Director Ram Mahindra speaks about his ordeals & upcoming flick

As like any aspiring director, Ram Mahindra had his own share of battles to set his foot in the film industry. Being a fighter that he is, he endured the shackles and is all chuffed for his upcoming Hindi feature film Mansi.
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Chennai-based support group organises meet-up, sheds light on rights

“As people, we have all the rights applicable for any human. However, our rights are being breached. It is happening right under the nose but many are unaware. Everyone, including people with disabilities, have all rights to dissent to any decision taken by the government,” said disability rights activist and Equals founder-trustee Meenakshi Balasubramanian. Continue Reading

Chennai resident honoured for her contribution to academics and profession

Most often it is the life of Mother Teresa that flashes across when we speak about nurses. However, the nursing community is largely unsung as they tend to work silently behind the scenes, acknowledging their work just to themselves. Saraswathi Vaidyanathan is one such nurse who has been presented with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by Tamilnadu Nurses and Midwives Council recently, recognising her contribution to academics and service.

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Tamil scholars in Chennai speak about Thirukkural in times of controversy

 In recent times, Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar has been subjected to a sea of controversies in national politics. However, his work, Thirukkural, is a work that still holds ground no matter how old it is. Tamil language and enthusiasts from the neighbourhood share their two cents on the saint and the Tamil festival ahead of Thiruvalluvar Day. Continue Reading

Goshalas in Nanganallur, Chennai, gear up for Maattu Pongal celebration

Although Nanganallur and Adambakkam are part of the metro city, the neighbourhood is old school during the times of festival. It is more so during Pongal, for we have several cattle herders along the streets. Although times have changed, they continue to keep up with their celebrations.

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Nanganallur market in festive mode ahead of Pongal

The market is yet again back to life with activities. This time it is for Pongal. Shopkeepers in the shandy are hoping to up the ante in the coming weeks. News Today takes a walk along the streets to find out what’s in store. Continue Reading

‘Authentic Power and Greatness’ provides wisdom, tips for happiness

At a time when people are seeking happiness out of materialistic wealth and chasing them, the ‘real’ happiness is forgotten. Spiritual awakening is most often linked with religious association and it need not necessarily be the case. Similarly, we get lost in the ocean of wants and desires while we try to find the purpose of life. Here is Joseph Rodarick Law’s title Authentic Power and Greatness helps us see through spiritual wisdom during modern times. Continue Reading

Chennai artist and family speak of pioneering calendar art in Tamilnadu

Despite the rampant invasion of mobile phones, if there is one thing that has remained constant in the past decade is the calendar. It makes its way through everyone somehow. But if there is one thing that has undergone transition is the same calendar. But how? The answer is very simple. The meticulous designs. Calendars with digital artworks and photographs are the fad now. Roll back a few decades, all we got was the ones with hand-drawn portrait of a God. News Today speaks to S Maarieswaran, a multi-faceted artist, whose father TM Subbaiah was tutored by C Kondaiah Raju, the artist who pioneered calendar art. He takes us back in time tracing the journey. Continue Reading

Year-ender 2019: Round-up of events in TN health sector

2019 has been a rollercoaster ride in Tamilnadu health sector. The year saw many ups and downs. Here are the list of events that took place.

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Chennai gears up for Christmas celebrations

With Xmas hardly three days away, residents of the neighbourhood are prepping up to rejoice the fete.
Several shops dotting Adambakkam, Pazhavanthangal and St Thomas Mount are glowing with lights of all kinds and are decked up with ornaments of all kinds. Continue Reading