Pramila Krishnan

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Thane sets back coastal farmers by two decades


There will be no harvest this Pongal in Cuddalore, which boasts over a lakh fertile hectares of paddy and sugarcane.

Cyclone Thane, which struck the coastal district and surroundings on December 30,

85-yr-old energises life with solar power

If 85-year-old Shantha Madikar Bhim Rao can do it, you can do it. She has electrified her house in Aruvetti village, 50 km west of Hubli, in Karnataka, completely with solar lights. This freedom fight

Seek knowledge outside labs, says nic chief

True and total knowledge is available aplenty beyond the classrooms and science labs, according to National Innovation Council (NIC) Chairman R.A.Mashelkar.

Speaking to DC on the sidelines of the in

No relief for this tsunami victim even after 7 years


Even as the global donors, local NGOs and governments of affected coastal states are getting ready to hold sombre ceremonies to remember the thousands of victims of the December 2004 tsunami, fisherma

Tamil Nadu kids given away in adoption scam

Five children from Tamil Nadu were given in adoption to five foreign couples violating adoption norms with the help of NGO Guild of Service (GoS), in Chennai.

The state social welfare department has

Parents away, children ‘man’ homes


Amma nee illai endral aadharavukku yar irrukka? Kastapatta kalathilum galagalanu sirepayea (Mother, if you are not here, who else will take care of me? Even during those difficult times, you were smil

Tamil Nadu tops in human trafficking: MHA report


The Union home ministry has suggested that doing something as simple as ensuring that streetlights function in all places, especially lonely stretches and alleys, can cut down crime against women.


Teacher away, school guard takes lessons


Unmindful of the samacheer kalvi debate raging across the state of Tamil Nadu, watchman P.Perumal teaches Tamil, even Maths and Science, to the students in a primary school in Dharmapuri.

And his is

Caste Hindus pollute dalit’s pond, flee

A group of upper caste Hindus in Kodaikanal has gone underground after a dalit family lodged a complaint with the police that they threw excreta into their water source.

Though the incident happened

TN nurses work amidst bombings in Yemen


Hundreds of Tamil nurses are holed up in the military hospital at Sanna in strife-torn Yemen for over a week without proper food and water.

Worse still, there is constant fear of death as bullets an

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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.