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Movie magic is movie magic and acting magic is acting magic.
                                        - Ben Kingsley

 

A peep into our Colonial Past

The nearest that may be regarded as such is the chant I have often heard either at kaavadi or at vel - harroh harrah! Govinda! But they were not singing of this mundane world nor of any mundane person, but of one who transcends all worldliness. Quite different to what our colonial masters told us to do to old King George V - ‘send him victorious, happy and glorious’ alas, to where we were not told.

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The real threat

The other day, some of the people I work with were having a discussion about the Taliban and who exactly they are. Most of them were young professionals and many of them are quite devout and adhere to Islamic injunctions about prayer and fasting. When I was asked the same question I started to ponder on it. Luckily for me one of the people in my department walked in just then.

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The SAARC Summit and its multitude of benefits

The 15th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit was successfully concluded in Colombo and was attended by a pantheon of South Asian leaders as well as other dignitaries from Observer States. The proceedings and other concomitant engagements of the one week high profile international Summit were conducted with a great degree of efficacy, finesse and coordination.

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