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Tuesday, February 18, 2020



Explained: The troubled history of the Sri Lankan national anthem in Tamil

February 05, 2020 9:35 am

The previous Maithripala Sirisena government would sing the anthem in both Sinhala and Tamil, to boost ethnic harmony in the country. On February 4, the Gotabaya Rajapaksa regime changed the practice.

Linguistic minority students exempted from writing Tamil exam till 2022

September 24, 2019 9:03 am

Allowing pleas moved by various linguistic minority schools, a full bench of the high court comprising justices S Manikumar, Abdul Quddhose and Subramonium Prasad granted the reprieve.

How Tamil stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in state

August 20, 2019 7:28 pm

Though still in its infancy, Tamil stand-up comedy comedians have carved a niche for themselves in households across Tamil Nadu.

Watch: Iranian men dancing to a Tamil song to warm up has impressed even Anand Mahindra

August 17, 2019 2:20 pm

Men at an Iranian gym were seeing enjoying Sankar Mahadevan's peppy song 'Mambazhamam' from the Tamil film Pokkiri.

Tamils and Tamizhakam in Chinese eyes

August 02, 2019 11:36 am

The Chinese and Tamil communities have celebrated thousands of years of friendship. And this rich bilateral exchange has been recorded by several monks and traders.

Chinese most widely spoken, two Indian languages in top 10

March 19, 2019 9:27 am

Against the broad head for Chinese (macrolanguage), which includes individual languages such as Mandarin and Yue (Cantonese), Ethnologue gives a worldwide total of 1,311 million speakers, as first language.

New course gives Chinese a taste of Tamil language, culture

March 18, 2019 7:26 am

The students learn from the greatest Tamil works instead: from Thiruvalluvar’s Thirukkural, a classic Tamil text comprising thousands of couplets, Subramania Bharati’s poems and lines from Sangam literature. Three times a week, Zhou teaches them Tamil texts.

Because I speak two languages

December 16, 2018 8:33 am

We are superficial when viewing culture as a term and its meaning. Any culture is deep. It is complicated, with several layers.

Sri Lanka lifts unofficial ban on Tamil national anthem on Independence Day

February 04, 2016 3:54 pm

School children rendered the Sinhala and Tamil versions of the national anthem at a colourful celebration at the Galle Face Green park to mark the 68th anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence from Britain.

China to Chennai: A Tamil Radio that bridges two cultures

December 07, 2014 1:33 pm

Liao is part of a 20-odd member Tamil language broadcast team, which includes mostly Tamil-speaking Chinese employees.


Kalaignar Karunanidhi passes away at 94

August 07, 2018 3:03 pm

Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi passes away at 94

Amit Shah celebrates Makar Sankranti

January 14, 2016 10:08 am

Ahmedabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday celebrated Makar Sankranti and flew kites on the occasion. Makar Sankranti is a harvest festival celebrated over India and Nepal on the joy of getting new crops for farmers. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India; Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat.

Pilgrims take holy dip at Triveni Sangam

January 13, 2016 5:56 am

Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.