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Chennai now getting high on drugs

Chennai: Consuming drugs has become a pastime for teenagers in the city, one has to say. Getting high at parties is a common sight but using heavy drugs to attain it is something new and this is what youngsters are enjoying these days. Forget alcohol or marijuana, there are more serious drugs being taken. Cocaine, crystal meth, MDMA, LSD ecstasy and ketamine which are easily available in Chennai if you

Following the North East trail

Chennai: Tucked away inside a drab complex is Naga Reju, a small restaurant that serves authentic Naga cuisine. Unlike most other north-east kitchens, this restaurant has a specific menu for food from Nagaland which comes with a spice warning. The dishes in the special menu is made with Bhut Jolokia (ghost pepper) which holds the Guinness Record for the world’s hottest chili pepper. The restaurant serves all the basic north

Benjarong restaurant's date with king of fruits

Mangoes taste so good that people forget how healthy they are. Many nutritionists and health experts call mangoes the ‘king of fruits’ due to its numerous health benefits. This fruit has diverse taste, and several restaurants are banking on it. Benjarong, one of Chennai’s go-to destinations for Thai cuisine, has come up with a new menu to celebrate the season of summer and mangoes. Mango is a popular fruit in Thailand that is

Chennai's veg restaurants that tickle your tastebuds

Veganism has caught up with Chennai. Many are abstaining from consuming anything that has to do with animal products. Our diet conscious Chennaiities are flocking to high end joints for their leafy cravings. Here is a list of some vegetarian restaurants in the city. Krishnavillasam Located in Nugambakkam and Adyar. This joint serves both north and south Indian cuisine. They also offer Chinese food. Cost for 2: Rs 850  

Chennai's rabbit hole for a calm date

With many resto bars closing their shutters due to liquor ban along highways, the Velveteen Rabbit has taken advantage of this opportunity to establish itself as a regular ‘to go’ for Chennaiites. Located at R A Puram, this resto bar is small with only six tables. The place is usually less crowded in weekdays but it would be wise to book a table in advance to avoid any hassle. The

CMRL says that there are some unfinished works

Chennai: Amid reports from the media about the opening of the underground Metro line on 14 May, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) clarified, stating that the opening is delayed by a month due to ongoing construction at the stations. The underground stretch, which begins at Koyambedu, passes through Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar, Kilpauk, Chetpet and Nehru Park. The line was slated to open for the public by the end of April

Chennai couples earn money by airing sex

Chennai: There is an alarming increase in the number of Indian couples livestreaming their sexual acts for money through porn websites, according to a survey conducted by an online portal recently. As per its findings, an estimated 3,000 people from India are providing sexual content to adult sites. Of this, around 23 per cent are Chennaiites, who contribute to these portals. The sexual acts supplied include stripping and live sex

Pocket-friendly burgers here

Chennai: There are not many joints in the city which offer succulent burgers at pocket-friendly prices. Shivas Burger Joint in Aminjikarai, however, serves tasty burgers at affordable rates. Started by long time buddies Shiva and Deepak, this small joint has become an instant hit among the locals and students. Unlike other burgers, where the patty is precooked and refrigerated, everything at Shiva’s joint is done fresh. “We have eaten a

Dig into pan-Asian delicacies at Va Pho

Chennai: Va Pho, is the latest hot spot for foodies in the city. This places serves pan-Asian delicacies from various countries like China, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and Myanmar. The restaurant located at Alwarpet, fulfills your gastronomical desires by combining together the essential blend of food and fun. It magically infuses a delectable cuisine prepared with rich ingredients along with a lively ambience that allows one to have

Thirumangalam- Nehru Park Metro from May

Chennai: The construction of Chennai Metro Rail is set to be completed by 2019, according to CMRL officials. Currently, the underground phase from Thirumangalam to Nehru Park is undergoing inspection by Safety Commissioner after which it will be opened to the public. Speaking to reporters here today, Safety Commissioner, K A Manoharan said: “We will be doing our inspections for two days. First, we will verify all the safety documents

CMRL on damage control mode, blames loose soil

Chennai: Even as Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) cleared the air about the cave-in of road portion at Anna Salai, officials of L&T construction involved in the work of Metro Rail project in the city informed that the company is using separate technology to deal with the highly heterogeneous soil on the spot. Speaking to News Today, a CMRL official said, “The incident yesterday was happened all of a sudden.