Pramila Krishnan

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Bluff behind easy cash

“Earn at home from $5-$5000 per month”; “Earn in your free time”; “No investments, work from home”; “Just send SMS and earn...”

These are some of the ads which regularly fill our cell phones and e-m

Pollution woes hit Kodungaiyur


Perambur MLA Mr A. Soundararajan (64) and his wife Ms Ponni (60) have been shuttling between their Kodungaiyur residence and the MLAs’ hostel for the last one year as they have been undergoing continu

Tiruchy farmer constructs India's first zero waste toilet

India’s first zero waste toilet happens to have been constructed in Tiruchy by lawyer-turned-organic farmer S. Thalapathy (45) early this May.

The farmer and his wife Selvi are busy receiving guests

Girl breaks piggy bank to help cyclone victims


Pretty Asina Parvin looks like just another Class one child. But in her school at Ambattur, she is known for her generosity.

The seven-year-old donated Rs 3,052 that she had saved in her piggy bank

Chennai professor takes to village streets


This professor is on the streets now. Forty-eight-year engineering graduate R.Kaleeshwaran, a former professor in theatre work at the prestigious Loyola College here, is now busy training 35 folk thea

Free clinic for elders in Madurai

An exclusive free clinic for senior citizens is getting ready in Madurai. Taking advice from the International Federation of Ageing — Voluntary Global Forum for Elders Rights — a 42-year-old tailorin

Why one biscuit, ask passengers


Passengers of the Shatabdi Express from Mysore to Chennai spent almost two hours on May Day fighting for their ‘rights’ when they found the caterer supplying just one biscuit on an ‘unclean’ tray inst

Rules in, gear up to fight e-menace

E-waste management rules 2011 came into force on Tuesday. The consumers are now armed with the right to demand the electronic gadget manufactures to recycle e-waste. Defective gadgets and outdated el

Artistes, writers donate money for film


In a novel initiative, a two-hour film in Tamil has been produced with contributions from theatre artistes and writers across the state.

The film, completed in 55 days, will be released early June.

Priya strives to work for transgenders


Lanka-born Priya Babu, a 40-year-old transgender in Chennai, faced several hurdles. She resolved to work for the empowerment of the third gender.

Priya Babu, who hails from a chartered accountant’s

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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.