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In a stressed job, no dearth of grace and dignity

'At Work' is a weekly column that takes a peak at people with unique professions, their living patterns and the changes the calling has seen »

How they scrape through

'At Work' is a weekly column that takes a peak at people with unique professions, their living patterns and the changes the calling has seen »

And the Oscar went to…

Why documentary film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy winning the Oscar for ‘Saving Face' was the moment many Pakistanis were waiting for.Anita J »

Break the chain of infection

Tired of being told to wash your hands? Here's why it's so important. »

Worldspace: Return of the natives?

Fears of Qadhafi supporters making a comeback grip Libya's new rulers. »

Traders await stay on sealing

Sixty-two-year-old Kasturi Bhai is eagerly awaiting a copy of the latest High Court order extending the stay on the sealing of shops and...»

School survey may have some gaps

The findings of the survey will become part of the agenda of action for implementation of the RTE Act »

Campus Buzz

New leaders WHAT: Students Union inauguration @ Loyola College The inauguration of the...»

Behind those beats

Ever heard of maths, physics and chemistry in music? Three young Chennai musicians tell you what the connection is. »

Make the most of now!

Now’s the best time for other sports, as cricket takes a back seat during the Olympics, feels hockey player Adam Sinclair »

Digital art, a new genre

Digital technology has transformed painting, drawing, sculpture and music/sound art. Net art, digital installation and virtual reality are r »

Giant chess board for children planned at Marina

Rs. 4.84 crore approved for makeover of city’s beachfront; shops to be relocated, sands to be cleaned »

Mayor says no cholera deaths in city this year

Responding to media reports on Wednesday on the number of cholera deaths in Chennai, Mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy clarified that the data a...»

Pallikarnai sewage pumping station to get new lease of life

The project to provide underground sewerage network in Pallikaranai is expected to be completed on schedule with the Chennai Corporation...»

Conservancy operations to go private in all zones of Chennai

The Chennai Corporation Council on Wednesday approved the proposal for gradual privatisation of conservancy operations in all zones of t...»

Bronze bonanza

The magic of shilp guru Rathakrishnan’s artistry comes alive in his imposing Nataraja icons. »

Partners in progress

Happy Move? The volunteers of Hyundai’s outreach programme in Chennai find the community projects they’re involved in enjoyable and enrichin »

Word building

A dictionary is relevant even in today’s digital world, asserts Joanna Turnbull, managing editor of Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary Eig »

Metro Rail scaffolding crashes at Vadapalani

A major accident was averted as the scaffolding to build a 15-feet-long pier arm on one of the pillars on the busy 100 feet road at Vada...»

Fixing crack on temple tower is minor repair, says official

Days after cracks were discovered on a part of the western tower of Sri Devarajaswamy temple in Little Kancheepuram, B. Raja, joint comm...»

Pallikaranai wetland in makeover mode

Eco-restoration of 100 acres on southern part of marshland under way »

Food stocks sufficient, says Thomas

This year, food grain production is expected to achieve 257 million tonnes, indicating a robust level of self-sufficiency, says K. V. Thomas »

24/7 help for Exim trade

The government will soon take a decision on permitting offices engaged in the export and import documentation and clearance processes t...»

Olympics fever spreads in Chennai

Over 8,000 kilometres away from London, a little boy studying in MSB Matriculation Higher Secondary School in Broadway nurtured a dream...»

CMRL pulls out all stops to ensure safety

Equipment has been installed on heritage buildings near Metro Rail sites »

Know thy neighbour

Zubeda Hamid, through her story, talks of how apartment living and life in today's metros have distanced people from their neighbours »

Truck breaks down at level crossing, rail traffic hit

Movement of suburban electric trains on the Tambaram — Chennai Beach sector was affected for 30 minutes on Friday afternoon after a truc...»

Road-widening project claims landmarks

The Theradi in Tiruvottiyur no longer has the landmark after which it is named – the parking yard of the Thyagarajaswamy temple’s car. W...»

A wall that speaks

There is an addition to the short list of public art works in the Capital. Chennai-based artist Pravin Kannanur has made a mural on the oute »

Norwegian Embassy outsources receipt of visa applications

Royal Norwegian Embassy has signed an agreement to outsource the receipt of applications for visa and work/residence permits to Cox &...»

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....»

For a career in animation

CCX Animation Academy, T. Nagar, offers production-based training in Computer Animation. It has full time and part time courses,...»

Work begins but problems not addressed

Residents want storm water drains to be expanded and MGR canal desilted. »

Tunnel boring begins at Nehru Park

First underground segment of 939 metres to be covered in 5 months »

Love this historian

I wonder how many of us who are passionate about the history of Madras and who have depended considerably on the work of Lt. Col. Henry...»

I am…

‘I’ve been making appalams since 1988. It began when my husband had an accident and I had to earn money. I raised Rs. 500 and started...»

PM expresses shock, grief

Condoling the loss of lives in the fire accident in the Tamil Nadu Express, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday asked the Railway Mi...»

