S. Sasidharan

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Cable operators confused over STB

With only a few weeks left for the TRAI-set deadline to end, switching over to digitised cable TV services, under which set top boxes (STBs) would become mandatory for all households in Chennai, cable

Locals pay price for development


Reputed automobile manufacturers might have put Chennai suburb Sriperumbudur, known until recently only as a Vaishnavite pilgrim town, on the global map, but the residents bear the brunt of the fast-p

Petrol bunks gear up for strike

As many as 3,600 petrol pump operators in Tamil Nadu will resort to ‘stop fuel purchase’ protest on October 1 and October 2 in line with the nationwide protest pressing for higher commission and have

Breakdowns bug MTC passengers


Subscribers to the city police’s traffic alert service routinely get messages such as “MTC bus breakdown at Tidel park junction, vehicles moving slowly”, as buses breaking down in the middle of the ro

Motilal Street is store’s dumpyard


Residents of Motilal Street in T. Nagar, opposite bustling Ranganathan Street, have been complaining about dumping of debris/textile waste by a renowned textile store, located close to the street, for

Want a driver’s licence? Travel at least 80 km

It may sound unreal but these villagers travel 80 kilometres just to get their driving licences.

Thousands of aspiring drivers and vehicle-owners from far-flung villages bordering Andhra Pradesh, str

Reliving Emden attack, 92 years on

It was exactly 92 years ago on the same date of September 22 that people of Madras and the British colonial officers went about their chores in a routine manner unaware of German cruiser Emden stalkin

After LPG cap, now brace for cut in kerosene quota

While consumers are still coming to grips with the Centre’s decision to cut subsidised LPG cylinders to six in a year and the rise in diesel price, they have been dealt another blow.

There is now li

Price hike fuels outrage, fear


With diesel price going up by nearly Rs 6, it will have a cascading effect on the transport sector. Share autos and Tata Magic vans have already hiked fares across TN and prices of essential commoditi

Building owners get last chance


The state government has decided to give a final ‘opportunity’ for owners of over 20,000 unauthorised buildings, including 17,000 residential buildings in the Chennai metropolitan area, for regularisa

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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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