Folklore

Modern-day Mulan: A tale of disguise

Thoothukudi offers a tale of Petchiammal, who pretended to be a male for 36 years. Being a pregnant widow with no familial support except her sister Laxmi, Petchiammal was determined to raise her kid.

published on : 27th June 2022

Stories from near and far

In an attempt to keep the tradition alive and improve people’s skills of communication through conversation, storyteller Vikram Sridhar is hosting a session for adults on July 3.

published on : 27th June 2022

'Samrat Prithviraj' movie review: An expansive, though dreary, historical epic

Akshay plays Prithviraj with the same relaxed nobility of his social-issue films. There is better camaraderie between Sanjay Dutt and the other warriors than when Prithviraj is around.

published on : 4th June 2022

Odisha Pattachitra adorns wall of Denmark PM’s residence

Pattachitra style of painting, one of the oldest and most popular art forms of Odisha, is known for its intricate details and mythological narratives and folklore involved in it.

published on : 4th May 2022