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Music

Adieu Geetha Bennett: A worthy daughter of a luminary

Sometime in the late 90s, I tuned in late on radio to a concert. The tanam had just begun. As Khamboji flowed I was trying to figure out who the player was. I was quite sure I hadn't heard this musician before. The measured yet vibrant playing got me hooked onto the rest of the concert. At the...

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Politics

A life that should be celebrated

In history, rarely, we find a phenomenon like DMK President Kalaingar M. Karunanidhi. For some the left brain would be dominant and for others the right brain. Kalaingar Karunanidhi was an exception to this. For him, both sides were equally strong. Be it logical thinking in running the...

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Politics

Portrait of the politician as a family man

In many ways, M Karunanidhi was the man that most males would aspire to become. Like most men, Karunanidhi had a personal life, a professional life and a family life. Most men wish that somewhere these three lives would meet and sync, if not coalesce. Their lives would have been well lived if...

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