The Friday Review November Fest opened to an expectant city on a Thursday evening. Now in its eighth edition in Chennai, the launch party was attended by Hindustani classical legend Pt. Jasraj, mridangam artiste Karaikudi Mani and flautist Shashank, among a bevy of musicians. A jazz concert by Joscheba set the mood for the Fest.
The collapse of a 50-year-old four-storey building in New Delhi and an under-construction 11-storey residential complex in Chennai is a grim remainder that the nation has a long way to go in building safety.
‘Auto Anna’ Annadurai has upped the ante this football season. By streaming the FIFA World Cup live in his auto, he has managed to douse many Chennaiites’ angst against auto-drivers! Photos: Vikas Vasu