Malaramuthan R
Culture

1980 conference a turning point for Narikuravars

The union government’s decision to include Narikuravars in the list of Scheduled Tribes – a welcome migration from the MBC list - has not come out of the blue. It is a hard-earned final victory for the long suppressed people’s struggle of sweat, tears and blood. The air had long been thick with...

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Education

Book brings to Tamils the wonders of genetics

One of the wonders of science is the discovery of the genetic code that describes life and life functions. Genes regulate the production and deployment of proteins in the body. Genetic research shows that this is at the core of life itself.  Gregor Mendel, an Austrian biologist, was the first...

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genetics
Culture

How the pain of a transgender turns spiritual

The rights of a transgender may have been secured legally but their right to be recognized as humans in society is still not available to them. Larger society doesn’t recognize them as humans. The turf of the transgenders is invisible – society would rather have them out of sight. When they are...

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transgender