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Sudha G. Tilak

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Tamil Translation – An Old Language For Modern Reading

Tamil Translation – An Old Language For Modern Reading

Jun 25, 2022

Translations from Tamil to English are moving towards new directions in Indian publishing which augurs well for an ancient language to attract contemporary readers.

Following The Dirt Track

Following The Dirt Track

Jun 02, 2016

About the messy bits of Delhi’s ruling class, the political chicanery and the games that emerging political parties play for the sake of power.

Tales That Temples Tell

Tales That Temples Tell

Feb 12, 2016

Folklores and legends show that the fight to enter temples in south India has always been a knotty issue.

More Than Just A Swansong

More Than Just A Swansong

Dec 25, 2015

For those who are musically inclined, there’s much to cheer about in 2015.

South Style Movies

South Style Movies

Dec 25, 2015

We’re sick to death of Bollywood and Hollywood. Southside films across the four regional languages made news for being mega productions, little gems, quirky and cool.

Dictating Costume Codes

Dictating Costume Codes

Oct 01, 2015

Will Tamil men stop dictating what women should wear on Chennai's streets?

When The Swing Stopped

When The Swing Stopped

Jul 14, 2015

MS Viswanathan’s passing legacy is a vault of world music he ushered into Tamil and south Indian cinema

How Do You Solve A Problem Like TM Krishna?

How Do You Solve A Problem Like TM Krishna?

Jun 13, 2015

Caste and the status of the Tamil Brahmin continue to throw up discomfiting questions for the state's intelligentsia.

The Masala Mummy

The Masala Mummy

Apr 13, 2015

Meet the new Indian metro mum.

Dark And Dusky Doesn't Do It

Dark And Dusky Doesn't Do It

Mar 17, 2015

Perhaps the time has come to disallow our men, from the North or the South, to be the spokespersons on Indian culture and womanhood.

Tamil Nadu’s Third Sex

Tamil Nadu’s Third Sex

Mar 03, 2015

The recent attack on Tamil writer Murugesan for his short story on alternate sexuality puts the spotlight on the state’s equation with its transgendered community.

The Morph Elegy

The Morph Elegy

Feb 06, 2015

Bharatanatyam’s current exponents create a dance vocabulary all their own

The Ugliness Of The Tamil Hero

The Ugliness Of The Tamil Hero

Jan 27, 2015

Unlike Bollywood or other regional films, Tamil cinema heroes don't shy away from playing ugly.

A Chair For My Paati

A Chair For My Paati

May 23, 2014

A Chennai store fills a gap in geriatric care

Pradeep Chakravarthy

Pradeep Chakravarthy

Mar 21, 2014

Chakravarthy is an expert on ancient temples of Tamil Nadu and wants to launch an iPad version of The Road Less Travelled, his book on the state's temples

Lalita Iyer

Lalita Iyer

Nov 01, 2013

The author of I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot! on pregnancy and the Indian woman.

On An Even Plain

On An Even Plain

Jun 29, 2013

Why does the southerner remain the other for Bollywood?

Kadal

Kadal

Feb 08, 2013

Ratnam delivers by exacting stellar performances from his cast. But don’t expect his subtlety.

Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

Jan 19, 2012

The artist-activist on Our Beautiful Daughters, her exhibition in Delhi

Jogen Chowdhury

Jogen Chowdhury

May 27, 2011

The painter, a Left-leaning-liberal-turned-Mamata-fan, comments on the change in the political and cultural climate in West Bengal

Chennai Diary

Chennai Diary

Jan 29, 2011

Karan Johar’s commitment to family ties as a subject of his films is well known. It will find an echo in the current movies of Chennai

This Alien Is Our Own

This Alien Is Our Own

Oct 09, 2010

The pasha of pulp is back to his best

Pirates Of The Arabian

Pirates Of The Arabian

Jul 04, 2009

You can't keep the Tamil macho hero down for long. But lover boys bloom in between.

Sivaji: The Boss

Sivaji: The Boss

Jun 23, 2007

For the believer it is an extravaganza, a voyage into the absurd, the ludicrous and the funny. The doubter can give this a miss.

Green Grass And Blue Skies

Green Grass And Blue Skies

Aug 27, 2005

Camps far away from the city where children interact with rural communities and nature

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