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Young skater to represent India at world championship

S. Arun, a national-level skater from Tamil Nadu, will represent India in the junior category at the World Junior Figure Skating champio...»

Palliative care physician wins award

Dr. Republica Sridhar, founder, RMD Palliative Care Trust, T.Nagar, was awarded ‘Dr. K. S. Sanjivi Award’ jointly by Ekam Foundation and...»

Doctors honoured

Dr. K.S. Jeyarani Kamaraj, Infertility Specialist, and Director Aakash Fertility Centre, Chennai, received the Best Doctor Award from Ta...»

Award for Ophthalmologist

Dr. Vasumathy Vedantham, Ophthalmologist, Vitero retinal surgeon and Medical Director, Radhatri Netralaya, Hindi Prachar Sabha Street, T...»

Growing up with the talkies

Dancer and writer Lakshmi Viswanathan rewinds to a time when Chitra Talkies was the theatre for all the big hits in the city. »

Integrated with music, creativity

Reading out stories to her son was a passion with Charanya Prabhakar who has also completed various courses in Montessori methodology. S...»

Rising above challenges

Kartik has turned his hobby into self-employment opportunity »

Headlong dive into mathematics at Seoul

Here is a teacher, because of her love for her subject, had the privilege of attending an international conference. Dr. Revathy Paramesw...»

A milestone celebration in his life

Sound engineer N. Seshadri will be celebrating his 100th birthday on August 2. »

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...»

Sringeri Shankaracharya in Chennai

The Shankaracharya of Sringeri Sharada Peetham, Bharati Tirtha Mahaswami, is in Chennai as part of his Dakshina Bharatha Vijaya Yatra. <...»

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...»

From teacher to Siromani

Dr. Saroja Ramanujam teaches Sanskrit through skype »

Award for Dipika Pallikal

The Rotary Club of Madras Central recently presented Vocational Excellence Award to Dipika Pallikal, international squash player from Ch...»

Independence Day celebrations

New Boag Road Civic Exnora and residents together celebrated Independence Day at No. 79, New Boag Road, T.Nagar. Many competitions were...»

Schools, NGOs celebrate Independence Day

Eye camp, midnight celebrations, event for cancer survivors, cultural events in schools and colleges held. »

A Beatle from Madras, almost

Think Chennai and Carnatic is, perhaps, the only variety of music that comes to mind. But Chennai is also the birthplace of two personali...»

Giving back to society

Giving the phrase "back to school" a new configuration, young techies are tracing their steps back to schools with lesson plans of »

Social reformers felicitated

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

Brindamma: music and beyond

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

Doctorates to be conferred for three eminent personalities

Noted Tamil writer Jayakanthan, Archaeologist Iravatham Mahadevan and Music expert P.R.Thilakam will be conferred Doctorates (D.Litt) at...»

Telugu film industry may shift to Chennai, warns Rosaiah

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah on Wednesday said the continuing attacks on film shootings in and around Hyderabad by Telang...»

Y.Gee Mahendra celebrates 60th birthday with family, friends

Popular film and theatre personality, Y Gee Mahendra celebrated his 60th birthday at his home town T.Narasapur near Mysore recently....»

A mix of fun and learning at Saarang workshops

There were no bespectacled teachers wielding the rod to silence the classroom. Nor were there any sticklers for discipline giving stern...»

St. Raphael’s gears up for centenary

The school is planning to have celebrations throughout the year. »

Drapes and designs

Students of Fashion Design put up 185 creations at ‘Vibes 360 Show’ »

School celebrates golden jubilee

The girls of Sri Ramakrishna Mutt Vivekananda Centenary Girls Higher Secondary School listened to eminent speakers who came and left thei...»

AIAC Excellence Awards presented

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

A constant innovator, he took Kuchipudi across the world

Renowned Kuchipudi exponent Vempati Chinna Satyam, who passed away in Chennai on Sunday, is credited with not only popularising this int...»

Living a life-long dream

Sensei Manikandan visited the Shaolin Temple in China and perfected his Kung Fu skills. »

Women Power: ‘Mainstream schools must not ignore inclusive education'

“When we started the school, we took a pledge that our school would strive for inclusive education and that under no circumstances would we »

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: Her aim is to empower women

For B. Shenbbagavalli, former Councillor of Chennai Corporation Ward 62, empowering women has been the mission and she has been doing th...»

Women Power: Disease does not bog them down

Padma Venkataraman is not against alms, but she believes that providing an opportunity, a platform to grow – even if it means going an e...»

Women Power: First to detect HIV in India

From treating HIV patients to supporting people living with the virus, Dr. Suniti Solomon has come a long way. She holds the hono...»

Women Power: Making it big in small scale business

She gave employment to youngsters from down South and others who were visiting Chennai for employment for the first time »

The indelible art

Forget names, angels and butterflies. Chennai is moving towards personal, grown-up, whacky and even scandalous tattoos »

Focus on successful entrepreneurship

To set up one's own business is not easy. And sustaining is even more difficult. To help those who have the talent but are not bold enou...»

Signature collection

Octogenarian S. V. Ramakrishnan’s unique collection of autographs offers insights into the minds of people who shaped history. »

Raintree county

Susheela Raghavan on Mambalam’s broad tree-lined avenues, walks along the River Adyar and the enduring taste of kulfi »

Anna varsity to organise short film festival

The Department of Media Sciences, Anna University, is organising Gateway awards ’09, a national-level short film festival here on...»

From child actor to celebrated performer

From an endearing child actor to a celebrated performer, the five-decade film journey of Kamal Haasan was traced by bigwigs of the Indian fi »

End of another edifice

NOSTALGIA Kinema Central – Sri Murugan Talkies, a landmark in North Chennai, enters the pages of history »

Five-women fable

Ritu Kumar's Panchvastra show combined theatre and fashion on mythological lines to showcase a synthesis of craft and inspiration. »

Bonding beyond boardrooms

To Paul Mathew, theatre is an effective management tool that can promote holistic thinking »

Spotlight on a tunesmith

Lec-dem Dr. Sudha Raja in her presentation traced M.B. Srinivasan's life and his contribution to Indian choral music. »

So much's cooking underground

The new basement restaurant Fresca by Sandy’s tingles your taste buds with a slew of global flavours »

Polished and poised

Michiko Kanazawa was not just expressive but convincingly so. »

Safe Food Mela at Chennai's Semmozhi Poonga

The mela will showcase various safe food options — tasty organic foods and snacks to buy and eat, traditional rices and millet foods, fresh »

City throngs to organic food mela

Stalls selling cereals, nuts, spices, snacks and books dotted the organic food mela organised by the Safe Food Alliance at Semmozhi Poong...»

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...»

Women Power: Making a difference to the lives of the elderly

To meet a person for whom service has been the way of life, is indeed a blessing. To get the bliss, I drove down Chennai's scenic highwa...»

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: Serving to save

Passion for public service inspired this graduate in Sociology from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi to take up a job that requir...»

Women Power: Meticulous, transparent and people-friendly

She received the national award for the best woman panchayat president. »

Women Power: Dedicated towards educating the poor

When many sympathise with street children, Uma did not stop with just lip service. She started Siragu, a school for street children. »

Women Power: Living with grit and painful memories

The time is 10.10 p.m., place and date Sriperaumbudur, May 21, 1991. Police sub-inspector Anusuya Daisy Ernest of the Kancheepuram women...»

  Chitra Visweswaran: ABHAI, the future

Chitra Visweswaran, the new president of ABHAI, talks to Chitra Visweswaran of The Hindu MetroPlus on the excitement and challenges ahead. V »

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