March 11, 2017

Chennai traffic cop, samaritan for students

Chennai: There was a time when it was difficult for school students to cross Velacheri Main Road near Sankara Vidyalaya School at Aadhi Nagar in Chennai suburban area. Then, all of a sudden, traffic started flowing smoothly. This is a credit to the noble heart. With a big moustache and friendly smile on his face, Loganathan, a resident of Cauvery Lane in the vicinity, is one of those who can

From IT to creativity

Chennai: Post International Women’s Day, let’s catch up with two budding designers from Anna Adarsh College for Women, Anna Nagar in Chennai. Vinitha and Aswathi, who are currently doing their M.Sc in Computer Science, are the main designers for their college for the past five years. The duo have started an FB page called ‘Klazzy dezyr’, specially dedicated to designing. Here are the excerpts of the interview they gave to

Martial arts helps us, says Chennai karate girl

Chennai: Everyday, when we open the newspaper, we come across various crimes that happen against women. Right from a 7-year-old to a 70-year-old woman, no one feels safe in the city. Chain snatching, child molestation, domestic violence, robbery, harassment in public places, harrasment in workplaces, kidnapping, abduction, woman-trafficking, dowry harrasment, spurned lover murdering the girl… it is a never-ending story. In such a scenario, the need to protect and equip

Chennai cartoonist life strokes

Chennai: “We can never imagine newspapers and magazines sans cartoons as they covey messages and express public opinion immaculately. The visual artists behind these comic strips have to be actors themselves and sketch down their feelings, says cartoonist,” Ravishanker. He made his first doodle when he was in school, but drifted to become a financial analyst. The hectic 12 hour schedule demanded introspection after which his hands clenched the drawing

Laughter is best medicine proves Humour Club

Chennai: Our life is a mixture of all feelings, it is just the proportions of each that matter. ‘Humour’ is decidedly one of them that is needed in a higher quotient. Meet Kumar who has been working on this aspect since 2001 by starting Besant Nagar Humour Club in Chennai. ‘”Everybody experiences tension, stress and fatigue for which laughter is the best way to vent out pressure. Back in 2001,

'Starc's absence will have huge impact'

New Delhi: Former Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that fast bowler Mitchell Starc’s absence due to injury will have a huge bearing on the final outcome of the four-Test series against India. Starc was yesterday ruled out of the remaining two Tests with a stress fracture in his right foot. “It will have a huge impact. Mitchell Starc is that X-factor for the Australian team. I think he will certainly be

Offbeat Medley: News Today goes freewheeling

This is not like your regular news. News Today correspondents give you experiences of life that you won’t find in your news reports. SNIFFING OUT This scribe was on his way home, when he saw people standing in groups near Nanmangalam forest on Madipakkam Koot Road. Inching closer, he spotted a canine running zigzag among the crowd. This dog was along with its trainer. A policeman too followed the animal

MOP Vaishnav, Loyola corner glory

Chennai: MOP Vaishnav College for Women and Loyola College emerged winners in the women’s and men’s sections respectively in the third Pavit Singh Nayar Memorial Trophy T20 inter-collegiate cricket tournament 2017, organised here by Guru Nanak College. The winning teams received Rs 20,000 each. In the women’s summit clash, MOP made short work of JBAS, winning by 77 runs while Loyola edged out host Guru Nanak in a close contest riding

Aari upbeat about Nagesh Thiraiarangam

After a hit Nedunchalai and Mayaa, actor Aari is playing the lead in Nagesh Thiraiarangam. It is produced by TransIndia Media and Entertainment and is directed by Isaq, who holds record for helming the longest uncut film in Kollywood – Agadam. Ashna Zaveri plays the female lead while Kaali Venkat, Manobala, Swaminathan are also in the cast. Veteran actresses Sithara and Latha play significant roles. The movie has been completed

Karthi shoots in Jaisalmer for his next film

Buoyed by the positive response for the teaser of Kaatru Veliyidai, actor Karthi is now shooting for Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru, an action-packed entertainer in Jaisalmer. Directed by Vinoth of Sathurangavettai fame, the movie is currently shot in locations across Jaisalmer. They are planning to shoot in Bhuj for a 20-day schedule. Says cinematographer Sathyan Sooriyan, said, “The movie is being shot in these areas as thay have lively locations. We

Kajol wraps up shooting for Dhanush's VIP 2

Dhanush starrer VIP 2, directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth and produced by Kalaipuli S Thanu is fast progressing. Remember it is a sequel to his earlier hit (VIP) and almost all the star cast from the first part have been retained for the sequel. Playing a key role in VIP 2 is Bollywood actress Kajol. She was last seen in Tamil in Minsara Kanavu, which was released two decades ago. Kajol