Triplicane in 1968. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Triplicane in 1968. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Madras 375

Triplicane: Confluence of cultural riches

​ Jaya and her friends used to hurry home from school so that they could spend as much time as possible on ‘Radio Beach’ — the stretch on the Marina bang opposite Sunkuwar Street and the PWD buildi... »
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mayur Abhaya of LifeCell launch the public stem
cell bank. Photo : M.Vedhan

Stem cell banking gets a star nod

“It’s a no brainer,” said Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, when asked why she’d decided to bank her umbilical cord blood after her baby was born. “It’s a simple but very precious gift we can give to our ch... »
Devotees make ‘koozhu’ at a temple in Villivakkam as part of Aadi festivities. Photo: M. Prabhu

Festivity-filled month a boon for traders

July has been a month abuzz with activity for residents across communities, and a busy time for traders too. For the past few weeks, Chennaiites have been busy observing religious practices as par... »
A photo walk in Besant Nagar. Photo: The Chennai Photowalk

Up and About: Shutterbugs in Chennai flock together to walk

From visiting landmarks to venturing into less-explored neighbourhoods, interest in PHOTO WALKS is growing »
It took over an hour and four water tankers for firefighters to put out the flames at Tower Block in Villivakkam. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Building fire throws light on lack of safety protocol

Garbage bins, chute at Villivakkam highrise erupt in flames, residents escape unhurt »
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CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

CEG alumni take a walk down memory lane

Many forgotten memories were rekindled at College of Engineering, Guindy, on Saturday, when the class of 1985-89 got together to celebrate 25 years of passing out. For Ravi Appan, who now w... »
Long time residents fondly recall the well-planned and spacious Anna Nagar of the 70s. A scene from 1972. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014
Madras 375

Anna Nagar: A locality a fair wrought

If not for the World Trade Fair of 1968, it is doubtful whether Anna Nagar would have taken shape. The locality hosted the world expo and the venue was later converted into a residential la... »
Actors Y Gee Mahendra and Arvind Swami, journalist Sashi Kumar and tennis icon Vijay Amritraj at the event. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

The stars descend for alumni meet

The two-day global reunion of Don Bosco in Egmore, DB Converge, at the ITC Grand Chola was a star-studded affair as successful alumni shared nostalgic memories of their time in school. In f... »
Glass panels cracking and tiles breaking are just some of the problems at the new airport terminals. Photo: M. Srinath
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

Spurt in public grievances over facilities at airport

Air passengers’ reluctance to fly through Chennai airport has certainly become more pronounced over the years, going by available data. The number of public grievances recorded at Chennai a... »
Work in progress at the Oragadam bridge.
CHENNAI, July 26, 2014

More roads and bridges for Chennai

In a major fillip to infrastructure development in the State, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Friday announced road projects, bridges and sub-ways at a cost of Rs 2,325 crore. The prime beneficiari... »
Adyar was a self-sufficient area, emracing its inhabitants and yet throwing its gates open
Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

Adyar: On this side of the bridge

In the 1950s, sisters Ambigai and Uma Nataraja had hopped on to their cycles daily, and made the quick trip from near McRennett Bakery (now Adyar Bakery), where they lived with their parents, to T... »
The combined area of Mambalam and T. Nagar was one of the Madras Corporation's first urban-planning initiatives
Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

A model colony with a sense of community

One rarely ventures into the commercial jungle that Theagaraya Nagar has become, without a single-minded purpose — to shop. Rewind to a couple of decades ago, and this mercantile quarter pa... »
Damaged trolleys at Chennai Airport. File photo
NW DELHI, July 25, 2014

Union Minister to inspect Chennai airport

After reviewing the state of the Chennai airport with its brass, led by Airport Director H.S. Suresh, Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju said he would inspect the premises a month fro... »
The building of a government primary school will also be demolished to make for the road. Photo: M. Karunakaran.
CHENNAI, July 23, 2014

Rs. 204 crore for ECR-OMR link road

A new link road between East Coast Road (ECR) and Rajiv Gandhi Salai or Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), spanning only 1.4 km, will be a reality shortly, with the State government sanctioning funds .... »
July 21, 2014

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Exploring new frontiers in medical imaging, physiology

U.S. varsity considers tie-up with IIT-M in sports analytics

Car accident, one dead

4 surrender after killing man

Party time for Mylapore scout group

Shooting to fame

No pickup facility outside domestic arrival hall of airport

Crackdown on illegal tapping of groundwater

St. Thomas Mount in 1988.
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

Fading echoes of a diverse past at St. Thomas Mount

Ask anyone from one of the old families in St. Thomas Mount and they will agree that the area has changed completely. Most of the Anglo Indians and old European residents have left and only around... »
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

17-year-old killed in bike accident

A teenager died on the road after he crashed his brand new motorcycle into the gates of the University of Madras on Wallajah Road, close to Beach Road, on Saturday morning. Police said he w... »
Actor Suriya, scientist M.S. Swaminathan, REACH director Nalini Krishnan and Corporation health officer P. Kuganantham inaugurate the campaign. Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, July 27, 2014

Campaign to focus on cough hygiene

In a year-long campaign, Chennai-based non-profit organisation REACH will focus on cough hygiene for the prevention of spread of diseases through its “Cough with Care” initiative.Actor Suri... »
Classified as a Grade-I heritage structure built in the Indo-Saracenic style, a portion of it crumbled due to ageing and weakening of wooden beams. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, July 26, 2014

Minor fire at 246-year-old Humayun Mahal in Chennai

The 246-year old Humayun Mahal, part of the Chepauk complex caught fire in Chennai on Saturday noon.  Careless and negligent attitude by the officials of the government departments housed in the h... »
A suburban train with full of passengers at a railway station in Chennai. File photo
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

Suburban train services cancelled on Sunday

A number of suburban train services will be cancelled from 10.00 a.m. to 6.10 p.m. on Sunday to facilitate engineering works between Villivakkam and Ambattur in Chennai Central – Arakkonam section.... »
TASMAC outlet no. 914 is very close to residential buildings in R.A. Puram and poses a major hindrance to residents — Photo: M. SRINATH
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

‘TASMAC outlet must go’

The spot in R.A. Puram where Canal Bank Road joins 3 Cross Street is an assault on the senses, with broken bottles strewn on the ground and a pungent stench filling the surrounding air.For... »
CHENNAI, July 25, 2014

Man held for abusing minor in Villivakkam

The Villivakkam police arrested a 40-year-old man for abusing his partner’s eight-year-old daughter. Alan Kristhudas, an electrician and resident of Aynavaram, repeatedly sexually abused th... »
A view of Mumbai monorail.
CHENNAI, July 24, 2014

Chennai Monorail to be restructured

The State government has decided to restructure the Chennai Monorail project to attract potential developers for implementation under public-private partnership. Transport Minister V. Senth... »
Chennai, July 22, 2014

Snag delays train on Tambaram-Beach route for an hour

Passengers were stranded for one hour in the Tambaram to Beach route due to a technical snag at Chromepet station. According to railway sources, the problem occurred after a bill board... »
Blossom Kocchar has been instrumental in popularising aromatherapy through her 25 year-research in aromatherapy and herbalism
July 20, 2014

In full Blossom

“Beauty comes from within. To me beauty is holistic,” says beauty expert and aromatherapy specialist Blossom Kochhar, whose radiant face does not reveal how many decades have gone by. She has been... »

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