‘T.N.’s energy consumption reachs a new peak of 430.13 million units’

‘T.N.’s energy consumption reachs a new peak of 430.13 million units’

Thangam Thennarasu | Photo Credit: R. RAGU Electricity, Finance and Human Resources Management Minister Thangam Thennarasu said the State’s energy consumption had reached a new peak of 430.13 million units on Tuesday. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), he said the power supply had been smooth and arrangements had been made to meet any … Read more

Making of Thanjavur’s famous ‘thalaiyatti’ dolls

Making of Thanjavur’s famous ‘thalaiyatti’ dolls

Making of Thanjavur’s famous ‘thalaiyatti’ dolls | Video Credit: R. VENGADESH Remember the Chettiar bommai, a bobblehead doll used for golu during Navaratri in homes? It is a Thanjavur doll. These beautifully handcrafted dolls showcase the rich cultural heritage of Thanjavur district in Tamil Nadu. All the dolls have a lightweight body made of tapioca … Read more

Locals use mobile cremators as cemeteries remain flooded in Tamil Nadu

Locals use mobile cremators as cemeteries remain flooded in Tamil Nadu

A mobile cremator using LPG cylinders was employed by residents of Thoothukudi as the local cemetery became unusable after the recent flood that struck southern Tamil Nadu. The residents were forced to seek alternative options as the incessant rain rendered all 12 crematoriums allocated to people from different castes useless. Ganesan, a resident of Thoothukudi … Read more

Organic farming is catching on in the Nilgiris

Organic farming is catching on in the Nilgiris

Organic farming is catching on in Tamil Nadu’s Nilgiris | Video Credit: M. Sathyamoorthy Organic farming is catching on in India, thanks to a growing preference for healthier, sustainable food choices Sikkim is India’s first and only State to attain 100% organic farming status. Now, the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu is aiming to become the … Read more

Pandya period rock-cut cave temple at Paraikulam declared a protected monument

Pandya period rock-cut cave temple at Paraikulam declared a protected monument

The Tamil Nadu government has declared the early Pandya-era rock-cut cave temple at Paraikulam in Tiruchuzhi taluk in Virudhunagar district a protected monument. K. Manivasan, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments Department, who issued the order, said it was one of the 10 early Pandya Kudvarai temples (cave temples). Earlier, while making an announcement … Read more

CM Stalin urges PM Modi to instruct Karnataka to release Cauvery water to T.N.

CM Stalin urges PM Modi to instruct Karnataka to release Cauvery water to T.N.

The cultivation of kuruvai and sowing of samba paddy crops is fully dependent on the release of water from the Mettur reservoir, which in turn depends on the flows received from Karnataka, the CM’s letter said | Photo Credit: VENGADESH R Flagging the “grim scenario” faced by the farmers of Cauvery delta in saving their … Read more

Veeramani to receive ‘Thagaisal Thamizhar’ award this year

Veeramani to receive ‘Thagaisal Thamizhar’ award this year

K. Veeramani, president of Dravidar Kazhagam. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement Dravidar Kazhagam president K. Veeramani will receive the ‘Thagaisal Thamizhar’ Award that was instituted by the DMK government to honour a distinguished Tamil personality every year. An official press release from the Tamil Nadu government said that the award would be presented by the Chief … Read more

Water from Cauvery, due from Karnataka to T.N., crucial for standing kuruvai crops: CM Stalin writes to Union Minister

Water from Cauvery, due from Karnataka to T.N., crucial for standing kuruvai crops: CM Stalin writes to Union Minister

File photograph used for representational purposes only Pointing out that Tamil Nadu’s share of about 22.54 TMC of Cauvery water from Karnataka, has not been realised, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin wrote to Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, requesting him to direct the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) to issue directions to Karnataka to release … Read more

Inside the iconic Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory

Inside the iconic Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory

Inside the iconic Kannan and Co. Goli Soda factory | Video Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy Holding on to the legacy drink, Kannan and Co. Goli Soda in Vellore district of Tamil Nadu, is successfully marching towards its 100th year. The company was established in 1924 when S.V. Kannusami Mudaliyar decided to set up a goli soda … Read more