Chennai-based filmmaker’s movie makes waves at international festivals

Kollywood has numerous budding directors who wish to break into the industry. Engineer-turned-director, Dharani is one such person. His film, Gnanaserukku has received numerous accolades at international film festivals. For the last four years, Dharani and his team of young cinema lovers have work hard to produce this film. Continue Reading

City-based financial expert pens book about misuse of govt funds world-wide

Subra Ramamurthy brings out latest his book, ‘Pursuing Reforms across Countries: Perils, Stresses and Rewards’ published by The Notion Press. The economist, who has worked in over 25 countries with top financial giants such as Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation, United Nations, World Bank, Arab Monetary Fund and Asian Development Bank, has faced some thrilling, scary experiences in his career. Continue Reading

Review: Nedunalvaadai – Gripping drama

It is an emotional romantic drama film helmed by debutant Selvakannan. The film stars Poo Ramu, Elango, Anjali Nair and Mime Gopi in critical roles. The film is bankrolled by B Star Productions with music composed by Jose Franklin and lyrics penned by Vairamuthu. Continue Reading

Wildlife explorer, Anusha Shankar, shares nuggets about her birds research

In India, many students prefer Engineering or Medicine as a career. But, have you thought of becoming an ecologist? Have you imagined how will it be to explore forests and study wild animals? This is what Anusha Shankar does for a living. Continue Reading

TEDxChennai to enthrall audience with exciting line of speakers

“What if schools run without teachers? What if death deserves dignity? What if you never stopped learning?” These are some of the questions that will be discussed at length by a string of speakers in the upcoming sixth edition of TEDxChennai on 10 March. Continue Reading

Chennaiite launches unique project to inculcate a feeling of kindness

When we wake up, it is common to read negative news in the papers and on our phones. This generally upsets people, leaving one to wonder if there’s any empathy left. But fret not. Founder of The Kindness Project, Mahima Poddar, an expressive art therapist, has launched ‘The Kindness Week’ which began 14 February and runs till 21 February. Continue Reading

Film review: Sagaa – Strong plot drives it forward

‘Sagaa’ is a crime thriller directed by Murugesh, bankrolled by Selly Cinemas. It features Saran, Prithvi, Kishore, Sree Ram and Pandi in lead roles. It is about a group of imprisoned youngsters who wish to break out from the jail and pursue their individual goals. Continue Reading