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The Dichotomy Of India's Bias Media: How They Interpret News

A key pillar of Indian democracy - the freedom of the press – The following account give a sample of media distortion in India.

The Dichotomy Of India's Bias Media: How They Interpret News
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When Life Imitates Art

The movie ‘Wag the Dog’ was released a generation ago, one month before a presidential scandal which invited comparisons between that film and the reality of that time. Now, 23 years later, we find ourselves in the midst of yet another presidential scandal; one which has made this movie once again relevant to our times.

Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, and Dustin Hoffman in Wag the Dog. -  New Line Cinema
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It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India

Defying the relentless protests by a number of organizations in the Brahmaputra valley of Assam, the Union government in New Delhi has lately imposed the citizenship amendment act 2019 (CAA) by bringing the gazette notification and it was another reason to make the people in northeast India angry and baffled with the rapid development.

It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
It’s politics amidst CAA row in northeast India
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‘Sri Lanka minority parties in grave danger’-ACMC

The All Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC) warned that any constitutional amendments to remove minority parties from the Parliament are anti-democratic adding that ‘there’s a danger to end of reconciliation achieved by hard work over a period of time’. “We are disturbed of new government’s intentions to side-line minority parties by amending the constitution” said the Leader of ACMC, Vanni District MP Rishad Bathiudeen. ACMC Leader Bathiudeen was addressing the Parliament on 8 January.

‘Sri Lanka minority parties in grave danger’-ACMC
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Swap Plants, Save Environment

On a sunny Sunday morning before Christmas, I saw a group of giggling young girls and boys in the Biodiversity Park in Hyderabad. Each one was carrying saplings of different varieties and sizes, carefully grown in pots of varied sizes and shapes.

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MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander

The attack on General Qasseem Solaimani, the top Iranian commander and his close Iraqi confidant with surgical precision by two missiles, fired from the MQ-9 Reaper drone of the US Air Force, clearly illustrates a frightening aspect of modern asymmetric warfare.

MQ-9 Reaper: the quiet king of the sky that took out Iranian commander
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Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble

On Friday, December 27, 2019, a resolution titled “Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar” was passed with an overwhelming majority of votes during the 74th session of UN General Assembly at its 52nd resumed meeting, held at the UN headquarters in New York.

Coming to the defense of the persecuted is not bullying, it’s noble
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Swiss Chocolate Roll

They are not selling Swiss Rolls down Gregory’s road anymore. Not after having to eat two of them, one ‘original’ and the other that makes the Swiss look like donkeys or ‘proper nanas’ in Colombo. The Swiss, like their cheese and chocolates, haven’t looked good ever since their hoarding of Jewish gold surfaced after WW2. This included the gold teeth of 6 million Death Camp inmates in WW2. In Colombo they have produced circus clowns.

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Can BJP Climb Higher in 2020?

If the last few weeks of the year just gone by are set aside, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party can look back to 2019 with satisfaction. The BJP was certainly more than pleased with its thumping victory in the Lok Sabha polls last May in which it exceeded its 2014 performance followed by success in achieving most of the goals of its Hindutva agenda. It was able to sell stories of its success in giving Pakistan the stick. Narendra Modi has remained the most popular leader of the country.

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The Dots that Connect the Swiss to the Tamil Diaspora

Since Swiss special envoy Jorg Frieden’s visit, who specially flew down to resolve the matter of the fabricated abduction, there is a blanket of silence from both Sri Lankan and Swiss Governments. Is this a sign of stalemate where neither side is willing to budge from their stand or whether the Swiss had decided to make peace with evidence is anyone’s guess? The whole Swiss saga, including the matter of granting asylum to IP Nishantha Silva, who is wanted in connection of a murder case, is now either dead or dormant. We can only hope that the inconclusive ending does not come back with a vengeance at a later date to haunt Sri Lanka.

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