A Sri Lankan Tamil has made India’s most expensive movie

A Sri Lankan Tamil has made India’s most expensive movie

Meet Allirjah Subaskaran, 46, who produced India’ costliest 3D movie 2.0 starring Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar. Subaskaran fled Sri Lanka with his family at the height of the ethnic conflict there three decades ago, and moved first to France, and then later settled in the U.K. He said that he loved watching Tamil films while growing up, and that’s why he started Lyca Productions, a production and distribution company based in Chennai, in 2014.

Bangladeshi farmer has a collection of 200 rare, almost extinct varieties of paddy

Bangladeshi farmer has a collection of 200 rare, almost extinct varieties of paddy

Yusuf Molla, a farmer in Rajshahi’s Tanore, has at least 200 rare and almost extinct varieties of paddy in his collection that he has developed over the years out of love for the crop. During a visit last month, this correspondent found 77 sections in Yusuf’s land. Each section had a signboard carrying the name of the variety cultivated there. Each variety has a distinct texture, colour, smell, and taste.

Peppermint Cafe

Peppermint Cafe

Colombo, Dec 7 (@serial.eaters #Instagram) So, we were really excited to check out Peppermint Cafe, not just because of the pretty pictures of the place & food, that we’ve been seeing on their Instagram feed, but also because friends who’d been there already seemed to either love it, or hate it, with no in-between. We […]

Pakistani classical dancer fights for art and social justice through her performing art

Pakistani classical dancer fights for art and social justice through her performing art

In her video, Pakistani Bharatanatyam and Odissi dancer Sheema Kermani explains how dance for a woman is a freeing experience. “For me, there is a direct relationship between dance and liberation. When a woman stands on stage to dance what she’s saying is: ‘Here I am, I’m not ashamed of my body, I am confident and I do not fear you.’

The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Princeton Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, Dr.Gananath Obesekere, says that here is strong historical evidence that Brahmin purohitas were present in most, if not all, the Sinhalese Buddhist kingdoms of Sri Lanka. Palm leaf manuscripts collected over the last ten years and written from the 16 th.century onwards by village intellectuals, not only refer to the mass immigration of South Indian people but also deal with Brahmin movements into Sri Lanka, and list some of the villages they were settled in.”

10 day modern Chinese art exhibition kicks off in Sri Lanka

10 day modern Chinese art exhibition kicks off in Sri Lanka

Colombo, Oct 25 (newsin.asia) – A 10 day modern Chinese water ink painting exhibition kicked off in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo on Thursday with an aim to strengthen cultural ties between China and Sri Lanka. The exhibition titled ‘Chinese Style International Tour of Modern Chinese Water Ink Paintings Exhibition’  is organised by the China National […]

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