AIR-All India Radio News

All India Radio (AIR) News Bulletins of Regional Stations in India.

You can find Chennai , Puducherry and Trichy Regional News in MP3 format.

The stations comes under Indian Public service Broadcaster service

Suryan FM

Puthiyathalaimurai TV

Displays recent news in Tamil with Streaming Videos. It has sections like: World, India, Tamil Nadu, Districts, Politics, Sports, Health , Job opportunities, Science and Technology, Education etc. It displays program schedules. One can connect with social sites and feeds. It also talks on social issues and problems. Special News and weekly news are also found. Tiny polling is also available related to recent issues. statistical datas are also available. 

Scheduled Programs:

Please refer

Monday to Friday Schedule are as follows. However Saturday and Sunday schedule have been restructured. Please refer above link for the same.

06:00 am - 7:00 amMuthusaram
07:00 am - 8:00 amPuthu Puthu Arthangal
08:00 am - 9:00 amPuthiya Vidiyal
09:00 am - 9:30 amSSS Vanakkam
09:30 am - 10:00 amPuthu Puthu Arthangal
10:00 am - 10:30 amViraivu Seithigal
10:30 am - 1:00 pmThodal Neralai
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmMadiyam Varai Indru
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm2 Varai Indru
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmMagalirum Makkal Atchiyum
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm3 Varai Indru
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm4 Varai Indru
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm5 Varai Indru
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm6 Varai Indru
7:00 pm - 8:00 pmIndraya Dinam
8:00 pm - 9:00 pmUngal Thogudi Ungal Pradinidi
9:00 pm - 10:00 pmNerpada Pesu
10:00 pm - 10:30 pmViraivu Seydigal
10:30 pm - 11:00 pmNalaya Nalidazh
11:00 pm - 00:00 amNerpada Pesu

00:00 am - 00:30 amPudiya Thalaimurai Seydigal
00:30 am - 01:30 amUngal Thogudi Ungal Pradinidi
01:30 am - 06:00 amPudiya Thalaimurai Seydigal
Please refer the website for updated information and schedules

Tamil Radio Stations

CRI (China Radio International) in Tamil - website on Radio Station broadcast by China Govt for Tamil Language

Suryan FM - Tamil FM Radios in Tamil Nadu

Big FM - Chennai FM radio of Big FM

AIR - All India Radio News Bulletin - News stations organised by Indian Govt Public Service Broadcaster.

CRI (China Radio International) in Tamil

CRI - China Radio International site is written in Tamil language and organised by China Govt. CRI was founded on 3 Dec 1941 as a Radio station broadcasting to global audience. CRI broadcasts 61 languages around the world....
CRI website posts many interesting features about China. It has News, Politics, Science, Culture, Finance, etc sections in Tamil. There is a special section for China's Tibet.
In the year 2000 CRI began to host in the form of  website.  There is also a learning section for Tamil. Interesting slideshows and photos are found in this site.

CRI Broadcasting Timings 

Morning(India) IST: 7.30-9.30 AM -22.06 m -13600 KHz / 21.84 m -13735 KHz
Evening(India) IST: 7.30-9.30 AM -31.35 m -9570 KHz / 31.04 m -9665 KHz
Sri Lanka FM: 97.9FM - 1.30-3.30 PM ; 7.30-9.30 PM

Also refer the below link available in

China’s first Tamil author looks to build bridges

Chinese-Tamil Dictionary publication

Pongal Festival at Beijing

Contact CRI by free calls

About Pongal

The word Pongal means "Boiling out of Vessel".
Tamil Pongal

Pongal is a food Cooked with rice and water in mud pot traditionally.

There are two main varieties of pongal - "Venn Pongal" and "Sarkarai Pongal".
"Venn Pongal" means white Pongal. "Sarkarai Pongal" means Sweet Pongal.
Venn Pongal is just boiling of rice and water with a little salt to taste. It can be considered as plain pongal.
However spicy form of this pongal is cooked with Pepper and Cumin.

Making a research on Tamil food habits, we will be able to find that Rice is the main part of the food stuff of Tamil people. 
The normal cooking of rice in olden days was referred to the word pongal, which people ask as "Arisi Pongiyacha" or "Saadam pongiyacha" or "Soru Pongiyacha"It means "have you boiled rice". Later the tradition lost to the saying "Saadam Vadichacha" (Have you filtered Boiled rice) or "Saadam Senjacha" (Have you made rice) or "Saadam Samachacha" (Have you cooked rice). The word "Sooru" is now considered as colloquial and many hesitate using it. However the word "Sooru" was used by common Tamil people more, when compared to "Saadam" which has the same meaning of "Sooru".
However "Sooru" is the Laymans word of referring "Boiled Rice" in Tamil.

During special occasions of celebration, sweetness was added to Rice and boiled.

At the time of harvesting, Tamil people cook Pongal with sweetness and offer to Nature and Sun as a thanks giving for helping them in harvesting.
This begin to name the harvest festival as "Pongal" and is celebrated along with sugarcanes ("Karumbu" in Tamil).The main sweetener is Jaggery ("Vellam" in tamil) and in the present trend, Refined sugar is also used.
Also pot is replaced with metal pots / vessels , and the boiling stove has also been modernised.
Traditional way of celebrating Pongal is seen more in Villages rather than City.
Traditional celebration is also followed in Tamil Nadu in India, and Srilanka.
Tamil people living in other parts of the world celebrate in modern way.


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Here i have made effort to share my ideas in a simple way.

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