The TamBrahm-Gounder Hybrid by Mekala


Blog post by Mekala Murali Born and brought up in a “modern Iyengar family, the type that one would typically not refer to as an Agrahaaram. My Iyengar household was filled with modern ideas where women were certainly not shy, modern outfits came into the family in the previous generation, English was spoken spashtama like

The Rasam Conflict by Anand


Blog post by Anand Kumar R S Akin to many unresolved conflicts in the world if there is one among Tambrahms – it is the Rasam Conflict!  I.e if Rasam has to be consumed “theliva” or “elakki / kalakki.”  And as far as I know the Tambrahm race is split down in the middle on

Vadagalai married to Thengalai by Sripradha


Blog post by Sripradha Santhanam Tamilian marrying a tamilian , that too for love does not qualify to be a love marriage. I was a Vadagalai Iyengar ponnu and married a Thengalai paiyan. For those who do not know the difference, vadagalais and thengalais wear their Namam differently. My thatha was a well known vadiyar and