Crime

Here’s why the police cook up evidence

Complaints against the police often come in two instances. During the investigation of a crime, allegations against the police investigation officer that he is moving the process in favour of the accused are often made by the complainant. Charges against the...

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Music

Three ragas from the nagaswaram couple

Nagaswaram artiste Prabhavathi who was featured in the article,“Biology is not destiny. Women’s bodies are no hindrance to playing nagaswaram,” recently sent us the alapana of three ragas. They were Ranjani, Saraswati and Purvikalyani. Ranjani has the quality of...

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Culture

Flowers: The sweat sustains the fresh

Flowers are everywhere yet they are special. They are there to make things special. They adorn special things, sacred elements. They are offerings to gods and goddesses. They adorn women’s hair, adding fragrance. They are there to welcome VIPs and in weddings....

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Flower vendor
Culture

How ancient Chennaivasis buried their dead

It seems ancient Chennaivasis believed in reincarnation. Their burial monuments testify to this. They didn’t cremate the dead but buried them. On top of the burial ground, they raised the stone monuments. Recent research has shown that Chennai has been continuously...

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