Thomas Cook packs bag, files for bankruptcy

British travel group Thomas Cook on Monday declared bankruptcy after failing to reach a last-ditch rescue deal, triggering the UK’s biggest repatriation since World War II to bring back stranded passengers. The 178-year-old operator had been desperately seeking $250 million from private investors to save it from collapse. Continue Reading

General Motors’ workers go on strike

The decision, which the Wall Street Journal described as the first major stoppage at GM in more than a decade, came a day after the manufacturer’s four-year contract with workers expired without an agreement on a replacement. Continue Reading

Former CFO of Tata Global Beverages pens book on business management

Anil P Goel has over three-and-a-half decades of experience across Tata Group companies including that of the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Global Beverages. He has also served on the board of Indian Hotels and was also a Non-Executive Director on the boards of Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts Ltd, Tata Coffee Ltd, among others. He is known for his expertise in business restructuring and change management solutions. Continue Reading

Chennai-based youth wins laurels in silambattam

It has become common to hear news about women facing the unthinkable out in the public. This is what drove Ganesh Babu of Oragadam to enroll his daughter Padma Shree in a Silambam class, to equip the skills she might need in case she finds herself in a bad situation. 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

Lawrence issues strong warning to Seeman

Raghava Lawrence, who awaits the release of Kanchana 3, is apparently annoyed with hate speeches by Seeman and his party cadres against him recently. In a press release here, Lawrence condemned his speeches. He said that Seeman has degraded his philanthropic activities and later, they buried the hatched. But the provoked party cadres of Seeman are said to be continuously abusing Lawrence on the internet and public events. Continue Reading

Case against Azam Khan for ‘insulting’ Jaya Prada

Samajwadi Party candidate Azam Khan was accused of making controversial statements against his BJP counterpart, Jaya Prada in UP’s Rampur constituency, has been asked to provide an explanation by the National Commission for Women following a show cause notice issued by her and has been charged in an FIR. Continue Reading

Rafale: Rahul in trouble as Supreme Court seeks explanation for remarks on Modi

The Supreme Court today accused Congress president Rahul Gandhi for misquoting its judgement on Rafale verdict and has provided a weeks’ time (next Monday) to give an explanation before the cantempt case charged against him will be heard next Tuesday. Continue Reading