IIT-M suicide: Experts call for independent bodies in higher educational institutions

Days after Fathima Latheef, a 19-year-old post graduate student of IIT-Madras, allegedly committed suicide, experts call for a safe and democratic space to discuss issues in premier institutions. Continue Reading

CM inaugurates pedestrian plaza at T Nagar

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said 11 Smart City projects across Tamilnadu under the joint auspices of Centre and State governments would be completed as scheduled. Continue Reading

Invoke Gandhi in you: Smriti Irani at VIT convocation

“AI and deep learning sector are growing exponentially. By 2021, the AI sector will be 40 per cent larger and so will the integrated sectors. AI in health is expected to be worth 6 billion by 2021. AI in agriculture is also expected to grow to $2.6 billion worth market in two years. But the education technology sector is in for a much larger market of 252 billion in India,” said Smriti Irani. Continue Reading

Voltas Colony assn in Nanganallur to construct around 20 RWH in streets

Necessity is the mother of invention. Going by the adage, it is only during the times of crisis, we take measures to address the issue. True. This year’s monsoon deficit led neighbourhood residents to take measures on war footing. One such measure is harvesting the rainwater along the streets which was initiated by Voltas Colony Residents’ Welfare Association (VCRWA) in Nanganallur that benefits 500 residents of the locality. Continue Reading

Vadapalani resident collects ancient artifacts

If you step into Samy Durai’s shop on Arcot Road, Vadapalani you are greeted with ancient artifacts. Two large gramophones are placed at the entrance along with a tall telescope that looks as if it’s out of an encyclopedia. Samy’s small store is filled with interesting objects from idols to coins and from tiny toys to old pots and clocks. All his collections come with a story of their own. Continue Reading