Oxfam: 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 60% of world’s population

‘The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet’s population,’ reveals Oxfam’s ‘Time to Care’ report, released today. Oxfam is a confederation of 19 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty. Continue Reading

Nutritionist expert & speaker shares art of being healthy

Nikhil Chaudhary works on spreading awareness about need for nutrition, wellness and developing specific nutrition plans for people. Continue Reading

How Specsmakers grew from single to 290+ stores brand in 10 years

What started as single store optical business in Anna Nagar, Chennai, the brand today has about 295 stores in 34 cities across India. Speaking to News Today, 41-year-old Pratik Shah, founder of Specsmakers, shares his journey. Continue Reading

Volunteers walk for plastic to keep Chennai clean

For the past few weeks, calls for climate change is echoing across the globe. With pollution spiraling out of control, several activists cry for measures. Numerous environmentalists and citizens in our city have also started initiatives to combat global warming. Engineering graduate-turned-artist, B Gowtham’s campaign ‘Walk for Plastic’ has caught Chennai with volunteers turning up to collect plastic waste on the road. Continue Reading

Vadapalani residents ask better stormwater drains, roads for monsoon

With rains lashing city for the past few days, the Meteorological Department announced the onset of North-East monsoon this week across Tamilnadu. Residents in the neighbourhood are in hopes of a beneficial season. Resident Welfare Associations have taken steps to rope in rainwater harvesting systems in their homes while some activists continue to promote the cause of saving water. Continue Reading

City-based teacher bags honour from State government

For T Ponnammal, teaching has always been her calling. She made heads turn among education community after she bagged the ‘Best Teacher Award’ from Tamilnadu government. The honour was bestowed by Minister of School Education, KA Sengottaiyan in a ceremony held recently. Continue Reading

NT compiles a list of major financial crimes that shocked India

Ever since Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative Bank (PMC Bank) crisis unfolded, citizens across India are worried by the mounting financial stumbles that have plagued our nation as our economy continues to stumble downward. In this article, News Today compiles a list of major white-collar crimes that rocked our country. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Battle at Big Rock’ – Roaring action

The climax of ‘Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom’ surprised us when we saw dinosaurs entering the human’s habitat far away from their home on the island of Isla Nublar. Director and screenwriter Colin Trevorrow returns with a bang with an eight-minute short film, ‘Battle At Big Rock’. Starring Andre Holland, Natalie Martinez, Melody Hurd, and Pierson Salvador, the short flick delivers roaring entertainment in a few minutes. Continue Reading

Reasons behind the Internet’s obsession with ASMR videos

ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response is ‘an experience characterised by a tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine’. To explain in more simpler words (with example), you get this feeling when someone scratches on a chalk board. You shudder, cringe-inward and feel like running away. Continue Reading