The ban on Jallikattu isn’t an act of mercy on bulls. It hastens the road to the destruction of local breeds, which started with the government’s cross-breeding (with foreign breeds) programme in the 60s.
I visit the cattle market in rural Madurai for a ground report. From Jallikattu to the Meat Factory [...]
January 17, 2017
Thalamalai is a hilly area, Located 75 Km away from Trichy and on the way of Trichy to Namakkal Highway. Thalamalai is a part of Eastern Ghats. This hill gets its name because it resembles the head of a person (in tamil head means Thala). It is believed that this is the face of lord [...]
In a shocking incident, a video recorded during the counting of ‘hundi’ collection at a famous temple in the district allegedly revealed that an official pocketed over Rs.1 lakh. According to a reliable source in the Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department, the hundi collection at Sri Saduragiri Sundara Mahalingam Temple was counted by the [...]
CHENNAI: Nearly 11 years ago, DMK president M Karunanidhi reportedly made a controversial statement that the term ‘Hindu’ meant ‘thief’. A criminal case filed against him for hurting the sentiments of Hindus by making the statement has now returned to haunt him. On Friday, Justice N Kirubakaran of the Madras high court issued a notice [...]
The language Sanskrit was once used as a lingua franca all over the nation during the ancient and medieval era. Most of the inscriptions of those days were in Sanskrit and those inscriptions were found in large numbers in Tamil Nadu, said Dr Chitra Madhavan, a noted historian, here on Thursday. Delivering the lecture on [...]
April 10, 2013