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The Muslims are the New Tamils

Are we, the Sinhala people, so addicted to war, that we cannot do without one? Or are the Rajapaksas trying to manufacture a new threat and a new conflict as camouflage for their dynastic project?

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Apple, Exxon Mobil and the Seesaw of Inconvenience

Apple, which used to eclipse the other major technological companies in a relatively short period, suddenly found itself in the shadow of its nearest rival in market share – ExxonMobil, the oil giant. With the share value on an alarmingly-steep downward spiral, Apple is fast losing both its influence and cachet in the absence of a trace of innovative ideas, which the company had been renowned for, under the late visionary Steve Jobs.

Apple, Exxon Mobil and the Seesaw of Inconvenience
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Soaring political discourse gets a boost in US

Political discourse got a much needed shot in the arm following raving reviews of the second inaugural address of President Obama. The speech saw an outbreak of classy oratorical devices, a rarity nowadays, putting it on par with the heavyweights Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.

Soaring political discourse gets a boost in US
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Storm at Jaipur Lit Festival: Corrupt belong to OBC, SC, says political critic

The Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday witnessed fireworks after political critic Ashis Nandy made a controversial comment on corruption and people belonging to OBC, SC and ST communities which drew a strong response from the audience.

Storm at Jaipur Lit Festival: Corrupt belong to OBC, SC, says political critic
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Storm at Jaipur Lit Festival: Corrupt belong to OBC, SC, says political critic

The Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday witnessed fireworks after political critic Ashis Nandy made a controversial comment on corruption and people belonging to OBC, SC and ST communities which drew a strong response from the audience.

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Lowering the bars of democracy

It is not too difficult to lower the bars of democracy and much harder to lift them. However, lowering of bars have their inherent dangers as there is a limit to how low one can get, as autocracy takes over from democracy when the bar gets too low. In Churchill’s words, blood, sweat and tears may be needed then to return to democracy.

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India celebrates R-Day with gaiety

India celebrated its 64th Republic Day with traditional parades, arms display and cultural displays on Saturday.

India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
India celebrates R-Day with gaiety
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Burma dissolves censorship office, but needs to dump media oppressive laws

Burma (Myanmar) announced that it has dissolved the press censorship board which was officially known as Press Scrutiny and Registration Division (PSRD), the state-run New Light of Myanmar said Friday.

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Aren't we all mother Lanka's children?

I appeal to Sinhala and Muslim communities to stop trading blame on each other. Please think of the centuries old good relation existed between both friendly communities, which is still being envied by some of our neighboring countries.

Aren't we all mother Lanka's children?
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Rio hopeful of NPF prospect in coming election; candidate lists by Monday

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said he was hopeful that their ruling party, NPF, would do well in the ensuing State general elections slated for February 23 next.

Rio hopeful of NPF prospect in coming election; candidate lists by Monday
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Malaysia follows Sri Lanka to ban Kamal Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam

Producer, Director and Actor Kamal Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam has been removed from local cinemas in Malaysia on 25th January, a day after its release, following a directive from the Home Ministry.

Malaysia follows Sri Lanka to ban Kamal Haasan’s controversial film Vishwaroopam
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Veteran playback singer Janaki rejects Padma Bhushan award, says it is too late

Veteran south Indian playback singer S Janaki has declined to accept the Padma Bhushan award as she feels that the honor has come late in her five-and-half-decade long career.

Veteran playback singer Janaki rejects Padma Bhushan award, says it is too late
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Letter from America: What’s Next from Obama?

President Obama has started his second term in office. He is a good orator and did not disappoint his admirers who either came to the capital city or turned on the TV or radio to listen to his second inaugural speech. His last four years were able to stabilize the economy of the USA and put it on a firmer ground than he found when President Bush had vacated the White House.

Letter from America: What’s Next from Obama?
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