In a recent interview with Xinhua, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka D.E.W. Gunasekera spoke highly of the Chinese Communist Party's leadership in containing the COVID-19 outbreak in a short time while providing aid to over 100 countries and international organizations in an unprecedented act of international solidarity. … [Read more...] about Interview: “Two sessions” demonstrate China’s achievements amid changing world — Sri Lankan communist leader
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Encouraged by the response to the book, he went on to write an abridged English version of the twin epics Silappadikaram and Manimekalai. “As suggested by my wife, it was also an attempt to introduce the two epics to the British as well’ says Mr. Sriskandarajah. The British had already had a glimpse of the Sangam poetry through the late A.K. Ramanujan, who was a professor in Chicago university. Translated as Tamil love poems by Ramanujan, they now adorn the underground trains in London. While Lakshmi Holmstrong and R. Parthasarathy have translated Silappadikaram into English, it is perhaps only Sriskandarajah who has worked on the other epic Manimekalai also. … [Read more...] about He reaches Tamil classics to the youth abroad
Now, the big question is: as sets get dismantled, can filmmakers look at moving out of India – once things become fine across the world – to complete their films? “Yes, it can be an option for those who still have to wrap up huge chunks of their films, provided they find a way to cheat and shoot outside of India, or even out of Mumbai where things are under control,” says Nikamma director Sabbir Khan, who has 3-4 days of work left on the film. … [Read more...] about Set-ting up for a new start!
The prime minister's initiative of SAGAR, the acronym for 'security and growth for all in the region' is credibly underpinned by the navy's admirable HADR pedigree, dating back to the 2004 tsunami, when its prompt assistance to IOR countries led the United States navy to realise that here was a maritime partner worth having. … [Read more...] about Why India needs more ships like
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and world champion weightlifter Mirabai Chanu were Monday jointly recommended for the country's highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award. Kohli will become the third Indian cricketer after legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1997) and the talismanic former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007) once the sports ministry officially accepts the committee's recommendation. "Yes, Virat Kohli and Mirabai Chanu's names have been recommended by the awards committee," a top source told PTI on condition of anonymity. It is learnt that India's top male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was in contention for his good show in the Super Series Circuit last year but lost out to the 24-year-old Chanu, who is the reigning world champion in the 48kg category with a world record to boot. Kohli, the world's No.1 Test batsman as per the ICC rankings, has been in stupendous form for the past three years and missed out despite nominations in the years 2016 and 2017. … [Read more...] about Virat Kohli, Mirabai Chanu recommended for Khel Ratna