WC 2019: 48 matches, 10 teams & one cup

Ten days to go for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, the showpiece one-day international (ODI) tournament. The 12th edition to be hosted by England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July promises aplenty. The first match will be played at The Oval while the final will be played at Lord’s. Continue Reading

WC 2019: Bravo, Pollard in WI squad as reserve players

All-rounders Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo have been included in the list of 10 reserve West Indian players for the upcoming World Cup 2019. After having missed out on selection for the marquee event, Pollard might still find his World Cup dream realised if he is called as a replacement for an injured player. Continue Reading

WC 2019: Looking forward to meet India, says Ngidi

India will play their first match on 5 June against South Africa. And one man who is eagerly waiting for the encounter is Proteas’ pacer Lungi Ngidi. He believes that although India is a good team, a full strength South African side would be capable of giving them tough competition. Continue Reading

City-based karate master trains students, wins medals

Muthu Devaraj, a karate master from Hasthinapuram, won gold medal in master’s kata category in the Okinawa Goju-Ryu Karate Open International Championship in Malaysia. He along with his students also won several medals. 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

Karnataka girl tops VIT entrance exam

Sai Saketika Chekuri, a student of Sri Chaitanya Techno School, Bengaluru, secured first rank in the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)-2019 held from 10 to 21April in 124 selected cities across India, as well as Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat and Qatar. Continue Reading

Indian Army claims to have sighted footprints of mythical beast ‘Yeti’

In a first, the Indian Army has said that a massive footprint of a ‘Yeti’ was sighted near the Makalu base camp earlier this month. In a tweet, the Indian Army informed that a Mountaineering Expedition team had spotted the giant footprint – measuring 35X15 inches – in the snow on 9 April. Continue Reading

MHA serves notice to Rahul Gandhi over his citizenship

The Home Ministry has served a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, asking him to clarify within a fortnight his ‘factual position’ on a complaint questioning his citizenship status. In a letter, the Home Ministry said it has received a representation from BJP MP Subramanian Swamy in which it has been brought out that a company named Backops Limited was registered in the United Kingdom in 2003 with Rahul as one of its directors. Continue Reading

VGP Universal Kingdom to entertain with sword, rope and fire fights till 2 June

VGP Universal Kingdom is set to grab the attention of its audience during its latest summer show, ‘VGP Arabian Nights Stunt Show’. For the past 17 years, VGP has been a trendsetter and pioneer in bringing world-class, international live-action shows to spice up the vacation and become the talk of the town. This year, it is ‘VGP Arabian Nights Stunt Show’ – a stimulating folklore conducted by professionally trained and experienced performers from around the world. Continue Reading