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Tourism Day celebrated

The Department of Tourism and Travel Management of A.M. Jain College, Meenambakkam, celebrated World Tourism Day on September 25. N. Rav...»

Activities galore at RBGS

Ravindra Bharathi Global School (RBGS), Keelkattalai, recently celebrated Teachers’ Day, Grandparents’ Day, Seminar on food and nutritio...»

Isha’s week-long programme

Isha Foundation will be offering a week-long programme in East Tambaram from Wednesday. The Inner Engineering programme would fea...»

National inter-college fest at M.O.P Vaishnav

M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women organised a national inter-collegiate event, Jhankar Intellegentia Fest, on September 22 and 23 as part...»

Radha Kalyana Mahothsavam

Bhaktha Swaraa Bhajan Mandali is conducting the 27th Sri Radha Kalyana Mahothsavam from October 5 to 7 at Sri Meenakshi Kalyana Mandapam...»

Bharatanatyam competition

Kala Netrii's Learning Academy is organising the annual Bharatanatyam competition on October 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Balalok Matriculation...»

Camp on yoga and meditation

Atma Gnana Yoga will conduct a camp on meditation, yoga, Pranayama and food habits from October 1 to 10 at W 746, D Sector, Fourth Avenu...»

Pavithrotsavam in temples

The annual Pavithrotsavam of Sri Srinivasa Perumal at Sri Vedanta Desikar Temple, Mylapore, is being organised from yesterday (Septembe...»

Brahmakumaris launches peace campaign

The programme ends on December 21. »

Navaratri drawing contest

Antharicshaa Learning and Development Services is conducting Navaratri special drawing contest for children in the age group of five to 15. »

Colouring contest on Sept. 30

Kutties The First Step Play School will conduct a colouring competition for children aged between two and five years of age on September...»

Navarathri camp

In view of Navarathri festival, KinderNest will organise a camp from September 24 to September 28 for children aged between two and six...»

‘Dance hour’ with Athma Laya

A unique blend of dance and meditation exclusively for women. »

Exhibition of Ganesha idols

The sixth annual exhibition of a few thousand idols of Lord Ganesha has been organised in Chromepet. Inaugurated on Wednesday las...»

Pre-Navaratri sale

Thughil is having its pre-Navaratri exhibition-cum-sale of handlooms. The range includes exclusive natural-dyed Khadhi, Kalamkari, Oriya...»

Carnatic vocal classes

Shiksha Pre-School will conduct Carnatic vocal classes from September 27 between 5 p.m. and 5.45 p.m. and between 5.45 p.m. and 6.45 p.m...»

Weekend workshop

As part of weekend activities, Funtellec Play School will organise a workshop for children aged between four and 12 years of age. »

Namasankeerthanam for world peace

Udumalapettai Sri Nagaraja Bhagavathar Bhajan Seva Mandali, along with Triplicane Panduranga Mandali, is organising its fifth annual non...»

Music and dance fest

Oothukadu Venkatakavi Academy Trust is organising a Oothukadu Venkatakavi Jayanthi Music and Dance festival for five days from September...»

Narayaneeyam classes

Classes on Narayaneeyam will be conducted for students and women from September 22 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at...»

Krishna Jayanthi festival

Gokulashtami and Sri Krishna Jayanthi Festival Group and Yadava Samudhaya Valarchi Niruvanam, Meenambal Salai, Vivekananda Nagar, will b...»

Programme on yoga and meditation

Atma Gnana Yoga will conduct a programme on mediation, yoga, pranayama, and food habits from September 17 to 26 at W 746, D Sector, Four...»

Forum celebrates platinum jubilee

The platinum jubilee of Children’s Garden School Society was celebrated on September 6 and 7. Art director Thotta Tharani was the...»

Mahotsavam at Vedanta Desikar temple

Sri Vedanta Desikar Devasthanam, Mylapore, will be celebrating the annual Mahotsavam from September 17 to 26. On September...»

Maths made easy

Smart Kids, T. Nagar, will be conducting a one-day workshop on speed maths for children aged above nine on Sept. 30. Children wil...»

Culinary classes

Culinary classes on desserts, chocolates, ice-creams, cakes, muffins, pudding and others will be conducted from September 17 to 28 at N...»

Myriad forms of Lord Ganesha

Harith Tharang, a garden shop, has introduced craft works of Lord Ganesha made from palm leaves, Dharba grass, and coconut shells. <...»

Embroidery workshop

Smart Skills’ Tailoring institute is offering an entrepreneur course for women in machine embroidery, aari and zardosi. Participants can...»

Consumer awareness programme

Vadapalani Exnora Women’s Guild and Kidzee recently organised a special programme on consumer awareness at No.6/14, Bajanai Koil Street,...»

Students turn to cleaner energy

Should we continue using nuclear, coal, hydel, or turn to some cleaner source such as solar, wind, and bio-gas: much has been debated ab...»

Free Sanskrit classes

Samskrita Bharati will conduct a free spoken Sanskrit class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from September 3 onwards at Anjaneya Mandiram, 53rd S...»

Food, now just a click away is an innovative dining concept that’s making waves across Chennai. Started in January 2012, the online portal has taken 5...»

Football event for the corporate

Toss, a Chennai-based sports events company, is conducting ‘Toss corporate 5s,’ an inter-corporate men’s five-a-side football event on S...»

Awareness about road safety

The K.K. Nagar Regional Transport Office has come up with a novel idea to spread awareness about road safety measures among people apply...»

Learn to write

Small Talk is conducting ‘WriteSmart’, a workshop exclusively designed to help school students improve their writing skills.The w...»

On a mission to save the earth

As many as 300 students from Kidzee pre-schools were a part of ‘My Earth, My Duty’— a nation-wide campaign to fight for environment caus...»

Krishna Jayanthi celebrations at Nandalala

Nandalala Religious Trust, Mylapore, will be celebrating Sri Krishna Jayanthi at the temple premises from September 8 to 10. The three-d...»

Fostering relationships with Germany

Solutions to turn our city attractive have been featured in 14 pavilions. »

Atma Gnana Yoga classes

A 10-day Atma Gnana Yoga classes comprising Pranayam, food habits, Art of Living and meditation will be conducted by Lakshmi Mony at W-7...»

Green neighbourhood project to be launched today

T. Nagar and Teynampet Residents Welfare Exnora and T. Nagar Exnora Womens’ Club is organising ‘green neighbourhood project’ on Sunday a...»

Travelling through ‘Old Madras’

Did you know that the present Light House in Marina Beach was first located at Fort’s Museum, Fort St. George. The first lighthouse star...»

Special Hanuman puja

Under the auspices of Sri Sanjeevini Peetam, 16/45, BRP First Street, West Mambalam, 108 capsicum ashothra pooja will be held at 11 a.m....»

Handicraft fair

A handloom and handicraft fair, ‘Cottonfab-2012,’ organised by Awadh Hathkargha Hastshilp Evam Gramodyog Samiti, Rahimabad, Lucknow, is...»

Vishnu Sahasranamam recitation contest

Vishnu Sahasranama Satsangam, Besant Nagar, will conduct a competition on recitation of Vishnu Sahasranamam on September 30 at Dr. MGR J...»

Madras Photo Expo held

‘The Madras Photography Society,’ in association with ‘Jaigopal Garodia Photojournalism Academy’ conducted the ‘Members Photo Exhibition...»

Yoga with medical examination

Art of Living will organise Living Well Programme, a seven-day course from Sept. 9. The course will be a blend of medical science and Ve...»

Sailing camp for students

A maximum of six students will be selected. »

Book on Shirdi Baba released

‘Sai Dhyanam’ dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba was released by the former Supreme Court judge, A.R. Lakshmanan »

Have the cake and eat it too!

The Muffin Tree at Courtyard by Marriott has come up with gorgeous cake creations. Cakes shaped like birds, animals, cartoon cha...»

Matha Samarpanam Trust celebrates anniversary

The 14th Annual Day celebrations of Sri Matha Samarpanam Trust was celebrated on August 4 at Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Mylapore. Mus...»

Essay writing, drawing contest held

State Bank Retired and Serving Employees’ Forum (SBRSEF) and the Siruthozhil Branch of State Bank of India, Nungambakkam, conducted an e...»

Lakshmi Hayagreevar Jayanthi

Sri Lalshmi Hayagreevar Jayanthi will be held at Sri Vedantha Desikar Devathanam, Mylapore, on August 29. There will be a special thirum...»

A heritage landmark re-opens in Mylapore

On the occasion of ‘Madras’ turning 373, P.Orr & Sons, the timekeepers of Madras since 1849, reopened its newly renovated showroom i...»

Hindustani music concert

Sowmiya Madhanagopal, who runs Sunad, a centre for Hindustani music at R.A. Puram, will present a concert along with her students at Sri...»

Special Onam Ela Sadhya

Ente Keralam is hosting a special ‘Onam Ela Sadhya,’ which will be on till September 2 at its restaurants in Poes Garden, Anna Nagar and...»

Social reformers felicitated

Soka Ikeda College of Arts and Science for Women, Madhanangkuppam, organised a felicitation ceremony for social reformers to show their...»

SSN College takes the overall honours

SSN College of Engineering emerged the overall champion in the 10th annual SSN Trophy all-India inter-collegiate sports festival held at...»

‘Nothing more relaxing than playing golf’

Vyjayantimala Bali, veteran dancer, says that her first and real love has always been dance, but she also learnt Carnatic music as she belie »

Students to address urban health issues

A group of students from arts and sciences colleges will come together to discuss and offer solutions to pressing urban health problems...»

Dance, games, awards mark celebrations

The Sports Day celebrations of Calibre Academy was held on August 5 at the YMCA Grounds. Students presented drill displays and a varie...»

Book by young authors

‘The Aarc –The Mystey of the Unknown Avengers’ shows how the Christmas vacation of four young boys — Anirudh, Aravind, Ram, and Krishna...»

Giving life to imagination

Now-a-days it is not uncommon to see children talking about mythological stories and epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. The re-intr...»

Passion for poetry

“Poems should reflect reality and express emotions. It should be written from the experience,” says U. Ayub Khan, a copywriter by profe...»

Floral patterns all the way

Pookalam contest saw 50 teams vying with each other for the top slot »

Anniversary sale at Rekha’s ends today

With an increasingly fashion conscious population, designer clothes have become an essential part of the wardrobe for many. Rekha...»

Madras Day events

Studio Palazzo, an art gallery, and Madras Naturalist Society will present a photo exhibition on Wildlife in and around Chennai from Aug...»

Celebrations for City’s birthday

This year, Madras Week will be celebrated from August 19 to 26. The Chennai Chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cult...»

Cherished legacy, treasured memories

With Madras Day celebrations round the corner, VIPs recall their association with the city »

Cultural events in temple

As part of the Mandalabhishekam event in Ullagaram Sri Vijaya Ganapathi Temple, various cultural programmes will be organised. Ab...»

Ten-day temple festival

Vedartha Sthapana Sabha, Second Main Road, Nanganallur, will be performing the 20th Brahmotsavam of Sri Lakshmi Hayavadhana Perum...»

Handloom, handicrafts sale

Mrignayanee has been organising an exhibition-cum-sale of ethnic saris, dress material and handicrafts from Madhya Pradesh at Sri Sankar...»

An evening of music

GA Trust, a charitable organisation, presents ‘Sampradhaya 2012’, a fund raiser for its hospital, Guruji Medical Centre, in Thennangur,...»

Inter-school bhajan competition

Tamizhnadu Brahmin Association, Mandaveli unit, is organising the 21 year inter-school bhajan competition — Bhakthi Pravaham — on August...»

Krishna Jayanthi celebrations

In connection with the Krishna Jayanthi Mahotsavam, Sri Nandalala Religious Trust, Mylapore, will be having ‘Sri Jayanthi Celebrations’...»

Carnatic vocal recital

Nitin Sadras, disciple of Shubha Narayan, will be performing his Carnatic vocal arangetram on August 5 at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi Auditor...»

Free diabetes camp today

Agata Diabetes Centre and New Boag Road Civic Exnora is conducting a free medical camp at No. 79, New Boag Road,T. Nagar today (August...»

Jewellery for the traditional and trendy

Aruna Pathreeker, a jewellery designer from Hyderabad, unveils a collection of jewellery silver with gold coating embedded with semi-prec...»

Free yoga classes

Satyananda Yoga Centre will organise a three-week free yoga classes, starting from August 5 at Bala Vidya Higher Secondary School, No. 3...»

Workshop on storytelling

The World Storytelling Institute, Nungambakkam High Road, will conduct a workshop for parents, teachers, screen writers, human resource...»

Counselling services at Let’s Talk

Chromepet-based Let’s Talk offers counselling services focusing on psycho-social and emotional health of children and adolescent boys an...»

AIAC Excellence Awards presented

All India Achievers Conference (AIAC) organised its 68 Conference on Individual achievement and nation building in Chennai. Tamil Nadu G...»

Isha Yoga programme in East Tambaram

Isha Foundation would be offering a week-long programme in East Tambaram from Wednesday. The Inner Engineering programme would feature g...»

Pavithrotsavam from August

Pavithrotsavam will be held at Sri Lakshminrisimha Navaneetha Krishnan Temple, MMTC Colony, Nanganallur, from August 1 to 6, 2012. <...»

Music contest to be held

As part of Gokulashtami celebration, Kalyana Mahotsava Seva Committee, Lakshmi Nagar, Nanganallur, will conduct a music competiti...»

OUP celebrates centenary year

To mark the centenary year celebration, Oxford University Press (OUP) conducted drawing and storytelling competitions and the prize dist...»

Theatre Fest Edition Eight

The eighth edition of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest that commences on August 10 offers a mix of national and international theatre over s »

A voice to remember

Chittoor Subramanya Pillai, fondly known as Chittoor-ar in Carnatic music circles, was instrumental in starting the annual Tyagaraja Ut...»

Shraddha’s new plays

Shraddha’s latest presentation, a collection of three short plays, will be staged from August 2 and 5, 7 p.m., at Narada Gana Sabha, TTK...»

Arts and crafts workshop

As part of the Weekend at the Park series, Sundaram Finance will organise an Independence Day special arts and crafts workshop for child...»

At 49, China’s Tamil radio station plans an expansion

CRI Tamil - with a network of listeners’ clubs in T.N. - in talks with Chennai’s FM stations for launch of a daily two-hour broadcast »

Trilogy Water Lilies to be staged again

Water Lilies unfolds three chance meetings between strangers, a man and a woman each from a different culture »

Fair on bronze and brass idols

‘Srushti,’ an exhibition-cum-sale of idols made of bronze, brass, bell and others, organised by Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Artisans Welfare...»

Exhibition of paintings

Apparao Galleries, Nungambakkam, has been presenting Showing the Show — an exhibition of paintings by M. Siva from July 23. The exhibiti...»

Paintings to be exhibited

M.S. Shwetha, a Class X student of Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Taylors Road, Kilpauk, will be displaying her art works, painted in various mediu...»

A fresh dab of paint for the subways

All the subways in Anna Salai have been given a facelift recently. »

Painting exhibition

Sri Annai Kamakshi Kalaikudam is organising a solo painting exhibition of one of its students P.S. Nirupama at Achalam Art Gallery, K.K....»

TI Cycles launches exclusive kids’ store

BSA Champ, the kids store brought out by the TI Cycles of India, is an exclusive store offering a range of kids bicycles and toddler pro...»

Tribute paid to poets

Kaavyamritham (Magic of the Muse), a tribute to the poets, was this years’ theme for the 55th anniversary celebration of PSBB Group of S...»

Kalashala 2012

As part of its Golden jubilee celebrations the women's wing of Rajasthan Youth Association will organise Kalashala 2012 between June 18...»

Carnatic music competition

Tambaram Music Club will be conducting a Carnatic music competition for men and women across all ages on June 24. Participants can compe...»

Solo exhibition of paintings, sculptures at Dakshinachitra

There will be an exhibition of solo paintings and sculptures by artist S. Shanthi at Dakshinachitra till June 17. Apart from the paintin...»

Handloom fair at Valluvarkottam

‘Weaves of India,' a handloom exhibition organised by Gramin Hastkala Vikas Samiti, is on at Valluvarkottam, Nugambakkam, HIG Road. The...»

NIFT organises Fashionova 2012

The graduating students of Fashion design of NIFT, Chennai, showcased their design collection through the fashion show – Fashionova 2012...»

