C.S. Kotteswaran

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Complaints against councillors

Realtors and property owners who had recently constructed buildings in central and south Chennai are spending sleepless nights and frequenting Ripon Buildings, the city civic headquarters, making comp

Builders and councillors form dangerous nexus

Some councillors of the ruling AIADMK and opposition DMK have developed quite a bonhomie with builders and real estate promoters in their wards.

Cutting across party lines, these small groups often

Stray dogs poisoned to death


More than three dozen dogs have been poisoned to death in suburban Katuppakam on Monday.

As many as 29 carcasses were exhumed for investigation till Monday night, following an outcry from the public,

No time for clock towers


Two years back, the city corporation announced in its budget that it would establish new clock towers in Chennai, but nothing has materialised.

At the same time, the civic body continues to remain i

Mosquitoes thrive in concrete jungle


The urban milieu is a killing field for many a vulnerable species, but it also helps a few others thrive. While sparrows are losing their habitat and struggling for survival, mosquitoes continue to ru

TN livestock scheme keeps trotting


The free livestock scheme, the pet project of chief minister J. Jayalalithaa, becomes the first project to attain its target.

As a bonus to the scheme, the number of lambs and goat kids born to the b

Traditional foods fight against ageing: Academicians

Food diversity has changed and the traditional foods that were rich in nutrients are missing from the diet, adding to ageing problems, say local academicians and botanists.

“Earlier greens with rich

Garbage proposal raises stink


The recent idea put forward by Chennai Mayor Mr Saidai Duraisamy to streamline garbage collection across the city by constructing transit stations at every ward has given rise to new problems.

The wa

Call to protect Meghamalai


The Meghamalai hills have been declared as wildlife sanctuary under the Wildlife Protection Act 1972. But the requisite administrative machinery and men are not in place.

The forming of wildlife div

‘Shady’ journalism at Ripon’s

The mushrooming of small-time weeklies, monthlies and dailies after regime changes are not new to Tamil Nadu and there is nothing wrong in it.

However, a few of these magazines and journals, mostly

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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.