Karnataka bandh: Vatal Nagaraj weighs in

Vatal Nagaraj, former MLA and head of Kannada Chaluvaliga, is not supporting the Sept 25 bandh called by political parties in Karnataka on Cauvery but speaks for some in the state when he says Karnataka has exclusive rights over Cauvery. He told “I stand by my statement that the...

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Who celebrated Onam first? Answer: The Pandyas

(This article was first published on Sept 7, 2022) As Keralites throughout the world are celebrating Onam festival, the cultural festival of Malayalees cutting across caste and religion, a public holiday has been announced in several districts of Tamil Nadu too. Political leaders of Tamil Nadu...

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Warli tribe’s colorful tradition

At the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples celebrated near Mumbai recently, the cynosure of all eyes was the parade of adivasis: The most striking feature about them was that the clothes and hats they wore and the musical instruments they played were all made up of palm leaves....

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Jailer: Is it as entertaining as Sivaji?

Does the latest Rajini-starrer Jailer directed by Nelson measure up to the expectations? In the past two decades, only two films – Sivaji directed by Shankar and Petta by Karthick Subburaj – were out-and-out Rajini films. They were cocktails of all the customary Rajinisms. Chandramukhi,...

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