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Enchanting Tamil Nadu: of Temples, Art and Diverse Landscape

Tamil Nadu for me is the land of the malli poo (jasmine), pavadai-dhavani (half-saree with skirt) and idli-sambar. Dindugal pootu (locks), Sivakasi pattasu (crackers), Chettinad kara kozhambu (spicy gravy), Madurai malli and Kumbakonam degree coffee are some of the other things that are famous.

Photo Feature – Cock Fighting in Tamilnadu

Cockfighting is a favourite sport of people living in the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Tulu Nadu region of Karnataka.

Exploring the Spiritual Sides of Puducherry and Tiruvannamalai

My recent trip to Tamil Nadu happened quite by chance. I had always kept Auroville for the day when I was finally going to be sold on vipassana.

A Penchant for Bus Tickets

I had just started collecting bus tickets about six-seven years ago, I used to write a little note about whom I was with or something funny that happened in the bus. The collection included bus tickets from KSRTC and Tamil Nadu bus tickets from down south to Himachal Path Parivahan Nigam up north.

The Beats of Different Traditional Drums of India

Music is a huge part of the Indian culture and its presence is felt in all aspects and ways of life. During happy or sad, anxious or soothing times, music forms an essential element, for not only the individual, but also for the community essence.

The Significance of Indian State and City Names

States and city names in India reflect the influence of the ruler, culture, as well as their social connotations. Some are born out of colonial history, some under the patronage of kings and nawabs and others are drenched in ancient Indian cultures

Indian Mango Mania – The King of Hearts!

The mango simply becomes the most ubiquitous entity in our markets, homes, dining tables and even conversations during the summer season. It is sown into our childhood memories, in our moments of quiet solitude and in our sneaky after dinner escapades.

Metal Crafts of India – A Malleable Mélange

There are various uses of metal. But when it comes to recognizing metal arts, there are a few distinct centers in India that are known for their regional metal crafts. 

Madras Bashai – The Flamboyant Lingo of Chennai

Author – Arvinda Soundararajan Tamil Nadu has been hogging the headlines over the last few months for various reasons. First it was the state’s beloved Amma’s death, then the Jallikattu controversy and now the tussle for...

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