Thanjavur big temple consecration: HC says yes to Tamil, Sanskrit

The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court today said the consecration (kumbabhishekam) of the Thanjavur big temple can be carried out in both Tamil and Sanskrit. It also dismissed all other pleas filed in this regard. Continue Reading

Demoting Tamil antiquity in textbook creates major controversy

A new controversy was triggered by a class 12 English textbook that has been issued to students in Tamilnadu. It refers to Tamil as being only 2,300 years old whereas Sanskrit was 4,000 years old. Continue Reading

Why TN is forbidden land! — 2: A conflict of civilisations

Let’s begin at the beginning … ‘Thamizh predates sand and stone’ This core dictum is embedded deep in the psyche of the Tamil-speaking population world over. Continue Reading

Why Not?

It is understandable that re-conversions and Sanskrit science are raising a lot more outrage than Peshawar or Paris amidst the secular brigade here. After all, are not the quixotic tantrums of the Togadia tribe deemed more dangerous than the bloody massacres unleashed by madcaps worldover, all of whom happen to have one common denomination, er, denominator? Indeed, such irony can be dismissed as idiotic but for the insidious intent. Continue Reading