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

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

Review: ‘The Family Man’ – Gripping espionage thriller with humour

‘The Family Man’ is perhaps one of the best Indian series made to date. It’s funny and sleek, riddled with exceptional twists and turns, powerful performance and gripping direction and writing. Continue Reading

Founder of Vorq Space speaks on growth & demand for shared-office sector

One of our nation’s economic and cultural hot spot, Mumbai, has breathed a fair share of new players hoping to make a dent in co-working sector. Among them is Vorq Space that has continued to expand and thrive since October 2016. Continue Reading

Zooming into a micro world

Martin Kaae Kristiansen from Denmark, the biomedical student is passionate about snapping images and videos of a world impossible to see with our naked eye. Martin is one of many science-lovers on Instagram who share high resolution and jaw-dropping images of specimens taken from their labs. 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

Mythology man Amish Tripathi talks about Raavan and writing

Thanks to him, mythology has now become one of the most read genres. Amish is a busy man these days, travelling across the country to promote his latest book, Raavan: Enemy of Aryavarta, from the Ram Chandra series. Continue Reading