March 8, 2017

Woman filmmaker in Chennai on her stardom journey

Chennai: National award winning filmmaker Sharada Ramanathan, was recently a member of the jury of the international screenwriting competition. An Indian film director, cultural thinker and writer she made her directional debut in the 2007 Tamil film Sringaram which won three National Film Awards and two state awards. Her film Puthiya Thiruppangal is awaiting release. In an interview to News Today Sharada speaks on her entrance to films and future

'Teaching music to children keeps me stress-free'

Chennai: You cannot get a good glimpse of the home on Prof Sanjeevi street in Mylapore in Chennai for it is situated at the back of the compound and hidden by jasmine creepers and coconut trees. However when you pass it in the evenings, you can hear the sound of sweet young voices singing bhajans or reciting slokas emanating from it. It is a music class being conducted by Sulochana

Chennai school kids bring notice against plastic

Chennai: On Mahashivarathri day apart from the group of devotees doing the rounds on the mada streets visiting the Shiva temples,a group of volunteers were going around talking about the concept of ‘’No plastics’’. The main targets were vendors in the area who make use of plastic covers to pack items. These volunteers were a part of Thooimai-Padai (Go Clean-Green Warriors),a wing of Kapaleecharam, a unit of Mylapore Residents Welfare

MyTVS launches 7 new outlets

Chennai: MyTVS has announced that it has inaugurated seven new multibrand car service outlets across Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh taking the total number to 330. New centres have come up in Karur, Nagercoil, Uthangarai (Tamil Nadu), Pathanamthitta, Kannur (Kerala), and Medhipatinam, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Bengaluru (Karnataka). A press note said that the service provider has been on an expansion spree to add more service bays to its network. Catering

CBSE class X, XII exams from tomorrow

Chennai: SSLC exams in the State commenced today in which over 10 lakh students are appearing. The exams will continue till 30 March and the results will be announced on 19 May. A total of 3,371 exam centres have been set up across the State and adequate steps have been taken to prevent students from indulging in malpractices. As many as 9,94,167 students from Tamilnadu and Puducherry are appearing for the

College students in Chennai help in tree plantation

Chennai: Thai Moogambigai Polytechnic College at Golden George Nagar, Mugappair East, Chennai, took the initiative to plant saplings at various areas of the city. A college official says, “We contacted Tree Bank Enviro Team to plant tree saplings and revert the loss caused by Vardah.” Other volunteers who joined the effort were Newgen & IIBFT, students of NSS College and NGOs like Green Candles Team & Orange Team. Tree Bank

Tata Motors in talks with VW for partnership

Chennai: Tata Motors has said it is in talks with the world’s largest auto maker Volkswagen for a possible partnership. The company is exploring various opportunities, including partnership in its new advanced modular platform (AMP) development, possibilities of a joint venture or a contract manufacturing with the German auto major, in its bid to scale up. “I can only confirm that we are in talks but nothing to be announced yet,”

Mud pot cooking sees an increase in sales

Chennai: G Saravanan (24), who sells mud pots on the pavement of Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, is known to many residents of Mugappair in the city. “For three generations, our family is engaged in this profession. Nearly 20 years ago, my parents started to sell them near Collector Nagar bus stand. During my school days, I joined them and helped in arranging the products. After completing class ten, I fully

IDFC Bank launches Aadhaar Pay

Chennai: IDFC Bank launched a digital payment platform ‘Aadhaar Pay’ that will allow even those without mobile phones to do cashless transactions and is expecting the initiative to win one crore customers every year. The newest bank in the private sector today formally launched the unique identification number-based Aadhaar Pay service, having done a pilot in 16 states three months before. “It actually makes cashless transactions possible even for those who

Kuwait turns Silk Road into massive causeway

Kuwait city: Kuwait is building one of the world’s longest causeways to its remote north where it will pump billions into ‘Silk City’, aiming to revive the ancient Silk Road trade route. The oil-rich emirate is eager to inject life into the uninhabited Subbiya region on its northern tip that has been chosen as the location for Silk City. The plan is to reinvigorate the ancient Silk Road trade route by

Proposed parking slot to come up in city

Chennai: To reduce the parking problems in Kodambakkam in Chennai, a multi-level vehicular parking facility was on cards for quite a long time. Now the decks have been cleared and tender has been finalised for this. It is learnt that the work orders will soon be issued for a six-storey building that is to be used as a multi level car parking on Nungambakkam High Road in the vicinity. The