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March 4, 2015

Of healing and prayer

To commemorate 15 years in the fight against TB, REACH, a Chennai-based NGO, is organising a fundraiser concert on March 6, Friday. Isha Rumi, a performance by Sunaad, is a theatrical juxtap... »
March 4, 2015
Man and Machine

Are you a car snob?

Snobbery resides in every human heart. Snobbishness need not necessarily be rooted in wealth and social position. Good health can lead us to develop a condescending attitude towards the chronically... »
This SwiftpointGT mouse comes with natural touch gestures
March 3, 2015

Alternative to touchpads

The Swiftpoint mouse has been created for those who have to work on their laptops for long hours and detest using the touch pad. It is a small, wireless mouse that can be used directly on the surf... »
The mandapam housing the memorial to Dr. Sundara Reddy.
March 3, 2015
City Explorer

Stones that tell a story

“You need permission,” says the watchman at Ramaniyam Sanjivini, a residential complex in Thiruvanmiyur, and despatches his assistant to call the secretary of the building association. I blink at t... »
Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata
March 3, 2015

The man of steel with a heart of gold

The nation which gains control of iron, soon acquires the control of gold.This is a love letter to the man who gave his name to my hometown Jamshedpur, whose boundless vision and courage lai... »
Aruna Sairam.
March 2, 2015

The drama of sound

Unlike the West where pubs and accessible local venues often host a slew of tribute bands ranging from the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Doors, ABBA and the Eagles to solo homage acts that fulfi... »
The Tangkhul Naga celebrations. Photo: M. Moorthy
March 2, 2015

Bringing home the Northeast

Ohha-ohhey… ohha-ohhey… They repeat in rhythm as they dance in a circle. The men wear a kilt and a shawl across their bare chest. The women are draped in long skirts and their chunky neckpieces cl... »
Artistes performing at Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Hall. Photo: M. Vedhan
March 2, 2015

From the dark recesses

It is a story as old as time itself. Boy meets girl, girl meets boy. They let love weave its web softly around them as they spin their dreams and bare their souls within that web. Then reality seep... »
The lush green countryside of Coorg offered a great backdrop for the story.
March 2, 2015

When location is character

A love story set in the lush coffee plantations of Coorg, where love blooms when the coffee flowers bloom! And you have a Kodava protagonist in a Hindi movie! Co-written by Mumbaikar from Kerala, M... »
A still from the film.
COIMBATORE, March 2, 2015

Cut to the Chase

When he was still in school, Anil Krishnan would clandestinely watch movies. Not just must-watch ‘first day first show’ films, but also pure cinema. He sat mesmerised in a darkened hall a... »
March 4, 2015

Pet pals: Pet safety during Holi

Holi is just around the corner. As Indians gear up for the revelry, Humane Society International/India shares few tips to keep pets safe during the celebration Keep your pets away from children: In... »
March 4, 2015

Hanging in the balance

There’s an uneasy calm about the place. The announcements from the Central Station close by cut through the silence. The only other sound is from the fluttering festoons and banners and the creakin... »
Sam Paul at Jonah’s goes to Japan. Photo: M. Karunakaran
March 3, 2015

The Sam of all things

There are two men, employed by Sam Paul, who look after newspaper clippings. Every morning, Sam wakes up at 7, fits in an hour of exercise and then, sits down to scan the local papers. S... »
Chill out with glasses of Thandai shake.
March 3, 2015

A festive treat

‘Thandai’, a refreshing drink, is traditionally part of Holi festivities. Some interesting variations... Thandai ShakeIngredientsMilk: 1 litreSugar: 3 tbsp »
A still from Moone Moonu Varthai
March 3, 2015

Coming soon, a ‘bromantic’ comedy

When Madhumita started working on the script of her third film, she wrote a story about two friends. The parents of the protagonist played important roles in her storyline. It was at this po... »
M.M. Murugappan (right) released the book authored by (from left)
M. Meyyappan Jr. and S. Muthiah. Others from right are Rm. Valli Muthiah and Rm. Palaniappan. Photo: M. Vedhan
March 2, 2015

Chronicling a heritage

A lady, in monochrome, stares out from the cover of a book. “She is one of the most striking Chettiar women I have ever seen. And I have no idea who she is,” says S. Muthiah. The book in question i... »
March 2, 2015

No more complaining

I’ll admit it. I spend a fair amount of time on this column complaining and/or ranting about toddler shenanigans. They’re not unwarranted complaints, as I think most moms will agree (right, ladies?... »
Editing apps add sparkle to moments captured on the go.
March 2, 2015

Click, edit, share

‘Every monkey with a camera thinks he is a photographer,’ goes a joke on Facebook. As long as you have a phone with a camera of decent resolution, you don’t really need an SLR to show off your phot... »
Actor Ajith.
March 2, 2015

Ajith’s son trends on the Internet

Fans of actor Ajith, who is fondly called Thala, seem to be really mad about him. For, within hours of him becoming a father for the second time, the baby – which fans have nicknamed ‘Kutty Thala’... »
chennai, March 2, 2015

Showcasing artisanal talent

From pottery to pickles, the 15th edition of the artisans’ market, ‘By Hand, From the Heart’, had a lot to offer this time around. Several young entrepreneurs showcased their wares innovatively at... »

Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Sembium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Monday: Periyar Nagar, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Kakkanji Nagar, Karunanidhi Salai... »

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