Shrinivas is seen here with Chinese yangqin player Liu Yuening, performing at The Hindu’s November Fest in 2011. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
The Hindu Shrinivas is seen here with Chinese yangqin player Liu Yuening, performing at The Hindu’s November Fest in 2011. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan

The mandolin, without its master, falls silent

Mandolin Shrinivas’ death casts gloom over music fraternity; messages pour in »  
Residents alleged that bus connectivity has been disrupted for a week because of Metrowater work on Mugalivakkam Main Road. Photo: K. Pichumani

Civic works affect bus connectivity

Corporation officials to conduct neighbourhood-level meetings to resolve issue »

Landscape near Schmidt memorial to get facelift

Chennai Corporation is planning to redesign the landscape around Kaj Schmidt memorial on Elliot’s Beach following the restoration of the heritage structure.On Friday, the Ambassador of Denm... »
The group is crowdsourcing their entire production.

Shades of a life, brought on stage

Color of Trans, a play by the Panmai Theatre Group about the life of a transgender person, is being staged this month »
“Shrinivas has the credit of popularising the instrument among the people,

Shrinivas popularised Mandolin: Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu Governor K. Rosaiah, in his condolence message, said Shrinivas had brought fame to India across the globe. »

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Transparency, adherence to norms the only way out

Lack of transparency and failure to meet norms results in roads withering away at the slightest trace of rains, civil engineers and experts say.“Earlier, ‘interior streets’ (roads in reside... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Tamil Nadu Association seeks speedy reimbursement of fees to schools

The Tamil Nadu Nursery, Primary, and Matriculation Schools Association on Wednesday urged the government to expedite the process of reimbursement of fees to schools. K.R. Nandakumar, secret... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Digital mapping of wards to begin soon

After a long wait, digital mapping of the Chennai Corporation ward boundaries, utilities and streets in Tiruvottiyur, Manali, Madhavaram, Ambattur, Valasaravakkam, Alandur, Perungudi and Sholinga... »
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A love story, against the backdrop of tsunami

After two back-to-back commercial hits, director Prabhu Solomon is back with another romantic musical, Kayal. While hilly terrains and elephants were pivotal elements in his earli... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai College lecturer stalked, attacked by motorist

In one of the rarer instances, a woman professor who was a victim of stalking and abuse has followed through by filing a complaint with the police. Activists say despite stalking now bei... »
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CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai roads in bits

The lifelines of the city, by which people reach their work sites, places of learning, hospitals and markets, can also be a source of trouble. Almost every year, arterial roads and streets in resi... »
The 30-acre polo ground has been specially earmarked for the black buck. The proposed helipad is within 200 metres of their habitat. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 18, 2014

Helipad threatens blackbuck habitat

The 30-acre polo ground inside Guindy National Park, the last remaining habitat of the blackbuck, an endangered antelope, is under threat.Officials at Raj Bhavan plan to create a helipad th... »
M.S. Subbulakshmi and her husband, T. Sadasivam (third from left), are greeted by the Duke of Edinburgh at the International Music Festival.
CHENNAI, September 18, 2014

When the Queen of Song captured the West

M.S. Subbulakshmi, the ‘queen of song’ would have turned 98 on September 16. While she continues to be celebrated as a legend of Indian classical music around the globe, not many are aware that up... »
Hundreds waited in miles-long queues in Srinagar, waiting for evacuation by helicopter.
CHENNAI, September 17, 2014

When a business trip went awry

What was to be a routine four-day business trip to Kashmir turned out to be a week-long ordeal for Chennai resident Kannan Pasupathiraj, who also had a first-hand experience of the rescue efforts... »

Presidency College students stage sit-in

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Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza design ready

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Heading off migraines

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Ward 35 sees low turnout

Casual elections to ward 35 of the Chennai Corporation Council recorded a turnout of 45 per cent on Thursday.According to a press release from the Corporation, the turnout of men was higher... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Chennai rains to last a few more days

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Sriya Reddy’s second innings

Actor Sriya Reddy, whose performances in films including Thimiru and Kanchivaram are still talked about, is back in Kollywood with the film Andava Kanom, being produced by JSK... »
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Days of the jackal at Guindy National Park

Waking up to see the face of a jackal brings good luck; so goes a Tamil saying.If so, the forest guards, watchers and rangers in Children’s Park and the staff of Raj Bhavan ought to be quite... »
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Fake certificate racket busted; four arrested

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Thursday busted a gang, including a man and his son, who produced fake certificates of schools, colleges and technical educational institutions in the State. »
September 18, 2014
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The unenviable task of dealing with hoax calls

Ask any policeman in the city what gives him the most nightmares while on duty, and he will probably tell you that bomb hoax calls are the worst.Deployment of a bomb squad, calming down pani... »
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The lure of white sands and clean air

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A struggle for cleaner lakes, this monsoon

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Chennai pitches in for flood-hit Kashmir

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