Archive for March, 2020

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,

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

Deep Sea under Peril

R. Sabesh

Three - fourths of the earth’s surface is covered by the sea, of which only 7 - 8% is the coastal area and the rest is deep sea. Though the geographical area of deep sea is vast, our knowledge and understanding about the deep-sea environment is limited, due to inaccessibility and the requirement of very expensive and sophisticated ins

DANCE AND MUSIC FROM THE PROTO-HISTORIC ROCK PAINTINGS

Dr. S. Gurumurthy Head, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras and Sairaman Research Scholar, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Madras

Dance and Music from the Proto-Historic Rock Paintings The aesthetics and the sense of music and dance are instinc

Know Your Animals…

Jayanthi Rengun

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A RARE SCULPTURE FROM PONNUR

Natana Kasinathan Director of Archaeology, Government of Tamilnadu

A rare sculpture having the characteristics of Lord Siva, Vishnu and Brahma has been found by the Tamilnadu State Department of Archaeology in the year 1989 from a remote village known as Ponnur near Vandavasi in North Arcot Ambedkar District. Ponnur is one of the important J