Winning with English

Not much is being done in colleges and universities to improve the English communication skills of students. A recent survey comes as a wake »

Vijayakant attacks Jayalalithaa govt.

Mr. Vijayakant also sharply criticised Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, saying she had taken a long break from office and was running the govern »

Sri City metro car unit of Alstom to be on stream in September

Located close to Tamil Nadu, the facility initially will cater to Chennai Metro requirements »

Survivors relieved to reach Chennai

At 10.45 a.m. on Monday, platform 6 at Chennai Central was filled with eager and some worried faces who held a constant vigil of the rail...»

Vintage beauties ring in old times

Looks of excitement mixed with a feeling of nostalgia for the yesteryears was common among the onlookers as several vintage cars and mot...»

Child comes under rear wheel of school bus

A one and a half-year-old child was killed in an accident in Annanur near Avadi on Monday, after he came under the rear wheel of the sch...»

When send-off became farewell

When Bhashish Singh saw off his nephew Malkeet Singh two days ago at Tarntaran Sahib railway station in Punjab, he did not know that the...»

Where Madras greets Chennai

Aparna Karthikeyan walks through the city’s history at Fort St. George »

Eight-bit entertainers

Sharan M. takes a nostalgic look at the video games that ruled the market and hearts in the 1990s. Mario, anyone? »


Why do we acquire wealth? The answer would be that we need to provide for our old age, and for our families.But while this may be...»

Dignity comes from within, say teachers

School staff members offended by government circular asking them to avoid wearing indecent clothes »

From Sardar Patel Road to Silverstone Circuit

When the students of IIT-Madras took it upon themselves to design and build a single-seat racing car on a par with international standar...»

Poignant portrait of rural struggle

Moondraam Ulagappor (Third World War), lyricist Vairamuthu’s latest work, is an ambitious attempt to weave an epic around the travails of ru »

Worldspace: Bar to ballot

Young and old, England's legislators discover the joys of drinking at work. »

The Indira Wave

My return from Oxford coincided with the denouement of India's political power struggle. The disunity of Indira Gandhi's opponents and he...»

Sunday Magazine Mail Bag

Many flavours of brothThe very fact that The Artist revived a dead art, introduced a generation(s) to silent medium of the...»

The Other Half: Selling nirvana

Come March 8, another Women's Day will get buried under marketing buzz. But it's a good time to introspect on what empowerment really means. »

The Shrinking Universe: I am like this only

Change is growth but it is also stressful, which is why most people resist it. »

Romancing war

Is macho the only way to be for a country or its citizens? Several ongoing campaigns would have us think so. »

Dreams take shape

Paresh Maity ventures into new territories in his paintings and sculptures, which go on show at Art Chennai next week. »

Magic, manga and Sellotape

Manga artist Yukichi Yamamatsu is as hilarious and direct as his graphic novel, Stupid Guy Goes to India. Excerpts from a conversation. »

You can't read this book

Who is afraid of the written word? Almost everyone it seems, from the State to cultural and religious groups. In spite of being a free socie »

Aravaan: A lofty aim

At times, Aravaan (U) is like Apocalypto revisited. The Mel Gibson film on the Mayan Kingdom in Mexico is about a tribesma...»

Audio Beat: Kadhal Pisase

Kadhal Pisase What it is about… The audio of Dream Art Creations' Kadhal Pisase was released by director...»

What's new about Naanga?

From production to promotion, director Selva's techniques seem different for the film releasing on March 9 »

‘What is Ramanujan without mathematics?'

Robert Kanigel reflects on the making of his book The Man Who Knew Infinity, about Srinivasa Ramanujan. »

A story that has not been told

A powerful and poignant book on what it means to be a dalit in pre and post-Independence India. »

Second Thoughts: Of Writers and writers

While some have all the time in the world to just put pen to paper, there are some authors who work all day and write at night. »

She wrote of the life she knew

With Hephzibah Jesudasan's death last month, an era of self-reflexive women's writing in Tamil has come to an end. »

Philosophical drama

This is a sort of coming-of-age novel dealing with the moral and psychological growth of its protagonist »

The cover-up

The book is replete with interesting historical content. »

Typically Paniker

When original poems are suspiciously simple, translating them is a daunting task. But, Nayar's translation is a fitting tribute to the liter »

Killing creativity

Sequels have rarely worked and this novel by P.D. James is no exception. Shashi Deshpande »

A history of the printed word in Tamil

A scholarly and well-researched account of the book in Tamil as it evolved through changing technologies and modes of consumption. »

A forgotten masterpiece

A moving story of how the nationalist movement impacted ordinary lives in Andhra Pradesh. »

Quiet polyphonies

Amit Chaudhuri, whose book On Tagore was released recently, talks about the Indian writer's relationship to the past and the reality of livi »

Police ask colleges to list students from outside TN

Institutions told to watch out for suspicious behaviour and poor attendance »

Signature craftsmanship on display

Thematic exhibition to be spread over 10 days »

Nurses of private hospitals continue strike

Hundreds of nurses from three corporate hospitals boycotted work on Saturday, as a result of which hospitals deployed their nursing stud...»

