SBI to adopt repo rate as external benchmark from 1 October

On 4 September, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had mandated all banks to link all new floating rate personal or retail loans and floating rate loans to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to an external benchmark. Continue Reading

City-based hobbyist builds miniature railway models and town

The train hoots and hisses as it chugs to a start. You hear the rhythm of the metallic wheels shrieking as it glides over the track. The steam engine exits ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’, passes through small mountains, a tiny bridge, slips into a tunnel, sneaks beside a town and then reaches ‘Prithvi Avenue Junction’ again. The journey takes less than a minute. You just read about Sundaram Parthasarathi’s railway model at work, built in a room at his apartment’s terrace at Prithvi Avenue, R A Puram. Continue Reading

Unique dance and puppetry show has Chennaiites in awe

Seema Kohli, a contemporary artist based in New Delhi, kick started her show, ‘Retracing Paradise: The Word for the World’ at the Puppetry Festival held at Phoenix Market City, Chennai recently. The Puppetry Festival was conceptualised and curated by art historian and designers Dr Annapurna Garimella and her organisation, Jackfruit Research & Design. Continue Reading

CCFC player Ajith speaks about journey from city streets to Nehru Stadium

Chennai City Football Club (CCFC) made us proud by finishing as the winner of I-League this season. Holding fort on the defence line for namma team was 22-year-old Ajith Kumar from Thirumangalam, who recently rejected offers from ISL teams to stick with CCFC and learn. Continue Reading

Flintoff bets big on Ben Stokes

London: Andrew Flintoff believes Ben Stokes can steal the show for England in a home season featuring both the World Cup and the Ashes. For the first time since the inaugural men’s World Cup in 1975, England are staging arguably… Continue Reading

I can qualify for Tokyo Olympics, says Jinson Johnson

Asian Games champion Jinson Johnson, India’s premier middle-distance runner, says he is very much capable of qualifying for the 1500 metres event at the Tokyo Olympics. Continue Reading

CSK coach credits MI with playing nice brand of cricket

Mumbai Indians continued its success at Chepauk, by winning the all-important Qualifier 1 against Chennai Super Kings by six wickets to book a spot in the summit clash of the IPL 2019. After winning the toss, CSK opted to bat first. On a slow pitch the batsmen could not get going and losing wickets early on also did not help CSK’s cause. Continue Reading

Solo trip to Puducherry this summer might be the best weekend getaway

Wishing to spend time alone this summer? Dreaming of travelling on a tight budget? Then Puducherry is perhaps the easiest solo travel to do. There are so many things to do in this town that is rich in heritage. Here are the options to make the most out of this little beach town. Continue Reading

Chennai Railway Division gets new manager

P Mahesh took over charge as the new Divisional Railway Manager of Chennai Division of Southern Railway on 24 April, succeeding Naveen Gulati. An officer belonging to Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), P Mahesh has vast experience in different facets of Railway working Continue Reading