Crowds outside 'The Hindu' office in 1949, to know cricket score. A tram can be seen in the background
The Hindu Archives Crowds outside 'The Hindu' office in 1949, to know cricket score. A tram can be seen in the background
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City on the move

In the 1920s, the conflict of choice propelled development of public transport. By the 50s, it turned into a battle for space »
It is suspected the workers burnt waste paper to repel mosquitoes — Photo: K. Pichumani

Owner of fire-hit unit arrested

Over 40 firefighters battled the flames with 15 tenders »
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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,... »
Kamal Haasan said ; Uthama Villain' would release before 'Vishwaroopam II' -- Photo: M. Vedhan Tinsel Town

Kamal has two in the bag, another in the making

Actor has moved on to his NEXT FILM, remake of the Malayalam hit, Drishyam, after wrapping up Uthama Villain »
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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.... »

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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 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... »
Adyar K. Lakshman
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... »
S. Ramadoss
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. »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Stage set for Jayalalithaa’s re-election

The stage is set for the unanimous re-election of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa for yet another term as AIADMK general secretary, with the party announcing the schedule for the election. Nomi... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

CMRL plans multi-level parking facilities at a few stations

Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has planned to create multi-level parking lots at a few stations.Initially, the stations will have only surface-level parking facilities on the elevated st... »
Unable to manage mounting expenditures and competition, many saree hawkers have taken up other jobs now — Photo: M. Vedhan
August 20, 2014

Saree shopping at your doorstep, no more

Three decades ago, whenever P. Pasupathy cycled into a lane carrying a large bundle of crisp cotton sarees, women would gather together, excited over the shopping experience at their doorstep.<... »

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

Corporation considers 50% cut in workforce

Yesteryear film darling makes comeback on TV

Harassment victim’s family awarded more compensation

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... »
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. »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

Madras High Court sets aside disbanding of village workers’ post

In a blow to the AIADMK government, the Madras High Court on Tuesday directed it to consider creating posts in the name of Makkal Nala Paniyalargal (village-level workers) or in any other name to... »
In the songs of 'Kadhalikka Neramillai', director V. Sridhar attempted to depict Madras as a progressive place: where couples sang duets on the Marina
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014
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Madras by day, by night and by song

For a long time in Tamil Nadu, cinema was the medium through which people of the State understood the people and the cultural life in Madras. Two competing narratives of Madras were pres... »
CHENNAI, August 20, 2014

More mothers in city seek help with breastfeeding

World Breastfeeding Week, celebrated every year between August 1 and 7, promotes breastfeeding and creates awareness of its numerous benefits. But what happens when a new mother is unable t... »

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

A day in the sun for vintage beauties

Infant dies in accident

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... »

Living and loving Chennai
A number of people from Belgium, Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Japan, South Korea and several other countries call the city ‘home’.

The edifice that houses K. Natesa Iyer & Co., an 82-year-old jaggery godown in George Town, is living its last days »

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August 22, 2014 Power supply will be suspended in the following areas from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday: Puzhal: GNT Road, Shanmugapuram, Surapet, Ezhil Nagar,... »