Chennai-based author pens poetry, uses Facebook to promote writings

When Ravi Ranganathan spent his days working hard in a leading bank as a senior officer, little did he know that he would be spending his time writing fiction post retirement. Today, the resident of Saligramam had published two books to his name. Continue Reading

Radisson Blu Hotel GRT unveils G7 summit inspired food festival

When we think about the G7 Summit, the first thought that probably comes to our head is what leaders of these nations will discuss. Any new MoUs to be signed? New deals? Politics, politics. But the chefs at Radisson Blu Hotel GRT near Chennai Intl Airport had other things in mind. Continue Reading

‘The Boys’ on Amazon Prime explores dark side of superheroes

The Boys is a superhero web television series based on the comic book of the same name by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Developed by Eric Kripke for Amazon, it follows the titular team of vigilantes fighting against a group of superheroes who abuse their power. Continue Reading

Meghna Pant’s ‘How to get published in India’ offers plentiful writing tips

‘How to get published in India’ by Meghna Pant is an easy to read guide on what it takes to become a published writer. The book is split into two sections; writing and publishing. Continue Reading

What does it take to run fashion biz on Instagram?

It is difficult to run fashion business on Instagram as you need to stay on top of swarming content and immense competition. So, News Today asked three Chennai-based fashion entrepreneurs what does it take to thrive Continue Reading

On JK Rowling’s birthday, here’s why Harry Potter continues to cast magic

When ‘Pride and Prejudice’ were released, little did Jane Austen knew what she was about to make a dent in the soul of literature. When ‘1984’ was launched, George Orwell scared us with the dangers of a world under constant surveillance. And when ‘Harry Potter’ was released by Bloomsbury, it made history. Continue Reading

A look at book and films based on Kargil War on its 20th anniversary

On 26 July 1999 India successfully claimed backed its land from Pakistan. Kargil War changed our nation’s course of history. Heroes sacrificed their lives. Brave men were honoured. Books and films were made. Continue Reading

Controversial age changing app’s privacy policy is a cause for concern

FaceApp is an app available for iOS and Android developed by Russian company Wireless Lab. The company claims to use artificial intelligence to ‘generate highly realistic transformations of faces in photographs’. All you need to do is just upload your photo. The app then starts working its visual magic and voila, you look old. Continue Reading

Asian food fest at Sigree Global Grill offers delicious starters

When I was informed that Sigree Global Grill is running a special ‘Asian Grill Fest’, I expected the usual dishes that many similar restaurants across the city serve. But my doubts were put to rest when I tasted their vast number of sumptuous meal. Continue Reading

FB event ‘Storm Area 51’ is a fodder for conspiracy theorists

On a Facebook event titled, ‘Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us’, the creators explained: ‘We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry. If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Let’s see them aliens.’ Over 1.4 million people signed up, planning to assemble at the coveted utopia on 20 September. But what the heck is Area 51? Continue Reading