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 »

It's not pulp fiction

Stem cell therapy is poised to become the next big thing in the treatment of major diseases. Even those extracted from dental pulp can be pr »

Bitter truths about sugar

Most of us find sweets irresistible. But do we realise that added sugar only piles on the calories, leaving us vulnerable to lifestyle disea »

Kicked about a cause

Homeless World Cup Foundation and Slum Soccer use football for a larger goal — development of the under privileged »

Facade and footfalls

A fleet of Audis whooshing down a curving road. Mercs glinting in a shower of powerful lights. BMWs moving in a single file on a posh lane. »

Restoration work on Ripon Buildings way behind schedule

Corporation engineers attribute delay to various factors, including Metro Rail work »

Nurses on warpath

Power, water supply cut off to one hostel as stir intensifies »

I am not affluent enough to fund any organisation in India: German national

Hermann Rainer Sonntag, the German national who was deported last week for his alleged involvement in the protests against Kudankulam Nu...»

Metro Rail to eat into landmark shops

Anna Salai, or Mount Road, will soon lose a few of its landmark buildings to the Metro Rail project. As part of the work to build an unde...»

Dichotomy in design

Besides her classic template, Ritu Kumar showcased some contemporary silhouettes at the launch of her new store in the city »

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 »

Craftsmen of colour

Known as the Banjaras or the Lambadis, these tribal folk have contributed beauty to Indian craft through their distinct embroidery. »

Quick Read: Awesome two-wheeler

Jeremy had a dream…a red bicycle. But will his dream come true? »

Colours of Chennai - Born identical: Spot the difference

Out to cover a lawyers’ seminar, Sowmiya Ashok bumps into twin brothers Ram and Lakshman »

After Cyclone Thane, a deluge of art in Chennai

While Cyclone Thane was notorious for leaving behind a trail of destruction, it provided the impetus for Vikatan readers to moot a uniqu...»

From Japan, with love

For those of you who have always enjoyed the slightly exaggerated violence and dramatic deaths that often characterise Samurai movies an...»

Determined nurses continue strike

Nurses at Apollo and Fortis Malar Hospital continued their strike for the fourth day on Monday. Hundreds of nurses did not report to work...»

New bridge on NH5 soon

Hundreds of college students in Panchetti and employees of industries in Gummidipoondi can now heave a sigh of relief with work progress...»

Get-set-go for practicals

For the first time, marks in practical examination will count »

Shot Cuts: Woman power

Kollywood stars are making a splash not just in the other parts of the country, but also across the world. Yes, after Vikram, who was vo...»

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 »

Understanding the sun, moon and rains

“Do you know how are clouds formed?, “Does it always rain during the new moon?” and “How do you measure the temperature?” were some of th...»

Keeping tabs on tenants raises troubling queries

Rental blogs here say only south Indians are preferred, tenants tell Vasudha Venugopal »

Civic Sense: Insurance, the road ahead for quality upkeep

Insurance firms are willing to indemnify in case of damage to the assets »

Talks fail, nurses to continue stir

Nurses at Apollo and Fortis Malar Hospital plan to continue their strike for the sixth consecutive day on Wednesday as the talks with the...»

Eyeing change

Samsung Innovation Award winner Saurabh Sanyal's invention will help millions set their sights on a better future, literally! »

Power women

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

Truly deserving!

A newspaper article titled “Women at the bottom of the ladder” left me very disturbed. It gave out statistics about how even though wome...»

Pongal, with a twist

La Pongal crafts an unusual combination — the modern percussion and ancient folk lyrics — through its various performances and its first eve »

Willing to suspend?

Ever heard of suspension training? Learn what this fitness routine's all about. »

They call the shots

On Women's Day Haricharan Pudipeddi looks at a few women directors who have carved a niche for themselves in a male-dominated industry. »

Thank the men

Women, at least some, today live with more freedom and independence. On International Women's Day, here's a toast to the men who have made i »

Look, who's calling the shots!

An inspiring story of three women who've taken advantage of changing technology and attitudes to occupy top corporate jobs »

A place under the sun

‘Idam' is an informal gathering of women that meets at Kanakakkunnu Palace grounds on the second Friday of every month »

Striking Fortis Malar nurses return to work

Management presents revised package to Labour Department »

Apollo suspends fresh admissions

With junior nurses staying away from work, it was a busy day for students at Apollo Hospitals »

Exploitation continues at garment hub

In the garment export town of Tirupur, bonded and forced labour exists on an extensive scale; girl children younger than 14 continue to...»

‘When I stepped into the mortuary’

K. Lakshmi on life as a woman reporter »

Pulse Rate: Being woman, being young, being healthy

Once upon a time, prevention was said to be better than cure. Today, prevention is the cure »

Colours of Chennai: On this street, happiness comes in circular shapes

It’s the evening before the festival of colours and there is brisk sales at the bangle shops on Perumal Mudali Street in Sowcarpet. As t...»

