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2017 train blockade case: Madurai court releases 23 accused
India

2017 train blockade case: Madurai court releases 23 accused

In 2017, protests were held in several places in the Madurai district, including Alankanallur and Tamukkam Maidan, condemning the central and state governments while seeking permission for Jallikattu

Christian conversion mafia has never been so active in Tamil Nadu. Here’s the reason why
Politics

Christian conversion mafia has never been so active in Tamil Nadu. Here’s the reason why

Not only temples, but the Stalin government is also going after temple gold and funds to build so-called secular institutions

Happy Pongal 2022: All you need to know about timings, date and rituals of four-day festival
India

Happy Pongal 2022: All you need to know about timings, date and rituals of four-day festival

Pongal, which means “spilling over”, comes from one of the rituals observed in the festival, which sees freshly harvested rice is boiled, along with jaggery and milk, in a new clay pot until the substance overflows.

Tamil Nadu allows Jallikattu despite COVID-19 surge: Only 300 tamers allowed, negative RT-PCR mandatory
India

Tamil Nadu allows Jallikattu despite COVID-19 surge: Only 300 tamers allowed, negative RT-PCR mandatory

Tamil Nadu, which has witnessed a steep rise in coronavirus cases over the past few days, on Sunday reported 12,895 new cases while its active infections touched 51,335.

Opinion | Diwali, the powers that be, and civil disobedience
India

Opinion | Diwali, the powers that be, and civil disobedience

The assault on Diwali may well be part of a shadowy plan called ‘Project Thessalonica’: Remove festivals, remove the joy, destroy the livelihoods of the artisans like the fireworks makers, and then move in for the conversion kill.

Diwali to Jallikattu, activism of hypocrisy galvanising Hindus to defend festivals
India

Diwali to Jallikattu, activism of hypocrisy galvanising Hindus to defend festivals

Sensing a steadily growing nationalism since Narendra Modi came to power, millions of dollars are being spent on putting legal roadblocks for Hindu festivals, running high-profile NGO campaigns, and hiring celebrities to decry the traditions of the land

Oscars 2021: Jallikattu out of race for Best International Feature; short film Bittu moves to next round
Entertainment

Oscars 2021: Jallikattu out of race for Best International Feature; short film Bittu moves to next round

Based on a true story, Bittu follows a close friendship between two girls, eclipsed by an accident at their school.

Tamil spirit 'cannot be suppressed', says Rahul Gandhi at jallikattu event in Madurai
India

Tamil spirit 'cannot be suppressed', says Rahul Gandhi at jallikattu event in Madurai

Rahul said the Centre is is under the impression that they can 'destroy the cultures of this country', but he came to Madurai to send a message that nobody can suppress Tamil spirit

Chasing 'normalcy' during a pandemic: How south Indian film industries coped with lockdown challenges, shutdown of theatres
Entertainment

Chasing 'normalcy' during a pandemic: How south Indian film industries coped with lockdown challenges, shutdown of theatres

Covid-19 outbreak in March, 2020 and the subsequent lockdown brought the four South Indian film industries to a grinding halt. Months later, when they resumed work, the world had changed around them, but there’s a glimmer of hope that there’ll be some sense of normalcy in summer of 2021.

Guneet Monga joins team of Jallikattu, India's official entry to Oscars, as executive producer
Entertainment

Guneet Monga joins team of Jallikattu, India's official entry to Oscars, as executive producer

Guneet Monga is one of the first Indian producers to be the part of the producer branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts And Sciences.

Shameless starring Sayani Gupta selected as India's entry for Oscars 2021 in short film category
Entertainment

Shameless starring Sayani Gupta selected as India's entry for Oscars 2021 in short film category

Shameless, written and directed by Keith Gomes, beat Vidya Balan's Natkhat to the Oscars race.

Critics' Choice Film Awards 2020 nominations: Gully Boy, Article 15 compete for best film; Nivin Pauly, Mammootty get best actor nods
Entertainment

Critics' Choice Film Awards 2020 nominations: Gully Boy, Article 15 compete for best film; Nivin Pauly, Mammootty get best actor nods

Critics' Choice Film Awards will honour films from across Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Gujarati and Kannada language.

Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more 
Entertainment

Best Indian Films 2019: Poetry and courage across languages, from Assamese to Hindi, Khasi, Malayalam and more 

2019 was a year in which small films in the Assamese and Khasi languages drew eyeballs, and the Kerala-based film industry aka Mollywood outdid itself.

Mollywood Awards 2019: Parvathy or Anna? Uyiril Thodum or Jaathikkathottam? A pick of the year’s best
Entertainment

Mollywood Awards 2019: Parvathy or Anna? Uyiril Thodum or Jaathikkathottam? A pick of the year’s best

2019 has been one of the greatest years in recent memory for Mollywood, the Kerala-based film industry that makes films largely in Malayalam.

Best Mollywood Films 2019: Kumbalangi Nights, Virus, Unda and more in perhaps the best year ever for God’s Own Cinema
Entertainment

Best Mollywood Films 2019: Kumbalangi Nights, Virus, Unda and more in perhaps the best year ever for God’s Own Cinema

This is a list of the best films in what has been a fabulous year for the film industry headquartered in Kerala.

From Jallikattu, Kumbalangi Nights to Uyare, Virus, ten recent Malayalam films to watch on OTT platforms
Entertainment

From Jallikattu, Kumbalangi Nights to Uyare, Virus, ten recent Malayalam films to watch on OTT platforms

Two films directed by Liso Jose Pellisery, Jallikattu and Ee Ma Yau, make it to our list of top 10 recent Malayalam films worth streaming.

IFFI 2019 highlights: Amitabh, Rajinikanth felicitated; Particles, Jallikattu win big at 50th edition of festival
Entertainment

IFFI 2019 highlights: Amitabh, Rajinikanth felicitated; Particles, Jallikattu win big at 50th edition of festival

A special stamp was launched to commemorate 50 years of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa.

Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019: Gitanjali Rao's Bombay Rose closes event; Priya Sen wins top honour
Entertainment

Dharamshala International Film Festival 2019: Gitanjali Rao's Bombay Rose closes event; Priya Sen wins top honour

Bombay Rose, which Gitanjali Rao has directed, written, edited and designed, has been frame-by-frame painted and turned into animation