(From left) Mervin Alexander, postmaster general, Rajiv Lochan, CEO and MD, Kasturi and Sons Ltd., T.G. Vinay, Corporation deputy commissioner, and B.A. Kodandaraman, CMD, Viveks, at the function
The Hindu (From left) Mervin Alexander, postmaster general, Rajiv Lochan, CEO and MD, Kasturi and Sons Ltd., T.G. Vinay, Corporation deputy commissioner, and B.A. Kodandaraman, CMD, Viveks, at the function

A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th

The Hindu’s ‘Friends of Chennai’ will mobilise readers to transform the city »
Security personnel at IT firms refuse to accept personal mails of employees — Photo: M. Karunakaran

Mails undelivered along IT corridor

For the past six months, several techies working in firms along the IT Corridor have missed letters and parcels addressed to them.Nearly 25 per cent of the 300-400 mails and articles that l... »
Some of the contestants with their ‘symbols’ — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan

Lessons of democracy, beyond textbooks

Students of a Chennai Corporation School went through the rough and tumble of the election process »
Yasmin at Kalakshetra

‘Shooting The Madras Song was a fantastic experience’

Yasmin Ponnappa of Aaranya Kaandam fame talks about her experiences while filming the latest song of the city that has gone viral »  
An electrical short circuit is reported to have caused the fire at the godown belonging to a leading garment store — Photo: M. Srinath

Lucky escape for 8 in T. Nagar godown fire

Plastic goods and furniture were destroyed in a fire, lasting over three hours, at a godown on Ranganathan Street in T. Nagar, early on Friday. No one was hurt. Eight workers managed to esc... »

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CHENNAI, August 23, 2014

Campaign seeks end to bonded labour

A poignant, realistic portrayal of the difficulties faced by bonded labourers helped drive home the harsh reality of the practice in the country. The Mugavari Cultural Troupe performed a 20... »
Kamal Haasan said ; Uthama Villain' would release before 'Vishwaroopam II' -- Photo: M. Vedhan
August 22, 2014
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Kamal has two in the bag, another in the making

Kamal Haasan is perhaps the busiest actor in Tamil cinema today. After completing the shoot of Uthama Villain, in which he plays the role of a popular star, the actor has already moved on t... »
CHENNAI, August 22, 2014
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The long road — from SRP Tools to Manali

Inner Ring Road (IRR), connecting SRP Tools and Manali, and running to a length of approximately 34 km, is one of the busiest stretches in the city, with vehicular traffic touching 1.5 lakh a day.... »
Crowds outside 'The Hindu' office in 1949, to know cricket score. A tram can be seen in the background
CHENNAI, August 22, 2014
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City on the move

Traversing distances within the city, for the ordinary resident in cusp-of-the-20 century Madras, was a rather ‘railed in’ affair. Trams and trains were the dominant modes of public transpo... »
Chennai, August 21, 2014

Four charred to death at plastic segregation unit

Four youths were charred to death in a fire in a waste plastic segregation unit at Kaduvetti, near Thiruverkadu, on Thursday. Sources in the Thiruverkadu police said the fire bro... »
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CHENNAI, August 21, 2014

Dance doyen passes away

Veteran Bharathanatyam guru and exponent Adyar K. Lakshman passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 82. He was ailing for sometime and had been hospitalised. His daughter Induvadana Malli, also... »
Electronic boards have been installed at various points on the route — Photo: M. Karunakaran
CHENNAI, August 21, 2014

A real-time guide to city commute

Do you wish to know the shortest route from Saidapet to Velachery? Log on to to plan the route prior to travel or look out for the electronic display boards displaying the a... »
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CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Jolt to NDA as PMK wants to lead front for Assembly polls

The BJP’s hopes of retaining the National Democratic Alliance for the 2016 Assembly elections suffered a jolt on Tuesday, as PMK founder S. Ramadoss, a key BJP ally in the Lok Sabha polls, declare... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

ED attaches assets of doctor involved in kidney racket in Chennai

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached two immovable assets, worth Rs. 3 crore, of a Salem-based nephrologist allegedly involved in a kidney racket, under the Prevention of Money Lau... »
Chennai, August 20, 2014

Retail investors switch to small savings again?