A life of slim chances and unfair expectations

HINDU Boy 34/165, Chithira BTech IT consultant MNC Bangalore (having 11 years work experience in India UK and US) seeks alliance from...»

Cricket and Kanya…

The violin exponent's love for the game comes through in her latest project. »

Freedom of expression

Kannan Sundaram's Kalachuvadu, the magazine and the publishing house, gives space to creativity, translation, debate, dissent and a variety »

Rich in description

In the lineage of Sri Vaishnava crusaders, Koorathazhwan had played a prominent role. An ardent disciple of Sri Ramanuja, he assisted th...»

Refrains, old and new

Veteran actor Radha Ravi, whose performance in the soap ‘Chellamae' is being lauded, takes a walk down memory lane. »

Creative collaboration

‘Neelkanth' saw dancer Swapnasundari and artist V.V. Ramani share the stage in an unusual jugalbandhi. »

Shot Cuts: Blessing in disguise

Sometimes, mishaps prove to be a blessing in disguise. Take for instance the injury actor Vishnu sustained during the final of the Celeb...»

My five…

TroyWolfgang PetersenAny period drama hinges on three things to become a success — the genuineness of its screenplay, the p...»

Hidden 100: Bird is the word

At Ranganathittu, K.C. Vijaya Kumar discovers the colours and character of the avian world »

Religious mission

The Association for cleaning Hindu temples will take up their 23 cleaning process on March 11. And this time the venue will be Arulmigu G...»

When working women feel at home …

Study offers a ‘how-to' model for organisations to attract, retain and grow women in their workplaces »

Chasing the Cooum: How precious money went down the drain that is Cooum

In Part 2 of the series, K.Lakshmi examines how the river came to be polluted and how over the past century several committees were set up a »

Students have it easy on day one

TANGEDCO has re-scheduled load-shedding in city and suburbs in areas where examination centres are located »

Nurses' strike pays off

Apollo Hospitals management too gives in »

Celebrating women of rare grit and courage

Achievers who excelled in professions considered a preserve of men honoured on International Women's Day »

Recalling their journey to success

Young women software professionals listened in rapt attention as women speakers from different walks of life spoke of their experiences...»

Decision to shift Anna library is in larger public interest, court informed

Bona fide move can't be termed tainted, says government »

Unauthorised bus shelters mushroom again

They compete with uniformly designed modern bus shelters set up by Chennai Corporation »

Eye-catching presentations

“This is double punch,” said G.Nagaraj, a student of Advent Christian High School, to one of the teachers in-charge of students in the a...»

Corporation to keep tab on applications for water connections

In an effort to streamline the process of scrutinising applications for water and sewer connections, the Chennai Corporation has asked M...»


What it is…A loosely connected group of films made in France during the early 1960s that worked on a radically different gr...»

The three faces of David

Not many can claim to have a record as impressive as that of cinematographer Rathnavelu aka Randy when it comes to delivering hits »

Just Judd!

American TV and film actor and activist Ashley Judd on her forthcoming drama series “Missing,” drawing inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and m »

Three Cheers

Kajal Aggarwal is on a roll. The actor who straddles the Tamil, Telugu and Hindi film worlds with ease talks about her upcoming projects — a »

Expanding the milieu of art and artists

It had all the ingredients of a “city festival” as Sanjay Tulsyan wanted it to be. The opening show of the second season of ‘Art Chenna...»

Bridges to ease monsoon woes of residents

They will come up on surplus course of Red Hills reservoir »

Interaction with Nature

Though starkly different, sculptures by three artistes have a common thread »

Chennai under art attack for the second day

I am 18 years old and my hair is growing grey, I have used many hair care products, oils and powders, but nothing seems to work. ...»

Poor students from R.K. Mission polytechnic land plum jobs

Ashok Leyland, Wipro, HCL among companies to hire them during campus placements. »

Funniest side up

No one minds being made a bakra when Cyrus Broacha is around. Meet the lovable gagster who, along with stand-up comedian Vikram Sathaye, per »

Road overbridge project awaits NOC

The proposed project at Perungalathur has already been approved by State government »

Stink operation

Sticking around to see what happens to garbage at the day's end is not a job for the faint-hearted »

Wider canvas

Day Three of Art Chennai opened up a fascinating mix of installations, photographs and paintings. »

Clever and subversive

Pravin Kannanur's work, seemingly hilarious, asks a serious question — what is art? »

Proposed township to get transaction advisor

A transaction advisor for the Thirumazhisai satellite township is likely to be appointed by the month-end. The advisor will be giv...»

Landlords remain lukewarm

The Soundarapandiyanar Angadi police station in Pondy Bazaar is perhaps the only sober-looking building in the stretch. Though the buzz...»

Demolition of landmark shops begins

Fears that the rear portion of P. Orr & Sons on Anna Salai might be the next victim of the Metro Rail work added to the poignant moo...»

