Chandrayaan-2 to be launched tomorrow, all rehearsals completed

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) deferred second lunar mission Chandrayaan-2 will happen tomorrow. The GSLV-Mk-III, carrying the 3,850 kg Chandrayaan-2 would lift off from Second Launch Pad at 14.43 hrs tomorrow from SHAR Range, Sriharikota. Continue Reading

Collector urges elderly, pregnant women to avoid Athi Varadar darshan

In an appeal that has been published in the media, the collector says the number of devotees and pilgrims coming to have darshan of Athi Varadar was increasing by the day. So, it was taking a minimum of 4-6 hours for people to have darshan, says the note. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 7: ‘Hindi’tva Hegemony

Let me start with my now familiar invocation: When Sanskrit itself is being challenged, whither Hindi? Really, compared to Tamil, Hindi is a bachcha. It does not have much of a history, let alone literary history. Still, a brief on that brief history would put the present in perspective. Continue Reading

Day 18 of Athi Varadar darshan: Shenbagam flower garland spreads aroma (video)

Today, the deity was draped in mauve silk robes and the best part was that the shenbagam flower garland that adds to Athi Varadar’s charm, also spreads its tantalisingly sweet smell in the vicinity. Continue Reading

17th day darshan of Athi Varadar: Lord adorned with athi fruit garland

Apart from the colourful flowers that were used for garlands, what stood out today was a garland made of athi (fig) fruits as it is believed that the Varadar idol is made of fig wood (Athi Varadar). Continue Reading

Cut by one hour, Athi Varadar darshan only till 9 pm

Kanchipuram Collector P Ponniah has announced that timing for Athi Varadar darshan at the Sri Devarajaswamy temple has been cut down by an hour. Continue Reading

Halep thwarts Serena’s history bid with Wimbledon final triumph

Simona Halep torpedoed Serena Williams’s latest bid to capture a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam on Saturday when she stormed to a sensational victory in a 56-minute Wimbledon final. Continue Reading

Bigg Boss inmate Vanitha spews hatred on screen, earns it outside, too

‘This Vanitha (one of┬áthe Bigg Boss housemates) is the one who should be kicked out of the house┬áthis time.’ This was a conversation at a movie theatre by a couple of people, in the middle of a film. Continue Reading