26 March 2019
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'Yazh' trendsetter features Sri Lankan actors, technicians

yazh 2Chennai, Jan 15 (IANS) Director M.S. Anand's forthcoming drama "Yazh", about the forgotten culture of Tamils in Sri Lanka, will be a trendsetter as the film's cast and crew comprises actors and technicians from the island nation. Read more...

Mandela the Madiba! - Lionel Bopage


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Graffiti tests the limits of free expression in China

ch-1A tiny street art culture is taking root in Beijing, adding a splash of colour in a grey, authoritarian city. Clarissa Sebag Montefiore reports. Read more...

Sri Lankan wins international award

Kannan ArunasalamThe Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film last week has awarded Sri Lankan journalist and filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam its first annual prize for best documentary ‘short-short’ film. Read more...

Another Sri Lankan enters Bollywood

Chandi PereraFirst it was former Ms Sri Lanka (2006) Jacqueline Fernandez who began her acting career with Aladin (2009) opposite Riteish Deshmukh. Now the Indian media has reported that another Ms Sri Lanka-Australia (2007) Chandi Perera has made her debut in a Riteish starrer Grand Masti. Read more...

Steve McCurry on Street Photography and Change

amphoto 1Over the course of his 30-year career, Steve McCurry has traveled to a laundry list of places, creating some truly iconic images along the way. His most famous photo, "The Afghan Girl," is one of the most recognizable photographs on the planet. Read more...

Francis Bacon paintings of Lucian Freud sell for record $142.4m


230-threeThree Studies of Lucian Freud, a triptych from 1969, eclipses Munch's The Scream as most expensive work ever auctioned. 

Francis Bacon's three-panelled painting Three Studies of Lucian Freud has become the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction, soaring to US$142.4m at Christie's.


No tears for departed Attorney Generals - Basil Fernando


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Films hunt me down: Leena Manimekalai

leena2Leena Manimekalai, film maker, poet, feminist and activist, made headlines last time when she made her feature film, 'Sengadal', which portrayed the dark lives of people who had been affected by the three-decade-long ethnic war in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Tamils and the Sri Lankan Government Face Off in Stirring New Book


was IThe struggle for freedom and peace among the Tamils in Sri Lanka has been quite bloody and plagued with many controversies. BBC News South Asia posted news articles online revealing the British TV station Channel 4’s active support for Tamils over the past years in finding out the truth, while most of the other media have been biased and have been siding up with the Sri Lankan government.


Russell Brand on revolution: “We no longer have the luxury of tradition”

russle 1When I was asked to edit an issue of the New Statesman I said yes because it was a beautiful woman asking me. I chose the subject of revolution because the New Statesman is a political magazine and imagining the overthrow of the current political system is the only way I can be enthused about politics. Read more...

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