The First Tamil Ph.D

P.S. Subrahmanya Sastri. The 125 birth anniversary of Dr. P.S. Subrahmanya Sastri, a scholar in Sanskrit and Tamil, falls on July 29. Dr. P.S. Subrahmanya Sastri, born on July 29, 1890, was a Sanskri...

Azhagankulam was in the big league

A Roman potsherd (left) and broken pieces of an amphora found during the excavation under way at Azhagankulam in Ramanathapuram, Tamil Nadu. Renewed excavation in the T.N. village provides fresh evid...

In the lap of the Western Ghats

View of the Mangala Devi temple in Bolara, Mangaluru. The temples that lie in Dakshin Kannada district, along the foothills, are rich in cultural and legendary background. R. Krishnamurthy writes. Of...

1,000-year-old Aiyanar sculptures found

A sculpture found by archaeologists at Kovilpalayam in Tirupur district. A group of archaeologists from Tirupur-based Virarajendran Archaeological and Historical Research Centre have found two Aiyana...

If it’s March, it must be salt…

Historic: Walk to freedom.  One historic day in March, 85 years ago, salt was used to break the British resistance. Gandhiji had taken yet another giant step towards India’s freedom. The Dandi March ...

Plan to beautify fort at Tirumayam

The ancient idol of Sri Lakshmi Narasimharon a ‘peetam’ at the rock-cut fort in Tirumayam, renovated by the Archaeological Survey of India Two ancient shrines renovated The Archaeological Survey of I...