“We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things,” says Lankan Tamil leader Sampanthan

“We can’t despair, we can’t abandon things,” says Lankan Tamil leader Sampanthan

By Meera Srinivasan/The Hindu R.Sampanthan, leader of the Opposition in Sri Lanka’s Parliament, is also the country’s senior most politician, having been in politics for more than six decades. In the January 2015 presidential poll, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) he leads backed the President Maithripala Sirisena–Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe combine that ousted former President […]

‘Fearless’ Rani Mukerji comes back to Bollywood

‘Fearless’ Rani Mukerji comes back to Bollywood

Mumbai, December 20 (newsin.asia): Rani Mukerji is coming back to the silver screen after a gap of four years, with an inspiring portrayal of a teacher suffering from a neurological disorder in the upcoming film ‘Hichki’. The Bollywood actress, who was last seen in ‘Mardaani’, is returning from her maternity break as Naina Mathur in ‘Hichki’, […]

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

A veteran journalist’s poignant introspection on India’s independence

By T.Ramakrishnan/The Hindu Chennai, August 16: Seventy years ago, P. V. Krishnamoorthy, a programme assistant in the Tamil unit of the external services of the All India Radio (AIR) in Delhi, was just 26 years old, with barely three years of experience. As he could not make it to Parliament on the night of August […]