NATURAL HERITAGE


THE FLOOD at CHENNAI 2015

I wrote these poems when I was depressed and upset, when the rains battered my roof and sewage water flooded my garden. There was no power, water, TV, mobile or social media. We were cut off from the world.  I anticipated the floods when I wrote the first poem on November 24, 2015. I didnt know where to publish poetry, and I am no poet. When I read Amitav Ghoshs interview saying that nobody....

CULTURAL HERITAGE


TAMIL FOLK THEATRE at AN INTRODUCTION

Tamilnadu is one of the economic heavyweight states of India. A state composed basically of a fusion of different Tamil speaking tribes and civilisations, Tamilnadu possesses cultural and historical value that is both undeniably rich, and gloriously ancient. While newer, more violent traditions have crept into its culture over the centuries, it behoves us to bear in mind that the Tamil....

BABY SEALS ADORABLE, HELPLESS, AND DESTINED TO DIE

By Candace Calloway Whiting It seems that Canada is not all maple syrup after all; the government supported baby seal slaughter is set to resume on April 10th, with a quota set just under a half a million seal pups. While the barbaric practice is supposedly market driven by demand for the seal skins, the truth is that the Canadian government spends millions more in regulating the hunt than ....

MITAWALI YOGINI TEMPLE MYSTIFIED

Mitawali is situated in the Morena district of Madhya Pradesh. This small village is famous for its circular yogini temple. Very less is known about the antiquity of this village in particular. Surprisingly, this temple escaped the curious eyes of Sir Alexander Cunningham, who with his associates, carried out extensive surveys of northern and western Indian antiquities in the late nineteenth centu....