IPL 2019: Why are Royal Challengers Bangalore in the dump?

Royal Challengers Bangalore, the under-achievers this IPL, yet again find themselves in a precarious position as they did in 2016 and 2017, having managed just a solitary win from eight matches played so far. Continue Reading

Saint Agasthiyar prayed to Shiva at this temple in Chennai

Navagraha holds special importance in every temple. In Chennai, we have a shrine dedicated to Lord Surya which is in Kolapakkam. The Aanadavalli sametha Agastheeswarar Temple is located on Sivan Koil Street, Kolapakkam, a few kilometres from Kolapakkam MGR statue.  Continue Reading

Young Chennaiite becomes entrepreneur, starts biryani restaurant

Shankar, from Tirunelveli, dived into the world of engineering hoping to make a dent in the universe. However. he soon realised that he had an urge to be an entrepreneur. Soon, the engineering graduate, along with his two brothers – Swornakumar and Vignesh – went on to open a restaurant, ‘Madrasi Biryani’, at Kilambakkam and Alwarpet. Continue Reading

Tennis: Prajnesh Gunneswaran breaks into top 100 for the first time

He made his first appearance in an ATP World Tour event in Stuttgart Open and made his debut in a Grand Slam event in the Australian Open this year. All these helped him climb up the ranking ladder and reach his career-best 97, thereby becoming the third Indian in the past decade to do so after Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri. Continue Reading

Amman temple in Chennai is famous for Mayana Kollai Vizha

Angala Parameswari Amman temple at Mylapore is preparing to celebrate its 100th annual festival, the Mayana Kollai Vizha, this year. The small temple, located in Mundagakanni Amman Koil Street, is more than 100 years old. Continue Reading

A good book(store) has no ending

R K Alwar started the roadside book stall way back in the 1940s on the pavement near Luz Corner signal. He had a vast collection of rare books and made sure that none of his customers went back empty-handed. This quality of his attracted many celebrities like Arignar Anna, MGR, Cho Ramaswamy, Nagesh and more. Continue Reading

Chola temple in Chennai is connected with epic ‘Ramayana’

Vaikunda Vasa Perumal temple at Koyambedu has a rich history that dates back to epic Ramayana period. The temple is located opposite Kurungaleeswarar Temple. Continue Reading

Big test for ‘Best Indian Pace Attack’

India’s pace attack at the moment is touted to be the best the country ever had. With Ishant Sharma leading the attack with experience, the pace battery consists of Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. What is heartening to see is the fact that all the bowlers possess different qualities that gives the attack variety. Continue Reading