Latest TRAI rule: Choosing channels for TV is messy affair

For example, when I recently visited my friend’s home, his father was trying to get his head around how to pick and choose the channels for his dish TV. The operator had sent his father a QR code and the poor old person did not know how to scan the thing. Continue Reading

Retteri could be a rich source of water for supply to Chennai

In July last year, when Chennai’s major reservoirs had a little over 20 per cent water left in them, Chennai Metrowater conducted a feasibility study to draw water from Retteri lake for the city’s water supply. According to officials, the lake has the capacity to store 110 million cubic feet of water. Continue Reading

Ambattur Railway station all the better with new developments

NGO Ooruni Maiyam members reiterated that the development came due to help from Member of Parliament K N Ramachandran, taking particular notice of the matter and worked with the association members who went to the national capital to meet him and get the issue rectified. Continue Reading

Chennai water woes: Many solutions but permanent one is still elusive

Joint director and public relations manager at Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB) R Neelakandan said, “At present, Chennai’s waterbodies hold a little more than 1 tmc ft of the total 11 tmc ft. Taking that into account, water in the major catchment areas may well be exhausted within the next 45 days.” Continue Reading

Road safety involves many factors other than airbags and ABS

In an ideal world where people follow all the rules and authorities do their work, cars with five-star ratings will be safe, as it has been proved on many occasions in developed countries. Continue Reading

Plastic countdown: Some commercial outlets are ready with alternatives

“The good thing the government did was informing us well in advance and giving us plenty of time to think about alternative products. Once the ban was announced, the other viable and eco-friendly, government-certified alternatives started showing up. It promoted the substitute industry indirectly,” said Palam Silks founder, Jeyasree Ravi. Continue Reading

Tamilnadu lad creates Pixalive app to keep his dreams alive

“I had just quit my job due to personal reasons. When the Snapchat controversy erupted, I realised that there were no made-in-India social media platforms. There were messengers and other platforms, but nothing had all the bases covered. So, I decided to come up with one,” said Rajasekar Sundaresan. Continue Reading