Tolerance stands for an attitude of mind and indicates a virtue bordering on graceful acceptance of the different and even the hostile; but in ordinary usage it also slightly smacks of supercilious condescension. "Toleration'' is an allied word meaning an act which figures in historical situations in which differing or warring elements try to jockey themselves into favoured positions with minimum cost to their dignity or principles. The two ideas are, however, so confusedly used as to lose the 'distinction altogether.
If you believe in ghosts, you’re not alone: A 2005 Gallup poll found that 37 percent of Americans believe in haunted houses, and about one-third believe in ghosts. Tens of thousands of people around the world actively search for ghosts as a hobby. Researcher Sharon Hill of the Doubtful Newsblog counted about 2,000 active amateur ghost-hunting groups in America.
The triple grand festivals of Tamils in Dubai were celebrated in Shiek Rasheed auditorium at Dubai on 9th February 2013.
Dr. K. Veeramani, the leader of the Dravidar Kazhagam, Ms. Mohana Veeramani, Mr. A.K.S. Vijayan DMK Parliament Member from Nagapattinam, and Mr. T. Veera Sekaran advocate were given a warm welcome at the Dubai Airport by a huge gathering of Tamils, Dr. A.S. Moorthy, the Founder President of the Dubai Tamils’ Association and the President S. Amudharasan.
Newspaper reports point out to thirty six pilgrims, who came to Sangam for their appointment with death in a stampede at Allahabad. More than ten millions had already visited with larger number expected before the end of February for having a dip in the confluence of the holy river Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswathi.
- Dr.Palani Arangasamy
Professor of English,
Periyar Maniammai University
The Chancellor Dr. K.Veeramani with faculties and students
The campus of Periyar Maniammai University was agog with streams of young visitors unloaded by a number of school buses from, in and around Thanjavur. Nobody ever dreamt that nearly a lakh of students would visit the campus on all the three days from 21st to 23rd of January, 2013. This three – day festival is partly coincidental to the year – long celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the university which is in the offing.