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Traditional spread: The eatery specilaises in a range of chicken dishes. Photo: special arrangement
The Hindu Traditional spread: The eatery specilaises in a range of chicken dishes. Photo: special arrangement

Food, culture on a platter

Mudaliars Arcot Kitchen follows South Indian cooking techniques to draw foodies »
Rain water enters the houses following heavy downpour on Decoster Road, Pulianthope. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

The Transformation

Pulianthope Main Road is a good stretch. During the monsoon, it turns bad »
Men and machines at work: corporation workers removing excess water at Santhome High Road. Photo: M. Srinath

Santhome sinks again

Every time there is a downpour, Santhome High Road gets drenched up to the neck. »
Band of Boys: (From left) V.K. Shaji, Shameel Thomas, T. Surendran and R. Madhavan . Photo: M.Srinath

Sound of friendship

Liffy Thomas meets four friends who reunite to bring music education to Chennai. They are planning a new branch in Mogappair. »
Indigenous species like Veppalai and Magizham are grown here

Thoroughfare becomes a park

Barren land in Madhavaram Milk Colony comes to life with the support of NGOs, students and corporates. »
Spice route: Ingredients are sourced from Manipur. Photos: R. Ragu
October 25, 2014

Moving Imphal next door to Egmore

Forty five-year-old Ramayon Keishing has been living in Chennai for 18 years now. He realised there are many from the North East who have made the city their home. But it is diffic... »
Novel effort: RAPRA members water the saplings at the vegetable garden at the Corporation park. Photo: M. Srinath.
October 25, 2014

Green tales from the backyard

Two months ago, the eastern side of a Corporation park on Seventh Main Road, R. A. Puram, was overgrown with weeds and bushes. Had it not been for Sangeetha Saravanan’s proposal to cultivate a comm... »
New premises: The office has separate rooms for filing reports, collection of data pertaining to residents and commercial establishments. They also have cabins for policemen of law and order wing and crime. Photo: K. Pichumani
October 25, 2014

New police facility in Ambattur Old Town a boon to complainants

Lodging complaints at the Office of the Assistant Commissioner of Police in Ambattur Old Town (OT) is now easy, thanks to its new building (near the Ambattur telephone exchange junction on CTH R... »
Attention needed: During monsoon or even after light showers, the sandy stretch turns slippery and slushy causing great inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians. Photo: K. Pichumani
October 25, 2014

Portion of Sixth Avenue Road neglected for long

For a few years now, a small portion on the Sixth Avenue Road in Anna Nagar has not been laid by the Chennai Corporation, despite residents drawing attention to it on various occasions. The... »
Seniors day out: The Forum arranges a one-day trips to places of worship and picnic spots, once in six months, for the senior-citizens as well as their family members. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
Chennai, October 25, 2014

Serving seniors

Broken families, vanishing support systems and children going abroad to purse careers seem to be the order of the day.  Little do the youngsters realise that elders have rich experi... »
Numerous petitions and signature campaigns to have shop No. 518 shifted out have not had the desired effect. Photo: T.R. Sudha
Chennai, October 25, 2014

Tasmac outlet in Rangarajapuram brews trouble

It’s with fear R. Sowmya steps out of her house when the shutters of a Tasmac outlet are up. This wine shop (no. 518) near Rangarajapuram High Road, Kodambakkam, is crowded and does brisk business... »
For Raghul, the feat came after hours of daily practise and dedication. Photo: R. Ragu
Chennai, October 25, 2014

The Ironman of Saidapet

Until two years ago, Raghul Sankaranarayanan, 26, didn’t know what triathlon was all about. Now he is an triathlon sensation. More precisely, he is an Ironman, a title bestowed on anyone who com... »
Unwelcome visitors: Whenever it rains, water gets into most houses in Bethel Nagar, Injambakkam, East Coast Road. The rainwater is usually accompanied by snakes. Photo: M. Karunakaran
October 25, 2014

Where rain strikes terror

Injambakkam presents a picture of contrast. Especially during the monsoon. On the one hand, there are well-laid tar roads lined with beautiful houses and lush green trees. When the rains lash them... »
Spreading awareness: As part of the next phase of the campaign, residents now go and visit their neighbours in Marudeeshwar Nagar, which also comes under the Association, and educate them on the subject.
October 25, 2014

Ban the bins movement

It is almost three months since Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Welfare Association, Thiruvanmiyur, embarked on an initiative to do away with the garbage bins through source segregation of garbage. R... »
Those holding an account with the post office will be issued an ATM card. File Photo
Chennai, October 18, 2014

