Forgotten Cereals

Dr. P. Sudhakar Millets were first cultivated in Asia, Africa and Europe, in pre-historic times. Being rich in carbohydrates, proteins and minerals, they were the staple food for the poor of Rome and Europe during the middle ages. Though crops like rice, wheat, maize, etc., have gained importance; some regions in India still cultivate millets. Millets, also called small seeded cereal or coarse....


A Terracotta from Maniyambadi

by Sugavana Murugan Maniyambadi is a small village in Dharmapuri District. The village is famous for its Chennakesava Perumal Temple built by the great Jagadeva Raya of the later Vijayanagar period who had successfully fought in the Penukonda war. The ancient site is identified with the hills of Mookanoor Malai which is Kudirai Malai of the Sangam age Adiyamans. Recently, a terracotta was collec....

Are Big Dams Temples of Modern India?

B. Vijayasarathy There is lot of controversy and conflict regarding the construction of Narmada dam. Will construction of big dams like Narmada really contribute to the sustainable development of this country? When you say no to this question you will be branded as anti- development activist. People involved in degrading the environment in the name of development say that environmentalists are ag....

Dance in South Indian Sculpture and Painting

Professor Leela Ganapathy Head of Department of History of Arts Government College of Arts & Crafts, Madras Art is a collaboration between God and man, raising him to the exclusive band of creators and taking him deeply within and around his handiwork. It is a unique result of a unique temperament with its beauty derived from notable disconcern of his environment. When early man stencille....