«circus» : in any general modern sense, circus is defined as a company of performers, traditionally a travelling one, made of acrobats, of training and taming acts, clown shows and magic tricks.
Love is in the air as spring is coming! Actu Pondy is offering you a cultural report dedicated to love in Tamil literature, especially in the huge work of Thiruvalluvar, the Thirukkural. Whats is the aim of this visionary book? Superiority of men.
Actupondy has chosen to focus on a popular institution in Pondicherry : the French Alliance (Af). Most people know of its existence but little about how it was created and how it evolved. Dr Nallam, eminent personality in Pondicherry and President of the Af since 1999, received us for an interview...
In Sanskrit, "SANGAM" means both "meeting point", "confluence point of rivers" (like the "triveni sangam" in the north of India where three rivers gather) but it also means "coincidence". In Tamil ancient literature history, "Sangam" comes from the fact that Tamil poets would periodically meet in academies called "cankam" (sangam) to publish their work and discuss together.