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THINK Christmas starts and ends with jolly old St Nicholas? Lean your ear this way, friends, for this festive season, BT's Offbeat column lives up to its name - by sharing some of the weirdest...

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EVERY election year, I witness an unfriending frenzy unfold on my Facebook feed. In 2016, it was mostly my American friends who were on a purging rampage - "If you're dumb enough to vote...

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HARK, fellow women, for equality is here - thanks to female urination devices (FUDs), we can now pee standing up, too. I get that this isn't the most genteel of topics to broach, but as that...

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MY parents were sitting at the back of the school hall when they saw me burst into tears. "What happened?!," they asked with horror, after weaving through what felt like a never-ending...

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FOR years now, an epic battle has been waged in the state of New Jersey over what to call a particular smoked pork product that is very popular over there.

OF all the things that are interesting about an entrepreneur's life, it's not how they made it big that intrigues me most; it's how they started small...

AT the risk of being labelled a fusspot, I'll come right out and say it: I loathe double-dipping. I'm not referring to the accounting definition - where one draws an income from two...

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IT'S 10.40pm on a Friday night. I've just left the office, and am waiting for my tardy Uber to appear. The app said my ride would arrive in three minutes, but it's been a quarter of an...

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EVER since the first Offbeat column ran on Oct 8, readers have been writing in with random - and delightful - comments of their own. More than a few have expressed surprise that The Business Times -...

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HERE'S a question for the ages: If a prawn has been removed from its shell, is it a shelled prawn or a deshelled one?...