Mylapore’s North Mada Street houses vendors of dolls sourced from Krishnagiri, Delhi, Madurai and Panruti. Photo: M. Srinath
The Hindu Mylapore’s North Mada Street houses vendors of dolls sourced from Krishnagiri, Delhi, Madurai and Panruti. Photo: M. Srinath

When Chennai becomes the city of dolls

The usual haunts in Mylapore, Anna Salai and Kosapet draw vendors and customers »
Drummer Sivamani pays tribute at U. Shrinivas’ last rites. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam

City bids adieu to mandolin master

It was a befitting send-off for a musician who will be deeply missed by his fraternity and fans. To the resounding rhythms of a drum played by Sivamani, the last rites of Mandolin U. Shrinivas were... »

No more queues for the power bill for Chintadripet residents

A modernised payment centre with a token dispensing machine is being is all set to come up »

Makeover for bus shelters in the offing

The Chennai Corporation has proposed to redesign bus shelters to enforce a queue system in bus stops in the city. It has also planned to commission 130 well-designed bus bays on five bus ro... »
On traffic-heavy days, vehicles take nearly an hour to cross Perungalathur. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy

Space is a luxury for vehicles in Perungalathur

Noise, dust pollution and excessive speeding by vehicles have made life miserable for residents and passersby at Perungalathur, the southern gateway to the city. Those who have to cross this part... »

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CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Woman stabbed, robbed on Alagappa University campus

A 32-year-old woman was attacked and robbed on the campus of Alagappa University in Ekkattuthangal on Friday afternoon. Her condition is known to be stable.Guindy police said Mahalakshmi Ma... »
The Hindu launched an exclusive real-estate portal, — Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Search for property becomes easier

As The Hindu enters its 136 year, it launched an exclusive real-estate portal,, on Friday.The website, which was launched at an event, provides an updated list of... »
Shrinivas is seen here with Chinese yangqin player Liu Yuening, performing at The Hindu’s November Fest in 2011. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

The mandolin, without its master, falls silent

On Friday, news broke, early in the morning, of the death of Mandolin U. Shrinivas (45), child prodigy and Carnatic musician par excellence, but it took time to sink in. The news spread lik... »  
September 20, 2014
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Heading off migraines

For some, a headache is not something that will go away in a little while. It can be a debilitating attack that affects the way they live and work. Migraines, mostly induced by stress, have been on... »
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

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... »
“Shrinivas has the credit of popularising the instrument among the people,
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

Shrinivas popularised Mandolin: Jayalalithaa

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has expressed her deep shock on hearing the news of the death of Mandolin U.Shrinivas.  In a statement offering her condolences, the Chief Minister said:... »
Voters showing their voter id card to cast their vote in Ward 35 Kodungaiyur for Chennai Corporation at ANM Middle School, Kodungaiyur on Thursday. Photo: V. Ganesan
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

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

Cool weather and light showers are here to stay in the city and suburbs for one or two days. A low pressure area persisting over the west central bay off the north Andhra and south Orissa c... »
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CHENNAI, September 19, 2014
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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... »
Jackals have been regularly released into the park since 1998. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
September 19, 2014

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... »

Fake certificate racket busted; four arrested

The unenviable task of dealing with hoax calls

The lure of white sands and clean air

A struggle for cleaner lakes, this monsoon

Chennai pitches in for flood-hit Kashmir

Deadline for waterways projects in Chennai extended

CCTVs, a hit among citizens

Deer outside protected areas to be shifted

Crash barriers to replace medians on P.H. Road

The ups and downs of the Google Glass experience

CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Bug in alcohol earns consumer half a lakh

G. Ramesh of Tiruvottiyur found treasure in a bottle, and a bug. The bug recently earned him Rs. 55,000.Way back in 2012, Ramesh found a decomposed insect in a brandy bottle and filed a com... »
Robert H. Hawes, of University of Central Florida College of Medicine, was in the city for an international symposium hosted by Apollo Hospitals — Photo: Special Arrangement
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

More awareness needed on cancer tech: doctors

It’s a technology that’s available and immensely useful. And yet, there’s not much awareness about it in the country, especially in the government sector.Endoscopic ultrasonography — which... »
September 20, 2014
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The right pair of glasses

Are you wearing glasses that match your prescription? If not, you could not only suffer from blurred vision, but also develop serious headaches, doctors say. According to S. Viswanathan, hea... »
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September 20, 2014

Shades of a life, brought on stage

It is an unwritten rule among the transgender community that, while using a public toilet, they will not talk until they leave the premises. “A trans-woman will have a masculine voice, and t... »
Residents alleged that bus connectivity has been disrupted for a week because of Metrowater work on Mugalivakkam Main Road. Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, September 20, 2014

Civic works affect bus connectivity

The large number of civic development works being carried out in the city by Chennai Corporation, Chennai Metrowater and other line agencies has started affecting bus connectivity for residents. <... »
CHENNAI, September 19, 2014

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... »
September 19, 2014
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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... »

Chennai roads in bits

Helipad threatens blackbuck habitat

When the Queen of Song captured the West

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Presidency College students stage sit-in

On buses, onus of safety is on the commuter

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