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Come, let’s go for a ride in the SUV used by CM Stalin

The car this man uses has so much power that it can zoom to 100 kilometers in less than eight seconds. It is designed to go off the road and negotiate dirt tracks, gravel roads, or just climb hills over soil and pebbles. Yet, the stress is more on safety than just power and ruggedness. For...

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Ajith Kumar is enough; Thala is not needed

Titles bestow special status on Tamil film actors. Having a title is a sign that the star has arrived: Makkal Thilagam MGR, Nadigar Thilagam Sivaji Ganesan, Super Star Rajinikanth, Ulaga Nayagan Kamal Haasan. In 2001, when he was 30 years old, Ultimate Star Ajith Kumar became Thala when his...

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Tamil vs Sanskrit is an absurd conflict: Expert

Ever wondered why so many Latin words are found in English. All the botanical names are in Latin. Ad hoc, Habeas Corpus, Stat; the terminologies we use in official, legal and medical fields are all Latin. Latin acts as the root for many words in European languages. The major European languages...

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A woman Bigg Boss: Remember, Jayalalithaa?

When Kamal Haasan announced he got Corona, Bigg Boss viewers were among the most concerned. Kamal had provided a certain intellectual veneer, even gravitas, to the reality show. They were wondering what would happen to it without him. The show’s main attraction may be the voyeuristic pleasure...

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