A view of the Bisale forests in Sakaleshpur taluk in Karnataka Photo: Prakash Hassan
A view of the Bisale forests in Sakaleshpur taluk in Karnataka Photo: Prakash Hassan

Missing Chennai techie traced

Srikant Balaji, an Infosys employee in Chennai who was part of a trekking team, had gone missing in the Bisale forest on Monday. »
Tambaram Sanatorium hospital was opened in 1928. This photograph was taken in 1936. Photo: The Hindu Archives Madras 375

Tambaram: A suburb older than Madras itself

It is a little-known fact that the southern suburb of Tambaram is older than Madras itself.
Gopi, who runs a tea shop, thinks awareness of the benefits of green tea is increasing. Photo: R. Ravindran

Nothing a cuppa green can’t heal

A line of share autos effectively obscures an innocuous blue bunk shop on the margins of the road opposite Nungambakkam railway station. Approach the shop and you will see S.M. Gopi turning... »
Purasawalkam High Road developed into a shopping hub only after the 80s, when trading communities began set up businesses there. A scene from October 1994. Photo: The Hindu Archives Madras 375

Prasawalkam: From old town to shopping hub

Vellala Street off Purasawalkam High Road mirrors the metamorphosis that the once quaint neighbourhood has undergone over the past three decades. Remnants of old houses on the street tel... »
A. Sathyanarayanan says he started selling kites at the age of 15. Photo: V. Ganesan DISAPPEARING TRADES

‘Ban sounded death knell for art of kite flying’

The few remaining kite sellers in the city struggle to sell what is left of their stock »
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CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Survey of manual scavengers begins in urban areas

: Tamil Nadu has started its survey of manual scavengers in urban areas as mandated by the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013. The survey, whic... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Civil services exam row takes linguistic colour in Chennai

The controversy over the pattern of the civil service preliminary examination, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), seems to be turning into a row between Hindi-speaking and non... »
The Supreme Court, in 2012, banned the use of sun-control films in four-wheelers to curb crime. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

It’s a no for cloth screens on car windows

Following the ban on sun-control films, many car owners, especially tourist cab operators, have started using cloth screens for some respite from the heat. However, senior traffic police of... »
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... »
A resident looks at the spot where the fire broke out on Sunday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

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
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014

Krishna water to arrive in August

After a month without Krishna water, Chennai will once again receive regular supply by early August when Andhra Pradesh will resume the release of water. The State had recently written to t... »
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... »
The Parsi community in Royapuram has grown up around the club in the neighbourhood. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014
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.
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 PWD bu... »

Building fire throws light on lack of safety protocol

CEG alumni take a walk down memory lane

Anna Nagar: A locality a fair wrought

The stars descend for alumni meet

Spurt in public grievances over facilities at airport

More roads and bridges for Chennai

Adyar: On this side of the bridge

A model colony with a sense of community

CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Boycott defence conference: Vaiko

Vaiko, general secretary of the MDMK, an ally of the BJP, on Tuesday urged the Centre not to participate in the defence conference to be hosted by Sri Lanka in August. In a statement, Mr. V... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Corporation schools turn offices

Buildings that housed school classrooms are gradually turning into office spaces for the Chennai Corporation and government agencies. Yet another school building is all set to fall a prey to the Co... »
CHENNAI, July 30, 2014

Tangedco identifies low-voltage pockets

The unbearable dog days may be over, but some areas of Chennai are still witnessing power cuts and low-voltage conditions.Roy Rozario, a resident of Pattabhiram, said though the frequency o... »
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... »
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... »
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
July 29, 2014

Facing their fears to build a new life

Some people passing by this place on New Avadi Road, Anna Nagar, may cringe or hurry along. But three women, undaunted by the eerie silence, mild stench, and smoke that shrouds the area, spend lon... »
The swarming Chintadripet market accommodates both age-old trades and 21st-century demands. Photo: The Hindu Archives
CHENNAI, July 29, 2014
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. »
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... »

Festivity-filled month a boon for traders

Fading echoes of a diverse past at St. Thomas Mount

17-year-old killed in bike accident

Campaign to focus on cough hygiene

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

Suburban train services cancelled on Sunday

‘TASMAC outlet must go’

It is far ahead of any other self-defence system because it doesn’t just prepare you for one-on-one combat but for battle. Photo: Shaju John

The fight for fitness

Jumping, stances, sequences and kicks... Kalaripayattu, the ancient martial art form from Kerala has crossed borders with its thrust on strength, grace and healing »
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