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AuthorBrannavan Gnanalingam

Author Archive: Brannavan Gnanalingam

Brannavan Gnanalingam has come a long way from being born in the teeming metropolis of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He may be known as feature writer for Salient, but is also the only man in history to have simultaneously donated both his kidneys. He is also an amateur rapper going under the moniker Brantank and hopes to win a Grammy.

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September 4, 2006

We call for the drinking age to be lowered on one hand, as we laugh about things we did drinking on the other. In the name of steering clear of moral panic, SALIENT Feature Writer Brannavan Gnanalingam talked to a number of people about the most stupid thing they ever did while under the influence. […]

August 14, 2006

Mia Blake is one of Victoria’s most prominent alumni, who in recent years has transformed herself into a leading star of the stage and screen, all the while keeping a surprisingly low profile in the media. She talks to SALIENT Feature Writer Brannavan Gnanalingam.

August 7, 2006

Prostitutes get a bad rap. Policemen can’t be them, university students can’t be them, nor can fifteen-year old girls. But what I’m sure everybody is wondering, is whether they can get income protection insurance.

August 7, 2006

Today’s commerce and law students, tomorrow’s white-collar criminals? SALIENT Feature Writer Brannavan Gnanlingam investigates the ethics training offered to our commerce and law graduates, and wonders just where such a vocational topic fits in at a place of learning.

July 31, 2006

Sometimes I feel sorry for the person on the other end of the line. So sorry to poor C—-, who had to deal with this. But nevertheless, Bran-Power will continue being a bastard.

July 31, 2006

In violation of international agreements, the Muldoon led National government allowed a South African rugby tour to take place in 1981, a story that is so very familiar to most New Zealanders. 25 years on, SALIENT Feature Writer Brannavan Gnanalingam talks to Wellington Deputy Mayor Alick Shaw – who was at the fore front of […]

July 24, 2006

I’VE BEEN watching All Black games for some time and thought it was strange how Maori and whiteys do the haka together. From my understanding of New Zealand history (which they don’t really teach in most high schools where there are predominantly white people) Maori and whiteys fought in wars against each other. What about […]

July 17, 2006

Sex sells, and in today’s times its market is getting younger and younger. But what happens when rising forces of conservatism butt heads with an increasing sexualisation of young girls?

July 17, 2006

Bran-Power jumps on the no fees bandwagon. Please note though that luckily Nick Kelly is not involved.