Anna Salai post office to have an ATM soon

In a month or two, people having a post office savings account will be able to withdraw cash from an ATM to be installed at the Anna Salai Head Post Office. This measure is part of the post office... »

'Keep their memories burning'

Illegal autostand hinders traffic flow

Security beefed up at commercial hubs

Chowdry Nagar to get a park soon

The origins of Mrs. Chennai

When hunger pangs get intense

T. Nagar Police on their toes

Walkers demand dedicated footpaths on Mudichur Road

Fencer CA Bhavani Devi, who won the silver medal in the U-23 Asian Fencing Championships, was felicitated by the Tamil Nadu Fencing Association recently.
October 25, 2014

Bhavani Devi looks for financial support

C.A. Bhavani Devi, a resident of Washermanpet, has been winning medals at the International level quite consistently. Recently, the 20-year-old won a silver medal in the sabre category of th... »
Bottle yard: This mess makes motoring difficult and risky. Photo : M. Vedhan
October 25, 2014

Hitting the empty bottle

Skidding on empty liquor bottles dumped on the small bridge that connects Nolambur with Maduravoyal on the Poonemallee High (PH) Road has become common occurrence. Motorcyclists are at high risk... »
Attention sought: Dumped with all kinds of garbage, the Veeraraghavan Lake, which comes under the jurisdiction of Thiruneermalai town panchayat, has shrunk in size. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
Chennai, October 25, 2014

Chennai residents demand deepening of waterbodies

With the northeast monsoon settling down, residents of Pallavaram, Chromepet and Tambaram have appealed to the Public Works Department and the local bodies to de-silt and deepen waterbodies in the... »
Torrid time: A burial ground is located near the outlet. Sometimes, insensitive to the feelings of a grieving family, the tipplers join them on the way to the funeral and engage in unruly behaviour. Photo: Vaishali R. Venkat
Chennai, October 25, 2014

Pozhichalur women want Tasmac outlet shifted out of neighbourhood

The women of Mayana Street in Pozhichalur are locked in a battle against a Tasmac shop in their neighbourhood. And they appear to be waging a losing battle. They have made several complaints to th... »
Busy bus terminus: over 30,000 commuters use the facility from which over 100 bus services are operated every day. Photo: M. Vedhan
October 25, 2014

Rain keeps commuters away from Anna Nagar terminus

During monsoon, rows of concrete slabs meant for commuters waiting at the bus terminus in Anna Nagar West on the Jawaharlal Nehru (JN) Main Road remain near-empty. A few MTC staff can been seen re... »
Save 94981 00174 with the speed dial option 2 in your mobile/land phone. This service is aimed at helping seniors living in areas within the Neelankarai police limits. (Photo used for representational purpose only)
October 25, 2014

Service to elders

The Neelankarai police have set up a helpline for senior citizens living in the area ranging from Kottivakkam to Akkarai. Senior citizens in any form of distress, including depression, an inabilit... »
Waterlogging on North Usman Road. Photo: Vaishali R Venkat
Chennai, October 25, 2014

Shopping submerged

People visiting T. Nagar last week lost their way. With the arterial stretches inundated due to the relentless downpour, these visitors ended up taking new stretches and losing their bearings.... »
The poster on the wall. Photo: R. Ragu
October 25, 2014

Posted on the wall

The next time you are at the MRTS station at Kasturbai Nagar or Chintadripet, take a few seconds to read the notices stuck in huge font on glass windows and near the ticket counter. This... »
Blessed life: K.V. Ramamurthy's close relatives, including his sister, live near his house in Kottur Gardens and they make it a point to meet him every evening. Photo: M. Karunakaran
Chennai, October 25, 2014

‘Contentment is my riches’

K.V. Ramamurthy is a study in self-reliance. He is 91 years old, but would not let anybody else wash his clothes. He also does the dishes. He has so much to give others too. He engages and enterta... »
Rapid development: With Sriperumbudur turning into an industrial hub, the areas between Sriperumbudur and Thiruvallur are growing fast. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
Chennai, October 18, 2014

Thiruvallur bound

K.Venketash, a senior manager in a manufacturing unit in Ambattur Industrial Estate, spent most of his childhood in a single-bedroom flat in Mogappair. His school was located about 500 metres from... »

Ranganathan Street comes to north Chennai

Oncologist on the speaking circuit

Pallavaram, Chromepet residents meet Minister to resolve ASI issue

Salads delivered at customer’s doorstep

Walking all over pedestrians

RPF personnel use skits for safety awareness

Plants are people for her