I still remember that I was still in primary school when Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi movie was shown in the local cinemas but we did not have the chance to watch it in the local cinemas. It is also well that the Mahatma is a firm believer in Lord Rama to the point, that his last words after he was shot dead were alleged to be “Hey Ram”. Image Source: dailyoffice.com.
If the world does know who is S. S. Rajamouli by now, seriously it is a shame on them as he was the brain behind 2015 Baahubali: The Beginning and 2017 Baahubali: The Conclusion where you have the above song sequence right in the opening and where the burning question why the lovable Kattappa killed Baahubali is finally answered. Image source: Lahari Music | T-Series.
It is said that Malaysia had participated in about 30 UN peacekeeping missions since its first mission in Congo back in 1960 and is actively involved in other UN missions. The more famous ones would be in Somalia (famed for Black Hawk Down) and in Bosnia and Herzegovina where it was said that the Serbians were terrified of the Malaysian battalion after hearing that the Malaysians are the famous head-hunters. Image source: Malay Mail.
It is said that the events mentioned in Ramayana are about 7,000 years old and with the spread of Hinduism and Buddhism from India saw the story of Ramayana retold in many cultures including the Malays who used it as a core story in shadow plays (wayang kulit) until the short-sighted PAS politicians decided that it is unIslamic and banned the story-telling. Image source: Wikipedia
If one wants to read about the Japanese attack on Malaya and subsequently British stronghold in the Far East, Singapore and how they won the battle, this book titled “Singapore Burning: Heroism And Surrender In World War II” by Colin Smith is a great read.
The 620++ pages analyses in the detail the British High Command’s decisions and blunders that caused the fall of Singapore causing almost 85,000 Allied soldiers to be captured as prisoners of war.