Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Kongunadu was a separate region in Tamil Nadu, where casteism or untouchability was never practised. In such a region of human harmony, taking oaths against inter-caste marriages or allowing a Brahmin priest to conduct weddings is against the age old Kongu culture.Prof Dr C.Subramaiam, former Vice-chancellor, Tamil University, Thanjavur, gives proof for this in his book Kongunaattu Mangala Vaazhthu Paadal. I penned an article on the unique culture of Kongunadu recently in The New Indian Express. The picture you see here is a Kongu Barber performing Prof. C.S's wedding decades ago.

After long years of penning her book " Suttum Vizhichudar" Kovai Uma Maheshwari proves her development in writing verse and comprehending womanhood in the modern era by bringing out her new book of poems " Ellorukkum Undu Punaippeyar" I reviewed some of her stanzas in The New Indian Express.

How many of us live our lives for the development of our mother tongue Tamil? But, the life lived by the veteran scholar Periyasamy Thooran is an example for Tamil teachers of schools, colleges and universities of the present day. Thooran's compilation of the ten-volume Tamil Kalaikalanchium, a universal encyclopedia will pronounce his name for eras. Indeed, I took pride, as I penned an article on him in The New Indian Express recently.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

A Chat with the Star of " Oho" Productions

Having a chat with Sachu for the New Indian Express

Never thought of having a snap with Sachu, when I first enjoyed her dance for the number " Malarendra Mugam Ondru" in Sridar's block buster Kadhalikka Neramillai