C.S. Kotteswaran

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Cheers to Chennai’s pettais


Radio jockeys and scribes are seeking celebrities for quotes on why Madras is special.

They also depend on historians for facts and figures related to erstwhile Madrassapattinam. But one part of Mad

Civic body, metro water vacancies ignored

Even as the Tamil Nadu Uniformed Service Recruitment Board on Tuesday began selecting candidates to fill the existing 13,000 vacancies in the state police department, an alarming number of vacancies w

Chennaiites ready to pay for parking

A recent study by a private consultant on parking woes in the city has found that 90 per cent of the people were ready to pay for parking provided they were given a better place to park their vehicles

Plan to add coaches called off


Gripped by rumours, people from the northeast continued to flee the city for the third consecutive day.
On Saturday, 150 people of the northeast arrived from the southern districts to board Howrah-bou

Aussie vet’s warning against emu biz fell on deaf ears


“There is hardly an emu farm in Australia now, all have failed on economic grounds; the claimed economic largesse from emu meat or oil did not eventuate,” read the warning mail from former president o

Docs now text to track patients

“Feeling bored? go for a walk”, “avoid snacks while watching TV, you may over-eat”, “neither fast nor feast”.

These are the kind of SMSes a group of diabetologists based in Chennai and London are se

Ex-mayor’s pet project shelved

All is not well with the garbage shed enclosure project, a brainchild of Chennai mayor Saidai S. Duraisamy launched this April.

The corporation has so far spent above Rs 3 crore for installing the g

Free rice changes tribal food habits

The government’s free-rice scheme, which has gone a long way in ensuring food security in Tamil Nadu, has had an adverse effect on tribals and villagers settled in core forest areas.

The free rice t

Garbage penalty receipts lack details

The authenticity of penalty receipts issued by Chennai corporation against those who dump debris and garbage on the city roads has come under the scanner.

A receipt copy available with this newspape

It’s not jackal’s day after it bites youth


A youth playing cricket at Perungudi on Sunday mistook a jackal for a dog and was bitten after he made an attempt to chase the wild animal.

Returning after a game, Santosh sighted the animal resting

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.