Veteran actress Jayanthi passes away

Veteran actress Jayanthi (76) passed away due to age-related ailments. Jayanthi had acted in more than 500 films in Kannada, Tamil, and Telugu. The Kannada film industry had long back honoured the actress with the title Abhinaya Sharadhe. Continue Reading

Nithya Menon plays singer in Gamanam

Gamanam, the debut directorial venture of Sujana Rao, is touted to be a real life drama and it is being made as Pan India entertainer in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and Hindi languages. Continue Reading

Seeman appears before Sterlite inquiry commission

Naam Tamilar Katchi co-ordinator Seeman appeared before the Thoothukudi Sterlite inquiry commission today. Continue Reading

DMK chief Stalin denies surrendering to Centre on Hindi issue

DMK chief M K Stalin pooh-poohed claims that his party surrendered to the Centre by putting off a protest against ”Hindi imposition,” saying it cannot be cowed down and remained firm on its stand. Continue Reading

Chennai Tamil teacher launches Thirukkural Peravai at Mugappair

Even after 20 years since retirement as Tamil teacher, the affinity for the language has stuck to me permanently and so does the values of our ancient literature, Thirukkural,’ says K P Ramaswamy. The resident of Mugappair recently launched Nolambur Thirukkural Peravai, a medium to raise awareness about Thirukkural. Continue Reading

Mother of all tongues

I hate to use the term ‘Tamil’ because it is so very English. The Queen’s tongue is not lacking in alphabetical abundance or phoenetical options to render ‘Thamizh’, which is a noun and therefore can be spelt the way it is pronounced. ‘Thamizh’ has a pristine touch and a wholesome feel that is woefully absent in ‘Tamil’. Continue Reading