Let the library stay, November 5, 2011 [Noolagam irukkattum]. Translated and presented by Meera Srinivasan

On a trial basis, The Hindu's website is making available podcasts in Tamil of select editorials and stories from the print edition of The Hindu.

The Tamil translation must be made more simple. It looks as if the translation was done sentence by sentence. The translator must translate the overall theme and put it in (natural) Tamil. Use short and straightforward sentences.
Pronunciation must improve. Voice is sweet, but needs more confidence.
Also, the presentation needs certain degree of authoritativeness
and force; - presently it is neutral and can tend to be boring.
Your effort is highly appreciated.

from:  Nathen
Posted on: Jan 3, 2012 at 14:13 IST

Ithu mihavum nandraha irukku. Hats off to the HINDU

from:  k.sundaram iyer
Posted on: Dec 9, 2011 at 06:03 IST


from:  balambigainathan
Posted on: Nov 26, 2011 at 17:57 IST

Veny nice of 'The Hindu'

from:  Mani
Posted on: Nov 19, 2011 at 18:14 IST

Thanks The Hindu. Please continue your efforts towards this initiative!

from:  Prathap Singh M
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 13:43 IST

THALAIYANGATHAI (Editorial) yelithil purinthukolla idhu mihavum payan ullathaai irukkirathu. Manam makilkirathu. Vaalthukkal

from:  Palanichamy
Posted on: Nov 17, 2011 at 04:31 IST

Good effort. However is there a way to subscribe these podcasts in my mobile devices? Listening to podcast sitting at the computer is not ideal. I'd prefer to listen to podcasts when I commute.

from:  Sridhar S.
Posted on: Nov 13, 2011 at 19:59 IST

This is a great initiative taking the right message to cover rest of the segment missed out. Please continue to do so. Much appreciated.


from:  Naren M
Posted on: Nov 13, 2011 at 13:23 IST

Why not bring a new tamil paper to educate,enlighten and reform the people at large. This should be at Rs 2/day and can be named as Kanni Muyarchi - all in tamil and for all the Tamil.

from:  M.V.Varadarajan
Posted on: Nov 13, 2011 at 05:58 IST

Very good initiative.. valthukkal !Also, people are fed up with Tamil dailies which are loyal to either ruling or opposite parties; there is a huge vacuum there for un-biased tamil daily.

from:  Nathan
Posted on: Nov 12, 2011 at 18:32 IST

Good initiative. How about an English TV channel run from Chennai that matches to "The Hindu" quality and content? Current English channels are primarily North-based and cover very little of what matters to people in the South. The Tamil channels are, one way or the other, connected to a political party. The exact space filled by The Hindu in the print media is currently vacant in TV.

from:  K. Subramaniam
Posted on: Nov 12, 2011 at 14:50 IST

what is the necessity for a new super speciality hospital for children. examine the condition of the existing childrens' hospital at Egmore, with required/insufficient infrastructure. Necessary steps to upgrade this existing hospital to a SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL will not save the life of dying children but also save the unique Anna Noolagam. service to Tamilnadu People without any political prejudices will place Ms.Jayalalitha at the acme of fame. Her tenure of Chief Ministership will find a special place in the history of Tamilnadu.

from:  Prema Karthikeyan
Posted on: Nov 12, 2011 at 14:43 IST

Mikavum Nandree, can you please make this available in Apple iTunes Podcast section ?

from:  Kannan J
Posted on: Nov 12, 2011 at 00:44 IST

We are all waiting for the "Kamadhenu" to cherish our life. All the very BEST " THE HINDU".

from:  Hari
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011 at 21:41 IST

During 1978 , on the eve of THE HINDU CENTENARY celebrations , I had read an article in ONLOOKER magazine as well as the Madras magazine ASIDE [ both ceased publication in 1980s ] that THE HINDU was likely to bring out regional editions in southern languages .Ananda vikatan , tamil magazine also mentioned That The Hindu was to soon launch a TAMIL DAILY - to be called KAMADHENU . Nothing materialised in the last over 30 years . The future is for dailies in vernacular languages only . The Hindu is the only english daily in INDIA not to have a sister publication in an indian language . All major and minor english dailes in INDIA - like TOI,HT,DC,DH,NIE,IE,DNA, TRIBUNE , STATESMAN , ASSAM TRIBUNE , SENTINEL etc have regional language dailies in their fold . Better late than never THE HINDU launches regional language dailies .Its loyal readers are eagerly looking forward to these launches soon from THE HINDU group .

from:  ragevan
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011 at 19:42 IST

A good start.It is very useful for people like me who are living far away from Tamilnadu as this provides impartial views about current events.

from:  Prakash
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011 at 17:04 IST

Keep going... Nalla thodakkam

from:  Vijayakumar
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011 at 16:18 IST

this is really nice idea and it should be continued

from:  Dinesh Rajagopal
Posted on: Nov 11, 2011 at 11:04 IST

Oru nalla muarchi.tamiz mozhi peyarppu kaadhil inimaiyaga olitthadhu. I am seventysix years old. I wonder whether i will live to see a TAMIL edition of THE HINDU which i have been reading for the past six and a half+ decades. Congratulations.

from:  V Ranganathan
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 23:15 IST

Good efforts. Hats off to The Hindu. Let the efforts continue..........

