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  • Prediction: 7 Oscars for Slumdog millionaire

    Written by Shekhar Kapur As the media frenzy behind the Oscars hots up, and the contenders are exhausted by the publicity, marketing, partying, and hype enforced upon them, it is good to sit back and take a clear picture of what is really going on behind the scenes and the incredible hype of the Oscars….

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  • Waltz with Bashir

    Written by Shekhar Kapur Probably the best film this year. If the film was in English, it would be a serious contender for the Oscar. It left me moved and shattered at the same time. It is psychological, political and mythical at the same time. And about our modern day politics. It is animation, but…

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  • Valentine Special

    by Sunderapandyan. Here is a valentines day treat for Kalugu readers. Illayaraja’s masterpiece is bound to bring back the nostalgic memories of the 80′s.

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  • What is Slumdog about?

    Written by Ronin. I don’t understand what the ruckus is about Slumdog Millionaire. I suspect many who are commenting have not seen the movie. It is a suspenseful movie about Love..Often seen Indian masala story about the journey of a hero struggling to get his childhood love, executed really well. The heroes biggest struggle is…

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  • Obamas Inauguration Speech

    The world listened keenly to Mr Obama’s inauguration speech yesterday. Local media’s reported that the speech was good but not great. Folks I met personally felt the same. They said: “Yes the acceptance speech was simply great and this one was good.  He spoke what needed to be spoken.” What caught my attention was: “To…

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  • Thirukural-An Observation and analysis

    Knowledge is built on revisiting existing knowledge and adding additional findings. If we had not revisited existing knowledge, we would still have been believing Earth is flat or we may not have an vaccination for chickenpox considering it as Goddess’ wrath. Is thirukural beyond question? I dont think so..Here is an attempt to revisit Thirukurral…

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  • What happened at Satyam computers?

    Recently there were many news articles talking about the stock market issue that happened with Satyam Computers. Most newspapers were cryptic, either to protect their advertisement interests or because they did not understand the issue. This blog entry (in tamil) explains what happened in a very simple and clear manner. The language used by the…

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  • Tamil and its handicaps??

    The other day, I was searching for the English version of a spiritual book (original in Marathi). I often seek solace in this book. I could not find it. With dread, I picked up the nearby Tamil version of the book. Hold on, I am getting to the reasons for the dread. Although I am…

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  • Sub-prime Crisis: A simple primer

    Here is a simple article to know about the sub-prime crisis, that is causing a rippling effect on world economy. Let us know whats going on around us and why… Here we go…. What is a sub-prime loan? In the US, borrowers are rated either as ‘prime’ – indicating that they have a good credit…

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