Malaramuthan R
Food

Delicious country brinjal can combat rise of GM varieties

Brinjal (‘kathari’ in Tamil) is a vegetable that is great tasting by itself or mixed in with other veggies or even meat in various cuisines. It finds a key place in ‘aviyal’ (a mixture of stewed veggies) and is also a sought-after side-dish of biryani. Brinjal preparations have a pride of place...

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Country Brinjal
Culture

Eye donation in Tamil Nadu his life’s work

Sometimes even the most mundane of activities, like reading a magazine at a barber shop, could end up being the trigger for bigger things in life. It happened in his youth to 70-year-old Jegatheeswaran who lives in Singanallur, Coimbatore. Jegatheeswaran had just finished schooling when one day...

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Eye Donation
Culture

Villupattu artiste Poongani: A long forgotten legend

Subbu Arumugam's passing away has made it appropriate to recall artiste Poongani who was once a metonym for Villupattu, one of the age-old folk art forms inherited from the feudalistic society and now a forgotten legend. Performing arts such as Villupattu, Kaniyan dance (unique to the community...

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Villupattu