84-year-old Chennaiite has Athi Varadar darshan for third time in her life

If Varadar wills it, I will have Athi Varadar darshan for a third time in my life, devoutly said N R Pankajam, a resident of Kodambakkam in Chennai in July. Her wish must have echoed where it should for she did have darshan of Athi Vardar for a third time in her lifetime in the same month. Continue Reading

Hima wins fourth gold in 15 days

In her first competitive 200m race of the year, the old Assam runner had clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland 2 July. After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, 7 July with a time of 23.97 seconds. On 13 July, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43.
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Chennai-based octogenarian hopes to see Athi Varadar for third time

Though there are relations still in the village near Kanchipuram who invite her to have the darshan, Pankajam firmly believes that she would be able to go there only by the grace of Lord Varadar. Continue Reading

Will Vayu bring Jal?

The whole of India was badly affected by summer and the water crisis that accompanied it. Hence, Cyclone Vayu, which is likely to make landfall in Gujarat Thursday, brings more hopes than fear, as it is expected that the rain would help people tide over the crisis. Meanwhile, the Gujarat administration is on high alert to deal with ‘Vayu’. Continue Reading

Pen Drive column: Incredible Tamilnadu!

A talk with a friend who had just returned from a concert tour of Europe got me thinking about Tamilnadu’s place in the sun. Renowned violinist sisters M Lalitha and M Nandini said they had become more than ambassadors of Carnatic music: they had even become Tamilnadu tourism ambassadors for their ‘rasikas’ in Europe. Continue Reading

Allah’s will that NDA should return to power: Prince of Arcot

The Prince expressed the hope that the new government to be formed at the Centre will preserve and uphold secularism and democracy, as enshrined in the Constitution. Continue Reading

One man’s mission creates an army of green activists near Chennai

What is the big idea in living in a Chennai suburb if you cannot enjoy greenery and cool breeze, wondered S Sundar Rajan, a resident of Varadrajapuram, near Mudichur, when he moved into the neighbourhood. Continue Reading