Pramila Krishnan

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Chennai’s green library doing yeoman service to society


Chennai’s first green library has come up on the CPR Foundation premises with more than 6,000 books and journals on environment.

The library has books on topics such as air pollution, biodiversity, e

Stepping in where others fear to tread


Earthquake in Gujarat (2001), tsunami in Chennai (2004), floods in Bihar (2008) are some of the unforgettable disasters in our country.

While many of us shed tears and felt sorry for the victims, 48

Students get Rs 1.50L from store for damaged sarees

Student consumer club members of a private school in Thoothukudi fought against a popular textile showroom in Tirunelveli which provided poor quality sarees to 50 teachers of their school for the annu

Cops work hand in glove with mafia: CPI leader


Sitting in his TNHB house at CIT nagar in Chennai, this octogenarian comrade puts up a brave fight against illegal sand quarrying on various riverbeds in Tamil Nadu.

Pointing to the Madras HC judgme

Spit & you are in spot

A team comprising IT professionals, teachers and homemakers has launched a campaign against spitting in Chennai under the banner Namadhu Chennai Na-madhu Poruppu (Our Che-nnai, our responsibility).


Diligent child worker set to become digital animator


A child worker of North Chennai is packing his bags to go to America for specialising in media studies.

Mohammed Sherief, now 21, had migrated across all sorts of odd jobs, from carpentry to distrib

Gritty graduate gets court relief

Subha (name changed) did not buckle under pressure when her husband sought more dowry, though the family hoped to break her spirit.

This 26-year-old engineering graduate of Chennai used the Domestic

Shop for your needs, not wants

Chennaiite S. Bhavani (23) got a new, expensive Nokia iPhone while she was hanging out with her friends in a city mall two weeks ago.

This MBA student already has a Samsung phone which has all facil

Schools shut down, child labourers go back to work

Over 500 rehabilitated child workers in Tiruvallur would probably return to their workplace from this week as the government has shut down the 16 schools run under the National Child Labour Project (N

'Diploma course' for brides and grooms 'a must'

A pre-marital diploma course must be introduced for brides and grooms nationwide to prepare them for married life, says Madras high court judge, Justice Vimala.

Speaking at the national conference o

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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.