Kajahni Tharmarajan

Girl on fire kicks ass Catching Fire is the second instalment in The Hunger Games saga featuring political strife, gruesome violence, and heroic rebellion all set to a futuristic totalitarian regime. Unlike most Hollywood sequels, Catching Fire is bigger and better than its predecessor without shoving flashy CGI or contrived punch lines at its viewers. The …

Romantic comedy delivers love without melodrama   About Time stars Rachel McAdams in yet another time-travelling romance. Unlike The Time-Traveler’s Wife, this film brings a semblance of charisma to what could otherwise be a tired storyline. This is a credit to director Richard Curtis. The Oscar-winning writer and director is known for his romantic gems …

U of O student relates her experience celebrating Eid al-Adha with family and neighbours  Photos courtesy of Kajahni Tharmarajan  This October, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the “festival of sacrifice” that marks the biggest event in the Islamic calendar. The exact dates of Eid al-Adha reflect the lunar calendar and are determined by the …

I slump lower in my seat and avoid eye contact. Shrinking my body, I lower my gaze to the scribbled notes in front of me, trying to look extremely preoccupied by what I have just written. My feigned attempts are hopeless: out of the 300-something students in the room, the prof is staring at me.

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