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The Parsi community in Royapuram has grown up around the club in the neighbourhood. Photo: The Hindu Archives
The Parsi community in Royapuram has grown up around the club in the neighbourhood. Photo: The Hindu Archives
Madras 375

Royapuram: Wheel of time takes the sea away

In the 1970s, Ajit Diaz’s family was among the very few non-Anglo Indian families to make Royapuram their home. What he vividly remembers about this north Chennai locality is its tranquil su... »
The swarming Chintadripet market accommodates both age-old trades and 21st-century demands. Photo: The Hindu Archives Madras 375

Chintadripet: Weaving its way through the ages

Stroll down the streets of Chintadripet — conceived as a ‘village of small looms’ — and you will see how an old neighbourhood has paused, even if hastily, to take account of time. Buildings... »
A resident looks at the spot where the fire broke out on Sunday. Photo: V. Ganesan

Dark days ahead for fire-hit complex

Darkness enveloped the homes at Block A of the Tower Block Apartments on MTH Road in Villivakkam on Monday. Barely 24 hours after a fire triggered panic among the occupants of the 62-apartm... »
Work is on to repair the link canal bringing water to Chembarambakkam reservoir. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

Krishna water to arrive in August

WRD is repairing canals that transport water to enhance storage »
S. Esther Shanthi, S. Praveena and P.N. Shanthi have taken their work as a challenge to break the male-dominated space. Photo: K. Pichumani

Facing their fears to build a new life

The past four months have been life-changing for three women who have undertaken the management of a crematorium in Anna Nagar »
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CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

1.22 lakh seats fall vacant at the end of counselling in Chennai

At the end of engineering counselling on Monday, as many as 1,22,996 seats fell vacant. While Anna University’s constituent colleges have around 1,083 vacancies, there are 10 vacancies in g... »
July 29, 2014
on the move

Smoking commuters the bane of public transport

Recently, the Charminar Express from Chennai to Hyderabad was held up for over an hour after smoke was noticed emerging from one of the AC compartments. Fire and rescue teams rushed in, along with... »
Hassan, July 29, 2014

Techie from Chennai goes missing in Bisale forest

A software engineer from Chennai reportedly went missing on Monday in Bisale forest near Sakleshpur. He was part of a team of 15 persons working for a software company in Chennai. Th... »
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Mayur Abhaya of LifeCell launch the public stem
cell bank. Photo : M.Vedhan
CHENNAI, July 28, 2014

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... »
A photo walk in Besant Nagar. Photo: The Chennai Photowalk
Chennai, July 28, 2014

Up and About: Shutterbugs in Chennai flock together to walk

If you find a motley group of people seeping into the nooks and corners of the city on a weekend, pausing to find the extraordinary in the ordinary through their lenses, they are probably saving t... »
Devotees make ‘koozhu’ at a temple in Villivakkam as part of Aadi festivities. Photo: M. Prabhu
CHENNAI, July 28, 2014

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... »
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... »

Suburban train services cancelled on Sunday

‘TASMAC outlet must go’

Man held for abusing minor in Villivakkam

Chennai Monorail to be restructured

Snag delays train on Tambaram-Beach route for an hour

In full Blossom

Chennai may simmer down today

Lack of empathy a heavy cross to bear for disabled

CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

PG medical students, house-surgeons go on strike seeking more stipends in Chennai

Service in government hospitals were affected as hundreds of postgraduate medical students and house-surgeons across the State launched an indefinite strike on Monday demanding a hike in their sti... »
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

Breaking bread, bringing down walls

The past month of Ramzan witnessed a few notable inter-faith Iftars where people of different cultures and religions came together. The Institute of Dialogue with Cultures and Religions (ID... »
Chennai, July 28, 2014

Change in suburban train timings announced

The Southern railway has announced cancellation of following suburban train services due to line block / power block, from 9.30 a.m to 5.40 p.m on July 29,  to facilitate engineering works between... »
Triplicane in 1968. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 28, 2014
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... »
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
CHENNAI, July 28, 2014

Building fire throws light on lack of safety protocol

A fire broke out in the garbage receptacle of an apartment complex in Villivakkam on Sunday afternoon, resulting in panic amongst the residents. It took over an hour and four water tankers... »
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: On this side of the bridge

A model colony with a sense of community

Union Minister to inspect Chennai airport

Rs. 204 crore for ECR-OMR link road

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

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