Category: Open Slate

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Storyteller: The Alchemist

    I began to read during my late teens. Being an over protected child and a loner; all I was left with were books. Most of my solitary moments were spent immersed amidst white...






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From Words to Frames – Part IV

  In this conclusive part we shall think about the challenges of adopting literature into films. There is a reader and a viewer inside every one of us? Does he/she have the similar sensibilities while...






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From Words to Frames – Part III

  In the first two parts of this short series, we tried to compare and contrast the nature of the language of words and the visual language. We pondered over their worlds and tried to...






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Rajini follows Modi ?

He is the superstar of Tami cinema. His charisma can attract people from any corner of the world. He is a man with a cool head. After 30 plus years in Tamil Cinema, He is...






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The System’s Terrorism against Environmentalists

On July 8th, in Salem, Tamil Nadu, environmental activist Mr. Piyush Manush (founder of ‘Coop Forest’, “Salem Citizen’s Forum”), and two of his associates and others protested against the construct of an over-bridge, a project...






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Chanakya – A Tamil from Southern Tip?

  It was a surprise, when I came to know the debate around the life of Chanakya. There were some works stating that a person named ‘Chanakya’ never existed. But most of us Indians don’t...