January 23

In pictures: Tsunami – looking back [BBC News]

The BBC’s Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai has travelled widely through Sri Lanka in recent weeks witnessing the devastation wrought on her country by December’s Indian Ocean tsunami.

This small selection of her photographs gives some indication of the task ahead for those who survived. [BBC]

Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai:

Journalism is more passion than profession.

How easy is it to be a female Journalist in Asia, especially a war ravaged country like Sri Lanka? Working for eleven years a Journalist, I have witnessed people suffering and seen fellow Journalists paying
the price for covering the war in the recent past. Many Journalists
have lost their lives, some left the country while others live in fear. Do you want to challenge yourself as I do?

The special charm of Palani

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THIS GOD of Love, beauty and knowledge has been exerting His charm on millions of people in South India The word Muruga is derived from the Tamil word `Murugu’ which means honey, beauty, fragrance and eternal youth. He is handsome, brilliant, elegant and enchanting. He symbolises valour, youthfulness, benevolence and compassion. [Hindu]