nayakan

I dare say that this is probably one of the most iconic image of Naicker & Neela from 1987 Tamil movie Nayakan (aka Nayagan). Kamal’s facial expression tells a million things happening in his mind with Neela looking back at him innocently – Image source: www.medium.com.

Seriously one of these days, I really need to take time to do a proper review of Mani Ratnam’s 3 main classic Tamil movies – Nayakan, Thalapathi and Mouna Ragam – a fine combination of strong back story, some of the most evergreen music from Illayaraja and picture perfect cinematography.… Click to read the rest

virus

In the fight to contain flu virus, many experts argue that washing hand with soap is more effective than using hand sanitizer. This is science and not some hunch by someone. Image source: Newsweek

The 2019-nCoV virus situation as at 11th March 2020: 4,615 dead, 67,003 recovered and 125,865 confirmed cases and is increasing.… Click to read the rest

integrity

Who thinks that this represent a picture of clean slate, high integrity and calibre? Will the people with multiple on-going court cases, allegations of money politics and jumped ships be appointed by the new PM to head the various Ministries? Once the Dewan Rakyat meets next week, one can expect another round of turmoil in the political landscape.… Click to read the rest

malaysia

Well, it is kind of a closure for Malaysia that the King had decided that Bersatu’s Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has the highest support and thus will be the next Prime Minister. The last minute show of support for Dr Mahathir for PM from the MPs including rebels like Baru Bian may just be too late.… Click to read the rest

malaysia

As far as I am concerned, the dust yet to settle on the recent Malaysian political drama – nothing have settled yet. On paper, no one has a clear majority to take up the lead and be the next Prime Minister. Image source: Bloomberg / Yahoo Finance

It may come down to the end, to the last minute and after plenty of frog jumping, inducements and promises made before the nation decides that we have no choice but to call for elections.

LTTE

Sri Lanka have seen it’s share of blood and violence starting from the guerrilla warfare by LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) back in 1983 – a war that lasted for almost 26 years and killing almost 150,00 people. Now the country remains under threat with this Easter suicide bombing in April 2019 where about 259 people died by a local militant radical Islamist group linked with ISIS.… Click to read the rest

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