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No Bodhidharma in Kanchipuram

The reason for starting the journey in Chennai – which might not be the first place that springs to mind when one thinks of the serene undulations of Zen – is its proximity to a town called Kanchipuram, purportedly the birthplace of Bodhidharma, the Indian monk who first introduced Zen to China. 1,305 more words

Moolah for statues, morsels for heritage

The latest Union Budget includes a provision for Rs. 200 crore to be spent on a statue for a great leader of the past. We do not have anything to say on that beyond wondering whether the Iron Man of India would have wanted such amounts to be spent on his deification. 492 more words

Chennai's Current Affairs

Kanjiavarm Sari: The Ethnic Saga With Modern Factor

India has always been a land of cultural diversity and richness. Since centuries weavers of Kanchipuram city have been crafting the finest fabrics in the world. 329 more words

Indian Fashion

Kanchi Periyavar Warning Telegram Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

There is a news item that the Kanchi Periyavar sent a telegram to PMO’s office, on the impending danger to Rajiv Gandhi‘s Life, in March 1981. 353 more words


Two Roads Down To Your Left...

This morning, one unfortunate tuk tuk (pictured) driver found himself amongst a group of puzzled faces as he tried to charge us R1000 each for a journey that was only R10 the previous day. 213 more words

Adi Shankaracharya Horoscope

There is controversy over the Birth date of Adi Shankaracharya.

While some date it BC other date it AD, corresponding to middle ages.

I shall be posting a detailed article on this. 198 more words