Sub-station holds key to new domestic terminal inauguration

Main contractor has completed civil works »

Jayalalithaa: power shortage will gradually disappear from June

She targets DMK, Congress during campaign at Sankarankoil »

United by diversity

Eight artists — both established and emerging — come together to showcase their paintings »

Bizarre meets colourful

Paritosh Sen's influences are evident in his works as they combine cubism and expressionist grotesquery »

Of wit and wisdom

Art Chennai gets an intriguing twist with installations and cartoons »

Some cheer, but no bonanza for State

While there is clearly no bonanza for Tamil Nadu in the Railway Budget for 2012-13 presented by Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi in Parli...»

Land acquisition 95% complete

Of private lands for phase II of Outer Ring Road from Nemilichery to Minjur »

18 new EMU services to ease Chennai's woes

Work on MRTS extension from Velachery to St. Thomas Mount targeted for commissioning in 2012-13 »

Not all is lost in Kalas Mahal fire

The Hindu has accessed rare prints and drawings depicting the layout of the heritage building, which should help the PWD in restoring the st »

Civic Sense: Poor pedestrian left in the middle of the road

In several Indian cities, about 20 to 40 per cent of daily trips made by residents are by foot »

Thirunageswaram temple wears new look

FACELIFT The floors of the prakaras now have rough granite. »

Keeping traditional style alive

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

He takes a BOW!

Virtuoso violinist, chosen for Padma Bhushan, M.S. Gopalakrishnan has been playing with the same energy for 70 years… »

Patch perfect

TRADITION It is a burst of colour and creativity at the Patchwork Festival.Pushpa chari »

Seeing is believing

CHATLINE The founder of Nethrodaya believes that being honest, having standards and following best practices is the way to make yourself cre »

Best foot forward

OFFBEAT A charity dance show brings in more than just funds — team work and compassion »

The two Ds of design

LAUNCH Drama and detail define Tarun Tahiliani’s work, says T. Krithika Reddy after checking out the collection the celebrity designer has e »

Karnan rules

CINEMA “Karnan,” the classic featuring Sivaji Ganesan and a slew of other stars, releases in some theatres in the city today in its restored »

Centuries of thought

C. Douglas' paintings effortlessly weave in philosophy, literature and art »

The storm and the calm

Works of five artistes capture the beauty and the destructiveness of the sea »

Shot Cuts

Samantha's favouriteIn every actor's life comes a year that can either take her to the pinnacle of success or to the depths of des...»

Engineering counselling only in Chennai

The State government has decided to have centralised counselling for engineering admissions on the Anna University campus in the city fo...»

Ambassador skeleton collapses

Building was being stripped of fittings ahead of its demolition by Metro Rail »

Corporation to hire part-time teachers

The Chennai Corporation is in the process of inducting as many as 257 part-time instructors to impart art, work and physical education t...»

Expressions of self

Two artists' works give a tangible form to their thoughts and journeys »

Historic watch store puts up a fight

“We are willing to part with space for the work but not at the cost of the heritage structure” »

Cracking the case

The countdown for the release of Balaji Sakthivel's Vazhakku Enn 18/9 begins. The director talks to k. r. manigandan about the film that's »

Itsy-bitsy -One project at a time

His Maatran is fast nearing completion and director K. V. Anand says he hopes to wrap up the remaining portion, including a song,...»

The Other Half - Gendered economics

Economic downturns impact women in more ways than they do men. Here's why. »

Yours, mine or ours?

Getting married again? Take the time to sort out the issue of children first. »

Caste census to begin in April

Training and preparatory work has begun »

‘Early awareness better than cure'

A six-month interventional programme in schools found that when children are taught early about healthy food habits and lifestyle, they...»

The two faces of OMR

Behind the modern visage, Old Mahabalipuram Road's pastoral past remains intact. We present you the striking contrast »

Artists for art's sake

Since the words ‘Let there be art' were uttered at the beginning of last week, the city's residents have shared their public spaces with...»

Ensuring that safety doesn't take a backseat

Government should run special buses for students: experts »

Blending cultures with a tinge of spice

Vasudha Venugopal has a mouth-watering snack on Mint Street »

Waste can work for us

At ‘Municipalika', an expo held recently in the city, many local body representatives and interested citizens inspected off-the-shelf so...»

Traffic changes on EVR Salai

Traffic police have made some changes in the flow of vehicles in front of Pachaiyappa's College from Tuesday in order to facilitate cons...»

Corporation reluctant to give marshland for restoration

Forest Department had plans for integration management of Pallikaranai »

Collect e-waste for free entry to fests

Tons of wires, some burnt and some half-used with the copper jutting out, dozens of old mobile phones abandoned on shelves of hostels, h...»

Motorists may have to pay congestion tax

Proposal is for those using Anna Salai, P.H. Road and Jawaharlal Nehru Salai »

Art and the architect

Gautam Bhatia's works are a curious and playful rendering of spaces »

Civic Sense: Life in an online waiting room

In some zonal offices, printers failed to work, paper stock got depleted or cartridges went dry and officials attributed it to red tape. »

Opposition downplays defeat

While DMK leader M. Karunanidhi and DMDK leader Vijayakant sought to downplay the outcome of the Sankarankovil by-election, saying there...»

