Friday, December 31, 2010

Sunday, December 26, 2010

2010 - Looking Back

This year, I spent most of my time on net on crossword blogs and blogs and websites on Vaishnavism. Few sites I visited frequently are:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Thanjavur Story

Itching to lay my hands on Pradeep Chakravarthy's Thanjavur: A Cultural History. S. Muthiah in his Madras Musings Column in The Hindu writes: "Every time I meet Pradeep Chakravarthy I'm delighted, for in his bubbling over with enthusiasm for the past I see hope for heritage in the State. There are so few young persons interested in the historical that when I meet a young person with the same passion as I have for all that has contributed to our present, a person like 35-year-old Pradeep for instance, it raises my spirits considerably to find that there is are young people who will continue to keep the fires of heritage burning.

It doesn't matter that my interests in the past are different from Pradeep's. He's interested in temples, their architecture, their stories, their sculptures and vahanas, the songs and dance they have generated over the years, and the inscriptions in them — many of them disappearing — that record bits and pieces of royal and social history".

Fossils in Peru

Fascinating article about fossils in Peru. Read here

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mobile phones - More BaneThan Boon

Two good eye-opening articles about the other side of mobile phones in The Hindu yesterday (December 13th 2010). Here are the links:

Monday, December 13, 2010

Boating Ahoy !

This bit of news is cheering to residents of Velacheri.

"Civic agencies will soon start work on a boat house and other tourist facilities
at Velachery lake. Inspecting the lake on Thursday, Mayor M Subramanian said the project to convert the area into a tourist attraction would be taken up at a cost of Rs 7 crore.

"The corporation will dredge the lake to deepen it and construct a boat house. Works would start soon after tenders are floated. A consultant has been appointed and designs have be drawn up," he said.

Read more: Velachery lake to have boating facility soon - The Times of India