Sethu Canal Scheme is a project in the minds of patriotic Tamils for more than a century. The estimate of the scheme is Rs 2427 cores. More than 75% of the Canal Work has been completed so far and only less than 15 km of the work is to be done. Mean while the Hindu religious fundamentalists are trying to stop the work at the concluding stage. It will only mean the gross wastage of Tax-payers’ money.

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The road to renewal After centuries of stagnation Science is making a comeback in the Islamic world

The sleep has been long and deep. In 2005 Harvard University produced more scientific papers than 17 Arabic-speaking countries combined. The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims have produced only two Nobel laureates in chemistry and physics. Both moved to the West: the only living one, the chemist Ahmed Hassan Zewail, is at the California Institute of Technology.

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Asiriyar Answers

Q : How do  you view the sequence of events happened in the screening of Kamal Haasan’s film, ‘Viswaroopam ’ even after the due certification by the Central Film  Censor Board? Is it a set back on the freedom of expression ?

- V.Kanizmozhi, Sellur, Madurai

Ans : Definitely it is a curb on its freedom of expression. Ours is a secular Nation – but we will have search for real secularism.

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One night at the Babri Masjid

Ayodhya the dark night

- Review by : Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

In post-Independence India, the conflicting movements for the “liberation of Ram Janmabhoomi” and the “restoration of the Babri Masjid” have been among the most significant mass movements — both in terms of the time span of the agitations and the long-term impact they have had on Indian politics.

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HOW THE WORLD CAME TO BE: God created the world in six days, beginning with the day and night, then the sky, sea and earth, then the sun, moon and stars, then the animals and finally the first man, Adam, which he shaped in His image. He later created the first woman, Eve, from Adam’s rib.

EVIDENCE: It says so in Genesis

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