Deepavali? On Nov 6, 2018, the world celebrates Diwali, which we have heralded with a series of FCX videos at facebook.com/star2dotcom. In case you missed it, we’ve put all our special programmes into one easy-to-watch playlist here.
Multiethnic Chinese-Indian Malaysian Family Celebrates Deepavali
Leong Kow Chai and Valiamah Selvadurai have been married for over 40 years. Their relationship has been built on love, humour and respect for each other’s history, culture, traditions, language and faith. In this video, they share their charming romance as they prepare for the Hindu Festival Of Lights, along with their six sons who also talk about embracing their Chindian heritage. Reported by Sheela Chandran, produced by Lennard Gui and Dinesh Kumar Maganathan. Read more: https://bit.ly/2wEc9Sz
Family Affair: The Lams Keep It Together With Indian Classical Dance
Hariraam Tingyuan, 27; Arunagiri Szeyuan, 18; and Sangametra Yuiyuan, 16; have been dancing since they were six, learning their steps from their mother, Indian classical dancer Geetha Shankaran, and their love of theatre from their father, drama coach Lam Ghooi Ket. In this video, they reveal how they inherited their passion for the arts and why keeping their cultural roots is so important. Produced by Ian Lau Yan Fun and Sheela Chandran. Read more here: https://bit.ly/2Aex3d4.
The Splendour Of Sari: Tips On How To Wrap, Tuck & Drape A Saree
Joseph Rakesh, the self-styled Malaysian Sari Man, offers tips and advice for anyone wearing a saree for the first time. Plus, our model Chichi Chakaipa – who has never worn a sari until now – shows how easy it is to learn a Pavadai tuck, a Gurukul wrap and a South Indian drape. And if you’re a first-timer like her, don’t be sorry that you can’t get your sari right. Perfection is for experts; everyone else just needs to feel beautiful. Produced by Lennard Gui, Ian Lau Yan Fun and Bervin Cheong. Read more: https://bit.ly/2COAx7P.
On The Menu: Bluffer’s Guide To Murukku
Fire up the wok and get on with the murukku! Don’t be scared to make your own. Sure, you can go the purist way by blending your own rice and lentil flours, but our instant mix recipe is quicker, cheaper and a lot less intimidating. It’s also vegetarian friendly and you can make it gluten-free too. Directed by Ian Lau Yan Fun, produced by Lennard Gui. For more easy-peasy home cook recipes from our On The Menu series, watch all 12 episodes here: https://bit.ly/2zqEDPZ