They came, they sang, and they conquered

A concert was held by the Isai Mottugal to commemorate their 1000th stage show at Sabari Convention Centre, T. Nagar, on May 21. Isai Mot...»

Towards a green environment

On the occasion of the World Environment Day (June 5), hotel The Leela Palace Chennai, took the initiative to beautify the area of MRC N...»

Learn to make paper bag

As part of the Weekend at the Park Series, Sundaram Finance will organise a paper bag making workshop for children in the age group seve...»

Amusement parks: a preferred destination

A place to hangout during leisure time »

First in Spelling Bee Competition

In the national level Wordsworth International Spelling Bee Competition (Category III) for the year 2011-12, G. Nikitaa of IV B of Kola...»

Craft mela by Rakalai Handicrafts

Rakalai Handicrafts is organising ‘Indian Crafts Mela.’ The exhibition-cum-sale features silk and cotton saris, carpets, artificial vege...»

Music competitions to be held

Mahathi Academy of Music and Dance will conduct a music competition on July 22. In vocal contest, the participants have to be above four...»

Spreading awareness about multiple sclerosis

Topics such as problems faced by multiple sclerosis patients and their families, socio economic impact, research, and treatment were discuss »

School auditorium inaugurated

The auditorium of Moovarasampet Government Higher Secondary School was inaugurated on June 6 by the Lions District 324 A6 Governor D. Sr...»

Workshop on clay flowers

Thai Flower Making, T. Nagar, will be organising a workshop on July 5 about how to make clay flowers. Participants need not have any exp...»

Titan launches ‘Madagascar 3'

Zoop, watches for children from Titan, has introduced 'Madagascar 3', a collection which features characters from Madagascar 3: Europe's...»

Sita Kalyanam to be performed today

A two-day Sri Seetha Kalyana Utsavam by Shree Vittal Bhajan Mandali is being conducted at Sri Rukmini Sametha Sri Pandurangan Sannidhi,...»

Programme for the toddlers

Hansel & Gretel, T. Nagar, has announced ‘Baby Bounce and Rhyme Time' programme at its centre for kids aged one to two-and-a-half. E...»

Ayurveda camp

Jeeva Park Walkers' Association and T. Nagar Exnora Women's Club, in association with Aushadham Ayurvedic Clinic, is conducting a free A...»

Fashion show of PAF organised

Pearl Academy of Fashion (PAF) hosted its annual graduating fashion show, ‘Portfolio 2012’, on June 5 at Le Royal Meridian. Over 41 stud...»


Sri Suprabhata Sabha, West Mambalam, will be conducting a series of competitions in July and August.Seven music contests, spread...»

Therapeutic programmes in special school

Sri Lalitha Learning Centre for Special Children, Choolaimedu, conducts classes as well as therapeutic programmes for children with lear...»

Chennai lends mileage to Adoptathon

Amala Akkineni, Trisha Krishnan and Anuja Iyer lent starshine to rescued animals at the Blue Cross Velachery shelter. Catch the full report »

Free diabetes camp today

Under the auspices of New Dawn Global Progress Trust, team of doctors lead by Prof. K. Nandakumar (Consultant Diabetologist) will be pro...»

Solution to good health

T. Nagar Jagadeeswaran Street Civic Exnora will be organising a seminar on solution to good health through our traditional Ayurvedic tre...»

Youth festival to be conducted

Thirupoonthuruthy Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust has been celebrating the Jayanti Festival of the Saint composer in association with Nar...»

Organic food festival

An Organic Food Mela, organised by Safe Food Alliance, will be held at Semmozhi Poonga, Cathedral Road, on June 24 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m....»

10-day Atma Gnana Yoga classes

A 10-day Atma Gnana Yoga comprising Pranayama, food habits, Art of Living and meditation will be conducted by Lakshmi Mony at W746, ‘D’...»

Dak Adalat grievance meeting

A ‘Dak Adalat’ meeting to redress the grievances related to postal services in Tambaram Division will be held at the Office of the Senio...»

Training session on ‘Isha Kriya’

Isha Foundation has recently launched a one-hour long free training programme called Isha Kriya. Envisioned and created by Sadhguru Jagg...»

Temples to perform Kumbabhishekam

At Avvai Nagar Murugan Temple in Selaiyur and at Sri Shakthi Ganpathy Temple, Lakshmi Nagar »

Handlooms, handicrafts from Odisha

Tribal Art of Odisha, an exhibition-cum-sale, organised by Akshya Handicrafts, is on at Sri Sankara Hall, TTK Road, Alwarpet. A w...»

Stationery, school bags distributed

Chennai:Nearly 400 students of Pallavaram Municipal Middle School in Keelkattalai and more than 200 students of St. Thomas Mount Panchay...»

Workshop on desserts making

Classes on making desserts such as chocolates, ice-creams, eggless cakes, pudding and squashes will be held from June 25 to 30 at Cresen...»

Creating entrepreneur skills among poor

Students of Sundarbai Shasun Jain College teach slum women to make paper bags »

Toppers of Chennai Schools honoured

Students of Chennai Schools, D. Anandhi, S. Suganthi, L. Pavithra and R. Divya, who have scored well in the State Board Class X Examinat...»

Music and sloka recitation contest

Sri Matha Samarpanam Trust will be conducting a sloka recitation competition on Vishnu Sahasranamam, Bhagavad Gita, and music competitio...»

Charitable trust inaugurated

Srinivasan Charitable Trust, a voluntary body, was inaugurated on June 17 with distribution of cash awards and felicitation of students f...»

Transform your sari, the way you want

Give your old sari a new look »

Chintamani store opens stationery outlet

Chintamani Cooperative Stores, Anna Nagar East, of Park Town Co-operative Wholesale Stores Limited, was inaugurated by Cooperation Minister »

Brahmotsavam being celebrated

The Brahmotsavam of Sri Vaikundhavasa Perumal Temple is being celebrated from June 28 with religious fervour at Koyambedu. The first day...»

Essay contest

To commemorate the 62 birth anniversary of Sri Bharati Tirtha Swami of the Sringeri Math, an essay competition for school children will...»

Workshop on entrepreneurship

Nandini Voice for the Deprived will be organising a one-day programme on self-employment for underprivileged youth on July 8 from 10 a.m...»

Workshop on digital photography

On July 7 and 8 at No: 4/222, Kalpataru Hobby Centre, East Coast Road, Palavakkam »

Mathematics classes

Smart Kids will be conducting classes on mathematics during weekends from July for children who are 14 years and below. Simple methods, s...»

Creating awareness on environment, society

In an effort to create awareness on issues related to the environment and society, Youth ExNoRa International has joined hands with stud...»

Classes for kids

Hansel & Gretel, T. Nagar, will be starting Phonics Reading Programme for children aged three to five. The programme will introduce...»

Medical camp

A health check-up camp, conducted by Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital and Research Centre of Andhra Mahila Sabha, is on for those who a...»

University honours doctor

Founder-Director of Indian Institute of Sexual Medicine and Chairman of Indian Association of Sexology, T. Kamaraj received the Best Doc...»

‘Thirukkural Elocution Contest 2012’

: Shriram Ilakkiya Kazhagam, the literary wing of Shriram group, will be organising Thirukkural Elocution Contest 2012, the annual State...»

Free eye camp today

Balakrishna Eye Hospital, Aranganathan Subway, Saidapet, and Jana Seva Trust are jointly conducting a free eye camp, followed by an inte...»

National Doctors' Day celebrated

As part of National Doctors’ Day celebration, Lions Club of Chitlapakkam inaugurated diploma in optometryand dedicated an ophthalmic scr...»

Classes on labour laws

According to a press release, Management - Labour Academy in association with Sriraksh, a non-governmental counselling and mediation cen...»

Art exhibition, debate conducted

The profits of the art expo will go into funding all the projects of the Samithi. »

Taking the silk route

The silk sari season is back with a bang and where better to get the best of all rare and carefully woven six yards than at the Silk Fab...»

Painting exhibition

“Shades,” an exhibition of paintings and drawings of 16-year-old Harshini Muthukani is on till July 15 at Hotel Ambazzador Pallava No. 3...»

Book launched

The book ‘Corporate Chanakya-Tamil’, penned by Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, a renowned author and founder-director of Chanakya Institute of...»

Aadi sale at Anokhi

Anokhi Fabric Collections, Amanjikarai, has come up with Aadi sale. The shop gives a discount of 10 to 30 per cent off on its collection...»

Mirchi Music Awards

Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM presents the third edition of the Mirchi Music Awards, to honour the outstanding achievements of the music industry...»

Sri Krishna Sweets to honour mothers

Sri Krishna Sweets is organising an event to recognise mothers who have nurtured children and made them into international celebrities o...»

Sunday Kutcheri

As part of the monthly mikeless kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Pooja Shree Rajagopalan, who is learning music from...»

Swayamvaram for differently abled people

Shree Geetha Bhavan Trust, Gopalapuram, is conducting swayamvaram and marriage for differently abled people. People who do not have any...»

All for the love of public speaking

Dr. Ulaganayaki was honoured with the Rashtriya Gaurav Award. »

Aadi Bakthi Vizha

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is conducting ‘Aadi Bakhti Vizha’ from July 17 to August 5 at its premises at East Mada Street, Mylapore. ...»

Guru Puja organised

Students of Shri Natesan Vidyasala, Mannivakkam, performed ‘Padha Puja’ to their teachers. The students sang ‘Thodakashtakam’ and Adi Sh...»

Swimming classes

V.V. International School of Swimming at Kodambakkam, No.1, Gangaiamman Koil Street, is conducting regular swimming classes. The centre...»

Amman music album launched

EdServ’s CEO Manachanallur S. Giridharan has launched his second devotional album titled ‘Om Nava Shakti, Jaya Jaya Shakti.’ Based on cl...»

Brindamma: music and beyond

Aspects that made the legend special were touched upon by speakers. bani »

Professor gets Lifetime Achievement award

: Dr. E.K.T. Sivakumar, Teaching Faculty, Centre for Nano Sciences and Technology, Anna University, Chennai, has been conferred with ‘Lif...»

Competitions to be held

To be conducted by Ashok Nagar Progressive Women’s Association as part of its 17th anniversary celebration »

Kurthi mela at Kiah’s

Kiah’s has been organising a kurthi mela from at Ispahani Centre, Nungambakkam. The traditional-yet-modern outfits draw inspirati...»

Classes for children

Mamta Gupta, a fevicryl expert teacher, is conducting weekend and regular classes for children and adults. Children can learn drawing an...»

Workshops to be held

A workshop on management of work, family, time, money, and self will be held on July 21. On August 4, a workshop on conflict mana...»

Quiz held on Indian heritage

Over 250 teams from about 60 schools took part in Cycle Heritage Quiz 2012, conducted by incense stick brand, Cycle Pure Agarbathies, hel...»

Campaign to protect environment

As many as 300 volunteers from Youth Exnora International and HCL Technologies cleaned Marina Beach on July 4.Equipped with trash...»

ISKCON to conduct cultural competitions

The Chennai Chapter of International Society for Krishna Consciousness will conduct inter-school cultural competitions from July 15 to A...»

Workshop for teachers, students

According to a press release, NalandaWay Foundation, a non-governmental organisation, which works for the welfare and uplift of poor chi...»

Ramakrishna school to celebrate golden jubilee

Chennai: Sri Ramakrishna Math Vivekananda Centenary Girl’s Higher Secondary School, Mint, will be celebrating its golden jubilee from Ju...»

Rendezvous with ‘Queen of Sciences’

A three-day math fest was held at Rosary Matric School. »

BPOs no longer calling out to students

Increasing attrition rate in the industry attributed to night shifts, lower salaries and lack of outreach »

A trek to remember

The Chennai Trekking Club Women's Forum organised a trek on May 13 to Nagala West Hills, in Nagalapuram »

Stolen ‘Maragathalingam’ idol recovered from gang

The Maragathalingam idol that was reported stolen from the Maruntheeswarar Temple at Thiruthuraipoondi in Thiruvarur district early this...»

Focus on heritage building conservation

Not all buildings are as lucky as Ripon Building for which the Corporation is investing Rs.7.70 crore »

How Chennai manages to attract tourists

Growing out of its conservative identity, the city is now projected as a melting pot of cultural festivals »

Madras Miscellany

A builder of Madras harbour This is the season they come from the West and Australia to search for roots. And...»

World Classical Tamil Conference to attract nearly 2000 delegates

Nearly 2000 delegates from all over the world are expected to participate in the World Classical Tamil Conference to be held at Coimb...»

All things green and beautiful

Botanist C.V. Subramanian on a time when mangroves and research thrived in Chennai and life as a hosteller in Presidency College »

Margazhi Raagam out on DVD

If the imposing stage décor, soothing lighting and aesthetic ambience of Margazhi Raagam attracted Carnatic lovers to theatres, its DVD...»

Karunanidhi warns against linguistic chauvinism

Cautioning against linguistic chauvinism, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi says one language cannot dominate over another. »

"Early exposure to chess and music a must"

The 83rd annual conference and concerts of the Music Academy opened on Tuesday with International Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand ma...»

Fabric as ornament

Eina Ahluwalia fuses cloth, gemstones and other knick-knacks in her experimental jewellery »

Renewal and remembrance

The Park's New Festival transcended the categories of physical theatre by exploring the past in new explorations. »

Chennai hailed as centre of arts

A week-long dance festival of the Music Academy was opened on Sunday with Andrew T. Simkin, the U.S. Consul General in Chennai, describi...»

Karunanidhi launches Chennai Sangamam

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi launched the fourth edition of the Chennai Sangamam on the theme ‘Pirappokkum,’ that gave a cal...»

Chennai college signs pact with UK university

The Madras Christian College in Chennai has signed its first major partnership agreement with the UK’s Queen’s University Be...»

9 students held for damaging buses

Nine college students were arrested on charge of causing damage to three Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses in Nungambakkam on Wed...»

Karunanidhi to open colleges in Villupuram

Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, along with Deputy Chief Minister M.K. Stalin, will inaugurate three educational institutions in the distr...»

Patronage for libraries on the rise

The massive structure coming up at Kotturpuram to house the State Library Complex named Anna Centenary Library has made avid readers in the »

‘Techofes 2010’ off to colourful start

The balmy evening and star-studded sky gave a perfect start to ‘Techofes 2010,’ the annual inter-college cultural fest of An...»

‘WE' magazine honours achievers in various fields

As a tribute to women who have made a vital difference to society, ‘Women Exxluzzive', a monthly magazine, honoured 10 prominent pe...»

A peek into Japanese art and culture

Weather-beaten bonsai trees with stout roots criss-crossing inside trays provide as much Japanese flavour as svelte Hina dolls boxed ins...»

High Court stays revised approval procedure of AICTE

The Madras High Court on Wednesday granted interim stay of the operation of the revised approval procedure of the All India Council f...»

Tamil option for two engineering courses

Students who join civil and mechanical engineering courses in four Anna Universities and their 11 constituent colleges the next acade...»

“Determination needed to achieve”

His mobile phone keeps ringing non-stop. In the weekends, the calls are mostly from students seeking guidance on higher education and...»

Museum Theatre still holds centre stage

For those who have been regulars to dance and music events in the city for decades, the Government Museum Theatre holds a special pla...»

Rukmini Devi – a visionary

Rukmini Devi Arundale, Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer, and the illustrious founder of ‘Kalakshetra’, is known for having »

AICTE process runs into rough weather

The revised approval process of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to improve transparency by asking colleges to uploa...»

Police use mild force to disperse students

Police used mild force on Thursday to disperse some students who allegedly travelled on footboard in a Metropolitan Transport Corpora...»

High spirit ignites college dance competition

Artistic props, dashing costumes, sprightly moves and oodles of energy. College teams participating in ‘Ignite 2010', an inter-...»

“Entrepreneurship will be engine of India's growth in the next few decades”

Propensity to be entrepreneurs is embedded in Indian gene: Gopalakrishnan »

Ugadi Puraskar awards for women

For the Telugu-speaking population in Chennai, the celebrations for New Year took off on Sunday with the presentation of the Ugadi Pu...»

OTA cadets' all-round abilities on display

A day ahead of their induction into the Indian Army as officers, young men and women cadets of Officers Training Academy in St. Thomas Mo...»

“DMK will continue to work for State”

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam government will continue to work for the State, Tamils and Tamil language despite being humiliated by t...»

