District library at Pazhavanthangal gets new lease of life

The new building for District Library was inaugurated by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on 29 November via video conference. Since then, the facility has been functional at Kumaran Street, Pazhavanthangal. Continue Reading

Exploring diversity, author Jayanthi Sankar writes Dangling Gandhi

In her book ‘Dangling Gandhi’, she has explored diverse themes about people, issues and culture of Singapore. “Diversity is synonymous with Singapore, and when I write about the city, I effortlessly reflect only that. It is quite natural,” the writer, who has also worked as a full-time journalist, narrates. Continue Reading

TEDxNapierBridge puts spotlight on ‘Bold & Brilliant’ women

A grievous accident a few years ago changed the life of Anjali Rajagopal who headed the e-commerce division of a leading textile firm and managed a PR firm of her own. She had severe injuries and nearly 450 skull fractures.
At the third edition of TEDxNapierBridgeWomen event at Anna University, 8 December, she will speak about her story, would inject her sense of humor to ease people into confronting issues of identity, acceptance, and reconciliation with life and circumstance. Continue Reading

‘Nine Rupees an Hour’ by Aparna Karthikeyan documents vanishing professions

Living in a metro, having a mirthful, mellow lifestyle, witnessing advancements with every day has made our lives amiable. Most often, we fail to look beyond the metro life. But when Aparna Karthikeyan, a Chennai-bred writer stepped out of her comfort zone while she was working with a leading newspaper, she saw life from a different frame of reference altogether. Continue Reading

Chennai suburb residents seek reduction in sewerage, water tax

The State government withheld its revised property tax and has constituted a four-member committee to study the representations made from several quarters on the revised tax. The announcement has evoked mixed response from residents, who have been fighting for reduction for long time now. Continue Reading

Former Delhi Commissioner writes Khaki Files, anthology of inside investigations

Encountering terrorists or cracking down a major bomb blast case is a common affair in any senior cop’s life. Neeraj Kumar, former Commissioner of Police, is one among the prestigious lot who had handled high-profile assignments, including the crackdown of diabolical plot by ISI in Mumbai. In his second book, Khaki Files, published by Penguin Random House, the cop-turned-author narrates nine inside stories of investigations, that was conducted during the nine years he spent in the central investigative agency. Continue Reading