17 December 2018
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Ex-Tamil Tiger rebels face ignominious homecoming

ashoka hadagamaFor Tamil Tiger rebels who survived Sri Lanka's civil war, perhaps the most difficult part of the conflict was yet to come -- the ignominy of returning home in defeat.

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This is no case of pettey right or wrong

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Biutiful – review

BiutifulBarcelona is one of the world's most photogenic cities, as demonstrated in more than three decades of movies, from Antonioni's dazzling The Passenger to Woody Allen's touristy Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Jim Jarmusch's elegant The Limits of Control.

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World War Z zombies as Israel/Palestine metaphor

world war zThis is a big-budget, Hollywood action film about zombies taking over the world with Brad Pitt as the hero. It’s fun in parts and exciting, with stunning special effects, though it also feels disjointed, as if the whole doesn’t quite come together.

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This is no case of petty right or wrong

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Exile and 'Shadow of Silence'

exileShaving, he looks at himself in the mirror but not self-admiringly, as young Narcissus did by the pool. Rather, he seems not to look at the mirror but to search deep in it for answers to existential questions: What is this life? Who am I?

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Back to the Dark Chamber

jm bookToday it’s been exactly two years since Osama Bin Laden was killed. The date has, unsurprisingly, gotten me thinking about Zero Dark Thirty again. The film was released on DVD last month.

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Towards another era of Dhawala Bheeshana: Testing the Dramaturgy of (Consumerist) Spectator

D 0“The art of this epoch will be entirely under the influence of revolution. This art needs a new self-consciousness”. – Leon Trotsky in Literature and Revolution

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Pablo Picasso

p 0Pablo Picasso was one of the most popular painters of modern times. His most famous paintings include Les Demoiselles d'Avignon' and Guernica. Given below is the brief biography of Pablo Picasso that outlines his life, talks about his art, the famous Picasso paintings and his controversial love life.

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