Bridging the gap between education, employability

Government arts colleges have long struggled to find a balance between social equity and generating quality employable graduates. Howeve...»

Kanimozhi launches DVD on Tamil ethos

‘Tamizh,' a DVD collage of film music, classical dance and educational nuggets, which seeks to capture the Tamil ethos, was launch...»

DMK retains Pennagaram seat, AIADMK loses deposit

The ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam has retained the Pennagaram Assembly constituency, for which the by-election took place on Satur...»

The advantages of co-educational institutions

Vishnu Prabhu, a literature student, understands irony. As an undergraduate student, he had a gender studies course where a class of...»

What arts and science colleges offer

“Owing to recession in IT sector, many parents are apprehensive of investing in engineering education'' »

Polytechnics provide launching pad for engineering aspirants

Practical training at institutes comes in handy for students joining engineering courses through lateral entry »

Legislative Council had chequered history

Its revival has again been mooted by Karunanidhi »

Educational status of Villupuram praised

The atmosphere in Villupuram is conducive to establishing a university, Higher Education Minister K. Ponmudy said while speaking at the a...»

Bringing the world home

Two youngsters have started a business that brings artefacts from different countries under one roof. »

Tamil medium instruction for engineering courses

Tamil medium of instruction will be introduced in B.E. civil and mechanical courses at engineering colleges in Anna University from the...»

A symbol of hard work and persistence

The Triumph of Labour Statue on the Marina means different things to different people. For the weary tourist it offers shade, for the li...»

Etchings echo creativity

Craftspersons Anis Khan and Abdullah work magic with sheesham furniture and Khurja pottery. Pushpa chari »

Aim overseas

@ TAJ Coromandel, Chennai When: May 7 and 8Time: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.The third edition of Th...»

“Gauhar Jaan used technology to liberate herself from exploitation”

Biography of the first Indian who recorded her voice released »

‘Application form' season on

“A uniform application fee regime must be brought in” »

Helping students make right choices

International Education Fair to begin at Hotel Taj Coromandel today »

Call for professional approach to preservation of monuments

“In the last couple of decades, many valuable inscriptions have been lost” »

Appropriate entry line

Theatre artist V. Chandru’s first dialogue on stage was, “He’s been caught.” He was playing the role of a police...»

Tamil meet anthem, audio-visual treat

On Saturday, when Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi officially launches the anthem that he wrote for the World Classical Tamil Conference...»

Bus shelter modernisation project set to gain steam

The bus shelter modernisation project of the Chennai Corporation is set to gain speed with the civic body opening the financial bids for...»

Welcome to a magical world

The Little Festival will feature plays for children from Korea, Germany and the city »

Wooing tourists with a song

Much like jingles that sell India abroad — ‘Incredible India' and Kerala, ‘God's Own Country,' the Tamil Nadu Touri...»

No time for covering books? No problem!

Working parents seek out people to cover books »

The Hindu Metro Plus Lifestyle Show is back

On display will be consumer electronics, computer and IT products »

All goods, basic to luxurious, under one roof

At The Hindu MetroPlus Lifestyle Show that opened on Thursday »

University of Madras makes students' insurance mandatory

From the coming academic year, insurance for students in arts and science colleges affiliated to the University of Madras will be mandat...»

Issue of forms for free college books

Rajasthan Youth Association will issue application forms for free college text books from June 10. The applications will be available fr...»

Book expo would remain for one more week after Tamil Conference

The book exhibition and 40 floats, specially selected by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi for the procession on the first day of World C...»

High on melody quotient

K. Dharini’s credentials are remarkable; she’s prodigious, has been trained by veterans such as Sulochana Pattabhiraman earli...»

Stalin inaugurates modified CODISSIA Complex

Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister M. K. Stalin today inaugurated the modified CODISSIA Complex, the venue of the World Classical Tamil...»

“Tamil has gravity of expression not found in any language''

“Tamil has the gravity of expression that is not present in any other language. Coming to Tamil Nadu is like returning home&rdq...»

Hotel's petition against Chennai Corporation dismissed

The Madras High Court has dismissed a petition by a hotel on Anna Salai here seeking to forbear official authorities from interfering wi...»

Simple steps add largely to the cultural ambience

Irula tribals perform ‘Dilli Aatam' »

Step siblings get admission for MBBS under sports quota

Krishna Durga and Dharmesh Raj, as step siblings, have participated in karate tournaments at the national and the international level to...»

Industrialist, philanthropist Obul Reddy passes away

P. Obul Reddy, industrialist, philanthropist and patron of the arts, passed away here on Wednesday after a prolonged illness. He was 85,...»

Effective portrayal

Bhuvaneswari Vaidyanathan put in a gritty show of nritta and subtle abhinaya to recount the birth of Krishna and the subsequent episodes. »

Art and science converged here

A tribute to Vidya Shankar - This musician went on to wear several hats with ease and grace as an eminent musicologist, veena artiste, write »

Association of British Scholars and Kala Sangam to ink MoU

The Association of British Scholars (ABS) Chennai and the United Kingdom based-Kala Sangam signed a memorandum of understanding here on...»

University move to popularise Tamil

Renames its campuses, to develop Tamil computing and translation works »

Expo of antique jewellery inaugurated

Inaugurating its annual exhibition titled, ‘Ancient Secrets', Prince Jewellery declared open a display of over 3,000 pieces of ant...»

Over 170 join police force as Sub-Inspectors

Woman trainee wins gold medal and sword for the overall best cadet »

From stuntman to actor

In at least a hundred movies, ‘Besant' Ravi has done somersaults on the roof of speeding trains and expertly jumped off clif...»

The new boss... is in…

Leela Samson is set to be Chairperson, Sangeet Natak Akademi. »

Experiments with expressions

Dr. Siri Ramaswami believes in exploring different dance styles and finding a new idiom that is appealing. »

Five designers showcase their talent

Five designers have made a foray into the Chennai market through the ongoing Chennai International Fashion Week.The designers Sha...»

Importance of assistive aids stressed

Every non-verbal person can speak provided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) aids are made part of their communication. Th...»

Sivaji Ganesan, Bondarchuk film library to be set up

Music club on Sirkazhi Govindarajan, literary forum on Jayakanthan planned »

Sangeet Natak Akademi announces Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for 2009

The Sangeet Natak Akademi has announced the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskars for 2009. These are awarded to artistes "who have shown/demo »

What’s on?

Grab it!Sale@ Madras Terrace House, 15, Sripuram, 2{+n}{+d} street, Off R.K. Salai, RoyapettahT...»

Centre for culinary arts

The Consul General of France in Puducherry, Pierre Fournier, inaugurated the La Boulangerie Centre for Production and Culinary Arts h...»

Fun times ahead at the kids' club

Here's something to look out for. A club just for you. And it promises you great times with art, craft and even trips. »

U.S. teachers have a feel of educational ethos in Chennai

“What are the possible routes one could take from Canada to India?” Ask a bunch of class V students this and you are boun...»

MetroPlus Theatre Fest: Edition Six

Spurning the conventional, The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2010 has found a jaunty character of its own. »

Students under FCE scheme to be allotted courses of their choice

The Arts and Science colleges should ensure that beneficiaries identified under Free Collegiate Education Scheme get admitted in the...»

Rafta Rafta

August 12 - ‘Rafta Rafta’ is a comedy that revolves around a newly-wed couple and their meddlesome families. Atul Dutt an...»

“I believe in theatre's imaginative power”

Though a theoretical physicist by training, he found his calling on a stage, under the arc lights. Kumaran Valavan, founder...»

Five more cases against editor

The city police have registered five more cases against S. Manimaran, editor of Tamil daily ‘Dina Bhoomi', on charges of extortion...»

Madras Miscellany

He filmed Gandhi's life There came out of the blue the other day, extracts from The Straits Times, Singapore, dating...»

College campus abuzz with changes

“Today's students are more outspoken, better aware of their rights and responsibilities'' »

Learning leadership qualities

Increasing prices in the college canteen? Better facilities at the audio-visual room? Insufficient parking space? What do students do...»

Memories of Madras – Rhythm of an era gone by

Padma Subrahmanyam on the riveting plays of Nawab Rajamanickam Pillai, watching Martha Graham perform live and savouring potato chips from t »

Accent on innovative content

The digital media should not be confined to the entertainment industry alone, rather the students should also consider developing learni...»

Kargil hero's daughter moves court for BDS seat

Admission sought under ‘special category' for children of ex-servicemen »

Exercise, diet combat diabetes

'Health & Lifestyle' is a weekly column on how lifestyles impact on health and wellness. »

Celebrating art

Svanubhava: the festival of classical arts is back this year with newer and more enthusiastic hosts. »

Svanubhava begins with live webcast

Svanubhava 2010, a six-day arts festival for students organised by Matrka and YACM was inaugurated on Monday morning by Senior Managi...»

Love… in a joint family

Rafta RaftaAugust 12, 7.15 p.m. Just married? That's wonderful. Unless you're broke. And have no option but t...»

Vocal, dance performances mark Svanubhava inaugural

A vibrant performance in the GNB style by vocalist Trichur Ramachandran, young dancers performing a lovely medley of three thillanas,...»

Svanubhava on Day 3

The third day of Svanubhava’s arts festival saw more school participation and greater enthusiasm. At Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam, t »

Music contest

The Music Academy is organising a group singing devotional music competition under an endowment instituted in the name of Rukmini Arts &a...»

“Disability no constraint to pursue science”

After a demonstration of scientific principles for students with hearing disability at Science City here on Thursday, E. K. Subha, a...»

“Disability no bar”

After a demonstration of scientific principles for students with hearing disability at Science City here recently, E. K. Subha, a stu...»

Svanubhava - Talent to the fore

This year's edition of the festival spread out beyond the realm of classical arts to involve folk arts, drama and cinema, guaranteeing the p »

They play stunt dupes with real risk

When M. Suresh dived out of a car during a shoot for a television serial, he fell on a rocky surface. He suffered a nerve injury and...»

Madras Week to feature talks, walks and expos

With a new addition of performing arts, this year's edition of Madras Week will feature a number of lectures, heritage walks and exhi...»

Holistic approach

Perseverance has made Sujatha Srinivasan a respected guru in the U.S. »

Myriad expressions, one thought

Dance lovers were treated to some great performances by veterans and youngsters alike at IDA's 25th anniversary celebrations. »

The Navaratnas

Hamsadhwani completes 20, and to mark the occasion nine oldest sabhas in the city will be honoured. Looking at the names of the Navaratna Sa »

Of performing arts

Svanubhava conducted for aspiring students of music had many useful exercises besides feeding them with details on the history of Tamil cine »

Book on Semmangudi released

“I have done nothing for music. But, music has done many things for me,” said music composer Ilayaraja.Reflecting on...»

Photo exhibition on temples of Chennai inaugurated

A photo exhibition showcasing temples in and around Chennai that Saivaite and Vaishnavite saints have sung in praise of, was inaugurated...»

Anniversary celebration

With a Bharathanatyam recital by Vyjayantimala Bali, the 20th anniversary celebrations of Hamsadhwani got under way here on Sunday.<...»

Hamsadhwani awards presented

Founder-Chancellor of VIT University G. Viswanathan on Wednesday urged the State government to improve the quality of the schools run by...»

Handicraft expo begins

‘Festival of Crafts,' an annual exhibition of the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation, got off to a start at C.P. Arts...»

Chiselled to perfection

Sathvikaa Shankar’s style reflects discipline and intense training. »

Symmetry in singing

Maharajapuram Ganesh Viswanathan ably juxtaposed karvais and rapid prayogas. »

Masters at work

Director Priyadarshan and showman Subhash Ghai team up for a project »

'Madras Week' programmes

The following programmes will be organised in the city on Saturday as part of ‘Madras Week.'Chennai Heritage Tour of NSC Bos...»

A story in each frame

Photography is much more than just seeing the world through a lens, says well known photographer Dayanita Singh, as she explains why her epo »

Chennai's Company shrines

The East India Company gave Chennai's temples a lot of importance. With gifts of pagodas and land, the Company played a major role in their »

Sruti Foundation awards presented

Role of organisations and Sabhas lauded for creating opportunities for artists to perform »

Art, uninterrupted

Prakrit Arts moved house with a show that featured an eclectic mix of works »

DVD launched as tribute to Raja Raja Chola

Launch part of a programme by Bharatanatyam dancers' association that will culminate on September 25 with a performance by 1000 dancers »

SRM varsity students to study abroad for semester

Come out of comfort zone, urges American official »

Fine frames

A slice of Madras history has been captured in engravings and lithographs. »

Dance, the driving force

Natyarangam, Narada Gana Sabha's dance wing, believes the art is not just about imbibing but also reaching out and sharing. »

Bonding through the arts

Ninety six… that was the number of Vidya Mandir students seated on the stage to render kritis. What a sight! What a congregation! One...»

A galaxy of stars

Exhibition of works by veteran and emerging artists »

Art education for upper primary teachers

All teachers of classes VI, VII and VIII of Chennai Schools and those of government and government aided schools in the city have sta...»

Colourful array of dolls at exhibition

It is that time of the year when brightly-painted Krishnas, Ramas, Gandhis and Tagores get ready to adorn homes. With Navarathri a littl...»

An evening of music, dance and special effects

True to the words written on their green T-shirt ‘We make you run for the trophy', the team from Jeppiaar Engineering College,...»

Loyola Chennai Alumni Foundation formed

Loyola Chennai Alumni Foundation was formed on Saturday to provide scholarship for higher education of students from poor and marginalis...»

A life in colour

Andrew Logan's works don't stop with celebrating life; they make people smile. Divya Kumar meets the designer, sculptor and painter »

Meet discusses new law proposal on disability

A two-day conference of persons with disability to discuss the proposed new law on disability got under way here on Thursday. <...»

Memories of Madras - Down melody lane

Playback singer P. Susheela on a city of vibrant cultures, the making of classic songs and the joy of travelling by trams. »

Strings of harmony

Veterans will rub shoulders with students at the dawn to dawn veena festival to be held on September 26-27 across the globe. »

Musical notes from history

V. Sriram was presented the first Vedavalli Memorial Heritage Award at the TAG Centre. »

State-level painting competition on Big Temple

It will be held in three categories– till Class X, Plus 1 and Plus 2 and colleges »

Awards presented to young musicians

The contributions of Kalki Krishnamurthy to the field of arts and literature and his involvement in the Independence movement were haile...»

Cultural festival to mark Big Temple's millennium celebrations

Thousands of artists to stage stellar performances from September 22 to 26 »

What’s on

Time to bustleCorporate quiz@ Hotel Accord Metropolitan, T. NagarWhen: Sept 25...»

Between the covers

Blackberry: The Inside Story Of Research In Motion – Rod McQueen (Hachette India, Rs. 495) »

Variety, his forte

K. C. Nagarajan loves to experiment with forms and styles. And this is evident in his works on show at Ambassador Pallava »

Glam it up

They are no longer in the fringes of fashion. As architectural earrings, statement necklaces and notice-me bags take centrestage, T. Krithik »

Lalgudi Jayaraman honoured

Speakers hailed the mighty contribution of violin maestro Lalgudi G. Jayaraman to the world of arts, at his 80th birthday celebration th...»

Age-old fables; fair dolls

From clay, wood to papier mache, dolls recounting old-time fables come alive in a variety of materials at the ‘Kolu Toys Fair,'...»

University of Madras warns colleges on qualification norms for faculty

Says it will withdraw affiliation if they fail to meet norms »

Chola era comes alive again

Stalin inaugurates exhibition, dubs it "beautiful and eye catching" »

Historians should highlight role of Rajaraja I, says Stalin

Inaugurates seminar held as part of Big Temple millennium celebration »

Training workshop for parents of special children

A free varmam training workshop for parents and care givers of special children is being organised by the Arts Research Institute at Kol...»

Memories of Madras – A sketch of the past

C. Dakshinamoorthy on his years in the Government College of Arts and Crafts and the setting up of the Cholamandal Artists' Village. »

Pratibha presents Sangeet Natak Akademi fellowships, awards

Veteran actor Shreeram Lagoo, danseuse Yamini Krishnamurti and classical music exponent Kishori Amonkar were among a host of artists...»

Legislative Council: notification received

The Union Law Ministry has issued a notification for delimitation of constituencies in the proposed Legislative Council for graduates...»

