Two old murder cases have not faded from Madras’ collective memory. One involved C. N. Lakshmikanthan, a brazen practitioner of scurrilous journalism, and the other, Alavandar, a small-time busine...
Sharp, smart silhouettes in traditional Indian handloom. Dance productions that explore the classical repertoire. Kutcheris that elaborate the magic of Carnatic music. Tamil dramas in a variety of genres, from slapstick comedies to mythology... Chennai’s rich cultural legacy lives on. Lakshmi Krupa speaks to a few talented youngsters who hold on to their roots in the face of change
This video shows how those who leave Chennai carry a part of it with them wherever they go. It was one of the top five finalists for The Hindu-CIFF Documentary Competition, "Slice of Chennai", held in 2012. »
I was in class III, in a city in Gujarat, when I first entered a Bharatanatyam class. The classes were held in a room on the terrace of a building that was on a narrow lane. The thud of feet could...
Photos can be a potent tool in understanding history. During Madras Week, The Hindu invited its readers to use this tool to create a pictorial record of our city. Here are some of the photos received. For more pictures, click here .