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5 Must-visit Places While In Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu

Located in the Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, Chidambaram is a beautiful town and is known as a site of great historical and religious significance. It is home to the popular Nataraja Temple, which is frequented by Hindu devotees and tourists from all over the state. As Chidambaram has been in existence for thousands of years, it is said to have been ruled by most of the South Indian dynasties, […]

Tamil Nadu crisis: Support grows for Panneerselvam as Sasikala tries to keep flock together

It was another day of high drama in Tamil Nadu Struggling to keep her flock of MLAs together after desertion by 10 MPs to rival O Panneerselvam camp, AIADMK general secretary VK Sasikala on Sunday trashed the allegation that they have been held “hostage” at a resort. Sasikala, who is locked in a fierce battle of attrition with caretaker Chief Minister Panneerselvam, said the MLAs were staying at the resort […]

There’s just one disease that Tamil Nadu’s Dalit doctors cannot cure – casteism

Ponnusamy* is the first doctor from Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai village. Returning to practice there after he obtained his degree, he learned that there was one disease he could not cure: Casteism, which afflicted both his patients and his colleagues in the medical community. Some of the earliest memories that Ponnusamy has, are of Dalits in his village being treated like slaves. “We were not allowed to wear shirts and slippers. […]

PM appeals for peace in Karnataka, TN

“Personally pained at the developments,” he says. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appealed for calm in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu following widespread violence in Karnataka and few incidents in Tamil Nadu on Monday after the Supreme Court refused to freeze its order to release Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. Mr. Modi said he was “personally pained at the developments.” “Violence cannot provide a solution to any problem. In a […]

Rain lashes Tamil Nadu; schools, colleges closed

Schools and colleges closed in several districts; Three trains cancelled, while many others have been partially cancelled, diverted or delayed. Heavy rain brought life to a grinding halt across Tamil Nadu on Friday and a day’s holiday was announced for schools and colleges in Tirunelveli, Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram, Tiruvannamalai and Vellore districts and holiday for only schools in Kanyakumari district. Anna University and University of Madras affiliated colleges have postponed […]