I feel there is life inside all my idols, says Sthapathi from Chennai

“Every time I give life to a statue, it’s a proud moment for me,” says S Karthik, a Chennai resident, who is a sthapathi by profession. He has worked in various temples surrounding Porur and is well-known for his deft handwork and perfect finish of idols. Continue Reading

Jaya’s policies continue to be actioned by Palaniswami

For women, who might have felt distressed when they lost an understanding woman Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, that their causes would be ignored, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami gave great reassurance on the first day of his taking over. Continue Reading

Chennai cyclist travels several thousand kilometres across India

Covering a 1,400 km journey from Chennai to Vijayawada and then back to Chennai by cycling – if you think he pressed just the pedals to move forward, then you are mistaken. Rather, he pressed his passion, pressed his perseverance, pressed his dreams and eventually they made him move forward. Continue Reading

Activists condemn hike by sewage lorry drivers; protest by begging

From Rs 850 to Rs 1,100 in just five months – This is the rate fixed by private sewage lorry drivers in Chennai areas. Condemning this act, a group of activists in Mugalivakkam staged a protest by begging money from the general public and sent it to the Metrowater department. Continue Reading

Know what Chennai is shopping this Deepavali?

We are sure that the cup board in most houses are already smiling by holding all the new collection of clothes that has been purchased for Deepavali. ‘News Today’ brings out the latest products available in the market, be it clothing, accessories, gift items, sweets or crackers. Continue Reading

SC’s verdict on firecrackers receives mixed response

“More than crackers being a tradition, they are emotion and Supreme Court’s rule irks us,” bursts out Karthikeyan, a college-goer from Royapuram when asked for his reaction to the recent Supreme Court order restricting the bursting of firecrackers. Continue Reading