Members of the film fraternity and the public turned up in large numbers to accompany the filmmaker’s mortal remains on the final procession from his house on Warren Road in Mylapore to the burial ground in Besant Nagar
Photo: R. Ravindran
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Members of the film fraternity and the public turned up in large numbers to accompany the filmmaker’s mortal remains on the final procession from his house on Warren Road in Mylapore to the burial ground in Besant Nagar Photo: R. Ravindran

Protégés pay their last respects to K. Balachander

"I do not believe in rituals and I was unable to take part in the final rites, and this, I believe, will be the most fitting tribute I pay to him," said Kamal Hassan through a video telecast... »  
K. Balachander.

‘KB would always build stories from the climax’

“K. Balachander never liked conventions and always nudged everyone to consciously subvert it,” says Babu, who co-wrote dialogues of K. Balachander’s 100th film, Paarthale Paravasam, with his... »  

Chances of a storm in Chennai this weekend

A weather system brewing over Bay of Bengal may bring down the deficit of rainfall this season »
T. Krishnan rose to prominence in Kollywood with his roles in the film-maker's works.

With KB, I was the dog in the HMV poster: Kavithalaya Krishnan

K. Balachander’s Man Friday Kavithalaya Krishnan pays a moving tribute to his mentor, about what he meant to him, and what he did for him »  
The work on a cement concrete road in Adambakkam, reportedly to fix a drainage problem, left it damaged. Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez

Unauthorised digging of new roads in Chennai vexes residents

The widespread digging of new cement concrete roads in the city has caused severe damage to stretches. Even as commuters have started complaining about such unauthorised digging of roads in a numb... »
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There are few spaces in the city to exercise animals. Photo: M. Sathyamoorthy
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

It's a dog's life

When Alpheus Danson and his wife wanted to shift their home, their first concern was for their 3-year-old female Labrador retriever Nelia. Many homes they considered did not allow pets, while othe... »
Koothapiran joined All India Radio in the 1960s. File photo
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

‘Vanoli Anna’, voice that made waves on AIR, fades

Master storyteller and veteran dramatist Koothapiran, fondly known as ‘Vanoli Anna’, died on Tuesday morning. He was 83. According to his son, N. Ganesan, Mr. Koothapiran suffered a heart at... »
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Of pranks and the safety of children online

‘Rahul for Sales–Chennai’ said the ad in the pets section of an e-commerce website recently. Except, if you looked at the image and the description, it was a little boy who was being ‘sold’. <... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

IPS officials transferred

The State government on Tuesday announced the transfer and postings of senior police officers in Chennai and rest of the State.According to an official release, C. Sridhar, Joint Commission... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Appointments in Madras University deferred

The appointments to the various faculty posts in the University of Madras were deferred on Monday after senior IAS officers refused to approve the University's decision at the Syndicate meeting. »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

On tackling dementia

Former West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan on Saturday called upon people to donate generously towards the cause of dementia. Speaking at the 5 anniversary of the Dignity Dementia Day Care C... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Woman cheated by stranger in Anakaputhur

A young woman was cheated by a stranger whom she approached for help while withdrawing cash from an Automated Teller Machine in suburban Anakaputhur. Velayudham of Kamakshi Nagar had sent h... »
Footage revealed a suspect turning the camera away in one of the shops.
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Lone burglar strikes at row of shops

In what is suspected to be the handiwork of a lone burglar, six shops including three pharmacies, two grocery stores and an automobile spare parts store on a single stretch in Alwarthirunagar were... »  
December 23, 2014

On the move: No solution in sight, says MTC

Helplessness – this is the word that best describes the situation of the Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) when it comes to handling the menace of footboard travel by college and school stu... »
N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi and Sons Limited (second from left), delivered a lecture at the Kolvenbach Library’s annual day celebrations. Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

‘Communalism, a challenge to peace’

Communalism is a challenge to peace, and is engineered and part of a political strategy to gain votes, N. Ram, chairman, Kasturi and Sons Limited, said on Monday. He was delivering a lec... »

Poonamallee municipality seals illegal borewells

Lorry drivers go on strike

Fine-tuning the mechanics of empowerment

Police crack down on Tambaram traders

Up and About: A touch of diversity to first-day, first-show

Ragpickers to get ID cards, social benefits

Workers threaten to launch protest if Foxconn stops operations

Chennai Metrowater workers stage protest

Lingaa’s distributors claim loss

CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Where man's best friends live it up

Rearing pets — especially ones that need as much care as dogs — can be quite a challenge in a city. Between the lack of free space, and the long working hours of family members, dogs often receive... »
The lamps are now purchased only by restaurants, cinemas, serial production houses and interior decorators. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
December 24, 2014

A dim outlook for the lamps of olden days

If you were to search the loft in your house, you might find a hurricane lamp with the faint smell of kerosene still emanating from it. These lanterns, which were once a common sight in households,... »
CHENNAI, December 24, 2014

Chennai roads to be rated for periodic upkeep

In a move aimed at improving periodic maintenance of city roads, the Chennai Corporation will soon begin work on rating them on a technical basis.The civic body has so far been focusing only... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

College girl raped by 'policeman'

A 19-year-old college student from the city has complained that she was raped by a man posing as a policeman at an isolated location in Semmenchery on East Coast Road on Monday evening. ... »
The annual Indian Dance Festival was inaugurated on Sunday — Photo: D. Gopalakrishnan
KANCHEEPURAM, December 23, 2014

‘TN on fast track to tourism hotspot’

Tamil Nadu is all set to become a major tourist destination in about a decade, said tourism minister S.P. Shanmuganathan. Inaugurating the month-long annual Indian Dance Festival... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Encouraging student reporting in Margazhi season

During the Margazhi season, 11-year-old Ananya Balaji attends concerts armed with a pen and a notepad. After talking to other children at venues and finding out their thoughts on concerts, a... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Woman attacked, robbed at home in Villivakkam

A homemaker was assaulted, tied up and robbed of gold jewels in Villivakkam on Monday afternoon. The incident took place around 1.30 p.m. when Soundari was leaving her ground-floor home in... »
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Duo poisons community dogs in Kodambakkam; four die

In a shocking incident, four community dogs that were being cared for by a resident in Rangarajapuram near Kodambakkam were poisoned on Monday.R. Sridevi, in whose house the mongrels were s... »
December 23, 2014

On the move: The flipside to adventure sport on public transport

Sometimes, your dream of enjoying a relatively relaxed weekend commute on a largely empty train is rudely disrupted by youths who choose to have some fun while travelling. The disturbanc... »
R. Balakottaiah (left) secured the first place in the national veteran championship held last month in Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Aloysius Xavier Lopez
CHENNAI, December 23, 2014

Spurred by son, Chennai civic body worker fulfils carrom dream

Several years ago, 55-year-old R. Balakottaiah had to stop playing professional carrom to give priority to his son’s education. He started working as a sweeper with the Chennai Corporation,... »

Focus on bus shelters in Chennai

Gas agencies struggle with DBTL scheme

Lessons in inclusion, via the keyboard

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Training given in sea turtle conservation

Smash that serve to win Chennai Open tickets

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Power Shutdown

Power supply will be suspended in the following areas on Saturday From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.Alawarthirunagar: Rajaji St, Indira St, Vanchinathan St, Chidambaranar St, C.V. Koil St,... »

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