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Hindi merely one of many languages in India, English takes us global. Happy Pongal!

Our crops are different, our festivals and new year celebrations fall on different dates and we speak different languages and follow different religions. It is time for sarkari babus to know that diversity is important for Indian unity.

Jan 15, 2019, 16:18 PM IST

Tarun Vijay's other side – lover of Tamil culture, brought Thiruvalluvar to Haridwar

Tarun Vijay is a familiar face in Tamil Nadu, a southern state, because of his expression of love for Tamil, Thirukkural and Thiruvalluvar.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

PM Modi releases Gujarati translation of 'Thirukkural'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday released a Gujarati translation of Thiruvalluvar`s "Thirukkural", which holds a prime place among the classical Tamil literary works, an official statement said.

Jan 16, 2015, 23:55 PM IST

Demand in LS for declaring Tamil classic as national scripture

An AIADMK member on Thursday demanded in Lok Sabha that Thirukkural, a Tamil classic written by saint Thiruvalluvar, be declared a "national scripture", saying such a decision will add to the pride of country.

Dec 18, 2014, 21:40 PM IST