J.V. Siva Prasanna Kumar

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Parties’ ‘softness’ behind leaders’ killings: sangh

First the Sangh Parivar saw a pattern in the killings of its leaders.

Industries cheer solar energy policy

The new solar energy policy 2012 for Tamil Nadu un­veiled by the chief m­i­n­ister Jayalalithaa has ev­o­k­ed sp­ontaneous resp­o­nse from industrialists and big time investors who are keen on taking

Language of the god city

“Sanskrit is not a dead language. It is the language spoken by the gods. The problem is not with this great language, we need Sanskrit scholars who know science and scientists who have knowledge of Sa

Amusement parks bind families, rake in moolah


They are dispensers of endless thrills and bring our boisterous nature to the surface. This makes amusement parks—rollercoaster rides, baby train, break dance, caterpillar ride, Columbus, Ferris wheel

Domestic tourism goes up in spite of inflation

Rupee depreciation as well as escalating airfares and hotel room rents are not deterring the Indian travellers from holidaying.

Domestic travel trips have gone up by nearly 84 per cent over the firs

Chennai suburbs seek better amenities

Despite the expansion of the corporation boundaries, many residential areas in Chennai’s southern suburbs still lack basic amenities.

Roads not re-laid for several years in Adambakkam, Medavakkam, N

Cooler clime beckons hill tourists

The nippy weather, accompanied by pleasant, intermittent showers in the hill stations, signifying the commencement of the second season, has made the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation (TTDC)

Mad scramble for place in co-operative societies

There is a scramble among even local political party cadres for enrolment as members to cooperative societies for which elections will be held soon.

Hopes have rebound for many functionaries on part

Greens gear up to save Pulicat lake


A group of environmentalists led by the AARDE (Art & Architecture Research, Development Education) Foundation, Chennai, have come forward to save the country’s second largest brackish water lake – the

City museum readies 3D theatre


Hoping to ride on the popularity wave of watching 3D films, authorities of Government Museum, Egmore, have initiated measures to establish a 3D theatre to serve as added attraction at this historic m

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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.

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