Athlete-turned-coach helps less fortunate realise dreams

News Today approached the academy’s founder and chief coach Venkatachalapathi to know the secret behind their success. We discovered that it was his drive to realise his lost athletic dreams through his students that is pushing them to new heights. Continue Reading

India ready for manned space mission as GSLV Mk III launch successful

“GSLV Mk III is now ready for India’s first manned mission to space and Chandrayan II,” said chairperson, Indian Space Research Organisation, K Sivan, today after the second and final developmental flight of GSLV Mk III rocket successfully put into orbit the heaviest communication satellite launched from the Indian soil from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.  Continue Reading

Chennai shuttler gives tips to improve skills in sport

Aided by the support, Dikson’s school time badminton career yielded him many medals. He was a semi-finalist twice at the under 15 and under 17 Ashways State Badminton Tournament. The last two years of his school life, he has been the runner-up at the CBSE National Badminton Tournaments. Continue Reading

Music therapist in Chennai helps rehabilitate autistic children

Through Sowmanasya Centre for Music Therapy, Lakshmi Mohan has been using the therapy to teach people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) take care of their day-to-day needs and bring out their hidden abilities. She has been doing this for the last 15 years. Continue Reading

Multi-talented Chennai boy wins Abdul Kalam Memorial award

Kiran Balaji’’s mother Rajalakshmi, a teacher, says that her son was an early learner. “Right from when he was two-and-a-half years old, he had quick grasping and analysing ability. He is always energetic,” she recalled. Continue Reading

State champion bodybuilder in Chennai talks about sport

Rajeev’s success is moulded by sweat and time. He says that 45 days before every competition, he undergoes intense training for a minimum of five hours every day. “On non-competition days too, I exercise minimum 50 minutes in the morning and night to be competition-ready.” Continue Reading

Review: Sandakozhi 2- Commercial cocktail

An action-centric film with a powerful hero needs an equal villain to sustain interest. So to make it challenging for the hero, Lingusamy balances the equation by injuring Durai early in the film and Balu has to battle the woman adversary alone. Credits have to be given to Varalaxmi for sparring against not one but two powerful actors in Vishal and Raj Kiran and holding her own. Continue Reading

Federation of Seed Industry of India bats for GM variety

After 2002, no new GM technology has been approved. In the last 6-7 years nobody has brought in new gene for development in the country, says Ram Kaundinya, director general of Federation of Seed Industry of India. Continue Reading

UP Yoddha win despite Tamil Thalaivas’ late resurgence

It was a disappointing day for the home crowd but a thrilling one for kabaddi fans as Tamil Thalaivas led a spirited fightback from a 19-point deficit but faltered in the penultimate minutes to go down 37-32 against UP Yoddha in their second match of Pro Kabaddi League at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here yesterday. Continue Reading