When puppets came alive

The popular perception of puppetry today is of Disneyesque entertainment for children, akin to animation. We don't always remember it...»

Pieta goes to Guinness

Artist Sivaraman's work brings together the famous painting and the New Testament »

Call of the crafts

The future of crafts is bright, but it's all about economic sustainability and educating youngsters, says Vijaya Rajan, chairperson of the C »

Fast forward for Asians in Hollywood

Jackie Chan, Ken Watanabe, Chow Yun-Fat, Michelle Yeoh, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri… Asian actors have made their presence felt »

Commitment and fun mingle

Last year, it was the rains that played spoilsport. On Saturday, it was the scorching sun that made teachers wonder whether the enthusia...»

Can-do spirit to fore at TEDx

Members of the audience were in tears when they heard the struggles of G.J. Siddharth, recipient of the Helen Keller Award for 2009,...»

The travails of travel

A. Madhan Kumar wakes up at 2 a.m. That's the only way he can catch the bus around 3 a.m. By the time he rushes inside his classroom...»

Life under the arclights

Kathadi S. Ramamurthy on how theatre was a stepping stone to cinema, the joy of living in Mylapore, and hanging out with friends at Nageshwa »

SASTRA Ramanujan Prize for Wei Zhang of Harvard

The 2010 SASTRA Ramanujan Prize will be awarded to Wei Zhang, a Benjamin Pierce Instructor at the Department of Mathematics, Harvard...»

Foundation stone laid for pan-Asian cultural centre

Bharata–Ilango Foundation for Asian Culture to come up at Pattipulam »

Renditions of realities on display

Images of people and places showcased at All India Salon of Photography »

Handloom expo on

Special Handloom Expo of Co-optex under way »

Colours take centrestage

At painting competition for children with disability »

Maiji's musings

Eighty-three-year-old Lalitha Ramakrishnan shares her stories with everyone through her blog »

Speakers recall contribution of MCC to higher education

Speakers at a function here on Saturday recalled the contribution made by the Madras Christian College (MCC) to higher education and...»

One tenuous link

It is through remarkable production values that Dhanushkodi stands out. »

Heart in heritage

Deborah Thiagarajan speaks to Kausalya Santhanam on making India home, founding DakshinaChitra and her efforts to preserve our rich heritage »

Memories of Madras – Of happy childhood days

Sivasankari on how children had ample time to pursue the arts, were not burdened with undue expectations and derived joy from simple things »

Consultant to be decided soon

A consultant to prepare a project report on the proposed sound and light show at the Victoria Public Hall, which is under restoration, w...»

Melody reigned supreme

Various artists showcased their musical prowess at Saradhi's 10th anniversary celebrations »

My First Break: Sathyan

How it happened My father, ‘Mathampatti' Sivakumar, has produced five films of which Chinna Thambi Periya Th...»

Watch and learn

The recently concluded International Children's Short Film Festival was a place for the young and the old alike to catch the best short film »

Fascinating insights into art

His style of playing bears a stamp of technical brilliance and rare sensitivity. His tonal beauty has elevated several concerts to a diff...»

Continuing a glorious tradition

P. Obul Reddy's family to support select sabhas in city »

Canada wooing Indian students

Canada has introduced various student-friendly measures to attract more Indian students, particularly those from south India, to its uni...»

Young achievers honoured

His father is a labourer, and the financial situation at home many a time has been very bad. But that has not deterred him from harbouri...»

Game for it?

Video and computer games are helping parents rediscover ways of bonding with their new-age children, writes Prince Frederick »

It's time for Africa!

Artists from Kenya kept the crowd enthralled at the Chennai Citi Centre as they performed at the Mombasa carnival. »

We like Chennai because... - Tunes and traditions

Dancer Priyadarsini Govind: The December music season is unique to the city, and the hoary guru-sishya parampara thrives here »

We like Chennai because... - Of change and continuity

Dancer-choreographer Anita Ratnam Chennai has moved on, yet is firmly rooted in tradition »

We like Chennai because... - It grows on you

Psychiatrist Vijay Nagaswami This reluctant metropolis is probably the best sort of metropolis to live in »

We like Chennai because... - Past perfect

The city as we know it, is a very recent creation. The last census before Independence, in 1941, placed the population of the city at...»

Nithyashri, Shekher honoured

Vocalist Nithyashri Mahadevan and theatre personality S.Ve. Shekher received the ‘Gaana Padhmam' and ‘Naataka Padhmam' ti...»

Commemorative volume on R. Venkataraman soon

A commemorative volume on former President R. Venkataraman will be published next month, P. Murari, former Secretary to the President...»

Nearly 10,000 benefited through employment scheme

Nearly 10,000 youths have found placements through the State government's ‘Employable Skill Training to the Unemployed Educated Yo...»

Science, music, melody and a mridangam lesson

Can science aid in enhancing the musical excellence of the mridangam? That was the question that mridangam exponent Umayalpuram K. Si...»

Lifetime Achievement Award for Padma Subrahmanyam

Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S. Jagatrakshakan on Sunday presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Bhar...»

"Take Carnatic music to schools"

While Chennai's music festival showcased plenty of promising talent, it has been a challenge to draw young audiences, N. Murali, Seni...»

“An embodiment of love, service”

The two-day Mother Teresa International Film Festival, which concluded here on Sunday, featured 12 international films, portraying the li...»

The golden age of theatre

NOSTALGIA V.S. Raghavan on a time when the city resembled a village, Tamil theatre flourished, and the magic of tinseltown »

Creative infusion

TRADITION AND INNOVATION: two words that rouse passions in the world of fine arts. What exactly do these words mean to an artist? And where »

Sandokan strikes

As Kabir Bedi becomes a knight, he rewinds his journey »

Drawn by a passion for dance

They came to Chennai from all over - Russia, Chile, France, Hungary and so on, to learn a classical art form. Read on to find out what it me »

University teachers to launch indefinite strike from December 15

The Association of University Teachers (AUT) will launch indefinite strike from December 15 demanding immediate withdrawal of Bills to c...»

“No language barrier for music''

Learning Carnatic music can provide great solace, said Srirangam Srimath Andavan Sri Ranga Ramunuja Maha Desikan here on Thursday. »

Craft talk

Dastkari Haat is a treasure chest of exquisite handicrafts from across the country »

Bharat Kalachar honours eminent personalities from various fields

Bharat Kalachar honoured eminent personalities for their contribution to fine arts at a function held here on Friday to commemorate i...»

“No shortcut to learning Carnatic music”

Learning Carnatic music has become a commercial venture with students and parents seeking shortcuts to learn an art that required years o...»

Call for making arts accessible

Mohiniyattam exponent Gopika Varma was conferred the “Nritya Choodamani” title and Bharathanatyam artist Radhika Shurajit...»

Creative courtyard

The folk arts get a new lease of life with Muttram, an association formed by students »

MFAC secretary passes away

K.S.Venkataraman, secretary, The Mylapore Fine Arts Club (MFAC), passed away here on Monday. He was 67. He had been ailing since sufferin...»

Memories of Madras – Notes from the past

NOSTALGIA S.R. Janakiraman on learning music from legends, living on the Kalakshetra campus and the exhilaration of singing veedhi bhajanais »

First-day cover in memory of Sirkazhi Govindarajan

A first-day cover in memory of Tamil playback singer Sirkazhi S. Govindarajan was released here recently. Speakers at the functio...»

Stress on tress

Chennai's changed, and how, says Blossom Kochhar, amazed at the beauty industry's growth. »

For inclusive public spaces

What are the problems that women face in public places and what can we do about it? Students and police officials got together to dicuss the »

Avoid either-or approach to arts: Shiv Nadar

The Shiv Nadar Foundation will contribute a sum of Rs. 1 crore to The Music Academy for the upgradation and renovation of the mini ha...»

In their own voice - Notes of nostalgia

Renowned dancer and actor Vyjayantimala Bali takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane. She speaks of her early interactions with greats in Ca »

Classical at the crossroads

In popular imagination, that most classical of our dance forms, Bharatanatyam, is enshrined in iron-cast tradition. Yet, noted dancer Ala...»

Arts and crafts keep foreign tourists engaged

When the last time Catherine Hoon visited India, which was about 10 years ago, she managed to get herself a handbook of Telugu to deciph...»

Memories of Madras - Wind in the willows

N. Ramani on the inimitable Mali influence on his music, the thrill of interacting with maestros at Margazhi kutcheris and the information-p »

Connoisseurs in for a treat

The curtain went up on Kalakshetra's annual art festival with a nagaswaram concert by the S. Kasim and S. Babu duo on Tuesday.The...»

‘Isai Perarignar' for T.N. Krishnan

The Tamil Isai Sangam conferred the ‘Isai Perarignar' title on noted violinist T.N. Krishnan at the inauguration of the Sangam'...»

Dance festival gets under way

‘Bharathotsav 2010,' the dance festival of Karthik Fine Arts, got under way here on Saturday. Senior dancers K.J. Sarasa, Chitra Viswe »

A fest that exceeded expectations

From a week-long festival attracting film buffs and celebrities, the recently concluded eighth Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF...»

In their own voice - No time to stand and stare

I look back on my childhood days, when exams notwithstanding, attendance at the December season's concerts was mandatory. Every day was a gl »

Memories of Madras - The Sands of time

Pulavar Pulamaipithan on penning lyrics by the beach, recording them in various studios, and inexpensive taxi rides »

Finding answers in art

Meet Inspired by his mentors in art school, Rama Suresh helps many special children discover the world of colours »

In their own voice - A dancer’s peek into performance spaces

Mythili Prakash, a young California-based dancer talks about the absence of professionalism in the performance space. Is it a worthy comprom »

Of delectable ragas and soulful snacks

“Don’t miss the kesari,” said Ramanan, an author and poet in Tamil. He then hitched a ride on nostalgia and travell...»

Hello, 2011

What would be your one wish for our city in 2011? MetroPlus asks 11 thinkers, movers and shakers in Chennai what they would change about the »

In their own voice – The contours of a dream festival

We need artistically oriented organisers who can make up a core team to evolve a magnificent festival that can encompass all our arts and sp »

It thrives by tapping tools for arts

K.S. Sudhakar could have done a number of things when he returned to India in the late 1990s, but was seduced by the options technolo...»

Chennai Sangamam to feature over 1,300 artists from all over State

The fifth edition of Chennai Sangamam will feature over 1,300 artists from all over the State, including about 800 folk artists. It w...»

‘Navratna' varsities in the offing

The Centre is working on the concept of having ‘Navratna' universities, on the lines of the famous Ivy League varsities, to mee...»

Documentation of performing arts needed: Leela Samson

With an interesting line-up of various Indian dance forms, the fifth edition of The Music Academy's annual dance festival got under way...»

‘Natya Kala Shikamani' title conferred on Vyjayanthimala Bali

The achievements of veteran dancer Vyjayanthimala Bali and her versatility as an actor were hailed at a function organised by the Indian...»

Desi touch to Greek myth

The dance opera “Orfeo in India” underlined the healing power of music and love »

75 years of significant contribution to classical arts

One of the finest cultural academies dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art turns 75 »

New Metro Rail routes announced

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday announced that under the second phase of the Metro Rail, a project study would be taken up to establi...»

Cinema is the most scientific art: Adoor

Cinema is the most scientific art and the most potent of all arts to reach out to people, said Adoor Gopalakrishnan, film maker.P...»

Arts and science colleges still have a long way to go

It is placement time at arts and science colleges, but the number of companies, nature of offers and the number of students getting p...»

A master of ready wit and quick repartee

The third Saaral Award instituted by the Robert Arokyam Trust was presented to veteran writer Asokamitran alias J. Thyagarajan at a funct...»

A folk art in dire need of more takers

When hundreds of folk artists gathered on the dais for the inauguration of Chennai Sangamam-2010, one particular troupe captured the att...»

Memories of Madras — Echoes of a melodious past

M. Balamuralikrishna on his train journeys to Madras, the joy of performing at prestigious sabhas and his passion for driving cars »

A new vehicle of expression

“I am a billboard on the move,” says S.Shanuvas, an autorickshaw driver. His vehicle sports a promotional advertisement boar...»

Drumming up a passion

Lured by Indian music, 18-year-old American drummer, Will Lone, talks about learning the tabla and his upcoming performance! »

Madras University to revive honours degree

After nearly two decades, the University of Madras will be reviving the honours degree programme. To start with, students keen on...»

“Musicians an invaluable treasure”

South India has immense talents in fine arts and the music sabhas play an important role in encouraging the artists, according to Preeth...»

Chennai Sangamam off to colourful start

Chennai Sangamam got off to a colourful start on Wednesday with folk artists from different parts of the State showcasing the traditi...»

‘Lights On’ lives on

UAA re-enacted its comedy thriller, which it first staged in 1998. »

Keeping alive a tradition

Karate legend Tetsuhiro Hokama speaks about the martial art form that defines him »

Influence of Tamil ‘far reaching'

Finance Minister K. Anbazhagan on Sunday hailed the linguistic and literary contributions of Tamil to the composite culture of Asia....»

Traditional Russian art on show

In a show sparkling with vibrancy, a team of Russian singers and dancers filled the Russian Centre of Science and Culture auditorium wit...»

Better than before

The much-awaited IIT-Madras cultural fest ‘Saarang’ is back with a whole new line-up that'll attract students from all over the »

‘The Splendour of Masters' on January 23

Banyan Tree, a cultural organisation involved in presenting Indian performing arts to audiences across the country, will organise &lsquo...»

On a creative high

Namrata Goyal taps the energy of theatre to break barriers at the workplace »

Notes on fusion

Korean musician Yu Kyung-hwa speaks about her musical journey across cultures »

“Onus of propagating classical music cannot entirely be on media”

N. Murali, the president of The Music Academy, Chennai, and Senior Managing Director of Kasturi and Sons Limited, said here on Sunday...»

The game ‘Twister' adds colour to Saarang

Picture this: A plastic mat measuring 7 ft x 5 ft is spread on a podium. The mat is designed like a board game and has rows of large...»

No directors for stand-alone colleges offering MBA: study

There are around 12 such colleges under University of Madras »

The painting on the wall!

An initiative by DakshinaChitra explored the street culture of art »

Space so seamless

Alliance Francaise of Madras' renovated auditorium opened with some striking performances »

Beyond dance

Excited squeals and giggles fill the air followed by shouts of “Once Again”. When the performance starts, there's silence...»

Craft from every corner

A display of artefacts from across the country. »

Girl commits suicide, lecturers held

A third year college student, accused of theft, committed suicide in her house in Besant Nagar on Tuesday night. Four lecturers, who alle...»

‘Spectrum '11' goes green

Go Green. That's the theme the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Chennai, has chosen this year for its three-day inter-col...»

Making students employable

While the number of engineering colleges in the State and the number of students graduating from them have been increasing sharply over...»

A versatile artist remembered

It was an evening that kindled fond memories of musician S. Rajam. Speakers reminisced how the revered musician, scholar, painter...»

“Efforts in education, health reflect in social indicators”

Karunanidhi rejects criticism that schemes are being neglected »

Business ideas in children to the fore

The exercise takes them through different stages of setting up a company »

DRDO crosses Rs.1 lakh crore-mark in production value

23rd convocation of Alagappa University held »

Memories of Madras - Tunes from an old city

Adyar K. Lakshman on his early years in Kalakshetra, an uncluttered urban landscape and watching cricket matches at Chepauk »

Hold talks with striking guest lecturers: Jayalalithaa

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary Jayalalithaa on Thursday asked Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to hold...»

Seminar debates role of archives

While Tamil cinema could boast of a rich and long history, there is little available from its early years. What really is the future of...»

3 persons receive stab injuries

Three students of Tagore Arts College sustained minor injuries on Thursday after they were stabbed by a fellow student owing to perso...»

Memories of Madras - ‘My heart beats for Triplicane'

Vikku Vinayakram on the city's rich cultural atmosphere and why Triplicane was at the centre of his universe »

“Art and culture a relief to people's lives”

Excitement was in the air as students, faculty and the management of Annai Veilankanni's College of Arts & Science got together for...»

A warrior's tale

THEATRE The Madras Players' “Karna” premieres on March 3 »

Self-defence techniques need of the hour

Changing job profiles and an expanding city have meant that women have to travel longer distances, sometimes alone and at nights. Pro...»

SSN college fest from Thursday

“Instincts”, the annual cultural extravaganza of SSN College of Engineering is here again. Scheduled to be held on March...»

