Expat veterinarian pens book on how to care pet animals

As a young child, Juliet Decaestecker grew up in a place that made her connect with nature everyday. She recalls chasing after birds in the garden or learning how to feed horses at her grandparents’ farm. “Even if a pigeon would fly into the window, I would get inside the house and try to heal it,” she says. Continue Reading

App by fashion designer Purvi Doshi helps you trace a clothes’ origin story

Renowned fashion designer Purvi Doshi known for her sustainable clothing label, ‘Purvi Doshi’ recently launched the ‘Traceability’ app, hoping to bring in transparency among consumers. This unique app offers a user the source map, land where the cotton grew and textile has been woven, names, pictures and beautiful stories of weaver, dyers, spinners, tailors. Continue Reading

Experts & techies share methods to fight air pollution

On 4 November, when Chennai woke up with hazy skies, residents were surprised. It was unusual. While the meteorological department assured there was nothing to worry, weather bloggers, on the contrary, cried in dismay. Some took on to social media to say that our city is slowing taking in Delhi’s hazardous air. For nearly a week, Chennai’s air quality continues to deteriorate. Continue Reading

Venkatesh speaks on juggling life as writer, speaker & corporate professional

“I have had the desire to write for a while,” he says, recounting what made him pen down his bestseller, KaalKoot – The Lost Himalayan Secret, that continues to fly off bookshelves across country. Continue Reading

Vadapalani residents ask better stormwater drains, roads for monsoon

With rains lashing city for the past few days, the Meteorological Department announced the onset of North-East monsoon this week across Tamilnadu. Residents in the neighbourhood are in hopes of a beneficial season. Resident Welfare Associations have taken steps to rope in rainwater harvesting systems in their homes while some activists continue to promote the cause of saving water. Continue Reading

City-based teacher bags honour from State government

For T Ponnammal, teaching has always been her calling. She made heads turn among education community after she bagged the ‘Best Teacher Award’ from Tamilnadu government. The honour was bestowed by Minister of School Education, KA Sengottaiyan in a ceremony held recently. Continue Reading

Marina Sands at Ramada, Egmore offers delicious seafood

The newly inaugurated Marina Sands at Ramada, Egmore might be the best option if you are planning to eat the finest seafood. Offering a plethora of dishes ranging from fish, lobsters, shrimps, salmons, prawns, among others, the restaurant boasts of several mouth-watering starters. Continue Reading

Review: ‘Chhichhore’ – Nostalgic journey

There is a reason why we love to watch heroes on the silver screen even if they aren’t real. It is humbling to see them overcome obstacles which mirror situations we face ourselves in our own lives. We are bowled by their determination to reach their goals. Chhichhore is one such film that glorifies failure more than success. Continue Reading

When Madras came to a standstill during World War 2

World War 2 changed the course of our history as we know it.This week marks its 80th anniversary. The Russian center of science and culture have organised a photo exhibition until 7 September that shows the days of Madras during the great war. Continue Reading

Chennai-based author pens poetry, uses Facebook to promote writings

When Ravi Ranganathan spent his days working hard in a leading bank as a senior officer, little did he know that he would be spending his time writing fiction post retirement. Today, the resident of Saligramam had published two books to his name. Continue Reading