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 instruments to carry out research at great depth. The ....


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 instinctive to human. Man's attention towards lovely natural sound (i.e. music of nature) nu....

Know Your Animals…

Jayanthi Rengun Courtesy: Eyewitness - Natural World, Doling Kindersley, Hong Kong The tiger is the largest obligate terrestrial carnivore in all of the mammalian assemblages. It   is a specialized predator. It is never found far from water sources and displays great adaptability in living in different climatic regimes, ranging from temperate oak-pine forests to tropical rain forests and....

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 Jain Centres in Tamilnadu. It possesses also Hindu t....