Keeping eyes wide open

The images of the Saundatti Temple in Belgaum dedicated to the Goddess Yellamma were accompanied by the voice over of Shoba Gasti. “My m...»

Pulse Rate: Getting that beauty sleep

93 per cent of people in India are sleep deprived, getting less than their requirement of sleep »

Three water bodies to be rejuvenated to boost supply to Chennai

Water bodies, big or small, assume great importance as sources of storage and groundwater recharge — but they are also easy prey for abu...»

New stands may remain empty this IPL season

Galleries were sealed by Corporation last year »

Student from Bihar held with gun

A country-made handgun in possession of a 20-year-old student of a private engineering college on OMR was recovered by police from his r...»

Subway project threatens homes

The fate of several houses, a school and a clinic in Chromepet all hang in the balance as the State Highways Department is set to resume...»

Long wait for land slows down Vyasarpadi flyover work

Over 60 per cent of the project has been completed »

Ranganathan Street breathes easy, for once

It is the most crowded street in the city. One that never falls silent, not even in the dead of night. When the electric trains call it a...»

Investing in schools is imperative

School education sector received Rs. 25,555 crore in the Budget »

Friday shandy: 177 years and counting

R. Narayanan, 50, sacrifices his weekends for work. He hardly spends time with his wife and children. A resident of Poonamallee, a wester...»

New technology, timeless message

Vivekanandar Illam is reinventing itself to make him relevant to the present generation »

Battling challenge after challenge

The women were from across the State and in different age groups. But, they all wanted answers to their problems – if for one it was gett...»

Metrowater plans more sewage plants

Chennai Metrowater has proposed the construction of three more sewage treatment plants in and around the city in anticipation of addition...»

Centre approves transfer of GSI land for Metro Rail

The Union Cabinet on Friday approved transfer of a piece of land belonging to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) on Inner Ring Road nea...»

Woman, son die in fire

Mother, son die of burns at home in Chitlapakkam »

More teeth to river monitoring body

A revamped Chennai River Restoration Trust is likely to focus on the Adyar river too »

End anti-nuke fast in national interest: Vasan

Union Shipping Minister G K Vasan has appealed to the anti-nuclear activists at Kudankulam to end their protest in national interest as t...»

Pallavaram gets house service connections

Residents complain about lack of transparency in procedure; want single-window system and clarification on charges »

Caffeine high

Conversations, bonding, romance, and birth of ideas — what can't a cup of coffee do? »

Catch the fun!

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Shot Cuts

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Metro Rail tunnels into IIT brains

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Cooking, home style

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Colours of culture

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He fought poverty only to choose death

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Schoolgirl rescued from forced marriage

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For this cop, pen is mightier than gun

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More green relief for Chennai soon

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O Jerusalem!

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Footloose in Flanders

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Unknown abusers

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Stringent measures to curb building violations in city

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Laptops open new gateway for students

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For a more accurate rain forecast

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A long wait for north Chennai residents

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Showcase: A celebration of celebration

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Showcase: Frozen fluidity

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Showcase: Metro motifs

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An explosion of talent

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Desert Spring

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No one size for all

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Worldspace: You relax, I'll wait in

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Worldspace: Bookworms in Beijing

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Melodies and memories

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Many voices of history

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The Story goes…

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Itsy-Bitsy: Best of both worlds

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Blood Money: When Hansel got more than just candy

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An expressway plagued by delays

The unwinding of an ambitious project »

State stops NHAI work on elevated corridor

Chennai Port-Maduravoyal link project to be halted till approval for fresh alignment along Cooum is obtained »

Chasing a high-flying dream

Lavanya M. talks to engineering students as they give finishing touches to an aircraft »

Some respite around Karanodai, say commuters

New bridge serves as crucial link on Chennai Tada Road »

For long ignoring the road to safety

Stretch on GST Road between Irumbuliyur and Tambaram continues to be accident-prone »

Anything but impartial reportage

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The Creative Writer: Engaging with the world

Write about what you know to give your writing an authentic feel. »

Elemental impulses

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Inward journeys

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First Look

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Deathknell for the bookstore?

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Remembering a classic

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Ode to love

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Peace with imperfection

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Endpaper: Decorative and protective

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‘I investigate the theme of violence'

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A ‘Green' Easter!

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Shot Cuts: A tough job, indeed

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Helping faded pages turn a fresh leaf

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Fading strokes of a bygone era

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Residents oppose move to group garbage bins

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‘Model’ city?

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Disabled child thrown into well

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Plans for vehicular subway to be dropped

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Consumers for monthly billing cycle

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Summery and special

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Tales with a weird twist

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Shot Cuts: High on humour

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Film industry stand-off headed for flop

Warring factions fail to resolve differences despite several attempts at a compromise »

Showbitz: Acting? Yes!

Actor-director Sasikumar has his hands full with acting so much so that his directorial venture will take off only next year. With three...»

