Pongal buses to go via Outer Ring Road and not crowd Maduravoyal

“Buses heading south from Koyambedu bus terminus during Pongal holidays will not pass through Maduravoyal bypass but, instead, take the Outer Ring Road. So, passengers at Perungalathur have to got to Urapakkam bus stand to catch their buses,” said Transport Minister M R Vijayabhaskar. Continue Reading

Herbal fuel: Chennai scientific body calls out Ramar Pillai

In one of the nail-biting scientific revelations in the city, Let’s Make Engineering Simple (LMES) team has exactly replicated the ‘herbal fuel’ preparations of P Ramar Pillai, the controversial man continuing to claim he can manufacture fuel from herbal sources without the use of petroleum products. Continue Reading

Property tax hike up to 18-fold worries Chennai residents

Ever since the revised property tax rates of Greater Chennai Corporation came into force 19 September, there has been a hue and cry throughout the city as some localities are facing a hike of up to 18 times the amount charged all this time. Continue Reading

For better transport facilities in Chennai suburb

Buses from Nanganallur to Guindy should be re-routed through Adambakkam area so that they may not run empty. Secondly, we need buses from Alandur Metro station to Velacheri Railway Station. Thirdly, all buses should be re-routed covering Nanganallur, Thillaiganga Nagar, and Adambakkam Continue Reading

Now one can make use of Odisha govt guesthouse in Chennai

The guest house belongs to the Home Department of the Government of Odisha. Its foundation stone was laid on 11 May 2012 by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Tamilnadu’s then Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. It has taken almost six years for the project to come into fruition. Continue Reading

Young lad in Chennai spots rare Daurian Starling bird species

I thought that it could be a Rosy Starling but after leafing through a guidebook, ‘Birds Of The Indian Subcontinent,’ I chanced upon the bird in the vagrants section in the appendix of the book. It was none other than the Daurian Starling. The bird usually breeds in East China, East Russia, and Mongolia while also migrating to Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Continue Reading