Editorial: Royal salute

It is a fitting honour that Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who downed an enemy jet in an aerial combat with Pakistan in February and was held captive for three days, has been conferred the Vir Chakra, India’s third-highest war time gallantry medal, on the eve of Independence Day celebrations. Continue Reading

Veteran IAF officer in Chennai speaks about India from 1947 to 2019

As a teenager, ST Narayanan roamed around the streets of Thiruvaiyaru, without knowing the intensity of the Independence struggle that was prevalent at that time. Having matured and come up big in life, he is a retired IAF officer mind you, he understood what freedom is and what it can offer. Continue Reading

Freedom fighter T C Krishnamurthy was a recipient of Thaamirapathiram

With India’s 73rd Independence Day nearing, News Today meets Chakrapani, a resident of the neighbourhood, who shared the memories of his freedom fighter father T C Krishnamurthy. Continue Reading

Actor Kanagaraj speaks about playing Gandhi in films

While Independence Day might be a time to retrospect on certain issues for most of us, how does it feel for someone who has made a career playing one of the greatest freedom fighters ever. Popularly called as ‘Gandhi Kanagaraj’, the Vyasar Street resident, has acted in films and television serials as Gandhi himself. Continue Reading

Senior citizens in Chennai share memories about Independence struggle

With Independence Day being celebrated tomorrow, ‘News Today’ had an interesting conversation with senior citizens – Shankar (95) and Hatheem (82) – to learn about their patriotic views. They recalled their childhood memories of our country’s freedom struggle. Continue Reading

Octogenarian in Chennai recalls memories of her freedom fighter dad

At 80, Gangabai’s memories of her father are still as fresh as new. A resident of Annai Indira Nagar, Velacheri, she speaks highly of her father Rathinavel, a freedom fighter who was active in his native Thanjavur. Continue Reading

Freedom fighter Ekambaram was first Councillor of Mylapore

Ekambaram, a Congressman, who was also the first councillor of the locality, lived during the same time and worked in tandem with the leaders, participated in the Quit India Movement and after Independence, contributed much to the development of the locality as a councillor. Continue Reading