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Kanimozhi Resigns

Kanimozhi Resigns

Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister, Dr. M. Karunanithi’s daughter, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi on Wednesday submitted her resignation from the upper house to party chief and her father dated to October 29, 2008 in line with the decision of an all-party meeting to put pressure on the Centre to call for a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

Kanimozhi Resigns

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Diwali Greetings

Happy Diwali Greetings

Diwali Greetings to…Diwali is the festival of lights

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Diwali Greeting cards

October 15, 2008 Posted by | Greetings | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain

Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Tuesday said Barack Obama is running as though his opponent is President Bush instead of John McCain. She called it a strategy that’s “wearing pretty thin.”

Addressing several hundred supporters at a fundraiser, the Alaska governor said voters know McCain as a political maverick and war hero and that Obama is trying too hard to link the Arizona senator to the unpopular GOP president.

“Our opponents spend so much time pretending they are running against the current president. I think it’s wearing pretty thin,” Palin said, without mentioning Bush’s name. “The American people are really waking up and saying no, the status quo is not one of the boxes to check.”

Sarah Palin says Obama running against Bush, not McCain

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Tamil Calendar Pongal 2009

Tamil Calendar 2009

Pongal 2009 is on January 15, Thursday

Harvest festival of Pongal falls falls in the month of January after the winter solstice. The date of the festival is derived from Solar Calendar hence it usually remains same. For Hindus the date of Pongal is extremely auspicious and astronomically significant. Around January 14, every year sun begins its six-months-long journey northwards or in Uttarayan and moves into the zodiac Capricorn or Makaram Rashi. This celestial event is celebrated as Pongal in South India.

Tamil Calendar Pongal 2009

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Arvind Adiga’s The White Tiger

Indias Aravind Adiga wins Man Booker Prize 2008 – The White Tiger

Arvind Adiga

India’’s young novelist Aravind Adiga has reportedly won the 50,000 pound Man-Booker-Prize for the year 2008 for his first novel The White Tiger.

Adiga is the third first-time novelist to win the Booker Prize, which is awarded every year for the best novel in the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland.

34-year old Adiga is one of the two first-time novelists, the other being Australia’’s Steve Toltz.

The White Tiger is a “compelling, angry and darkly humorous” novel about a man’’s journey from Indian village life to entrepreneurial success.

The White Tiger

Adiga was born in Chennai in 1974. He grew up in Mangalore and studied at Canara High School, then at St. Aloysius” College, where he completed his SSLC in 1990.

After immigrating to Sydney with his family, he studied at James Ruse Agricultural High School. He studied English literature at Columbia University, New York and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Adiga began his journalistic career as a financial journalist, with pieces published in Financial Times, Money and the Wall Street Journal.

His review of previous Booker Winner Peter Carey’’s book Oscar and Lucinda appeared in The Second Circle, an online literary review.

He was subsequently hired by the TIME magazine, where he worked as a correspondent for three years before going freelance. During his freelance period, he wrote The White Tiger. He is now based in Mumbai.

Adiga beat favourite Sebastian Barry to take the 50,000 pound ($47,000) prize. The other authors in the shortlist were Amitav Ghosh, Steve Toltz, Linda Grant and Philip Hensher.

Aravind Adiga wins Man Booker Prize  – The White Tiger

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