Mahaballapuram in motion

I arrived at noon, checked into a great (and cheap) guesthouse, had lunch, and then managed to see the town and its main attractions before evening. 318 more words

Thodari - Rail (review by Pakistani fan)

After watching IruMugan, my first Tamil movie, I was eager to watch another South Indian movie, simply because they are fascinating. So I watched Thodari… 359 more words

14 - Tamil Nadu in the grip of Jihad - Thamizhchelvan

Begampur Mosque in the Muslim-dominated Begampur area of Dindigul. No procession of any kind is allowed to pass by the mosque. The mosque was built by Hyder Ali and is administered by the Prince of Arcot Trust. 2,456 more words

Global Giving

Toilets & Water for school children, rural India

This project hosted by Global Giving will help to build toilets and maintain them for school children in rural schools in Tamil Nadu. 107 more words


The Cherry on Top

Pondicherry, or its pre-colonial name, Puducherry, is like an Indian New Orleans. No small wonder, as it was largely colonized by the French vs the English as many other towns were. 639 more words

Thanjavur Palace

The Thanjavur Maratha Palace Complex, known locally as Aranmanai, was the official residence of the Bhonsle family who ruled over the Tanjore region from 1674 to 1855. 889 more words


How Mathematics Found its Way to Sushama

WHO? Sushama Agarwal
WHAT? Mathematician
WHERE? Ramanujan Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics, Chennai

Reported by Nandita Jayaraj

Squeezing past police vans, barricades and scattered groups of demonstrators on the wide roads of Chepauk, I made my way to Madras University’s math department. 2,063 more words