Reminiscing Childhood Memories of Old Mysore…

By Girija Madhavan I was born in 1938 in a house now called “Sahy­adri,” the first of the four large Railway Bungalows that still stand facing KRS Road in Vani Vilas Mo­halla, diagonally opposite Cheluvamba Park. In those days, it was known as the Loco Superintendent’s Bun­galow. A Scotswoman, Dr. Gillespie of the Mission [or…

The Prabhakaran phenomenon: towards an explanation

A Sri Lankan Tamil friend wrote to me wondering why thousands of Tamils, both within and outside the Island, devoutly followed the Tiger leader. Even more, why do so many – more in the diaspora, he thinks, than within Sri Lanka – still ‘believe’ in him? Why did they ignore evidence which pointed to major…

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