Squirrel in the House

Javanthi   Barely 6 inches long, with a striped body, beady eyes, pointed nose and a bushy tail, squirrels are fascinating to watch. And if you have been as lucky as I have to rear one for nearly two years, you will become a slave to their impish charm. Every tree abounds with squirrels. Jumping, leaping, hanging upside down, spiralling madly up and down and sometimes startling you by landi....


MUSIC IN SCULPTURES AND PAINTING – Part II

  Dr. M.B. Vedavalli Head, Department of Indian Music University of Madras. Wind Instruments The flute has been represented in almost all the sculptures. It is found in Amaravati sculptures and Ajanta paintings. Usually in flutes, the finger holes will be on the right side. But in a Siva temple at Araluguppe of Chalukyas, the flutist plays in the opposite direction, i.e. to the left si....

The Ecological Heritage Sites of Chennai – Wetlands

M.Amirthalingam Wetlands are areas inundated or saturated by groundwater at a frequency and duration sufficient to support the prevalence of vegetation typically adapted to the saturated soil condition. It includes marshes, swamps (jheels), lakeshores, peat lands, wet meadows and estuaries (World Wide Fund-India, 1987). Around the world, there are about 1235 wetland sites, totaling 106.6 million ....

MUSIC IN SCULPTURES AND PAINTING – Part I

 Dr. M.B. Vedavalli Head, Department of Indian Music, University of Madras. Sculptures and paintings form some of the important sources for the construction of history of Indian Music, especially for the study of various details regarding the musical instruments. Though descriptions about the construction and size of the musical instruments are given in literature, the visual representation....