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Celebrating Buddhist principles in a confrontational world: A high stakes visit to Lanka for PM Modi

This week, Sri Lanka is “Dhammadvipa”, the island of Buddhist philosophy, as it celebrates United Nations Vesak Day to mark the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha on Friday. 1,163 more words

Foreign Policy

Sri Lanka Ice Caps

For the lowlanders, the Hill Country is an uncomfortable place.
“Too cold,” Manuja’s brother says with a dismissive sweep of his hand. “I can’t stay there more than a week.” 323 more words

Sri Lanka

Tamil civilisation -puhar 11,500 years old

NIO excavated in the Dwarka site of under ocean near the gulf of kutch in 1989 and pinned out that site was a medieval period. but puhar was oldest in the subcontinent’s site. 26 more words

Tamil Civilisation

Cluttered memories

I have been thinking a lot about “clutter” over the last months.

Partly because of the number of times Ninesh has had to pull important documents out of the recycling bin: cheques, passport applications, insurance documents, all enthusiastically binned by me in my constant desire to keep our house free from unnecessary “stuff”. 775 more words

Tamil New Year -2017

Today is the tamizh new year.  Every new year has a new name to it and this year it is called “Hevilambi “. It is celebrated on the first day of the Hindu Solar Calendar(Chitirai maasam/month).  131 more words

365 Days In My Hometown


A man once called his wife to say gd bye. He was tired of working and going around to see his kids when they did not like him. 18 more words


The Importance of Rajaraja Chola I and his son Rajendra Chola I in Southeast Asian Tamil Links

Our concern of the sculptural representation of Karaikkal Ammai has to be seen conjointly with the Political Connections of Rajaraja I and his son Rajendra Chola I in the far east. 4,784 more words

Karaikkal Ammaiyar