Court directs police to stop ‘bus day' celebrations

The Madras High Court on Wednesday directed the Tamil Nadu Director-General of Police and the Chennai Police Commissioner to stop ‘...»

For women, by women

Seven art galleries. Seven woman owners. Seven simultaneous shows. And many, many talented women artists from across India. ‘Pa...»

Art outside cinema

EXHIBITION Cinema art director B. G. Magendran has experimented with light, texture and form in his latest paintings on show at Cholamandal »

When stars shine at ‘Milan'

‘Milan', the annual national inter-college cultural festival at SRM University in Kattankulathur, began on Wednesday with eminent s...»

Fest radiates Japanese flavour

Demonstrations of Ikebana art, judo and shodo gave visitors a peek into the rich arts of the country »

Marking International Year of Chemistry

The Tamil Nadu State Council for Science and Technology is coming up with two initiatives that aim to celebrate the International Yea...»

A saga retold

Madras Players' “Karna” skilfully wove various strands from varied sources to depict the moving story of the warrior prince »

Creative threshold

When the glass doors to “(Re)creating authenticity” open to reveal more doors, I grow increasingly curious. In different shap...»

Ensure faculty are qualified: VC

The University of Madras has asked affiliated colleges to ensure the faculty in their institutions are qualified as per the prescribed no...»

Students disappointed as language laboratory languishes

The facility in Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College is in disuse for over a year »

Where styles converge for a cause

Sudha Raghunathan, T.M. Krishna perform at concert to raise fund for retired artists »

A large-hearted human being

She was a frail woman, spent her days within the four walls of her home, reading books, writing short stories and occasionally steppi...»

Forum for artists to exchange ideas on culture

Established artists and students of art will soon have a forum where they can interact with their counterparts in Russia. The Ind...»

Recognising icons of entertainment

Keeping in tune with the election season, most of the award winners at the first-ever Big Tamil Entertainment Awards, organised here on S...»

Karunanidhi rejects Jayalalithaa's charge

Lists schemes of DMK government »

Musician R. K Srikantan honoured with award

“His music is fit for the gods” »

“DMK did nothing to check price rise”

Assembly elections will usher in a change of regime: Jayalalithaa »

Karunanidhi promises to improve overall infrastructure in Tirupur

“Steps will be taken to provide 3-phase power connection to SSIs, powerloom sector” »

Capturing hearts of voters through arts

The untiring efforts of thousands of party workers and artists become more visible during elections »

South India's cultural past not confined to one religion: Prof. Champakalakshmi

The empirical pre-eminence in the study of history in inscription-rich Tamil Nadu and a modern outlook on historiography combine to prov...»

Karnataka not opposing Hogenakkal drinking water scheme: Yeddyurappa

The Karnataka government is not opposing Hogenakkal Drinking Water and Flurosis Mitigation Programme being implemented at a cost of R...»

Constituency Profile: Perambur, a big constituency with bigger issues

Though roads have been improved, a lot of other civic issues that bother the residents still remain »

Ode to the Orient

East Asia's talent and resources came to the fore when musicians, painters, dancers and poets from around the world met at Jindo in South Ko »

Constituency profile: Maduravoyal - The list of civic problems is long here

It is hard to believe that Maduravoyal is less than 30 minutes from the Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT), Koyambedu. Once a part of t...»

A gifted polymath

Two Gift Siromoney endowment lectures on successive days recently, one on Statistics and the other on Mohenjodaro, reflected the wide...»

All leaps and jumps

“What is the criterion for a good dancer today?” an irate parent asked recently, “Does a performer who jumps the hi...»

Adding sheen to antiques

Behind every antique piece of furniture with its alluring blend of history romance is the skill of the traditional Indian woodcraft a...»

Madras University to introduce B.A., M.A. in Performing Arts

The University of Madras proposes to introduce M.A. (Rythmology) and B.A. and M.A. in Performing Arts from academic year 2011-12 and...»

Music fest in north Chennai

If winter is synonymous with music in south Chennai, summer is the season to promote music and classical arts in north Chennai. ‘V...»

Student protest turns violent in Vyasarpadi

A group of students belonging to the Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College at Vyasarpadi here went berserk damaging vehicles and infra...»

Karunanidhi defends Kanimozhi

Defending his daughter and Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi, who has been chargesheeted in the 2G spectrum allocation scam, Tamil Nadu Ch...»

Attending to their problems

The recent incidents of protest in Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Vyasarpadi, have brought into focus questions regarding the atte...»

Such fun, just a drive away

It's summer and there is so much you can do. Check out all that's on offer on the East Coast Road, you will be surprised. »

How To… - Be a Samurai warrior

Have a troubled past: It always helps to have a troubled past when you want to grow up to be a warrior. It builds character. Or, so, t...»

College to hold semester exams on May 9

The semester examination for the final-year students of Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College, Vyasarpadi, is scheduled to commence on Ma...»

Shop for a better world

Heard of ‘ethical consumersim'? Rehna Abdul Karim enlightens you on how you can save the world one shopping bag at a time… »

Madras University offers free PG diploma

In an attempt to innovate, the University of Madras has decided to offer a post-graduate diploma programme free of charge along with the...»

Stretching artistic boundaries

Madurai R. Muralidharan loves to experiment. The Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer seems to be pushing his creative limits to new he...»

Full of clichés

Contrived dialogue and predictable treatment gave the plays a dated quality. »

Two-day Education Fair opens today

The fourth edition of The Hindu Education Plus ‘International Education Fair' will be held at Hotel Taj Coromandel here on F...»

Story-telling takes on graphic form

There are many ways to tell a story – visually, orally or through text. But even those who have just a casual engagement with lite...»

Listen to a story

Oxford Bookstore and World Storytelling Institute organised a summer storytelling session of Japanese and Arabic Folk Tales by Supraja, a...»

Three take centre stage

Here are the three plays shortlisted for The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award 2011, which carries a prize of Rs. 1 lakh for the best »

Stringent security arrangements in counting centres in Chennai

Police today said stringent security arrangements have been made in four centres in the city were counting of votes of 17 Assembly consti...»

Sale of application forms for re-totalling begins

With the higher secondary examination results declared, the focus has shifted to office of the Chief Education Officer and the Distri...»

Now, the anxiety over getting seats in colleges

B.Com remains the most sought-after course in a good number of colleges, but getting admission is not easy »

Scenes from the 17th Century

It's not just the story of Tyagaraja, but also the effort to conserve heritage that is told in V.K. Rajamani and David Shulman's book &ldquo »

Off season

Come summer, Chennai's classical musicians and dancers are abroad — on work-cum-holiday. Chitra Swaminathan speaks to some of them »

Spirited team regales

Dr. S. Sunder and his team presented a pleasing vocal recital comprising rare and beautiful compositions along with the usual favourites...»

Chennai region records highest pass percentage

Girls outshine boys with pass percentage of 93.21 in CBSE class XII examination »

Varsity to transform arts, science colleges

The University of Madras will spearhead a campaign to transform affiliated arts and science colleges through public-private partnership...»

Colleges wary of students who switch streams

Many treat arts and science courses as back-up and move to professional courses later »

Defacing History

Archaeological sites, rock-artancient temples with murals face threat from vandalssome have been mutilated and destroyed. »

The cause mattered

The show breathed freshness from the word go. Asianet Star Singers Vs Vijay TV Super Singers claimed the billboards. But it was complete...»

Drama awards

The Awards distribution ceremony of the 22nd Kodai Nataka Vizha 2011, jointly organised by Kartik Fine Arts and Nalli, will be held o...»

Sivaji Ganesan–Bondarchuk Film Academy to be opened

Sivaji Ganesan – Bondarchuk Film Academy will be opened in the city soon to serve as a bridge between Indo–Russian arts a...»

Cabinet discusses cable TV network nationalisation

The Cabinet on Monday discussed the inclusion of various subjects in the Governor's address to be presented to the Assembly on Friday. »

Memories of Madras - A cheery canvas of yore

Maniam Selven talks about happy days spent watching boats bob gently in the Buckingham Canal, cycling around, the festivities, and a time wh »

Ramdev’s supporters hold fast across TN

Hundreds of supporters of Baba Ramdev today staged a one-day fast at various places across Tamil Nadu, expressing solidarity with the...»

Mind matters

Ravi Zacharias travels around the world motivating students and leaders »

Impressive team work

The vocal concert of Shertalai K.N. Ranganatha Sharma at GKD Auditorium, Coimbatore, under the auspices of Rajalakshmi Fine Arts, was...»

The Sing Thing

Rahul Nambiar's dossier is full of surprises. T. Krithika Reddy talks to the playback singer who believes in charting his own course »

An enlightening experience for students

Over 35 students from various schools in and around Chennai, who were part of the second summer programme organised by the Research Scie...»

Arts and science college applicants in a tizzy

As arts and science colleges gear up to commence soon, parents and students are in a tizzy, anxiously waiting for the admit cards. Equall...»

Wearing a huge hat

Subhash Ghai tells Harshini Vakkalanka that he now has multiple roles to play — director, producer and educationist — and is eag »

On the Bohemian beat

A walk down the cobbled streets of Prague to discover the drama and detail in its architecture. »

Centres for UGC-CSIR test in science disciplines

CSIR-UGC Test for junior research fellowship and National Eligibility Test for chemical, earth, life, mathematical and physical sciences...»

Immediate filling of principal posts in 68 government colleges ordered

The Chief Minister has ordered immediate filling of all vacancies in the post of principal in 68 government colleges. Accord...»

Celebrating an Empress

Designed by Robert Fellowes Chisholm, the Victoria Public Hall was built to commemorate the golden jubilee of the British Empress Queen Vict »

Visually impaired person takes over as principal

He is the first to do so in State »

Plea for earlier counselling for transfers

While colleges in the city are not acutely affected, the ones in suburbs and rural areas feel the difficulty »

Engineering counselling to start on July 8

This year, a total of 1,48,353 applications have been received »

It is an automatic switchover to ruling party visuals

Ever since the AIADMK returned to power, a silent transformation has been happening in the city's autorickshaw fleet. The vehicles, w...»

Lesson plan, a vital tool of teachers

Shibe Rimo is looking forward to the month-end. For the first time, the head of department of BBA would be reviewing the lesson plan...»

Steps to rein in raggers

Colleges conduct orientation programmes for parents »

What's on?

From God's own country Food fest @ Ente Keralam, 1, Kasturi Estate, 1st Street, Poes Garden and N...»

Application forms

The Rajasthani Association Tamil Nadu will issue application forms for scholarships at 128, NSC Bose Rd., Golden Complex, Sowcarpet, betw...»

Adi Dravidar hostel messes yet to open

Classes are back in full swing for most students of government arts and science colleges, but Adi Dravida, BC and MBC hostels in the city...»

Collector's nod for infrastructure of new colleges now mandatory

Educational institutions planning to set up private self-financing arts and science colleges have to approach District Collectors to make...»

College students showcase their entrepreneurship models

Students in Free Enterprise India regional competition held »

ELCOT determines technical requirements for free laptops

While the Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu has drawn up technical requirements for laptops to be distributed as part of the free-la...»

Madras miscellany

The Pope who was a ‘Pandit'‘Pandit' was the nickname they gave George Uglow Pope when he demonstrated his Tamil on boa...»

Young World quiz

1. Name the Nobel Peace Laureate from a SAARC country celebrating his 71st birthday on this date. 2. Name the three Indian debuta...»

Teaching to suit individual's strength

More teachers required to teach deafblind students »

Two-day ICAT Graduate Show

Image College of Arts, Animation and Technology (ICAT) Graduate showcase will be held on June 29 and 30, and will focus on developing and...»

Wide repertoire

Rare kritis decorated with beautiful kalpanaswaras and alapanas made Nithyasree's recital enjoyable. »


‘Karate' A. Ramesh started out as a hero. And, today has completed 25 years in the industry as a stuntman! »

Talent from foreign shores

The four-day Guru Sishya Parampara featuring Non-Resident Indians disseminating Bharatanatyam overseas, highlighted the strong ties t...»

Pillars of pious music

Veterans of devotionals, Sethalapathy Soundararaja Bhagavathar and Veeramani Somu Bhagavathar, were honoured for their contribution to the g »

In Defence of the Dark Arts

We stick up for Harry Potter and for pop culture that doesn't enrich but merely entertains, never mind the scornful wrath of Harold Bloom »

Small act, big impact

The ‘Little Festival' set a high benchmark for children's theatre in the city »

Pet Pals - Building a humane Society

Sathya Radhakrishnan remembers the day he stood at a railway station in Mumbai with an orphaned pup he found outside his apartment. &ldqu...»

Celebrating the creative spirit

With a myriad of fun activities and games, Siragugal 2011 proved to be a platform for children to express their creative talent. »

An expert's insight

In his book, ‘Visnu Temples of Kancipuram,' Dr. R. Nagaswamy unfolds the aesthetics and history of an ancient city. »

The art of living

C. Douglas’ views on life are as thought-provoking as his works. Divya Kumar on his artistic journey and the faith and contentment tha »

Embroidery as a way of life

For the nomadic Rabari people, it is also a measure of their aesthetics and wealth. »

The Saturday Interview - Soul trip

In conversation Jagjit Singh turns 70. The maestro, who is in the city for a performance, speaks to Chitra Swaminathan about his everlasting »

Jayalalithaa launches slew of projects

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday inaugurated a slew of projects and schemes, three of which covered her Assembly constit...»

Strokes and strains

It's abstract and spurred by music. A glimpse into the works of Satish Bhaisare »

Seventh edition, seven plays

Hold your breath. Laugh out loud. Sing a little. Cry a little. That's the best thing about theatre. An entire gamut of emotions compr...»

Leaving a Mark

Mark Rathinaraj's paintings, on show at Focus Art Gallery, portray yogic postures that signify change »

From Beijing to Villupuram, a radio station spreads its reach

CRI's Tamil programmes, which enjoy a cult following , are set to grow bigger »

Teacher-training in theatre

RASA (Ramana Sunritya Aalaya), a Chennai-based centre for theatre arts and special needs, is starting a long distance teacher training pr...»

Rhythmic spell

Krishna of Blind Image, who endorses for Soultone Cymbals and Sonor, is all set to take metal music to new heights. B. Siva traces the drumm »

Life’s so animated

Sharmishtha Sohoni, who has brought to life many characters on screen including the lovable Smurfs. Harshikaa Udasi talks to the technical e »

Education provides the bridge in bilateral relations: Australian Minister

Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2011 presented »

Tradition kept alive

The enlightening conversation between the two sampradaya bhajan exponents threw light on the difference between ordinary and sampradya bhaj »

Dramatic touch to the modern woman

Bombay Gnanam is back with her all-woman troupe that is ready with the new play, “Saswatham,” to be inaugurated by Kartik...»

Striking a chord with artists of the city

Members of the multinational music group ‘Moxie' enchanted by Chennai's art scene »

Intriguing trails into time

An ongoing exhibition in Hyderabad on the “Treasures from Ancient China” showcases about 95 antiquities from the Neolithic age t »

Make rakhees for your brothers

August 13 is Raksha Bandhan. Make it a special occasion by making your own rakhee. »

Celebration of shared heritage at Canadian film festival

A five-day Canadian film festival opened at Alliance Francaise of Madras, Nungambakkam, on Monday. The festival, held after a...»

Kahn do!

Aaron Kahn a.k.a Rajeev, an American who's on a yoga mission »

Ode to the arts

The recent launch of the coffee table book, Pathfinders: A journey through art & culture over the last sixty years of the Indian R...»

Abuse of power?

Where do you draw the line when trying to enforce rules in college? Readers of NXg react to an incident that might have just gone too far… »

The dance of devotion

The story of Nandanar, one of the 63 Nayanmars, has been beautifully depicted in the 37 verses of Sekkizhar’s Periya Puranam. Inspired by...»

Come, see them dance a story

The curtain goes up on Friday evening on Natyarangam's Bharatham Kathai Kathaiyaam at the Narada Gana Sabha. »

Message after much meandering

It was like entering a maze. »

Strings of harmony

The two-day music festival of Nandhikeshwar Thala Vidyalaya and Arts Academy, Chromepet drew to a close with a violin duet at the Chrome...»

The Saturday Interview — Trendsetter of her time

Veteran Vijaya Mehta talks about her journey in theatre, the global scene, direction, her autobiography, and stint in films. »

College asked to respond to petition

The University of Madras has asked Mohammed Sathak College of Arts & Science, Sholinganallur, to respond to a petition it recently r...»