For those resettled in Semmenchery, new home does not mean better life

Relocation site lacks even the most basic facilities, report Sowmiya Ashok and Lavanya M. »

Licences issued to food vendors

Newly-formed food safety department hopes to complete process this month »

Bridging the divide, digitally

“My father works as a machine operator at Royal Enfield and all through my childhood our family has faced severe financial strains. I had...»

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 »

One at a time

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Audio Beat: Nugam

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Life after 3

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Charting a course back to a city of childhood visits

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T. Nagar chokes as Metro Rail comes to Nandanam

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Widening of Periyapalayam road to be a blessing for pilgrims

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Students show the way to conserve water in trains

With water conservation becoming more and more relevant, the younger generation has also got into the act. Two students have come out wit...»

First consignment of Metro Rail tracks arrives at port today

Rails, shipped from France, to be used for Koyambedu-St. Thomas Mount elevated stretch »

A chunk of P. Orr & Sons razed

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Zoo gets facelift

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‘Dropping Metro expansion grave error'

Delhi Metro Rail adviser Sreedharan says Tamil Nadu government should not have axed plan to connect more areas in city with underground syst »

Decision on NHAI elevated link soon

The fate of the Chennai Port-Maduravoyal elevated link road project will be known in two or three days.Officials of the Water Reso...»

Heritage buildings to be listed soon

The State government will notify the first list of heritage buildings in the Chennai Metropolitan Area (CMA) this year.The Chennai...»

Anxious callers jam networks

The massive earthquake near Indonesia on Wednesday failed to trigger a tsunami strong enough to flood the city's coastal areas. But the...»

Port operations grind to a halt

Operations at the Chennai port came to a standstill on Wednesday afternoon, following a tsunami alert issued for the entire Indian Ocean. »

Traffic travails add to chaos

Even those who had not felt the tremors on Wednesday afternoon would soon have figured out that something was amiss, when they witnessed...»

Over to the ‘voice'

Nonagenarian K.V. Srinivasan, the actor who dubbed for N.T. Rama Rao in all his Tamil films including ‘Karnan,' which is seeing a successful »

Weaves of the season

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Shot Cuts: Treat for toppers

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Law on Tamil New Year was enacted for publicity, says Jayalalithaa

Says Karunanidhi never gave a convincing explanation for the change »

ChPT to close trailer checkpoint at Ernavoor bridge

Will resume operations at the Tiruvottiyur Parking Yard after nearly three years »

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Master of mythological cinema

A. P. Nagarajan set a trend in the 1960s with his mythological films. Will his super hits be restored following the successful re-release of »

Renewed hope for compost yard

The State government has decided to call fresh tenders for the construction of the abandoned modern, integrated compost yard at Venkatam...»

Portion of Akkarai bridge to be thrown open by May

Residents encountering a slowdown of traffic on Kalaignar Karunanidhi Salai, a vital link between East Coast Road and Rajiv Gandhi Salai,...»

Colours of Chennai: Lost in his world where small is beautiful

Sowmiya Ashok watches ‘Dusty' as he gives shape to his little dreams »

The slow decline of student life

A former student of IIT Madras laments the recent restrictions on life on campus and argues that it is freedom that will produce successful »

Madras miscellany

A remarkable family Working on a pictorial history on the Anglo-Indians, I've been re-reading a fascinating book, Gro...»

Transgenders make a mark in SHGs

Integrating into society at large and finding a job continues to be a challenge for transgenders in the city, but they have not given up. »

An ongoing battle against discrimination

Participants share success stories, reflect on struggles at Transgender Day celebrations »

More stormwater to help restore Adyar creek

Chennai Corporation will commission filtering mechanism around the Adyar Poonga for letting additional stormwater drains into the 58 acr...»

North Chennai all set to get brighter

Chennai Corporation will soon float tenders to take up work to improve lighting on two important roads in north Chennai, the 5 km-long Ti...»

Memorial to a vaccinator

At the intersection of Langs Garden and Harris (now Adithanar) Roads, stands a small green pillar. In the middle of the structure is a m...»

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...»

Japanese team to help ramp up power supply network in T.N.

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Corporation to set in motion road grid improvement this week

175 km of roads shortlisted based on residents' feedback »

Civic Sense: Time to revamp pollution control board

People associated with TNPCB say it is bogged down by too much work »

Haunting notes

Ghostnote's unpretentious and whacky music is already a hit with the city's music lovers. »

Work on pipeline for Nemmeli desalination plant complete

The long-pending process of laying a pipeline to draw water from the sea to be treated at the upcoming desalination plant at Nemmeli, abo...»

Fatal accidents highest in Poonamallee

The traffic investigation limit recorded 2,264 accidents last year in which 328 persons died »

With Council's approval, work on grid system of roads to begin shortly

Initiative will cover 175 km of roads in all eight zones of newly added areas »

Dishing out chapathis is their forte

For the past several years, a group of women meet up every day, put on an apron, cover their hair and make sure that their nails are clea...»

Melting pot of creativity

In the years following Independence, Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, the doyen of India’s craft renaissance, travelled the length and breadth o...»

