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  • Local Crafts of Chettinad – Kandaangi Saree

    Chettinad is a famous region located in the Sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu. The Nattukottai Chettiars of this region were wealthy businessmen and traders who traveled to the south and south-east Asia in their quest for commerce. Before that, this prosperous community was involved in salt and spices trade, an aspect that is reflected in their fragrant cuisine. With the wealth they amassed, they built opulent mansions with exotic materials brought in from various foreign countries. These palatial homes have even received UNESCO nomination as homes of historical and cultural value. The Chett...

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  • Famous Personalities from Pudukkottai

    Pudukkottai is a quaint town in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is brimming with history that goes way back to the prehistoric times when the early man had settled here. The area was also the stronghold of various empires including the Early Pandyas, the Thondaimans as well as the British Raj. Puddukkottai is rich with culture and heritage and home to a number of monuments that makes it a veritable paradise for tourists and history buffs alike. Aside from this, Puddukkottai has also produced a number of luminaries who have brought further fame to this town. Here are a few of the f...

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