IIT-M, MIT develop productive usage for agri by-products

The Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) researchers were working with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, to develop a novel framework for high volume usage of by-products in structural materials. Continue Reading

Resignation of Madras HC Chief Justice accepted by govt

The resignation of Madras High Court Chief Justice V K Tahilramani has been accepted, according to a government notification. Continue Reading

Historian Sriram speaks about ancient libraries of city

Do you know that one of the oldest mentionings of a library in recorded history of Chennai has its origins tracing back to the 11th century? “It is said that there was a monastery near Tiruvottiyur temple where scholars came to read manuscripts,” said historian V Sriram. Continue Reading

Poets’ view of Madras that is Chennai

This Madras Week, that is traditionally celebrated in August, the members of India Poetry Circle (IPC) in Chennai decided on a different kind of tribute to the city they love – Chennai that was known as Madras. They have brought out an anthology of poetry and prose – an illustrated one at that – for the occasion. Continue Reading

’22 August is not Chennai’s birthday’

A whole series of misconceptions and myths have been built that 22 August 1639 is the founding day of Chennai and that, therefore, the city is 379 years old. Chennai, in fact, is over 2,000 years old, rich in literature, music, dance. Continue Reading

Has Chennai missed the bus?

Corporation taps that spew air or at best, muddy water. Metrowater lorries that spill water and blood in equal measure on city streets. Government buses that display a marked aversion for bus stops, spouting foul emissions instead on would-be passengers running behind them. Continue Reading