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Sunday, 29 April 2012





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Sujatha Attanayake

Sujatha Attanayake and the musical culture of Sri Lanka

For the past so many decades, Sujatha Attanayake has been a formidable presence in the Sri Lankan musical scene. She is a distinguished singer and a musician; she has studied both North Indian (ragadhari) classical Music and South Indian (Karnatka) classical music. She comes from a musical family that is vitally connected to the Nurthi tradition of music.

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A film with a difference

This week I had to introduce the film You Are All Captains and lead a discussion on it at the Academy of Art in Honolulu. This film was directed by the young Spanish film director Oliver Laxe. He had made a few award winning short films earlier, but this is his first attempt at full length feature film making.

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Cultural Scene

The Good Doctor:

Hope and despair in post-apartheid SA

In this week’s column I would like to explore prominent themes of Damon Galgut’s master piece The Good Doctor which primarily depicts the life in post-apartheid South Africa. However, before discussing the themes of the novel, it is pertinent to look into the life of the writer which sets the backdrop to his creative writings.

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