Inmathi Staff

Savukku Shankar: ‘Can we trust news media?’

Savukku Shankar stepped beyond the boundaries of government service into the public domain as a whistle blower at just about the right time that social media started taking a gigantic avatar. His methods and inferences are often anathema to journalists who need profession-bound to reveal their...

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Mars mission: Two facts that disprove R Madhavan

Actor R Madhavan has courted controversy by saying the panchangam, the almanac used in Indian astrology based on ancient techniques, was key to the success of India’s Mars mission since it made up for the lack of state-of-the-art technology in the satellite launch vehicle. Madhavan hinted that...

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Pearl City Massacre: Lest we forget

A dhoti-clad man is lying on the road and his body is barely moving. Policemen in riotgear are shuffling around, shooing away people. Another man standing next to the body with blood streaming down his face is crying. He is pleading with the person taking the video that he should get him out of...

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Pearl City Massacre

Decoding the hidden message of Pallanguzhi game

The Pallanguzhi game is known as ancient Tamil game that entertains and helps to sharpen one's arithmetic. But Tho. Paramasivan, a renowned Tamil folklorist, cultural researcher and professor, all rolled into one, has ferreted out hidden social and cultural messages woven into the game....

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Pallanguzhi Game