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Chennai woman tailor pedals her way to independence

Chennai: Eyes that keep gazing for a customer, hands that swiftly get to work when a person arrives with clothes that need mending, Poongodi is a tailor who can be seen at Rayala Nagar 4th Cross Street in Ramapuram in the city outskirts, with her sewing machine on wheels. Speaking to News Today, she said, “‘I was born in Arani and my parents came to Chennai when I was just

Chennai suburban area road gets widenend

Chennai: The city being a metropolis, development is among the constant things that happen here. Ramapuram in the outskirts of the city has seen continuous development in recent times including laying stormwater drain or sewer lines or disposing garbage. One of the important roads in Ramapuram is Bharathi Salai in the locality. It is used by motorists to reach various places in and around the neighbourhood and hence it faces

Differently-abled get their own unique ID card

Chennai: Following the Disabilities Bill being passed by Parliament in December last year, the government has now made the ‘universal identity card for the disabled’ available in the country. Termed as the UDID project by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, the ID aims to reduce the hassles that a person with disability faced earlier. The announcement was made by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot in

Canadian-singer talks on working with Rahman & Kollywood

Chennai: After giving numerous hits, singer Shashaa Tirupati is back with composer A R Rahman for Mani Ratnam’s Kaatru Veliyidai. She has sung the number ‘Vaan’. This Canadian citizen, whose mother tongue is not Tamil, has a long list of songs to her credit.‘Vaada Vaada’(Kochadaiyaan), ‘Aye Mr Minor’ (Kaaviya Thalaivan), ‘Kaara Attaakaara’, ‘Parandhu Sella Vaa’ and ‘Naane Varugiren’ (OK Kanmani) are some of her numbers. She spoke to News Today

Chennai suburban automan has his goals straight

Chennai: For people hurrying to and from a famous private hospital in Ramapuram, in the city outskirts it is the autorickshaws that come to their rescue. With no proper transport facilities, the autos are their only hope, Among the autodrivers in the area, N Vijayakumar is popular among commuters. “Been in the trade for over 26 years,” he says, “‘I am a resident of Manapakkam. I studied only up to

Review: Life- On top

A six member crew aboard the International Space Station makes a discovery about life on Mars from collected soil samples. The research on the extraterrestrial organism ends fatal as it turns out to be far more intelligent than they expected. Life speaks about humans exploring other planets for life forms. Directed by Daniel Espinosa, the movie stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Rebecca Ferguson, Ryan Reynolds, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ariyon Bakare and Olga Dihovichnaya

Copycat vehicles don’t give run for your money

Chennai: I never really liked copycats. When somebody tries to be what they aren’t, it doesn’t seem right somehow. Indians seem to like those kind of people. The automotive industry suffers such copycats which are present in every segment that the car and bike industry had toiled to create. This happens especially when two companies form a merger. They just produce copycats of the same car and give it different