Many Hands Make Light Work

ZbBZ (Singapore) - - IN THE FIRST PLACE -

Ihad a taste of a “four-hands mas­sage” dur­ing a trip to In­dia’s Ra­jasthan state last month, where two mas­sage ther­a­pists kneaded my body at the same time.

The novel ex­pe­ri­ence was a pleas­ant one. With two pairs of hands work­ing on you, ev­ery part of the body gets its fair share of at­ten­tion and the mas­sage feels more thor­ough.

Ex­am­ples of col­lab­o­ra­tions abound else­where in In­dia’s largest state. For ex­am­ple, hote­liers have joined hands with var­i­ous ar­chi­tects and de­sign­ers to con­vert many of Ra­jasthan’s im­pres­sive palaces and forts into stylish her­itage ho­tels. In mar­ry­ing the old and the new, they have re­tained the highlights of tra­di­tional ar­chi­tec­ture while ap­ply­ing the mar­vels of mod­ern tech­nol­ogy.

A grow­ing num­ber of such cre­ative al­liances has been forged across dif­fer­ent fields in re­cent years.

Top chefs around the world have part­nered one an­other to whip up feasts that chal­lenge culi­nary bound­aries. Ri­val life­style brands have teamed up to pro­duce cov­etable wares. Lux­ury ho­tels and car mar­ques have joined forces with brand-name de­sign­ers to show­case stun­ning ex­te­ri­ors and in­te­ri­ors. Nat­u­rally, we the con­sumers reap the ben­e­fits when cre­ative sparks fly.

It is easy to fall into a rut when you sol­dier on alone, whether at work or at home. Some­times, all you need is an al­ter­na­tive view­point or a help­ing hand to re­boot your cre­ative process or get back on your feet.

No man is an is­land. If you meet some­one who can share weal and woe with you, cher­ish your good for­tune.






执行主编吴庆康博士 Man­ag­ing Editor Dr Ng King Kang

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