Wednesday, Oct 27, 2021

Perumal Murugan

The Story of a Black Goat, Red Sky, Grey Village and Blue People

Feb 18, 2018 Sreevalsan Thiyyadi

Only an extremely tender mind can pen a work like Poonachi. A look at Perumal Murugan’s comeback Tamil novel that takes a worldview through a she-goat’s life along a less-green hill terrain:

Tamil Nadu’s Third Sex

Mar 03, 2015 Sudha G. Tilak

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.

'How Can Literature Survive?'

'All majoritarian groups feel emboldened. Many fascist groups in the nation desire to suppress free thought and expression. Thiruchencode has become a laboratory. What happens here will affect writers across the nation.'

All Parts Darkness

Jan 08, 2015 Anuradha Raman

And now a protest and bandh in Tiruchengode, in Western Tamil Nadu, against a 2010 novel, set a century back, about consensual sex outside of marriage

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Taliban: What’s Next For The International Community?

With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.

Sep 13, 2021 Seema Guha

Rising Challenges Of Plagiarism In The Era Of Online Education

It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.

Sep 12, 2021 Chaitali Moitra

Vaccine Mandates Harm Long-Term Public Health

One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates

Sep 12, 2021 Kameswari Chebrolu