When we are 64...

When the dulcet-voiced Lata Mangeshkar sang Kavi Pradeep's emotion-soaked ‘Aye mere watan ke logon' on January 26, 1963 in the presenc...»

Talking Theatre

What do we need to do to keep theatre alive? That will be the subject of the symposium conducted on Tuesday as part of this year's Th...»

Memories of Madras - Portrait of artists as young men

S. Nandagopal traces the journey of art from the Government College of Fine Arts to the Cholamandal Village »

Citizens' Review - The Real Inspector Hound

An experience and three-fourthsWatching ‘The Real Inspector Hound' come alive on stage at The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest...»

Indus Institute to open more centres

Indus Institute of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, a speciality cruise training institute based in Chennai, is planning to expand its oper...»

Looking beyond conventional options

The recent announcement of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa regarding introduction of subjects such as history, economics and commerce in the...»

For theatre's sake

Raising funds, attracting audiences, finding venues… these were the focus of a symposium held as part of The Hindu MetroPlus Theatre Fest 20 »

Some of the Speakers

Aman Sethi is currently the Chhattisgarh correspondent for The Hindu. A Free Man, his first book p...»

Ancient craft honed to perfection

Debashish Sahu is keeping alive a more than 3,000-year old craft tradition which is the country’s earliest chronicle and record of human...»

Colourful portraits of celebrated musicians

"Kunja ground tamarind, chillies and salt. She made little balls out of the paste and thrust them into sticks. Tamarind lollipop...»

Living every moment — and every concert

She's a familiar figure at almost every cultural event in the city. Korean play, jazz concert, Carnatic kutcheri, fusion performance, Hin...»

In tune with our readers

Over 30% proposed this idea »

Wide-ranging ideas from readers reflected deep concern for city

Many of them were creative with graphic descriptions and drawings »

Artists over the ages - a tribute

“This is a picture of a car accident that took place in 1934 on the Marina Beach road. There were very few cars back then but somehow, t...»

Collage of crafts and weaves

The ongoing Odisha Tribal and Temple Crafts Fair features a range of items unique to the State »

Nearly 28,000 Plus-Two students to get free laptops

In first phase of distribution this academic year »

Madras Week programmes today

The following programmes will be organised in the city on Wednesday as part of ‘Madras Week'. At the Department of Indian Music...»

Matchless melodies by the veterans

Though the voice of both the Sugunas carry different range their methodology merges well with one another. OST limited himself to a brief al »

Free mixie, grinder scheme to cover rural areas initially

Rural areas will be covered initially under the State government's scheme of free distribution of electric fans, mixies and wet grinders...»

A different allure

Shitanshu G. Maurya's collection of stoneware ceramic sculptures currently on display at Apparao Galleries is a celebration of the earth...»

Memories of Madras - The Simple life

Koothabiran on the enduring romance of the radio, discovering the great outdoors and sharing the stage with stalwarts »

‘Mahabharatam’ of Balakrishna Shastrigal released

The 92nd birth anniversary celebrations of Harikatha legend T.S. Balakrishna Shastrigal (TSB) held at ‘Tatvaloka’ here on Sunday was mar...»

Pet Pals: Made a difference to that one

NDTV Bangalore Bureau Chief Maya Sharma’s favourite tale is the one where a man picks up one beached starfish after another and flings t...»

For a level play field

About the association drama producers have formed. »

In prairie land, a city of festivals

Edmonton may not be on top of Canada itineraries but it's certainly worth a closer look »

“'Kalki' Krishnamurthy a multi-faceted personality”

'Kalki' Krishnamurthy was a multi-faceted personality and could aptly be described as a "renaissance man" for his progressive...»

The portrait of Choodamani as writer and painter

“She was a creator who ruled over her works, never succumbing to the lure of biases'' »

House passes Bill to amend Anna University Act

Despite demand of Left parties to refer it to panel »

The dolls' story

Materials as diverse as wood, cotton, wool, poplin, bread and tamarind turn into characters as varied as dancers, laughing Buddha, Cinderell »


Role play Actor-director Cheran is happy with the way “Muran” has shaped up. Directed by Rajan Madhav, son of acclaimed Malayal...»

SRM wins two titles

SRM University clinched the State-level volleyball crowns in the Kamaraj memorial tournament and Park Plaza tournament in Madurai last w...»

Madras miscellany

Wodehousian or just William? He has been described as the P.G. Wodehouse of Tamil fiction. Bombay-based columnist, V. Ga...»

What's new this year?

The fifth edition of The Park's New Festival, presented by Prakriti Foundation, begins on Wednesday »

Life on stage

By giving up a high profile job and plunging into the world of theatre Mathivanan Rajendran is living his dream. »

Living life on her terms

The soft and sweet voice on the other side of the phone sounds like that of a woman in her twenties or thirties. So I hesitantly ask for...»

One in a million

A spotless reputation, puritan lifestyle and a missionary zeal marked the life of Odissi guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. »

Fearless perhaps, but not funny

Maya Krishna Rao's act opening the Prakriti Foundation's New Festival was an uneasy mix of dance and stand up comedy »

Threads of thought

The trailer for the much-awaited A.R. Murugadoss-Suriya film teases with the question ‘Who is Bodhidharman? »

Where the twain meet

Parijat Desai Dance Company's fusion performance aesthetically blended Bharatanatyam dance tropes with the Western idiom »

Doll them up

It's time to bring out your dolls. Did you know that there are several towns that specialise in making these dolls? »

The sound of the beats

MUSIC Guess which musical instrument has floored the aborigines? »

Brush with reality

Students' efforts to help kids at Children's Hospital forget their pain »

Memories of Madras – Turning the pages of life

Centenarian Panji Manickam on how teachers influenced life and encouraged students to learn more languages »

The power of pink

C.P. Krishnapriya's works are a metaphorical take on freedom, feminity, acceptance and helplessness »

CCE system for all schools

The School Education Department will introduce the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) system for classes I to VIII from the n...»

Root of Harikatha

Thanjavur has always been lucky in its rulers, for all of them fostered the fine arts and enriched the cultural life of Thanjavur. Among...»

A riot of colours

Untie the knots and out spill hues of red, yellow, purple, green… Welcome to the gorgeous world of Sungudi. . »

40 counting centres in Villupuram

The votes polled in the local body elections will be counted at as many as 40 centres in Villupuram district, according to Collector C.T....»

Dual degree through distance education

The Institute of Distance Education, University of Madras, has introduced a dual degree system wherein graduates and postgraduates could...»

Taste of Sivaji magic for Russian film buffs

Sikkil Shanmugasundaram and Mohanambal are all set to enthral film buffs in Russia. The film, ‘Thillana Mohanambal' will be screened in...»

Creator Invincible!

Between Vaalee's first lyric for ‘Azhagarmalai Kallan’ in 1958 and the most-recent ‘Mankaatha’ is a mind-boggling list of more than 14,000 s »

Celebrating team spirit

IT professionals, chartered accountants, college students who are also up-and-coming Carnatic vocalists, Bharatanatyam dancers, mridanga...»

17,000 EVMs ready for despatch

Nearly 17,000 electronic voting machines meant for the 4,876 polling stations across the 15 zones of Chennai Corporation are ready for d...»

Sweet sound of success

Vijay TV's “Super Singer 3” fame, D. Sathyaprakash, talks about his tryst with Carnatic music and how he adapted to film songs »

The Next Level: Subtlety is the word

FIFA 12 — A revolutionary new FIFA or clever cash-in? »

Collage of art forms

The programmes at ‘Serene Utsav 2011,' were a neat amalgam of music, dance and drama. »

How real is reality?

On TV channels and manipulations »

Call of the KANJIRA

It's exasperating to drive through Triplicane, a maze of narrow bustling lanes. There is no such thing as a lazy Sunday afternoon in thi...»

Goodies from Golkonda

Good Earth presents a design collection that pays tribute to the richness of Golkonda »


Carrying on the good work The Stunt Union Association of the Tamil film industry conducted a free eye camp last week, an...»

Grim reminders of insensitivity

Needs of visually impaired in focus on White Cane Safety Day »

Power of street theatre to the fore

Platinum jubilee of professional social work marked by MSSW »

U.S. outreach seeks to grow education pie

More collaborations and student exchange programmes with U.S. universities are on the anvil. »

Sastra team wins best student project award

The Best Student Project Award 2011, instituted by Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), has been given to three students of Shanmugha Arts Sc...»

Beauty in blue

The technique of using blue glaze on pottery made from Fuller's Earth, was first developed by the Mongolian craftsmen. »

Quiz sees the young sweating it out

To the question - who preceded Prince William's great grandfather as king - quizmaster V.V. Ramanan received permutations of every possi...»

Survivors of Time - Big name, but no fixed address

Chennai's oldest existing sabha, Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, during its 111 years of existence, has moved from place to place and yet has »

When it comes to seminars, quality matters

Subha, doing her second-year graduation in an arts and science college in the city, has lost all interest in attending seminars organised...»

Experiencing the arts

The fourth edition of the cultural festival Svanubhava was an opportunity for the students of music and the uninitiated alike to interact wi »

Vibrant show of arts

The dance and music concerts at the Serene Utsav 2011 struck a chord with the rasikas. »

Freedom of the stage

It's been 35 years since Nataraja ‘Soorya' Krishnamoorthy, a former scientist with the Indian Space Research Organisation, founded th...»

Prayerful songs leave an impact

Bhajans and devotional kritis by various composers were presented with solemnity at the Kalpadruma music festival. »

Down Under Blues - Nov 6 & 14

A guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jeff Lang has built up a reputation for startlingly original performances, working without a set lis...»

Wild Beats - Nov 16 & 19

Dulsori primarily aims to rekindle the spirit of ancient Korean festivals on the modern stage. “We aim to break the barriers between the...»

Across the ages - Nov 15

The Minguet Quartet was founded in 1988. The group takes its name from Pablo Minguet, an eighteenth-century Spanish philosopher who tried...»

Student from Chennai drowns in Nepal

Another student, who was washed away in the Trisuli river, is missing »

Seventh heaven

The Hindu Friday Review November Fest is back in Chennai, with seven concerts from three continents. »

CBSE to promote cultural heritage

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to reinforce promotion of Indian cultural heritage in schools affiliated to...»

Kalakshetra's American debut

For the first time, a troupe from the premier institution performed in the U.S. »

His Story

Anusha Parthasarathy meets Vijay Prabhat Kamalakara, a chronicler of cities who steers clear of landmarks and stops to smell the flavours »

Strokes of nostalgia

Subir Dey has colourful dreams — painted in bright natural colours and gradient shades — dripping into the real world. Subir's art has ma...»

Das Ka Dum

Actor-director Nandita Das on being the first Indian to be inducted into the IWF International Hall of Fame. Subha J Rao reports »

Treasure trove in Thanjavur

Check out one of the biggest manuscript libraries in Asia which has 49,000 manuscripts. »

Traversing eras

The Minguet Quartet promises an evening of Classical, Romantic and modern music »

Dance of the drums

Ha Yong Bu and Dulsori showcase the best of Korean culture through enchanting vocals, dynamic choreography and percussion »

The Next Level: Frostbitten

Battlefield 3's graphics engine is incredible, its multiplayer addictive »

Vikram, Vetala and Sankar

Bishwanath Ghosh meets the man who has illustrated Chandamama since time immemorial and is still at it »

Bouquet of rare kritis

Shankar's raga delineations proved his considerable training under stalwarts. »

Art world’s Famous Five

It was a tribute by Maniam Selvan to the veterans. »

Virtually sensitive

Can complex parallel universes created using Artificial Intelligence (AI) really prepare U.S. soldiers for conflict in countries like Afghan »

The Big Alapana

How two young musicians of Indian origin have packaged Carnatic music in a landmark Greenwich village café and reached out to a diverse urba »

The seed of an idea

Liviu Mocan, a Romanian sculptor, who plans to make Chennai one of the sites for his multi-continent project ‘Following the Sun' that rests »

R. Krishnaswamy passes away

R. Krishnaswamy, retired Chief Reporter of The Hindu in Chennai, died here on Monday. He was 85 and served the institution for 40...»

The delicate sound of thunder

In ‘Wild Beats', Ha Yong Bu and Dulsori crossed cultural barriers to create an easy rapport with the audience »

Preserving a bit of heritage

It was a fascinating evening I spent not long ago watching a presentation on preserving a bit of heritage rather differently. The presen...»

Conventional subjects set to take new course

Multi-disciplinary approach will give them more sheen »

Bhavan's cultural festival sets the tone for music season

Several eminent artists, old and young, felicitated »

Glow of creativity

It is a celebration of poetic imagery and ritual symbolism. The traditional Indian lamp, agal diya or kuthuvilakku, is a harbinger of au...»

Organ donation day rally in Chennai

MOHAN Foundation, the Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network, and other organisations will hold a rally in Chennai on Sunday on the Marina B...»

Sound and sensibility

DANCE ‘MeiDhwani', an Attakalari production, will represent the individual's life in a turbulent world »

Celebrating 25 years of patronising arts

Swami Dayananda Saraswathi on Saturday called for preserving “Bharathiya” culture. “It is in our dance, music, literature, costumes and...»

The Ramayana effect

(Lakshmi Viswanathan, dancer and author, will present ‘Navarasa Sita’, a one-hour flow of moods of Sita strung together by poems of v...»

Adavus, abhinaya and Alarippu

The Season is here… So, will it be the traditional Margam or a thematic presentation? Which kriti will be more effective to express a pa...»

50 years of cultural rendezvous

The Music Academy completes half-a-century. Read on to know more about its foundation and growth. »

The scholar-dancer

Padma Subrahmanyam will bestowed with the Natya Kala Acharya 2012.Born on February 4, 1943, to Meenakshi and eminent film director...»

Gopal Gandhi is Chairman of Kalakshetra Foundation

The former West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi, has been appointed Chairman of the Kalakshetra Foundation, according to a Central...»

Nedunuri Krishnamurthy honoured

When he sings a Thyagaraja kriti in his majestic voice and clear diction, listeners get to experience the true spirit of the composition...»

Ancient audio visual entertainment

Scroll painting done in the village of Cheriyal in Warangal could go up to 40 feet in length. »

Brazilian fare

Sam, the French Capoeira master, talks about the art form that combines martial arts and dance with rousing music »

Our special coverage of the Chennai Music Season 

This year, The Hindu will provide comprehensive, high-quality, critical coverage of the Chennai Music Season in the main edition,...»

His tryst with nagaswaram

TNR played for four hours, and his music could keep a nine-year-old transfixed all the time! »

Appealing shades of Kalyani

Subhashini Parthsarathy showed her mettle as a scholar-musician adept at handling the audience »

Versatility at its best

A bold voice, clear diction and adherence to tradition marked Prema Rangarajan's concert for Meenakshi Sundararajan Fine Arts. It was a...»

Showcase of vidwat

The 37th Art Festival of Kartik Fine Arts commenced with a violin recital by the father-son duo Dr. L. Subramaniam and Ambi Subramaniam....»

Old order changeth, and how?

It is important for aspiring artists to realise that art, knowledge and learning are boundless… there are no goals here. »

Artistic air from the Garden City

Well-known artists from Bengaluru share their thoughts on the Season. »

Trumpeting the triumph

They make a vibrant threesome – Mrs. YGP, her son Mahendra and granddaughter Madhuvanti. The family affair called Bharat Kalachar, a nam...»

Arts in the open space

The workshop planned by Ramprasadh and Indira Kadambi is for those who wish to soak in the atmosphere. »

Re-discovering roots

Getting the next generation to appreciate and practise our classical arts seems to be the objective of many artists these days. The Kiran...»

Classic vintage treat from Vijay Siva

The verve with which Vijay Siva presented the kritis showed his fidelity to classicism. »

Youngsters perfom along predictable lines

A short and bright sketch of Kalyani and Abhogi on the flute by J.B. Sruthi Sagar was followed by a neat presentation, by Sruthi...»

His music swayed

Filled with beautiful karvais and rich sancharas, Kadri Gopalnath's saxophone recital was delightful and vibrant. »

Rendered with ease

Vocal Hemalatha's presentation revealed her sensitivity to the sahitya.T.K. Ganapathy »

Honour for Radha Viswanathan

She has accompanied her mother, the legendary M.S.Subbulakshmi, on the concert platform for decades. Radha Viswanathan had a unique oppo...»

