Tiruchy corporation mulls 80 Feet Road in Thillai Nagar for 'art street' project

Clarifying that the plan for showcasing the work of traditional artisans is still under consideration, officials said the 80 Feet Road in Thillai Nagar is now in the project venue shortlist.

published on : 29th November 2023

World Fisheries Day: Nothing to celebrate for traditional 'karaivalai' fishers in Tamil Nadu

Traditional trawling (locally known as karaivalai) is a type of fishing where a group of 40-50 people pull up the net, which is already placed in the sea, from the shore to catch fish.

published on : 21st November 2023

Learning to build a community

Yet the variety in board games is not limited to movement or the shape of the board or concept. It is more. Much more.

published on : 16th November 2023

A tapestry of dance forms: The 3rd annual affair showcased six diverse groups from Hyderabad, various states

Organised by the Amrita Cultural Trust and held at the enchanting Taramati Baradari, the event carried a noble mission to promote classical dance and honour the dedicated artists committed to this.

published on : 14th November 2023

The multi-hued stories of Diwali

According to historians, the very first time Diwali was mentioned was in Vatsyayana’s ancient text, Kamasutra. 

published on : 9th November 2023

‘Agamic’ priests: SC orders status quo   

Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, representing the state, prayed to vacate the September stay order of the bench passed on a batch of pleas.

published on : 9th November 2023

The point of it all!

I quickly discovered how wrong I was. The sheer ingenuity of our ancestors in creating a variety of games using simple grids was staggering.

published on : 31st October 2023

No prohibition, yet alcohol & drugs are out in these villages of Uttarakhand 

The population of the village is about three thousand, and it is not even acceptable to consume alcohol here and keep liquor in the house. 

published on : 25th October 2023

7-year-old boy dies after taking nati medicine in Karnataka

It is learnt that the boy’s parents chose traditional medicine on the advice of villagers, though there is a primary health centre nearby. Based on the complaint of the parents, a case has been booked

published on : 23rd October 2023

Couple on a mission to revive rural games

Berhampur-based Madhumaya Foundation started by Hrushikesh and Sudipta Panigrahi has been hosting a sports competition every year to promote traditional rural games for girls, writes Sisir Panigrahy.

published on : 22nd October 2023

A tribal farmer’s crusade to preserve native paddy species

At the 16th Agricultural Science Congress, scientists, policymakers and farmers from across the country were jostling to click a selfie with the son of the soil.

published on : 14th October 2023

Sole call: Traditional leather craftsmen of Vijayapura design footwear for all seasons and terrains 

The last of the traditional leather craftsmen of Vijayapura design footwear for all seasons and terrains 

published on : 1st October 2023

Dragon boat oarsmen row hearts out in hope of last-gasp Asiad nod

The 28-member men’s team participating in the camp has 11 Malayalis, most of whom had taken baby steps in paddling on the backwaters of Alappuzha.

published on : 29th September 2023

Vishwakarma Scheme will be opposed tooth and nail, says DMK

Speaking to TNIE, G Karunanidhy, general secretary of the AIOBC employees federation, said, “This scheme will perpetuate caste-based occupations."

published on : 18th September 2023

Into the trail of traditions

Taking place today and tomorrow at Kraft Retail Dine in Nandanam, the festivities will kick off at 9.30 am, inviting art enthusiasts to explore a world of art and culture like never before.

published on : 16th September 2023

Australian lawmakers head to US to lobby against efforts to extradite WikiLeaks founder Assange

The effort by the Australian lawmakers is the latest in a series of international moves raising questions about the extradition.

published on : 5th September 2023

Rolling the dice for traditional games

Vinita’s journey began with an unintentional twist as she slipped on the Parthasarathy temple floor, only to find herself captivated by the intricate carvings that she saw on it.

published on : 31st August 2023

Eyeing Onasadya from hotel? Prepare to shell out between Rs 450 & Rs 2,000

Ordering food is indeed a new trend, as more people now prefer to order food to spend more time with family and celebrate the festival in the best manner. 

published on : 28th August 2023

Lifting the type ‘caste’

This week, an artiste is busting myths and taboos around the age-old musical instrument parai at this workshop

published on : 24th August 2023

US court denies Mumbai terror attacks accused Tahawwur Rana's plea against extradition to India

Rana faces charges for his role in the Mumbai attacks and is associated with Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley, one of the main conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

published on : 18th August 2023
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