• Sthalapuranam of Vengeeswarar Temple confirms Kodambakkam, Chennai are ancient

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 07:46 PM IST, Chennai

    Puliyur is an ancient and historical place as recorded by the Sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar and Bharathvajeswarar Temple (Sri Vaaleeswaram) at Puliyur. Puliyur Kottam is the ancient name for Chennai. Inscriptions in Puliyur temples confirm that Chennai is ancient

  • Real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 07:16 PM IST, Chennai

    The real name of Kodambakkam is Kodalambakkam (Kodal + pakkam)). Kodal is the name of a flower that grew in these parts, as recorded in ancient Tamil literature. The sthalapuranam of the Vengeeswarar temple in Kodambakkam (ancient name Puliyur) provides details of Kodalambakkam, and of Tamil scholars Vageesa Munivar and his guru Paramanandha Munivar, both of whom lived in Kodalambakkam. This showed that Kodambakkam and other parts of Chennai were ancient.

  • P K Muthusamy, writer-lyricist in centenary year -- did not want to be a burden to mankind

    Sunday, October 04, 2020 12:43 AM IST, Chennai

    P K Muthusamy died at the age of 100 as a poor man, living all alone at his village near Rasipuram. He wrote about 60 Tamil film songs but also created a sensation by making a plagiarism charge against his former chief minister and film-world colleague M Karunanidhi

  • Ku Ma Ba Centenary -- the man who brought chaste Tamil into film lyrics

    Sunday, October 04, 2020 12:25 AM IST, Chennai

    Ku Ma Ba, as he was known, was actually proficient in writing chaste and classical Tamil and went on write over 600 film songs for leading music directors like G Ramanathan, KV Mahadevan, TG Lingappa, Sudarsanam, Salil Chowdhury and so on, in films starring MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, Gemini Ganesan, SS Rajendran, Vijayakanth among others. Born on May 13, 1920, at Velukkudi village in undivided Thanjavur district, to Marimuthu-Govindammal in an agricultural family, his centenary has been ignored

  • Centenary of lyricist Maruthakasi ignored

    Monday, July 27, 2020 05:25 PM IST, Chennai

    Maruthakasi write over 4,000 lyrics for 250 Tamil films, working with all-time great music directors and actors like MGR, Sivaji Ganesan, SSR and Gemini Ganesan, and heroines like Savithri, Bhanumathi and Padmini. It is unfortunate that the Tamil film industry has not cared to celebrate his Centenary this year.


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