Taking the cue from Christian missionaries, Arumuga Navalar made his religion, Saivite Hinduism relevant to real life.
Director Danny Boyle's latest film is a comedy-drama based on the works of the Fab Four, set to release on June 28
The Sinhalese term used for "executioner" is Alugosuwa, a derivative of the Portuguese term Algoz, meaning a beastly or cruel person. Hence the job is socially unacceptable.
Annually, 156 women get killed in witch hunts in India's backward tribal districts, says Umar Manzoor Shah in www.ucanews.com
The Spring Festival holiday is a frenetic travel period in China when hundreds of millions of Chinese return to their hometowns for family gatherings, to visit relatives and friends.
Even though the overall sales figure reached a record high, the growth rate fell from the 10.2 percent witnessed last year to 8.5 percent this year the lowest rate so far.
UCLA Professor Subrahmanyam’s scholarship focuses on the encounters between Asians, Europeans and indigenous and colonial Americans from 1400 through 1800.
Lack of resources, war, absence of political and personal will to encourage and pursue science and domination by the West explain the appalling state of science in Muslim countries.
The concept of beating the wrongdoers is not part of Sri Lankan culture. It came through British Colonial Law and later it was transferred to the Sri Lankan legal system, said Dr.Savithri Gunasekara at a seminar on Corporal Punishment.
The Singapore government's intervention in schooling, housing and work have over the years ensured that people of all religions and ethnicities mix with each other, live side by side and have equal access to state resources, writes Zahrah Imtiaz in Daily News.