Alwarthirunagar resident maintains terrace garden

When children start taking up gardening as a hobby, they become more empathetic towards nature. “Also, these days kids often spend more time on gadgets and they don’t spend their time productively. When into gardening, they get to understand the value of hard work of farmers who take care of our agricultural lands,” says nature enthusiast Subashree Vijay. Continue Reading

NT compiles major business booms of the decade

With 2019 coming to an end, News Today compiles a list of sectors that made a huge dent. They were chosen based on impact they made to our lives. From online shopping to food delivery, from watching web series to e-learning, the 2010s has been a decade to remember. Continue Reading

Saligramam resident makes recyclable products from plastic

When Rakesh Ganesan, a resident of Saligramam met Amit Roy of Kolkata during a trip to the North East, the connection was spontaneous as the men had two passion in common – to travel and to work extensively on environmental cause. They now teach sustainable living, focusing on reducing plastic consumption. The duo have started a small initiative – making recyclable products. Continue Reading

KS Nair’s ‘The Forgotten Few’ speaks on IAF’s contribution in WWII

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is one of largest and powerful air forces in the world. Like every armed organisation, the IAF has patriotic stories of thousands who were brave to lay down their lives for our land. K S Nair’s The Forgotten Few – The Indian Air Force’s Contribution in Second World War attempts to narrate unheard stories of IAF.

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Virugambakkam resident speaks on life as artist

Art has always been one of humanity’s greatest form of communication. Some of earliest evidence of civilizations appear as cave paintings. Paintings evoke emotions through splash of colours. For Ramya Sadasivam, a resident of Virugambakkam, it has always been an emotional connect. She credits her mother for becoming an artist. Continue Reading

Balu Mahendra Noolagam at Saligramam offers plenty for budding filmmakers

Tucked in a quiet place on Thilakar Street, Saligramam is a yellow one-floored apartment with a narrow balcony, lined up with pots. A dusty board hanging on the gates informs ‘Balu Mahendra Noolagam’. Continue Reading

Graphic novelist, James Peaty, pens book on Chanakya

As a kid, James Peaty loved comics and was a big fan of Terrence Dicks’ novelisations of Doctor Who. Later, it was Stephen King, James Ellroy, Elmore Leonard and Angela Carter. The writers made a big impact during my formative years, he says. Today, James is an author having worked with giants like Marvel and DC. His portfolio includes writing credits for Marvel Heroes, X-Men Unlimited, The Batman Strikes, Justice League Unlimited, Supergirl, among others. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Frozen 2’ – Visual splendour

It’s been six years since ‘Frozen’ froze the silver screen with its charming plot, cool visuals and music. The song, ‘Let it Go’ stayed in our hearts. Now, Walt Disney Animation Studios, brings us back this magical animated fantasy with its sequel, ‘Frozen 2’. Continue Reading

App by fashion designer Purvi Doshi helps you trace a clothes’ origin story

Renowned fashion designer Purvi Doshi known for her sustainable clothing label, ‘Purvi Doshi’ recently launched the ‘Traceability’ app, hoping to bring in transparency among consumers. This unique app offers a user the source map, land where the cotton grew and textile has been woven, names, pictures and beautiful stories of weaver, dyers, spinners, tailors. Continue Reading

Food review: Land of Malay comes to town

If you are planning to taste authentic Malaysian cuisine, The Raintree at St Mary’s Road has organised a Malayasian Food Festival till 24 November, at their restaurant, Chap Chay. With dishes curated by Chef Mat Safiee Bin Haroon, the restaurant hopes to offer true Malaysian food for Chennaiites. The food fest is held on par with the Malaysian Tourism campaign, Truly Malaysia 2020. Continue Reading