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From San Francisco with love, Swensen’s opens in Chennai

Opened in 1948, Swensen’s, a tiny ice cream outlet in San Francisco has won the hearts of many. It has culminated into one of the most famous ice cream brand around the globe. Now they have finally opened in Chennai. Swensen’s has become a hit with the city folks for its mouthwatering menu and affordable rate. The company’s three mottos are – quality, quantity and value for money. This they

Liquor price: Confusion over govt tax

Chennai: In order to bring in more revenue for the State, a bill was moved by Commercial Taxes Minister, KC Veeramani to levy five per cent tax on liquor with retrospective effect from 1 April, 2016. The taxes for the past sale of products will be collected from the companies which supply to TASMAC, it is learnt. According to Tamilnadu Value Added Tax (second amendment) Act, 2017, every dealer is

Taking notes made easy with shorthand training

Chennai: There are many people in Ambattur in the city who are part of our everyday life yet we they go unnoticed for the role they play. NR Balasubramanian, a Senior Private Secretary from  Defence Research and Development Organization, retired in comfort after having worked for nearly four decades. But after a while, he started coaching students in shorthand. Being a  lifetime member of Stenographers Guild in Chennai, Balasubramanian wanted

Chennai lad is Army's youngest 'first officer'

Chennai: Pavithran, a resident of Venkatapuram, Ambattur, in the city has become the youngest to be commissioned as ‘first officer’ in the Army. A B.Tech (IT) student, Pavithran always wanted to give something for his country and what better way than to give himself for the cause of protecting it. In October 2014, he attended the interview for joining the army. Being an engineering graduate, the army had a direct

Tradition of Chettinad comes to Chennai

Chettinad cuisine is about the masalas. Spices grounded into powder, mixed with every dish transform it into the perfect delicacy. The city of Madurai is famous not only for its temples but for its array of Chettinad hotels; the one in particular, Kumar Mess, has opened its door in Chennai. The restaurant located is Vadapalani serves traditional items like Nattu Kozhi, Kola Urundai, Varutha Kari and many more. “When I

Budding footballer killed in road mishap

Chennai: His dream was to play for his country but Anto, a fast rising football player, met his untimely end returning home from a leisure trip. The young sportsman from Ambattur met with an accident near Puzhal while riding pillion on a bike on Saturday. Anto had a great start to his career, coming from a humble background. His journey into the sport was not by chance. He used to

Kebab Corner: Eating it ancient style

Chennai: Tucked away on Greams Road is a small shack, that is a famous eatery for kebabs. Kebab Corner offers carnivores the best of coal cooked meat. They have seekh rolls, kebabs, steak and romali rotis. “We offer the best of Arabian cuisine. All our meat are bought from the finest butchers and marinated overnight. We have different flavours of kebabs. Cooking food under direct fire is the most ancient