John Forbes Watson’s devastating catalogue of Indian textiles

standards of curation. Instead of treating textiles as samples of ‘pure art’, he made notes on the type of fabric, wearer, style of drape, length of measurement, cost of production and such. Textiles, in his view, were not mere museum relics, but items of utility and commerce. He believed that British students and manufacturers should […]

Rare brain surgery performed on a 10-year-old boy

A team of doctors led by N. Arunkumar, Chief of Neurological Surgery, performed a medical procedure known as aneurysm clipping. After the surgery, there was a marked improvement in the child’s health. The child was sent home after he regained consciousness, doctors said.

90th jayanti of Swami Dayananda Saraswati to go online

Elaborate arrangements have been made for the event to be held from 6 p.m. to 7-30 p.m. on August 8 and 9. Followers of Swami Dayananda Saraswati and others who wish to witness the events are requested to register their names through the link provided in

Hema Malini is learning dance from Tamil Nadu; music from Himachal Pradesh

Hema Malini continued her tryst with her art. Interestingly, from the confines of her home she connected to two extreme sides of India. The actor-politician who is also into live dance shows continued her training through video app. Talking about the same with Bombay Times, She said, “During the lockdown I kept myself busy with […]

‘Danny’ movie review: Even the cutest canine can’t keep afloat this crime drama

Danny could have been more about Danny too! The poor dog is only used to sniff things; the labrador pup has no character arc. There is another police dog named ‘Manda Kasayam’ (a German Shepherd we hardly see). Probably, Danny could have been a clash of egos between a Labrador and the German Shepherd before […]

Central districts record 541 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths

Ariyalur saw a sharp increase in cases with 73 patients testing positive. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the district is now 1,023. Of them, 840 patients had recovered and returned home. Meanwhile, 189 new samples were lifted from containment areas and patients with symptoms and sent for testing.

Tuyeres found near Malampuzha throw more light on iron-age

Rare find“It is a very good find. Tuyeres or terracotta nozzles used for pumping air into smelters or furnaces used in the iron-age megalithic period were rarely found in Kerala. It calls for a large-scale archaeological excavation,” said Krishnaraj K., officer in charge of Pazhassi Raja Archaeological Museum, Kozhikode.

Southern Railway refunds ticket fares

Counters were opened in a staggered manner in all railway stations in the State, including Dr. MGR Chennai Central, Egmore, Tiruchi, Thanjavur, Kumbakonam, Salem, Karur, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Dindigul.

Tamil Nadu CM launches first electric bus in Chennai on trial basis

CHENNAI: As part of measures to check air pollution, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday unveiled a battery-powered electric air conditioned bus that would be operated on specific routes by the Metropolitan Transport Corporation.Built by Hinduja Group flagship firm Ashok Leyland, the roll out of the bus comes against the backdrop of the state government […]