Tamilnadu govt staff set to get bonanza

Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today announced formation of a committee to...... Read More >>

Talk on epic character Bhishmar

Chennai: Writer P N Parasuraman will deliver a talk on epic character Bhishmar as part of '...... Read More >>

Overcoming trauma to become donor

Chennai: It is not easy to take a decision at any point in life but the most difficult must be to...... Read More >>

Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in thriller

Manchester: Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and...... Read More >>

Shooters impress new foreign rifle coach

New Delhi: They may not have been setting the stage ablaze in recent times but newly-appointed...... Read More >>



Cranks Corner

Serve and Vaali!

The Chennai Open tennis tournament got underway this week. This is the 21st year of the tournament that is, well, 22-years-old.

Wish we could reverse the year-II

(This is the second part of the year-in-review 2016) In a bid to ease up the pressure on May, RBI introduces into the market...June Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposes to Finance Ministry a far-reaching proposal to tackle the galloping inflation. His suggestion is simple but most sensible: ... Read More >>

Near unanimity on Rahul Gandhi's performance

New Delhi, Dec 28: The defining mood of the nation as 2016 winds up is one of happiness that the year is actually ending.

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Wish we could reverse the year

When you look back on 2016, you have to agree that in the overall scheme of things that it was a pretty decent year.


No, just pause. As I type this, there is a new press release from the Reserve Bank of India saying that the year 2016 may actually be bad and things aren’t as... Read More >>

3 innovations Carnatic music must embrace

Chennai, Dec 21: Carnatic music, or Karnatik music if you incidentally happen to be T M Krishna and reading this, is at a crossroads. But to be honest, it has been at the same crossroads right from day one, wondering how it can reach out and appeal to a wider cross-section of the public.

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I was there (and Tavare put me to sleep)

There is a buzz in the air whenever there is a Test match at the M A Chidambaram stadium. This time around, when India and England are fighting it out, air is in the buzz, as cyclone Vardah has turned things upside down in these parts.

Ahead of the match, England sweated it out on whet... Read More >>

Fifer for Ashwin and Vardah

After last year's complete shut down of the city during the unprecedented floods, Chennai looked well prepared for any kind of disruption. But, as it happens, when disaster again struck, things went completely haywire and it will take several months perhaps even a year, for things to get back to... Read More >>

Cho irresponsible!

Will you be writing your regular column this week? Wouldn’t humour be a little inappropriate to the current mood of Tamil Nadu? A well-meaning friend asked me this during a chat.

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Panic picnic!

Thanks to the experience of the floods of last year, Chennai is now well prepared to, well, slip into extreme panic the moment the clouds get a bit dark.

Just this week, the weathermen announced that there was a possibility of showers for two days owing to a cyclonic depression, and mu... Read More >>

All the numbers and stats you needed on demonetisation

Mumbai, Nov 30: Opinions are like black money, everybody has some. So, in journalism, we prefer solid statistics, which are difficult to refute, but actually easy to make up.

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