Officials of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature and police department on Monday night started retrieving furniture belonging to the Legislature in possession of former Speaker Kodela Sivaprasada Rao, police said. The furniture was allegedly being used by Kodela’s son in his two-wheeler showroom at Guntur.
Dr Baala Ramani (61), a longtime resident of Thirumangalam, Anna Nagar West Extension, was presented Kalaimamani award for the year 2013. The highest award being given by Government of Tamilnadu, was presented to Baala Ramani by the Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami recently at a function.
Palavakkam resident and author Daisy Maran, along with other popular authors and Tamil scholars, met Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture, K Pandiarajan, on 19 August and submitted a petition, urging the government to declare ‘Thirukkural’, authored by Thiruvalluvar, as a National Book.
Its been over 14 years since Dean Koontz’s horror novel, The Taking hit the bookshelves. The story begins with, ‘A few minutes past one o’clock in the morning, a hard rain fell without warning’, and hooked me right away with its dark tone. With rain occasionally pouring across Chennai in the past three weeks, I read The Taking and boy, I was in for a grimdark ride!