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‘It’s all about respect’: A transwoman’s journey to empowerment through Jallikattu

January 17, 2022 2:25 pm

🔴 Thirty-year-old Sindhamani is no ordinary bull owner at the famed Alanganallur Jallikattu which is taking place on Monday. Having worked her way out of poverty and braved taunts before she was able to make a name for herself in the sport, today she stands tall as her bulls have proved their mettle and have given her the respect and acceptance she deserves in society.

Kongu land and Rekla: How rearing bulls for race is an art

January 16, 2022 12:15 pm

Fans lament Covid curbs on the sport in Pongal season, wish govt treated it like jallikattu

Tamil Nadu permits Jallikattu with 300 bull tamers, 150 spectators

January 10, 2022 6:28 pm

All the participants need to provide a full-vaccination certificate and RT-PCR negative report obtained within 48 hours of the event. Only a master and his assistant would be allowed to accompany a bull this time.

Tamil Nadu: Doctors' plea to stop Jallikattu due to Covid-19 risk

December 23, 2021 8:34 am

🔴 Since the Tamil Nadu government legalised Jallikattu in 2017, at least 22 bulls and 69 humans have reportedly died while more than 4,696 human have been injured, PETA claimed.

Permit native breeds alone to take part in Jallikattu: Madras HC

September 02, 2021 7:41 pm

The PIL prayed for directions to the authorities to ensure and permit only the participation of the bulls from the native breeds of cattle of Tamil Nadu in the sport of Jallikattu, Manjuvirattu, Oormadu, Vadamadu or Vadamanjivirattu, Eruduttu Viduthal and to prevent the participation of foreign breeds (Bos Taurus) and cross breed bulls (Bos Taurus x Bos Indicus) in the said sports.

Jallikattu fails to make it to shortlist for Oscars' best international film

February 10, 2021 10:15 am

No Indian film has ever won an Oscar. The last Indian film that made it to the final five in the Best International Feature category was Ashutosh Gowariker's Lagaan in 2001. Mother India (1958) and Salaam Bombay (1989) are the other two Indian movies to have made it to the top five.

Jallikattu in Tamil Nadu: pride & politics

January 18, 2021 10:39 am

Ahead of Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, Jallikattu has become the subject of politics between Congress and BJP. A look at what it means for Tamil culture, and the controversies leading to an ongoing legal battle.

Rahul’s Jallikattu visit: Cong course correction ahead of TN elections

January 16, 2021 3:29 am

So when Rahul went to Tamil Nadu to watch the Jallikattu event on Thursday, it marked the emphatic conclusion of a course correction by the Congress which began in 2014 itself.

Explained: As Jallikattu begins, recalling the cultural argument for an ancient tradition

January 16, 2021 7:06 am

Jallikattu is a bull-taming sport that has traditionally been part of the festival of Pongal. However, the practice has long been contested, with animal rights groups and the courts concerned over issues of cruelty to animals and the bloody and dangerous nature of the sport.

Rahul Gandhi in Tamil Nadu: No one can suppress Tamil spirit

January 15, 2021 8:25 am

Rahul accused the central government of making moves that are affecting the country's diverse culture and notions and said he was against promoting one idea, language or notion.


Jallikattu: The bull-taming festival takes place in Tamil Nadu

January 16, 2018 12:59 pm

Jallikattu is a traditional harvest festival celebrated in Tamil Nadu in which participants attempt to tame a bull. One such event was held at Palamedu in Madurai. It is one of the three prominent Jallikattu events in the state besides Alanganallur and Avaniyapuram.

Jallikattu: Everything you need to know about the controversial sport, and more

January 12, 2016 2:12 pm

Jallikattu verdict: The Supreme Court will hear appeals against the Centre’s decision to allow the sport on Pongal in Tamil Nadu.