from:  selvam
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 22:19 IST

kudo to the hindu, i think will comeout tamil edn also, keep it editorial as a fifth pillar of constitution

from:  geetha
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 20:43 IST

I suggest that The Hindu launch immediately a tamil , telugu , kannada , malayalam , oriya etc editions . To begin with a 4 page supplement of news in local languages may be issued along with main edition from all printing centres .The HINDU also should revamp the NDTV HINDU TV channel and make it interesting to watch with watchable programmes .At present NDTV HINDU programmes are horrible to say the least .
INDUS TELEVISION NETWORK TV channel of THE HINDU abondoned in 1990s may be revived .
The Hindu needs to launch more editions in MUMBAI , PUNE and other big cities in north india and make it available to its loyal readers on the same day in the morning like in south .

from:  ragevan
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 20:25 IST

Great works. Hope concerns authorities hear this and act accordingly. Looking for more such editorial articles.

from:  sreekanth
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 19:30 IST

This will add another feather to the crown of The Hindu...Keep going on.Great initiative!

from:  Navaneethakrishnan T
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 18:41 IST

It's a commendable job.You are doing a great service to the people who are trying to improve their English knowledge.

from:  Hariharan
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 17:49 IST

It is a very good efforts taken by The Hindu .

from:  Rajan V
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 17:24 IST

A highly innovative step..and i love it...wish this is done for all the editorials and articles written..

from:  Ramesh
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 17:05 IST

Very good initiative and we wish let it be a starting for Tamil Edition of The Hindu, which will be whole heartily welcome by the Tamil.

from:  Ayyapparaj. P
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 16:48 IST

Great Work and very good initiative. Thanks a lot.

from:  Lakshathipathi.Velu
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 16:35 IST

It is a very good initiative. Wishing this to continue ever.

from:  R Thivita Kumar
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 16:04 IST

It is a great bonanza for Tamil people.Kudos to THE HINDU

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 15:37 IST

A high quality podcast from a non-tabloid daily. Amazing work, please keep it going. Would come back here to listen and learn more.

from:  Nagu
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 15:30 IST

I welcome your move and invite you to at least insert 4 pages of tamil news in the regular of The Hindu in the Rest of Trichy Edition (covering Delta districts)on an experimental basis. This will definitely serve the readers effectively to understand the happenings
in India and abroad. - G. Jayakumar

from:  G. Jayakumar
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 15:07 IST

A novel and needy intiative. Ihope my favourit Hindu will comeforward soon with tamil version of Hindu at an affordable price for people living in villages so that they can know good and useful news and also can learn english by concurrent study of both english version of hindu news through libraries.


from:  N. Mohan
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 14:44 IST

Let every one in tamil nadu understand what The hindu writes in the editorial page.

from:  parthiban
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 13:05 IST

it is wonderful to LISTEN to the pulse of the national events, opinion in lingua franca. i wholeheatedly commend the hindu's efforts in this direction. i invited students of lower matric on their way back home and exposed them to listening to this. they were happy with this as it would be effortless and efficient way of knowing public opinion on current affairs who are comfortable learning only in their mother tongue. kudos to the hindu.

from:  thyagarajan venkatraman
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 12:45 IST

Very good initiative!!

from:  Ramakrishnan
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 12:19 IST

Good to see another innovative step from The Hindu. Congratulations.

from:  Aanand Kumar
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 12:11 IST

Good work and appreciate your innovative steps. Hoping Malayalam podcast also in future. Thanks a lot

from:  Vinod Kumar.K
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 12:07 IST

I am delighted to welcome your new initiative.It is a great moment for the Hindu and its numerous readers.Please continue it and expand it.Looking forward to a day when The Hindu launches its Tamil Edition.
Prof.Krishnaswamy Nchimuthu,Chairperson,Centre of Indian Languages,School of Language Literature and Culture Studies,Jawaharlal Nehru University,New Delhi-110067

from:  Prof.Krishnaswamy Nachimuthu
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 11:51 IST

nalla muyarchi. as noted here, there's still a space for a paper like The Hindu in vernacular languages too and i am sure readers would lap up a tamil version of The Hindu....

from:  N Rajaram
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 11:51 IST

wow,nice Initiative Hail THE HINDU.

from:  lakshmi
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 11:48 IST

Dear Sir, The Hindu's latest initiative of Tamil podcasts is a tribute
to Tamils. Great wishes! Commenting on your editorial "Let the library stay" - I would subscribe the view that the decision of Jaya Govt to convert Anna Centenary Library to Super Specialty pediatric hospital is pure political vendetta. We cannot anticipate any Cabinet meeting chaired by our CM will discuss issues/agenda items and take/suggest alternative decisions other than what was proposed by the Chief Minister. Coz, all our Ministers incl seniors are understandably voiceless before 'might' of CM. Hence, Madras High Court would have to dispose many petitions/writs in coming days as well.

from:  PM Jose
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 11:37 IST

very nice.. it's innovation and unique steps for tamil ppl... we're welcome this.. we also need "The Hindu" in tamil version...

from:  Arasar
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 09:33 IST

A good initiative, by introducing tamil podcast in the web. all the best.

from:  kavi
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 07:58 IST

Good efforts. Hats off to The Hindu. Let the efforts continue..........

from:  Dr. M. Abdul Kadir
Posted on: Nov 10, 2011 at 07:31 IST

Excellent initiative.

from:  Nallamuthu
Posted on: Nov 9, 2011 at 23:10 IST

Thanks! I look forward to more of these podcasts in Tamizh!

from:  C. Gopinath
Posted on: Nov 9, 2011 at 20:37 IST
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