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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 >>

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LoC on Greams Road

How do kolu celebrations pan out in our house? We decorate and arrange the idols, dolls and sundry other figurines in traditional kolu formation and offer sundal to the guests, who, if they are women, sing traditional songs, and if they are men, involve themselves in the even more traditional activity of buttonholing me on Hillary Clinton or Sivakarthikeyan or any other news topic of the season.

 

One for the road

This week sees the onset of festival season, which will see a series of traditional events celebrating centuries-old consumerism.

 

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Metro Rail & Retro Mail 

Upon reaching the platform on the top floor of the newly-inaugurated Guindy Metro Rail station, the first thing you notice is, well, the platform of the nearby Guindy Railway station. 

 

The splendid bird’s eye vista of the old Railway station from the spanking new Metro Rail... Read More >>

SIMha Raasi

The spectacular launch of Jio by Reliance may remind some of you of a similar splashy foray into mobile telephony by the same group in 2000s. It, however, came a cropper because of a small wrinkle, in that people weren’t exactly comfortable with one basic feature: Paying the monthly bill.   ... Read More >>

Religion and govt love things in triplicate

*A non-nonsense Q&A on Triple Talaq and Uniform Civil Code

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Yet another obscure writer tipped to win Nobel literature prize

‘His language has the rare finesse and flexibility to reveal themselves to Nobel committee only’

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US presidential polls: The untold history

* Of debates, hand-wrestling and lemon-and-spoon races

Chennai, Sept 28: America has a great tradition of picking Presidents who are all-rounders. For example, Theodore Roosevelt was extremely skilled in figure-skating and men's air pistol. This talent came handy during his presidentship... Read More >>

'When a batsman was out LBW to a throw from the deep'

Chennai: The Indian Test team is on the cusp of a record - 500 Tests. Just say it once again '500 Tests' and let it all sink again. For, it has taken 84 long years, over which time - to give you a proper perspective - roughly 75,000 T-20 games could have been played.

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Veni, vidi, VC

Recently there was a news feature in a business publication about how a venture capitalist made several crores of rupees in a very short time, and reading it, I, like most right-thinking persons, was totally impressed by the success story and hoped that the venture capitalist would get to live a... Read More >>

Bangalore Days

A quirky look at Tamil films that had the Karnataka capital as their backdrop

Chennai, Sept 14: The violent incidents in Bengaluru over Cauvery waters give us an opportunity, keeping in line with the ethos of modern journalism, to look at how the capital city of Karnataka has been featur... Read More >>

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