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Nalla Madras to Chillax Chennai


It’s officially Madras week till Sunday and so the licence to kill with nostalgia is still valid. The list of landmarks of our youth that have disappeared is endless and we can delve into it freely.

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,

Missing Madras' old charm


Chennai’s winning combination of technology and tradition may be drawing droves of people from across the world, but time has robbed this city of many a quaint pastime, lament old-timers who grew up i

Madras Week begins with promise of unlimited fun

If there is a loving memory of Chennai and a story behind it, now would be the time to dust the old photographs or if there is a recipe that has been handed over for generations in your family, it’s t

Facebook to poke IIT-M students with whopping 38 lakh package

Chennai: Social networking site Facebook is likely to be the top company to offer a package of USD 85,000 (Rs 38lakh) for IIT Madras students during the ongoing placement season.

Companies selecting

Foreign faculty to fill up IIT vacancies

New Delhi, Sept. 8: The IITs may soon be employing foreign nationals as permanent faculty members in an effort to overcome shortage of quality teachers.

Official sources stated that the proposal was

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