Aishwarya Rai speaks about her next project

Aishwarya has revealed details about her next project. She said, “Normally, when it comes to announcing my future projects, I leave it to the prerogative of my directors and producers. I have just very recently okayed a wonderful script and idea and character. So, I’ll let them make the announcement.” Continue Reading

Adhik to act in Arulnidhi’s film

Popular filmmaker Adhik Ravichandran will don the greasepaint for a movie starring Arulnidhi and Shraddha Srinath. Directed by Barath Neelakanatan, it is produced by S P Shankar and Shantha Priya for SP Cinemas. The film has music by Sam CS and cinematography by Aravind Singh. Continue Reading

Railway Board approves Chennai circular suburban trains

The Southern Railway’s proposal to introduce two circular trains between Chennai Beach to Arakkonam to Tirumalpur was approved by the the Railway Board. According to a press release, the Railway Board has also approved the extension of local train services. Continue Reading

Minnie Vaid writes about ISRO’s women scientists in her latest book

If you think Engineering is a man’s world, then you are wrong. And if you think only men make it big as rocket scientists, then you should read Minnie Vaid’s latest book, ‘Those Magnificent Women and Their Flying Machines’. It’s an incredible true story of women scientists who played a big role in ISRO’s Mangalyaan mars mission. Continue Reading

Kurumbar assn chief wants an MP from community

“Around 40 lakh Kurumba community people reside in 24 districts in Tamilnadu. However, not even one person from the group is a MLA or MP or has secured a government job,’ said Kurumbar community people’s welfare association president R Palaniswami. In a statement, he said that that political leaders who advocate social justice must encourage and give chance for Kurumbas to contest in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Continue Reading

Chef Damu says traditional Indian food serves as medicine

Traditional food – it is all over the Internet, television channels and books. Yet, we do not take efforts to make them and rather binge on pasta or burger. But to the generation that still does age-old recipes, fret not, for we have chef Damodaran who is on a mission to bring them all back to the platter. Continue Reading

Short film makes it big at Asia Book of Records

‘Neermizhipeelikal’, a short film produced by AV Anoop of AVA Productions and co-produced by Pradeep Cholayil, made history by entering the Asia Book of Records as it set the record of becoming the first Malayalam short film made with actors from a single family. The movie is based on drug abuse amongst students. The preview was held at the Prasad Preview Theatrea in Saligramam, Chennai. Continue Reading

Aim for Seva to host fund raising event

Aim for Seva is conducting the first edition of Ananda – a festival featuring music, dance and theatre, a fund raising event for three special initiatives of the charitable organisation. The event will be held at The Music Academy for three days, from tomorrow at 6.30 pm. Continue Reading

DMK, BJP key leaders opt to contest from Thoothukudi

Thoothukudi has become the most sought after constituency this Lok Sabha election. While DMK Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi has given her application form to contest from the pearl city, BJP State president Tamilisai Soundararajan too has said the party has sought to contest from the constituency. Thoothukudi is considered as an all important constituency as it witnessed the shooting of 14 people who protested against the Vedanta’s Sterlite copper smelter plant and has seen various protests in the past few years. Continue Reading

2,528 school students travel in Metro in Feb

In an attempt to bring awareness to government school students about Metro Rail in city, Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has been undertaking monthly educational trips from Central Metro to Airport, AG-DMS to Airport and AG-DMS to Washermenpet. A CMRL spokesperson, said, ‘In February, a total of 2,528 students travelled in Metro during the academic year 2018-19. Since the commencement of the trips from June last year, a total of 28,838 students from government schools have utilised these trips. The features of the Metro and its stations were explained to the students.’ Continue Reading