The most striking feature of this excellent collection of 88 Tamil short stories is the near-ubiquitous presence of caste. Caste privilege, purity, pollution, exclusion, humiliation, anger, desperation, reform—all these elements are intertwined in ... New Indian Express, 3 weeks ago
Success takes a greater measure if it is a product of a triumphant return, more so if the person's story stands as an inspiration for others to follow. Musician and composer Rajkumar Bharathi, who has had a journey of pathos and victory, will ...New Indian Express, 1 month ago
Three persons of a family died on the spot when the car in which they were travelling hit a median on the national highway near Dharmaram village of Pathipadu mandal on Saturday. Kothapalli Venakteswara Rao, a cloth merchant, and Nagendramma ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
Music chooses its own messenger and I am carrying forward what needs to be taken to the audience. Musician and composer Rajkumar Bharathi's story is a fine example of a child prodigy with a blue-blooded lineage, who tragically loses his voice at ...The Hindu, 1 month ago
The nurse is your first point of contact in a hospital, and yet usually remains faceless and invisible. Typically, they say, they are either ignored, sidelined or stereotyped; in smaller cities the discrimination can include being barred from ...Hindustan Times, 1 month ago
The guru-sishya series celebrated the composing and teaching skills of Thanjavur M. Thyagarajan. Renuka Suryanarayan reports His ancestors were the first musicians to be sent to Baroda Court as part of dowry when a member of the noble family in ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
In a praiseworthy initiative, Maa Aaasaraa Creations, an NGO formed by a group of volunteers mostly NRIs four years ago, has decided to adopt 39 children suffering from thalassemia in North Andhra. The NGO will not only take care of their regular ...The Hindu, 2 months ago
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