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Ilayaraja Music and Elayaraja Paintings

I am fan of ilayaraja and Elayaraja. Both can be pronounced same in their mother tongue. The word Ilayaraja was coined by a Tamil producer Panchu Arunachalam while launching the music director for the black...






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Belgian Demonstrations: An Indian view

The Belgian unions are not happy on new government lead by Charles Michael, a pro-business prime minister. Belgium faced four months deadlock in forming the government resulted in Francophone politician forming a centre right government...






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Formula 1 – Myths and Facts

Sunday Morning, Brazilian Grand Prix, Rosberg on the lead with a furious racing from Hamilton behind. Risky sport yelled one of my friend, Awesome race and a fantastic finish replied a F1 fan boy. That’s...






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Fall of Berlin Wall & Rise of Joy

It was 25 years ago, two Berlins got together.  It is the first nation per my understanding to win over the partition. India never tried. Yugoslavia never tried. Tanzania’s case was different. Tanganyika and Zanzibar...






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Remembering the Wall

  The scars of the First World War remained fresh in the German conscience and were incubating angst in Hitler’s mind. Fuelled by the insatiable urge for supremacy, coupled with the rise of the Third...






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The Paradoxical Moditva

    Mr. Modi is the man enjoying media popularity like no other political figures in recent memory. The main stream media- both printed and television- embraces him as if he is a bollywood star....






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Tamil Nadu: Non-Active Karunanidhi and Absence of Jaya

  It was the hottest hub of extravagant politics of India. Tamil Nadu, the grand political playground is facing passive situation in the present day. Tamil nadu represents the Dravidian politics in the Indian map...