Ramayana in all its visual grandeur

The epic will be presented by groups of eminent gurus. »

Awesome threesome

Till the 1970s, only three establishments were a part of the December Music Season – The Music Academy, the Indian Fine Arts Society (IF...»

An excellent musician in the making

Whether it is dexterity of voice, a good sense of the kriti, manodharma in raga alapana, neraval and kalpanaswaram, talakattu or concert cra »

An artiste's right to a musical livelihood

Rasikas tend to be reluctant when it comes to paying for a performance »

On a lighter note

Dubbing artist, actor, model, techie… Deepika Varadharaajhan is multifaceted, but she says singing is her priority »

Mylapore Fine Arts Club 60 years young

The diamond jubilee year arts festival of The Mylapore Fine Arts Club began here on Sunday with the club conferring the title of ‘Sangee...»

Supply side Bharatanatyam?

The surfeit of dance performances during the Chennai season is not an indication that all's well with Bharatanatyam; for in truth, mediocrit »

Festival to revive temples as cultural hubs

Kalaachara Marumalarchi Trust which focusses on reviving Temples as a cultural hub will conduct its fourth arts festival at the Parthasa...»

A hardworking musician maturing well

Kunnakudi Balamuralikrishna's concert for Mylapore Fine Arts on Monday provided clear evidence that he is a hardworking musician. He has...»

College student brutally attacked

Group assaults him with knives in public view »

Now, in the picture!

Photographer and actor Sunder Ramu walks the fine line between darkness and light. Sudhish Kamath zooms in on his work »

Scoring as a team

Kartik Fine Arts Kuldeep Pai’s expansive delineation of raga Bhavapriya with consummate ease, made the audience sit up. »

An irony and an emergence

The second oldest Sabha to celebrate the Season is the Indian Fine Arts Society, for it was begun in 1932, just five years after the Mus...»

Experiments with emotions

Attakalari Centre for Movements Arts, Bangalore, is on a mission to mentor and encourage emerging contemporary dance choreography through...»

A gamaka-oriented style of singing

Some musicians enter the field blazing like a meteor while some others make a slow and steady climb to fame over a long period, during wh...»

A flash in time

A solo exhibition at Apparao Galleries engages viewers in a reinvention of a declining art »

NRI arts festival inaugurated

Hamsadhwani's 17th NRI Music and Dance Festival was inaugurated by Jennifer Mcintyre, Consul General, U.S. Consulate General, Chennai,...»

A Carnatic coronation centenary

Artistes based out of George Town responded with great zeal »

Competent performer shows promise

Amongst the many outstanding talents capturing attention in the Carnatic music circuit today is one interesting niche group – youngsters...»

“No shortcut to success”

Indian Fine Arts Society confers award on Carnatic vocalist »

Quality standards for the arts?

I often come across a lot of enthusiastic parents and children seeking my advice on various aspects of their musical journey. For a long...»

Talented youngster, a thorough natural on the concert stage

The importance of the role of today's youth in preserving Carnatic music traditions for future generations has been well understood. Tow...»


A change of scenery A career in the arts is not usually seen as synonymous with security. The struggling artist has beco...»

Of women and awards

While it is known that the Music Academy honoured women with the Sangita Kalanidhi from 1968 (first recipient M.S. Subbulakshmi),...»

An expressive voice traversing the octaves with ease

“The influence of her training under several gurus was evident, her style, a neat amalgam of several styles” »

Sound-and-light show plan put in mothballs

The Corporation Council on Thursday passed a resolution cancelling the proposed sound-and-light show at the Victoria Public Hall, which...»

Beyond the mundane

The music season throws up some very interesting examples of the lengths to which the human spirit is affected by this particular art for...»

Keeping in tune with the digital age

Musicians embrace some aspects of digital technology while decrying others. Carnatic music has had its own unique love-hate relationship wit »

A lesson in history

With stories, nuggets and wit, historian V. Sriram gift-wrapped the chronicles of sabhas to the audience at ‘Sabhas and Society Mamas’. The »

Mentor, disciple honoured

As part of Kartik Fine Arts' 16th Tamil Isai Vizha 2011, Carnatic musician Sudha Ragunathan and her disciple V. Deepika on Sunday receiv...»

Rewinding the old melodies

The first set of eleven original recordings of renowned artistes will be on stands soon. »

Memorabilia of the city and the season

A newly launched Chennai-based arts & culture magazine, ‘the ARTery', is launching a line of music-themed merchandise to mark the De...»

How students surge ahead on IT highway

For Shyamalatha Kannan, mother of a teenaged boy who owns a range of gizmos, it is a treat watching him operate all of them with utmost...»

Eloquent Kharaharapriya heralds fresh talent

Vignesh Ishwar’s line-up comprised kritis mostly by Tyagaraja. »

Penchant for raga alapana

Sugantha Kalamegam revealed the full beauty of Shanmukhapriya in her RTP. The sancharas in the lower octaves registered well and she did ful »

Imaginative essays

'Neat' is the word that best describes Maharajapuram Srinivasan's concert. »

When bhakti prevailed

Spiritually elevating moments were aplenty in Vidya's recital. »

Speed dominated the recital

Though fast-paced Priya Sisters had total control over laya. »

Give Carnatic music a chance

There is enough scope within the boundaries of classicism to please anyone »

Sensitising the Facebook generation

“We need a programme to expose Indian children to music and dance quite early in life” »

A brief history of star-spangled swaras and raga music

Tiruvarur to Texas, Carnatic musicians have transcended global cultures, echoing the seven notes to the West. Trichy Sankaran,to be honoured »

The promise of tomorrow

Amidst the swirl of swaras, thumps of talam, frothy filter coffee and wafer-thin dosas, the curious Carnatic rasika muses over the Seaso...»

Need to enhance funding for classical music, says Y.V. Reddy

Mridangam maestro Trichy Sankaran presented the Sangita Kalanidhi title »

Dance guru Sarasa passes away

Revered dance guru K.J. Sarasa, who devoted her life to deep engagement with Bharatanatyam, passed away in Chennai on Monday following a...»

Story time folks!

The exhibition at Dakshina Chitra takes you on a wonderful journey through Time telling you stories all the while. »


The Hindu's Page 2 coverage signs off on January 2, 2012. Here are some impressions from emiment personalities in the world of arts... »

India, through his canvas

A. Vasudevan's latest works of art titled ‘Morning Glory' derives inspiration from his travels across the country »

Quintessential Guru

A perfectionist, K.J. Sarasa is remembered for her values, affection and generosity. »

Colours and textures

Exhibitions Of art, craft and textile from across the country »

A ‘5Es' strategy for education in Tamil Nadu

E. Balagurusamy, Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission Member (Education) suggests ways and means to increase the State Gross Enrolment Ratio »

Survivors of time: J. Fenn and Co. — A life beyond life

A visit to the oldest surviving undertakers in the city »

Canvas, colour and Kudallur

Painting is an all-consuming passion, and colour, a vital force for Achuthan Kudallur. The master of abstract art gets chatting with Shonali »

Well-honed talent

Santosh Nair excelled in all aspects of dance. »

Nattuvanar of rare calibre

Different facets of K.J. Sarasa come through in this tribute paid by friends and disciples. »

Eyes that conveyed myriad moods

The 22 death anniversary of Mani Madhava Chakyar (1899-1990), the towering exponent of Koodiyattom, falls on January 14. »

Intriguing blend of force and finesse

Amruta Sankaranarayanan's unique style bears a strong resemblance to her father's. »

Kaleidoscope of art forms

The three-day annual festival, Kalaiyurum Kaviri 2012, held in Tiruchi, turned out to be a perfect platform for both eminent and budding mus »

Bearing the stamp of Lalgudi school

Sowkhyam coupled with deft and in-depth handling of ragas marked the concert of Shreya Devnath. »

On the wave of change

French filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier, who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 42nd IFFI, believes cinema can be a powerfu »

Superstar of cultural theory

Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek's analysis of political and popular culture goes a long way in helping unravel social phenomena of our ti »

Poetry as therapy

Performance poet Carrie Rudzinski talks about her “personal and honest” relationship with the medium. »

Memories of Madras – Mylapore musings

P.S. Narayanaswamy on how cultural events were a forum for bonding, pedalling many miles to concerts and Mylapore, the place he calls home »

Chip off the old block

To Sukumaran Nambiar, who passed away recently. »

Lucid and informative

The lec-dem on Yakshagana, an interesting introduction to the tala system and the close links between Manipuri and the Thang Ta martial arts »

Nutshell: Dance festival

Shree Vazhuvoor Classical Bharathanatya Arts Academy, Mylapore, is celebrating the 32nd Vazhuvoorar Dance and Music Festival from Januar...»

To own one's own

KCS Paniker's personalised brush strokes speak of his fascination for Kerala, the “lost horizon of his childhood.” A tribute to the celebrat »

Day 3: heady mix of heavy metal and classical art

Except for one's fondness for open source technology, especially an Android phone and the other's preference for the ‘exclusive' Blackbe...»

Five days of fun - the essence of ‘Saarang'

A few months ago, when the dates of ‘Saarang 2012' were rescheduled to ensure that students did not spend excessive time in preparing fo...»

Students join hands for the cause of organ donation

Hundreds of college students, including those from medical colleges, participated in an organ donation rally organised on Sunday by Mult...»

“Bharatanatyam teacher par excellence”

Padma Subrahmanyam heaps praise on Vazhuvoor V.B.Ramiah Pillai »

Now a countdown to exams, full of anxiety

The late start to academic year, delay in getting textbooks have made it challenging to complete syllabus »

Now, the battle for the best

With changing admission strategies, increase in the number of seats and institutions and hike in fees, B-school aspirants must pick and choo »

Drawing attention

“Paalam” attempted to help artists overcome their obstacles, and also make art more approachable for public »

What's on?

Exams! When: Feb 5 Raffles Millennium International announces RMAT entrance exam dates. The admissions a...»

Stars on stamps

Some of the couples who made it big on celluloid live on in public memory through postage stamps »

The genius of sound and silence

Centenary Celebrations: Palghat Mani Iyer's phenomenal achievement and contribution to the “mridangam mind” and “mridangam sound” have influ »

Innovative touch to Tagore play

It takes courage to stage Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Raktakarobi,’ immortalised by stalwarts of the Bengali theatre such as Shambhu Mitra, f...»

Colourful travelogue

‘Ithaca', is a tribute by 11 artists to the sights and sounds of Greece »

Vandalur-Walajabad flyover opened

It will replace the level crossing near Vandalur railway station »

Living History: A cannon in monumental neglect

The 17th century big gun is said to be protected by ASI but is in a sorry state »

“Modern Kuchipudi the pride of India”

‘Samavesh', a two-day special programme on Kuchipudi, began at Kalakshetra on Wednesday. The programme, organised jointly by Kalakshetra...»

Bronze brings out the best in artisans

An eight-feet-high Nataraja bronze idol at Valluvarkottam, Nungambakkam, reflects the arduous workmanship and meticulous processes that...»

‘Riviera' reverberates with song and dance

A variety of contests and workshops keep participants and organisers active »

Revival of students' interest in his novels will be the best tribute

You may not have identified Ebenezer Scrooge or the endearing Pip and haughty Estella, but you are unlikely to have missed the distinct...»

Treading in a familiar terrain

Geetha Rajasekhar’s concert had quality but nothing out of the ordinary. »

Students' protest leaves 10 injured

Opposing the ban on Bus Day celebrations, a group of students of Pachaiyappa's College on Thursday targeted two MTC buses plying on Poon...»

Master stroke

ART Music, poetry, literature, landscape… artist-teacher V. Ramesh's canvases are a potpourri of expressions »

Sumo wrestlers coming

Sumo wrestlers will be here next week as part of ‘Techofes 2012', the annual cultural festival of the College of Engineering Guindy. ...»

What’s on

Play hockey with a UK minister The British High Commission and Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), is orga...»

Three states of love

With “London, Paris, New York” all set to hit the screens on March 2, meet the stars Ali Zafar and Aditi Rao Hydari in an exclusive intervie »

Seamless blend of styles

Dastkar Andhra’s eco-friendly collection heralds the arrival of summer. »

String of accolades

Some of the titles conferred on him Iyakkunar Sigaram (conferred by Kachaleeswara Gana Sabha), Nataka Ratna (Kala Mandir...»

Bond of eight decades

Many leading actors cut their teeth on Kala Nilayam plays. »

Spotlight on Sanskrit, literature

Books and a DVD were released and a dance homage was paid at the event organised by Samskrita Ranga. »

Soul-searching through melody

Aikya 2012 on February 26 will feature Bombay Jayashri in concert. »

Myriad shades of devotion

Alarmel Valli's creativity came to fore in her portrayal of bhakti. »

Showcase: Capital shifts

An illustrated journey through the rich history of New Delhi. »

Snubbed again

The Oscar shortlist is skewed again, thanks to an opaque nomination process. »

When titans clashed at ‘Techofes'

Sumo wrestlers provide a dash of variety to fest »

As you fine dine, relish art for free

The once plain walls here have a new aura as frames holding different colours, themes and mediums adorn them. These are not ar...»

A fascinating spectacle

‘Antique Tables and Chests,' an exhibition of wooden furniture, aims at restoring the lost glory of the precious period stuff. »

Horror in special effects mode

Technical wizardry in Tamil theatre has come to stay as Thodarum... shows. »

The voice of vidwat

Srinivasa Iyer, elder of the Alathur Brothers, was known for his sharp and striking neraval skill. »

Bookwise — Search for a narrative

Science, in the right hands, is often the stuff of literature »

Showcase: Experiments on stage

The Vinod Doshi Memorial Theatre festival in Pune focuses on plays that would not ordinarily be a part of the commercial theatre scene. »

Chicken soup for the cinematic soul

Or why it's time we understood that the planet's biggest film awards are less about honouring the best than hunkering down in front of an en »

Books and beyond

Who said a book strictly lies between its covers? With different people interpreting it in various ways, the content can go far and beyon...»

Stage set for revival of ‘democracy in heaven'

In the 1970s, this Tamil play was staged with police protection and tickets were sold in black. “I remember when Endru Thaniyum Intha...»

Mr. Sampath calls it a day after 51 years at The Hindu

“All I want to do is nothing,” declared veteran journalist M.C. Sampath, calling it a day after 51 long years of service at The Hindu...»

The mark of exclusivity

At a recent seminar, the significance of the Handloom Mark Scheme was elucidated for students. »

Making music, Mansur style

Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur, a Hindustani vocalist and son of the legendary Pt. Mallikarjuna Mansur, recently performed at the SDM College,...»

Snapshots of culture

Madhuvanthi Arun and her group of dancers made ‘Tamizh' come alive on stage. »

New experience for artists and audience

The two-day ‘Svanubhava,' held in Tiruchi, had leading artists performing to an audience exclusively of school students. »

Tales within caves

Chitrala A heritage tour to this village takes us to a world of cults, legends and myths »

On a comeback trail

Madhuvanthi Arun about her mission to edutain »

Showcase: Art takes to the streets

With installations in public spaces and a photo gallery in local trains, Art Chennai 2012 promises to take art out of the gallery and to the »

Showcase: Bohemian rhapsody

Tucked away at land's end where Marine Drive and the bustling business district of Nariman Point meet, the National Centre for the Perfor...»

The cover-up

The book is replete with interesting historical content. »

The ‘Town Temple' resurrected

Many who follow this column will, no doubt, remember the ‘Town Temple', the first temple to be built in the town of Chennapatnam, just a...»

A thread of thought

Niladri Paul's ‘Sutradhaar' explores the aesthetics of performance arts »

The march of history

Celebrating Women's History Month, going places as a diplomat, taking an interest in south Indian culture… Jennifer McIntyre, Consul General »

A new life with art

An auction of paintings by students of an art initiative for those with leprosy »

You too can be a star

Tumbhi is an online platform for the creatively inclined — in fine arts, photography, music and more »

Power women

NXG talks to three generations of women from two different families to see how they have dealt with life. »

The city is the canvas

The second edition of Art Chennai is here. And it's gotten bigger and better »

Craving for Carnatic notes

Dr. Sivakumar, whose twin passions are music and management. »

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Portals help students take mock tests

Websites see rise in number of candidates when there is a gap between papers »

Jayalalithaa: power shortage will gradually disappear from June

She targets DMK, Congress during campaign at Sankarankoil »

Keeping traditional style alive

ARTIST Be it painting or illustration, Elancheziyan opts for the homegrown method over the western one. »

Little Miss Muffin

FOOD Not just muffins, there are brownies, cakes, pies and more at Little Miss' Kitchen »

State will train youth in soft skills

Budget sets apart Rs. 75 crore for providing training in soft and vocational skills »

Colours of culture

Paresh Maity's paintings and conceptual art draw heavily from the country's heritage »

An explosion of talent

Come April and Mumbai will see a plethora of cultural programmes, thanks to the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) making a splash with...»

