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Remembering Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy: 10 things you probably did not know about this Cardinal from Tamil Nadu

A priest for more than 62 years, a bishop for 52 years, a cardinal for 29 years and the first Tamil Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy was called upon by  Pope Paul VI in 1971 to serve the Universal Church. Born in Kalleri, Viluppuram District, Tamil Nadu Lourdusamy was close to Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Pope John Paul I, and most especially, with Pope John Paul II and his fellow curial cardinal Joseph Ratzinger and future Pope Benedict XVI. On his 96th birth anniversary, we look back at the milestones the priest set throughout his life. Here are 10 things you might not know about his illustrious career

 

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Published on 5th February 2020
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Remembering Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the reason why The Beatles flew down to India in 1968

 

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was an Indian guru who developed the Transcendental Meditation technique and then introduced The Beatles to it — they attended a seminar on Transcendental Meditation conducted by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in north-west Wales, upon George Harrisson's and his wife's insistence.  In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he achieved fame as the guru to the Beatles. He passed away on February 5, 2008

Published on 5th February 2020
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Remembering Anna: 15 reasons why the former CM will always tower over Tamil Nadu politics

On the birth anniversary of one of Tamil Nadu's most impressionable and iconic politicians, Annadurai aka Anna, we examine reasons why people still remember his name and why the young ought to understand what he stood for

 

Published on 3rd February 2020

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