Archive for January, 2022

GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS – A DOUBTFUL BONANZA

The debate on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) continues even as the market is flooded with foodstuff containing GMOs. The common man has no way of knowing whether a product has GMOs or not and even if he did, there is little chance of him being able to avoid it: for somewhere in the wide variety of foods he consumes, he is bound to eat them. Why we

DHENUPURISHVARA TEMPLE MADAMBAKKAM

The Dhenupurishvarar temple at Madambakkam, a small suburb close to Tambaram, is one of the oldest Chola temples in the city of Chennai. It probably dates back to the reign of Parantaka. Chola II, also known as Sundara Chola (956-973 A.D.). It is likely that this temple was rebuilt of stone in the later Chola period.

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FLOODS IN INDIA

Floods are a common occurrence in India. The heavy precipitation from the two monsoons and periodic cyclones along the coast are almost inevitably followed by floods. The fury and accompanying devastation have got worse with each year and, despite the several grandiose schemes announced in the aftermath of the flood, they remain unabated. This article ex

THE UNIQUE KALABHRA CAVE TEMPLE AT MELACHERI

Melacheri, a tiny village situated in Gingee taluk of Villupuram District has a rock–cut cave temple dedicated to Siva. This place is also known as Siva Gingee. This cave is excavated from the natural rock lying on the outskirts, north of this village. Locally, it is known as the Mattisvarar temple. It has a square garbhagriha with an oblong mukhamand