The dark knight

Playing villain comes naturally to Venu Arvind. Anusha Parthasarathy talks to the actor who is set for a comeback on the small screen »

Boy who went missing returns

A 14-year-old boy who went missing from Aminjikarai on April 8, returned home on Thursday morning. The teenager had run away fearing that...»

Kudankulam set for loading of enriched uranium fuel rods

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's nod awaited: S.K. Jain »

Gandhi Mandapam to be spruced up at Rs.11.61-cr.

Gandhi Mandapam, one of the city's significant landmarks, will soon get spruced up at a cost of Rs.11.61 crore.Public Works Minis...»

Language barrier puts students from Tamil medium in a fix

Engineering and medical colleges do little to help such students cope with the subjects that are largely taught in English »

The Kovai chronicle

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City has highest number of voters sans photo on rolls

It looks like the residents of the city have to pull up their socks soon, as Chennai has the highest percentage of voters without a photo...»

Tome raiders!

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Highways’ app will show you best route

Work is on to develop system that will integrate GIS, traffic data and road work progress »

Youth murders girl, attempts suicide

In a brutal act of vengeance following a broken relationship, a 23-year-old salesman murdered his ex-girlfriend by slitting her throat i...»

Smart cards work now suspended in city’s north

The process of issuing smart cards for encroachers, by the Chennai Corporation, has hit a road block in areas of north Chennai as well. T...»

Chennai Port wants encroachers evacuated

Chennai Port Trust (ChPT) officials on Tuesday asked the Chennai Fishing Harbour Management Committee to evacuate encroachers, who have b...»

A healthy way to start the day

Stepping around puddles and squeezing through cramped roads, Aparna Karthikeyan takes a look at one of India’s largest vegetable markets »

Set to play

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The sound and the fury

Subjects focussing on human values and sensitivity trigger director Vijay’s imagination. He talks about his upcoming film Thandavam and work »

Triumphs and trophies

Following her dad and grandma’s advice to learn squash seems to have changed Anaka Alankamony’s life, placing her on the path to titles and »

Burning skies

THE NEXT LEVEL Despite its flaws, Resistance on the PS Vita is the first competent handheld FPS »

Portal to the past

Anusha Yadav’s website enables people to relive the past through pictures and anecdotes »

Rangarajapuram flyover offers promise of relief from traffic snarls

Chennai Corporation expects to complete the work by mid-August »

Corporation mounts vigil at Perungudi dumpyard

Every development in Perungudi and Kodungaiyur dumpyards will be monitored live by officials at Ripon Buildings. The Chennai Corporation...»

Rules violated in Tirupananthaal lake desilting, allege residents

The desilting of Tirupananthaal Lake, one of the last surviving water bodies in Pammal Municipality near Tambaram, has begun as part of...»

Celebrating stitches

Hands of India concentrates on lending contemporariness to weaves of the past, bringing together rare blocks and traditional embroidery »

The cultural connection

R. Nagaswamy’s latest book, ‘Mirror of Tamil and Sanskrit,’ is an integrated study that shows the impact of Vedic tradition and Sanskrit on »

The Brinda effect

Brindamma — Music Beyond Music Swathi’s Sanskrithi Series DVD, Rs. 150 For those of you who love the legendar...»

Lure of jobs lands Bihari children in a mess

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18-year-old woman labourer falls into open ditch, drowns

Less than a month after a 12-year-old boy drowned in the Korukkupet stretch of the north Buckingham Canal, an 18-year-old woman, employed...»

Dearth of talent hits nursing

Around 8,000 nurses from private institutions and 1,200 nurses from government colleges enter the profession every year but only a few find »

Over 1,000 volunteer for Home Guards

Employees during the day, volunteers after dusk »

Pretty sights and sounds on a road less travelled

The idea of the film, is to visually represent everyday moments that have a strong musical, rhythmic or performative quality. »

Child workers sweat it out for big firm

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Oddball to class leader, a young Nepali’s long journey

Despite difficulties, these children settled into school, and are now practically indistinguishable from the others. »

Loyola and MOP bag honours

Loyola (men) and MOP Vaishnav College (women) retained the B. Sivanthi Adityan Rolling Trophy for producing more number of University pla...»

Cheat codes

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A particular eye, a particular sensibility

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Strike by MMM nurses may spread

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Showcase: Ready reference

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In the throes of social change

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Will Ambattur civil supplies office get its due?

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Craft fair

An exhibition of handicrafts and handlooms from various States is on at Sri Sankara Hall, No: 281, T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet. The collection...»

Normal life thrown out of gear

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Taking the silk route

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Surf's up

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Socialist Realism

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Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal: Living a dream

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Government hospitals have a long way to go, say experts

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Voice of Paramacharya

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‘I treasure my quiet time’: Amala Akkineni

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5senses: authentically contemporary

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Work on flyover in Porur put on hold

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Scramble to mend speed breakers after death of minister’s son

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Over 3,000 applications for 81 vacancies

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Power Shutdown

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