‘Paadhi Anna’ Avvai Natarajan is a huge fan of Karunanidhi

Mention the name of Avvai Natarajan to any lover of Tamil, they will immediately recollect his booming voice and brisk speeches. The author, orator and former vice-chancellor of Tamil University, a long-time resident of Anna Nagar, has worked with leaders like Annadurai, M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa. Continue Reading

This Deepavali, go for trendy, healthy bakshanams

Talking about traditional dishes, chef Shri Bala says, “We can rightly say that traditional ingredients are coming back. Karupatti halwa is done with kambu paal and karupatti. Okkarai is done with paasi paruppu and siru payiru which is a very old dish that is coming back. Thiruvaiyaru Ashoka is very famous already but Chennaiites seem to like them so much now.” Continue Reading

Chennaiite conducts workshop on organic products

As part of the workshop, the participants were also taught on how to set up a farm in their houses. As part of their future plans, the members are planning to take people to agri-tourism, an awareness programme that emphasises the need for agriculture and farming. Continue Reading

Young girl in Chennai wins Kata National Championship

Abiya took part and won gold medal in the Shobukai’s 9th Open National Karate Championship and Premier League which was conducted by the general secretary of Karate Association of India and Tamilnadu State sports academy’s treasurer Althaf Alam. Continue Reading

Artist in Chennai receives lifetime achievement award

The artiste is said to be the only surviving member of the original Chandamama design team and Shankar has created thousand such drawings for Chandamama, which defined the looks of the magazine for decades.

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#Metoo – This time from newsrooms

The second innings of #metoo movement started off with actress Tanushree Dutta opening up about actor Nana Patekar on how he sexually harassed her some 10 years ago.

While many asked why she did not open about it earlier on, many actresses stood by her and raised their voice for her.

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Chennaiite talks about benefits of native cows’ milk

“Our family has been residing in Porur for several decades now and we have been doing milk business for five generations. After a severe fall from people buying the indigenous breed’s milk and switching to packed milk, now they are slowly getting back to the tradition of buying cow milk. Revolutions like Jallikattu protests have helped this change,” says D Murthy. Continue Reading