|The Dept of Posts has
issued a set of postage stamps as part of the year long celebrations of
the 151st anniversary of the Govt Museum, Chennai. One stamp for Rs.5 denomination
depicts Natesa (Nataraja), a 12th century bronze from Thanjavur district.
('Preserve the past' by Vikas S Khatri, The Hindu, Feb 3, 2006)
|The National Commission
for Women (NCW) is in the process of drafting a rehabilitation package
for 'devdasis' serving in the temples of eastern and southern states.
('New package for 'devdasis' being drafted' the Hindu, Feb 1, 2006)
|For the past 4 years,
Srutilaya Kendra of guru Karaikudi Mani, has been doing immense service
to aged musicians by handing over each day's gate collection to a senior
vidwan during the season.
('Music Matters' contributed by V Balasubramanian and S Sivakumar, The Hindu, Music Season, Dec 20, 2005)