Are small-savings schemes regaining the support of retail investors in Tamil Nadu?Though the negative trend in total net collections of small-savings schemes continues, it is on the decline. »

Stage set for Jayalalithaa’s re-election

CMRL plans multi-level parking facilities at a few stations

Saree shopping at your doorstep, no more

Bad roads derail buses

Resonating with the spirit of the metropolis

For some suburban rail users, delays can last hours

A peek into the world of yesteryear Tamil theatre

Kolapakkam residents lock horns with local bodies over use of public land

Kamal Haasan speaks out against those who strive to gag cinema through ‘post-censor censorship’. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
Chennai, August 22, 2014

Politicians take cinema too seriously: Kamal

A film is the expression of a voice and must be listened to. Any attempt to stifle this voice could be counted as fascism, actor Kamal Haasan says. In a freewheeling chat with The Hindu, he... »
CHENNAI, August 22, 2014

State to ramp up psychiatric care

The State government is considering setting up child guidance, geriatric care, suicide prevention and de-addiction clinics, in order to focus better on psychiatric issues. “We already have... »
CHENNAI, August 22, 2014
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When Madras clocked the time

In 1802, the port city of Madras, for all official purposes, was gifted with the knowledge of its ‘place’ in the world. John Goldingham, working from the Madras Observatory in Nungambakkam,... »
It is suspected the workers burnt waste paper to repel mosquitoes — Photo: K. Pichumani
CHENNAI, August 22, 2014

Owner of fire-hit unit arrested

The ruins of the waste plastic segregation unit on Avadi Main Road in Kaduvetti, Thiruverkadu resembled a war zone on Thursday morning after the fire. Four workers sleeping in a room inside had be... »
Over the last decade or so, as the city has grown as a business and corporate hub, people from other countries have begun to set up base here — Photo: K.V. Srinivasan
CHENNAI, August 21, 2014
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Living and loving Chennai

In 2004, when Lydie Vranken Abdulla, a native of Belgium, first came to Chennai, there were only about five buildings from Sholinganallur to Kelambakkam. In the 10 years since, the city has... »
CHENNAI, August 21, 2014

Tiger tales, revised

After 65 Tamil organisations opposed the release of Pravin Gandhi’s film, ‘Pulipaarvai’, which has been accused of wrongly portraying Balachandran, son of LTTE chief Prabhakaran, as a child soldie... »
Actor Vijay. File photo
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Kaththi, Puli Paarvai in trouble

Upping the ante against two Tamil movies with a Sri Lankan connection in the offing, 65 organisations with Tamil nationalist sympathies, including parties such as the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katch... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Drop changes in Goondas Act: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Tuesday urged the Tamil Nadu government to give up the amendments that will allow detention of suspects for a year even when only a single offence has been committed. A reso... »
Governor K. Rosaiah chairs a meeting of the State-level anti-ragging cell on Tuesday. Higher Education Minister P. Palaniappan, DGP K. Ramanujam, Chief Secretary Mohan Verghese Chunkath and senior officials of the Higher Education and Home Departments participated. Photo: R. Ravindran
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Governor seeks action taken report on ragging complaints in Chennai

“There have been 34 complaints of ragging from across the State in 2013 and I would like to know the follow-up action taken on these complaints and on the cases registered with the police within a... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Call to fill 94 teacher posts allotted for visually challenged in Chennai

College students and graduates association of the blind have urged the government to immediately fill the 94 backlog vacancies for the post of teachers notified for the academic year of 2012-13. »

Madras High Court sets aside disbanding of village workers’ post

Madras by day, by night and by song

More mothers in city seek help with breastfeeding

Parking woes hit MRTS commuters in Velachery

Waterbodies may turn eco-tourist spots

When barricades become barriers

SC upholds order of HC on secret ballot to prove majority in trade union

Chennai techie’s liver airlifted to save a life in Coimbatore

It’s an heirloom Anglo-Indian cuisine food festival at the Vivanta by Taj-Connemara, a top chef said, proudly showing a 108-year-old notebook containing recipes of a bygone era. “The deci... »

‘Shooting The Madras Song was a fantastic experience’
Yasmin Ponnappa of Aaranya Kaandam fame talks about her experiences while filming the latest song of the city that has gone viral.

Devaraja Mudali Street in George Town packs in a vast variety of merchandise, and some unusual history to boot »

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August 23, 2014 Power supply will be suspended in the following areas in Guindy from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday Guindy Industrial area south phase A, B, C,... »