Erudite, entertaining

In Ashoka, dry scholarship becomes a pleasurable read. »

A tale of cities

Inno Build Your City, a platform for participatory citizenship was launched recently to focus on building better living spaces »

Fading strokes of a bygone era

A chanced glance at a hoarding while restlessly waiting for the signal to turn green, and you would have seen a pandemonium of colours in...»

Tales with a weird twist

Kaushik Vishwanath indulges in an exercise of genre bending when he writes. His book, The Truth About Ashwatthama, was shortlisted for the 2 »

A dazzle in the dark

Once a hub where royalty got their jewellery made, Vadasery in southern Tamil Nadu still hosts hundreds of artisans who struggle against the »

Here to stay

Actor Chinamyi aspires to be a good actor rather than a star »

The father of Fort Museum

Fort Museum is one of the most charming places in our city. On this site originally stood the house of Peter Massey Cassin, a free mercha...»

A time-table for the vacation too

Courses for children range from playing the keyboard to learning financial management, handwriting improvement, phonetics and even making a »

Patient in GH commits suicide

A 47-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the roof in a toilet at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, here...»

Cocooned college life impacts career prospects

After being cocooned in a protected environment for three years, when boys and girls of this class were allowed to converse with each oth...»

Ponneelan elected president of Progressive Writers Association

Says objective will be to create literary unity »

Master of stage craft

V.P. Ramachandran's versatility in theatre, film and television was aptly acknowledged on ‘World Drama Day 2012.' »

“Motive was to promote Chennai Sangamam”

Jayalalithaa says Karunanidhi unilaterally brought in legislation for the purpose »

More colleges for small towns

2 engineering, 7 polytechnic, 11 arts and science colleges planned »

Trash, poor maintenance rob campuses of charm

Located on Kamarajar Salai facing the Marina beach, Presidency College is not just one of the oldest colleges in the city, but also boas...»

Now, banks come to colleges for hiring

About 80% senior executives and 50% mid-level managers in public sector banks to call it a day over next two years »

All the world's a canvas…

Visual Arts students Saraswathi Menon and Rohit Kumar framed their opinions and observations of the world around them, literally! »

Fisherfolk to soon have tech centre in Ponneri

A Fisheries Institute of Technology will come up in Ponneri at a cost of Rs. 34 crore, the Fisheries Minister K. A. Jayapal told the Stat...»

Catch up with KFA's drama fest

The Tamil drama festival (7 p.m. at the Narada Gana Sabha) hosted by Kartik Fine Arts picks up momentum with popular troupes inaug...»

Connoisseurs, munificent donors

Favourite haunt of illustrious vidwans, Vasantha Vilas reverberated with music. »

Sound of music

‘Opera Scenes' staged as part of KM Music Conservatory's annual day celebrations gave a peek into the musical prowess of the students »

Leela Samson to quit as Kalakshetra director

The news has shocked many in the artiste fraternity »

Kalakshetra board members want Leela to continue

A majority of the members on Kalakshetra's governing board want Leela Samson re-appointed as director. The Kalakshetra website...»

Artistes join chorus against resignation

Difficult to find a successor as dynamic as Leela Samson, say staff and students »

All doubts on higher studies cleared right here

The Hindu's Education Fair drew over 2,000 participants »

The dirt beneath the charm

Leela Samson's resignation as the director of Kalakshetra has opened a can of worms. Meera Srinivasan and A. Srivathsan look at the murky si »

Looking at the city’s past to understand its future

“History is an unforgiving mistress, for it records the good, the bad and the ugly,” said B.E. Bellippa, former president of the Associa...»

Women Power: Designer with a cutting edge

Confidence is what Geetha Viswanathan is all about, which reflects in her views about fashion industry, government policies and funds, f...»

Women Power: Spreading Gandhian values among children

A staunch follower of Gandhi, Devika, founder and managing trustee of The Aseema Trust, strives hard to spread the Gandhian principles. »

Women Power: 'Love what you do'

Sharan Apparao, proprietor of Apparao Galleries, talks about her ideas, career and success. »

A stroll could be a learning experience too

The Marina Beach is the favourite place for people from all walks of life and is also an important landmark of the city. Right from morn...»

Lifetime service to art comes in for praise

Sangeet Natak Akademi awards for 30 artistes »

Master of minimalism

What is it like to strike a balance between art and art administration? Divya Kumar finds out from Rm. Palaniappan, recently appointed direc »

It's all in the sketch

To S.K. Ramanujam cartoons are a powerful medium of expression that demand out-of-the-box thinking »

Women Power: Recipe for success

When a young, newly-wed Mallika Badrinath prepared brinjal gravy for the first time, she did not have a clue that she would turn out to...»

Revised syllabus favoured engineers

Engineers in the city have been the most successful if the results of Civil Services Examination 2011 are anything to go by.Accor...»

Late results may prove to be stumbling block

This year, the State board class XII results are scheduled to release on May 22, nearly two weeks later than last year. CBSE results are...»

Conveying the message of recycling

A month-long summer camp on waste management launched in Pammal. »

Tryst with global portals of learning

Culinary arts, fashion photography, nanotechnology... the avenues are broadening. Here is a peek into the options available the world over. »

Recalling an artistic association

Playwright ‘Vietnam Veedu' Sundaram remembers his long association with Sivaji Ganesan. »

Time to raise the bar

Kartik Fine Arts' festival presented 12 plays, of which only two or three passed muster. »

Tryst with the past

As Indian cinema enters its centenary year, here's an enjoyable session with ‘Film News' Anandan. »

Odisha CM spends an evening at Kalakshetra

Temporarily setting politics aside, Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik attended a cultural evening of dance and music at the Kalakshe...»

A breezy stroll along the beach at dawn

It is enchanting to see the sunrise. When it happens over the sea, it has an added charm. Many go to the Marina to watch the spectacle. A...»

The poetic Taliban

Good news: Seems like the Taliban have found out that the pen is mightier than the sword! »

Turning rags to riches

Sitting on the front porch of the house an old lady (about 70 years) twists threads around her finger all the while looping in a big pla...»

Location is one of the issues

Seven visually challenged persons formed the Lotus Blind Welfare Trust of India in 2002. »

Database on monuments, antiquities incomplete

Many antiquities and monuments in the State remain undocumented under the ambitious National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities projec...»

Where medium of examination matters

Despite sitting in class and listening to lectures in English for an entire semester, when it comes to examinations, around 70 per cent o...»

Survivors of time – YMCA College of Physical Education

Anusha Parthasarathy runs through the history of the campus set up by Harry Crowe Buck »

City colleges told to appoint principals or face the music

The University of Madras has refused applications from these colleges to start new courses »

Sons give shape to father's dream

Renowned surgeon Chitturi Satyanarayana's house to be converted into hospital »

Living a life-long dream

Sensei Manikandan visited the Shaolin Temple in China and perfected his Kung Fu skills. »

Anna University runs out of forms

Nearly 40,000 sets of application forms, coding sheets, information booklets and brochures are being printed to meet the demand. The deadlin »

Of pencils and dolls from hinterland

There's a lot to enthrall the little ones at a handicrafts exhibition in the city. The exhibition is on at C.P. Arts Centre till May 29. »

Wait ends today for 7.5 lakh students

Class XII State board results out at 11 a.m.; scores to be dispatched online to other districts. Results day is often packed with excitement »

Tree census narrates stories of living monuments

A weary group, after travelling through time, and browsing through sculptures and inscriptions at the Government Museum, Egmore, sluggis...»

Enter the fascinating world of 4D murals

If a person is talented, it has to surface at some point of time. This is what happened to Malini Ashok of Chitlapakkam. As a young girl...»

Giving silk a touch of class

Weaving coloured threads and creating designs out of them needs a lot of creativity. Especially, when the fibre involved is silk, it requ...»

Back to the 1970s

A story of friendship and nostalgia set in Coimbatore of yore. »

With the accent on aesthetics

In this digital age, developments in science and technology have enabled man to lead an easy and comfortable life but what is life witho...»

Treasure house of a rich past

The Government Museum, Chennai, is the second oldest museum in India and was established in 1851. »

Employment scheme targets dropouts

5,000 beneficiaries to be identified in Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram and Cuddalore districts »

Mind matters

Happiness, contentment, peace… Bhanu Swamigal links them all to devotion. »

Tiger, Tiger, burning bright

Once, Theodore Baskaran, whose passion is the flora and fauna of India, told me that both the lion and tiger roamed all over the country...»

What’s on

Summer songThe Unwind Center presents the ‘Summer of Love' 2012 vocal and performance course concert featuring a 50 voice c...»

Cutting Edge

Bhargavii Mani fuses eco-friendly and traditional design elements in her interior projects »

World beneath the waves

He creates an ocean with mere lines. Artist M. A. Sankaralingam's collection of paintings titled ‘Aqua Life' are on display at the Tange...»

Adding colour to lives

Started as an initiative to distribute books to the underprivileged children, the past year has seen Orange Leaf take on 13 different projec »

Chic chai

Pavitra Mohan's South Asian art-inspired store has a range of spunky, creative products. »

End of an era

David Bolland passed away recently, after dedicating the better part of his life to Kathakali, his camera capturing the art and the artists. »

Sivan in focus

Cinematographer Santosh Sivan receives world recognition and will soon start work on ‘Ceylon' »

A leap of faith and big bucks for that dream course

Student loans promise a brighter future, but repaying is not all that easy, find students. Asha Sridhar reports »

A bite of the Big Apple

A thoroughly New York affair, the 12th NYIFF showcased contemporary Indian cinema in all its bewildering diversity, from ‘Aadukalam' to Anur »

Strokes of satire

Cho’s acerbic wit gets a visual dimension through Ramu’s cartoons. »

Varsities can impose conditions for affiliation: High Court

Under the conditions for affiliation, a university can certainly impose conditions which are required to have academic excellence in the...»

Free books for college students

Jaigopal Garodia Charitable Book Bank invites application forms from students to obtain free college books. The forms are available at t...»

Madras miscellany

The Irwin masterpieces One of India's most visited tourist attractions is the City Palace in Mysore, Amba Vilas,...»

Globe theatre

Their appeal knows no borders. The world is their stage, not just a platform to perform but a space to explore their art and connect...»

Leela Samson aims to “put Sangeet Natak Akademi back on track”

“The Akademi has become a sponsor, dispensing money, which is not its job” »

July intake begins at Raffles Millennium fashion institute

Raffles Millennium International, a fashion designing institute in Santhome, has announced the launch of its July admissions intake. Th...»

Making an informed course choice

Admission trends in Chennai’s arts and science colleges this year indicate growing interest in humanities. »

Sorry! admissions closed, top scorers told

The selection lists are out and the admission process has been declared over, but many top-scoring students of class XII have found their...»

Focus on transparency in admissions

Protestors demand external supervisory board to look into alleged irregularities in the process »

Violation of building regulations: Schools, colleges under the scanner

Corporation will start a verification of all private educational institutions »

Taking world music to new spaces

NalandaWay works with close to 8,700 children in 21 locations across Tamil Nadu. It conducts regular training, workshops and camps for child »

Connoisseur and a collector

Patron C. Narayanan has been archiving his remarkable collection of Carnatic and Hindustani concerts. »

Pooja Kumar's shot at fame

Pooja Kumar grew up watching Kamal’s films and is now ecstatic sharing screen space with him in Vishwaroopam »

Diploma course in tailoring

Smart Skills is conducting diploma and certificate course in basics of tailoring, machine embroidery, and stitching blouses and salwar. »

College admissions spur a boom in domestic travel

Students and parents from rural areas take up temporary residence in the city during April-May »

His quest continues

Legacy sits lightly on Maniam Selven, who is taking forward his father’s art, on his own terms. »

Colourful synthesis on stone

Sharanya Bhagayaraj has some unique collection of fashion jewellery »

Chennai colleges attracting more foreign students

It may not be the most preferred location, but Chennai is definitely catching up and the figures are proof of the fact. The number of stu...»

Application invited for scholarship

Rajasthani Association Tamil Nadu, Sowcarpet, is granting scholarship to students of arts and science courses, I.T.I., Polytechnic, nurs...»

‘America was a golden cage for me’

B. Kolappan meets Tamil writer Indira Parthasarathy, who has won the Sahitya Akademi and Sangeet Natak Akademi awards »

More seats? Chennai Government colleges not interested

At a time, when almost every private college in the city is trying to increase the number of seats allotted to all their courses, most go...»

City sports today

Beach volleyball: The Hindu-Radisson Blu inter-corporate challenge, semifinals & final (7.30 a.m.), prize distribution...»

The Hindu-Radisson Blu inter-corporate challenge

Beach Volleyball: The Hindu-Radisson Blu inter-corporate challenge, inauguration, Anirudh (music director) and Ronini Subbi...»

Tunes in Tokyo

SHORT CUTS The latest happenings on Superstar's Kochadaiyaan; Director Thankar Bachchan' s next film Ammavin Kaipesi w »

‘Friends’ lends a helping hand

Friends Trust strives for the cause of poor students, orphans and elderly »

Be part of the drama

Calling enthusiastic and young volunteers to join the Evam team behind the MetroPlus Theatre Fest 2012 »

Celebrating stitches

Hands of India concentrates on lending contemporariness to weaves of the past, bringing together rare blocks and traditional embroidery »

Chess championship

The Tamil Nadu State sub-junior (u-15) open chess championship, along with the State sub-junior girls’ championship, will be held...»

Change mindset on women at homes, says Minister

Favourable legislation and policies alone will not do…we need the mindset to change at homes, Tamil Nadu Information Minister tells college »

“Chennai deserves more recognition”

Despite being the cultural fountainhead of the country, Chennai is yet to receive the recognition it deserves, speakers observed at the...»

The city on canvas

‘The Madras Canvas in Short’ is reflective of the kaleidoscope of artistic talent in the city »

A penchant for playing with glass

Opposite the Palavakkam mosque on East Coast Road, a narrow lane runs past Nayab Stores, a specialist in Basmati rice. Yet, behind the c...»

You go, Gael!

Merida (voiced by Kelly Macdonald) is a Scottish princess whose most prominent feature is a carrot-coloured cascade of curls, and she’s...»

For some, it’s hard work on and off campus

Two days a week, P. Ramraj is surrounded by all kinds of sumptuous food but that is when he goes hungry for most part of the day. This s...»

Viscom top offbeat course in Chennai

Pure science courses have fewer takers now, as many opt for an engineering degree »

Curiouser and curiouser

Survivors of Time Janane Venkatraman steps into a store filled with the trinkets of a time gone by »

Bound to the art

Aditi Babel is passionate about books; not writing or reading, but making them... »

Creating strokes in charcoal

Workshop will be held between May 24 and 30 »

Hastakala craft fair

At Sri Sankara Hall, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, up to May 25 »

Free karate coaching classes for summer

Police Boy's club and Budo Academy for Karate began a free summer karate coaching classes for the poor on May 2 at the police grounds in...»

Fundraiser concert

Fans of playback singers S.P. Balasubramanian and K.S. Chitra can look forward to a musical evening next weekend when they will perform...»

Fund raising event for heart patients

Sri Sankara Heart Foundation, Adyar, is organising ‘Idhya Geethangal’ music event by S.P. Balasubramaniyam and K.S. Chithra at 6 p.m. on...»


Comedy central Jiiva’s stature in the film industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Post-Nanban, Jiiva is busy co...»

Playback singer pats students

A shower of music lashed East Tambaram on the occasion of the musical night and the 10th anniversary of Sa Ri Ga Ma Pa Dha Nie Scho...»

Bollywood comedian to perform in city

Bollywood comedian Vinay Pathak will stage an 80-minute play, “Nothing Like Lear,” directed by Rajat Kapur, based on Shakespeare's “King...»

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