Egmore Railway station photographed in August 1947.
The Hindu Egmore Railway station photographed in August 1947.

Egmore: from paddy fields to shopping malls

In the 1960s, when Gopi Prasad was growing up in Egmore, children from the neighbourhood would play hide and seek inside the Government Museum. “Back then, there was no charge to get in,” s... »
Not only have people moved away but a number of the old houses too, in George Town, have made way for commercial establishments, during the last quarter of the past century.

George Town: The narrow streets with big hearts

George Town is a fine example of excellent town planning, with all its roads intersecting at right angles in a grid pattern. Its main thoroughfares — NSC Bose Road, Walltax Road, Rajaji Sal... »
At the Koyambedu wholesale market, the price of onion had dropped slightly since last week owing to fresh arrival of produce. Photo: K. Pichumani

Wholesalers make roaring sales in veggies

With costs spiralling, customers prefer to buy at subsidies; Farm Fresh sales double »

Run for cancer awareness on August 3

Cancer Institute will launch an exhibition on wheels to spread information on cancer, and its prevention and treatment, in rural TN »

Doctors stress on hepatitis screening

Three doses of a vaccine can prevent hepatitis B. Yet, hepatitis remains largely ignored, leading to complications involving the liver. The stress is on the need for better awareness among... »
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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... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Chennai may simmer down today

The past week of hot and unpleasant weather may end on a cooler note.With the southwest monsoon picking up pace in neighbouring states this week, cool weather in Chennai may prevail on Sund... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Lack of empathy a heavy cross to bear for disabled

For the disabled, the deepest cut is the lack of empathy.In 2012, following a Madras High Court intervention, ten MTC buses were fitted with special hydraulic lifts to allow wheelchairs. But... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Civic body seals 20 shops

The civic body on Saturday sealed 20 shops that were operating without trade licences, in north Chennai. The Chennai Corporation will conduct door-to-door verification to identify traders w... »


Twist to traditional treats

Shooting to fame

No pickup facility outside domestic arrival hall of airport

Crackdown on illegal tapping of groundwater

How to get an electricity connection

Fire in Chennai SBI building under control

Chennai Corporation to set up medical college

Time to choose wisely

Oil-carrying tanker lorry topples, attracts residents

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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CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Exploring new frontiers in medical imaging, physiology

Madras Medical Mission (MMM) will soon launch a centre of excellence in imaging, physiology and structural intervention. There are only three-four such centres in the Asia-Pacific region, i... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

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

The College of Business at the University of South Florida (USF) is exploring the option of a tie-up with Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for a programme in sports and entertainment analyt... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

Car accident, one dead

A car driven by a 28-year-old man ran amok on Besant Avenue Road in Besant Nagar on Friday night, knocking down a motorcyclist. The car driver died later of injuries sustained. His passenge... »
CHENNAI, July 20, 2014

4 surrender after killing man

A 32-year-old man was beaten to death by four men, on Friday night in Tiruvottiyur, following a longstanding rivalry. The assailants surrendered to the police later.The deceased was... »

Party time for Mylapore scout group

They reached out to their brothers, sisters

Government to drop legal action against IIT-M

Boost to housing, infrastructure in Chennai

Cash and jewels safe, SBI assures customers

Fire breaks out in SBI main branch building

Thumbs up for Braille press, not much else

Labour strike fuels delay in LPG cylinder supply

Experts converge at ophthalmology event

PG medicos meet minister

The Hindu presents the all-new Young World

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