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Superstitions inspire Indian staff

If you are one of those who has your favourite Ganesh or a Feng Shui plant or Sai Baba or Laughing Buddha on your office desk to help you make your work a success you are not alone. You are part of t

In pursuit of art and culture


When cross-continental cultural exchanges seem to be the order of the day in schools, a different attempt is being made by a school to introduce children to the different facets of our art and culture

Chola coins on display at city museum


Rajendra Chola I was the son of Raja Raja Chola I and one of the greatest rulers of the Tamil Chola dynasty of India. He succeeded his father in 1014 CE as the Chola emperor.

During his reign, he ex

PM’s visit to instill fresh hopes


Prime minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Kerala Kalamandalam on Wednesday to lay the foundation for a museum in its grounds, has given fresh hope to artistes and lovers of traditional dance forms that

Age does not wither the Kirk’s beauty

Originally established to serve Scottish soldiers stationed in erstwhile Madras about 200 years ago, the towering and magnificent edifice of the St. Andrew’s church is still a sight to behold.

Age h

Peacock feathers trigger a row

Animal rights activists have cried foul over the use of “a large number of peacock feathers” at the recent Athachamayam procession in Ernakulam and Mayilattom festival in Thiruvananthapuram, claiming

Chennai’s uber cool love thayir sadam, vathal

It’s past 1 am on a Saturday night, and a long line of youngsters, boys sporting spiked hair and tight jeans, and girls in skirts and sequined tops queue up at the lobby, shifting their weight from on

Take a bow! We’re 373 years old


The city turns 373 today. Thanks to diligent historians like Dr Muthiah, we are able to keep track of the age of Chennai, or Madras or Madraspatti-nam or Chennaipattinam.

Nearing 400, the city has f

Call to conserve heritage structures


Amidst Madras week celbrations, activists have called for conserving heritage buildings as they draw a picture of the past, present and future of Singara Chennai.

Though the Mylapore Festival, Madra

British legacy pervades city’s education hubs

Whenever we celebrate Madras Week, we don’t forget to recall the glorious past of the educational institutions in the city started by the British.

One such institution is the College of Engineering,

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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.