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

Restaurant Toscano serves sumptuous Italian cuisine in the city

Toscano is a fine-dining restaurant with eight branches in Bangalore. Now, it has stepped into Chennai offering delicious Italian cuisine. Started in 2005, Toscano, under the management of the Red Apple Kitchen Pvt Ltd it has delighted many foodies. Continue Reading

Former corporate professional-turned author’s book translated into Tamil

When Durgadoss started his corporate career, little did he know that instead of preparing PPTs or spreadsheets, he would be penning about Alexander the Great or the Indus Valley or the 26/11 terror attacks, effortlessly weaving facts with fiction. Today, R Durgadoss is a successful author, having written three historical/mythological novels. Continue Reading

Couple travels across globe to eat bizarre food, write book

Divya Anand and her husband, Vivek aren’t ordinary couple who travel the world simply to take selfies or perhaps enjoy a romantic evening but rather they navigate the globe to eat bizarre foods like sipping snake wine in Cambodia or goose web in Singapore! Divya’s book, ‘Dare Eat That: A Guide to Bizarre Foods from Around the World’ explores their journey to eat every species on earth. 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

Chennai-based filmmaker’s movie makes waves at international festivals

Kollywood has numerous budding directors who wish to break into the industry. Engineer-turned-director, Dharani is one such person. His film, Gnanaserukku has received numerous accolades at international film festivals. For the last four years, Dharani and his team of young cinema lovers have work hard to produce this film. Continue Reading

City-based composer makes waves in the west through music

When composer Vinod Krishnan moved to the US ten years ago, little did he knew that his passion for music would widen and his opportunities reach for the sky. Today, the singer-musician is well recognised for his collaborations with IndianRaga, an educational startup founded at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Continue Reading

Seven day Indonesian food festival ready to dazzle Chennaiites

The Raintree at St Mary’s Road in association with Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mumbai supported by The Ministry of Tourism, Republic Of Indonesia launched a ‘Seven Day Indonesian Food Festival’ at Chap Chay on 4 April, to celebrate Indonesian cuisine Continue Reading