| 2009

  • 2010 – Top 10 events!

    Note: The author of these futuristic observations is neither a political analyst nor an astrological adviser to any senior or junior politician. Hence, the readers are requested to take these random reflections on future events in their own spirit – damn seriously. 1. January 15. Our beloved Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu makes up his…

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  • Seeman – A new comet in the southern sky

    Seeman the movie director turned civil activist launched his organization “Naam Tamizhar” (We are Tamils) recently from the ancient city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Several thousand men and women marched through the streets of Madurai and congregated at the public meeting where Seeman announced that his organizations objective is not to indulge in power…

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  • US India nuclear deal – The real reasons

    The Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on an Official visit to USA on Tuesday held discussions with the US president Barack Obama regarding the remaining formalities towards the implementation of 2005 US-India nuclear cooperation deal. Mr. Obama said that he had reaffirmed to the Prime Minister his administration’s “commitment to fully implement the US-India…

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  • Hate based societies and leaders

    If you look back at the history of human kind, there have been days when there was a firm belief that only the strong are entitled to live with dignity. However, with the emergence of global village and democratic societies across the world, many of us have come to believe that a sense of fairness…

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  • Sarath Fonseka – Resigned or Shown the door?

    Precisely one week after the United States administration attempted to get a confession from Sri Lanka’s Chief of Defense Staff, Sarath Fonseka on possible war crimes by Gothabaya Rajapakse – the Defense Secretary of Sri Lanka, the Army General has submitted his resignation.  The resignation letter submitted by Sarath Fonseka outlines the frustration he had…

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  • Chennai’s media, movie stars and sex scandal

    Chennai based Tamil news paper Dinamalar in a shocking news report published photos of several leading movie actress’s and accused them of being involved in sex scandals in the city. The editor of the magazine had published the news article based on information he gathered from an arrested TV artist Bhuvaneshwari who was in police…

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  • The struggle to annihilate caste – Meena Kandasamy’s Interview

    Meena Kandasamy is a promising, young and progressive English writer we have today. Meena articulates her thoughts precisely and positively on the challenges India faces today in this interview with Ujjwal Jana of the West Bengal Sate University. The interview is published at the Postcolonial Text – an international, refereed, multi-disciplinary electronic journal presenting a global forum…

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  • Sashi Tharoor – the unholy cow

    On his page on the micro-blogging site Twitter, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor was asked, “Tell us minister, next time you travel to Kerala, will it be cattle class?” His reply: “Absolutely, in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows.” Reacting to Sashi’s remaks, Congress spokesperson Jayanthi Natarajan said…

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