With Tamil Nadu possibly poised to be the decision-making state for who will rule India after the General Election, 2009, a strange case of North-South resonance comes back to haunt me from my recent trip to the Kaveri Delta… Read more
The price of being occasionally impulsive? Or just serendipity, the luck of making unexpected, delightful discoveries? I prefer to think of today’s adventure as the latter!
I’m hotfooting it this week across the historic Kaveri Delta (I refuse to spell it ‘Cauvery’ in that stupid anglicized way). I landed in Madras, jumped into the cab waiting for me at Meenambakkam airport and dashed down National Highway 45 to the ancient town of Kumbakonam. Read more
“The first time I saw an aghori eating flesh at a midnight ritual on a ghatin Varanasi,” said Bala to me over the phone, “I felt disgusted. But then I got used to it.”
Bala is the rocking noir Tamil filmmaker whose much-awaited film, Naan Kadavul (I Am God) was released last Friday in Tamil Nadu. Read more