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Jumping in puddles, not literally

Hoppipolla has taken advantage of the liquor ban to establish itself as a regular go to place for drinks and finger food. Located in Nungambakkam, this resto bar is at the exact location where Star Rock used to be. This underground joint is filled only with chairs and is crowded during weekends but it would be wise to book a table in advance to avoid hassle. The food menu is small but the

Words of Gandhi calmed my anger, says Chennaiite

Chennai: India will celebrate its 70th year of Independence this 15 August. Our country, one of the strongest democratic nations, has gone through significant changes and developments over these seven decades. It wouldn’t have been so if not for the courageous people who sacrificed themselves for the freedom and future of the nation. We know about their struggles only through journals and books. G V Rajan, a resident of Ambattur,

Chennaiites come together to renovate park

Chennai: There are lot of famous places which are synonymous to Ambattur. One such spot is Thiruvengadam Nagar Park in the city. It is one of the biggest recreational places in the locality. The park was established in 2013 by the Chennai Corporation. Spread over an area of nine grounds, it was a barren land where garbage was dumped and during rains it turned into a pond due to stagnant

New hangout spot for youngsters in Chennai

Chennai: Ink 303 is the latest sports bar to open in the city. It has already became an important watering hole for the party animals. The place serves tasty food at reasonable prices. The drinks served are affordable. What makes this place unique is the offers they give on a daily basis. Wednesday’s is the best day to visit Ink 303 as they have ‘buy one get one free’ deal.

Bruno Coutinho wants one league

Chennai: Known as the ‘diminutive striker’ in his heyday, Bruno Coutinho was one the country’s best footballer. Hailing from Goa, he is a legend in his hometown. An Arjuna award winner for his excellence in the sport. He has come a long way from his playing career. The former Indian captain now promotes football in the country and has become an ambassador for the sport. Excerpts of his interview Q:How much

Break your fast the healthy way

Eating healthy has become a fad today. Feeding one’s body with nothing but natural greens is what people are doing. Making it a routine, before heading to office or while at lunch. A breakfast combo introduced by Cafe G, located in OMR, will appeal to the healthy foodie inside you. You can choose to have a hassle-free breakfast with a variety of options to choose from. “Breakfast in-take needs to be

Zone 7: Ambattur does not miss its councillors

Chennai: Ambattur, located in North Chennai is one of the main hubs for industries inside the city limits. This is the zone seven of the Greater Chennai Corporation. It is part of Tiruvallur district and the eighth constituency of Tamilnadu Legislative Assembly. The constituency was formed recently following delimitation in 2008. Ambattur’s proximity to the city has made it a most sought after location by IT companies. News Today caught

Chit over chaat

Chennai: Cream Centre has brought out some traditional varieties of lip smacking chaat, straight from the streets of Delhi. The exciting options on offer are the ever popular dishes like pani puri , bhalla papdi chaat, lachha tokri chaat, gulla chaat, dahiwala golgappa, aaloo tikki chaat, chatpata aaloo, patila mutter kulcha, chatpata paneer and paneer masala tikki. Chaat has become part of the street food culture in Chennai. Roadside chaat shops have mushroomed at every area.

De-addiction centres or torture chambers?

Chennai: The recent incident in Chennai of an old man being tortured in the name of treatment inside a de-addiction centre has given a glimpse of what really takes place inside those four walls. According to reports, 63-year-old Selvaraj was severely assaulted by the centre owner with wooden logs and had his foot broken. He was not provided any medical help and the man was forced to drag himself to

Outlet in Anna Nagar serves best sundaes

  Chennai: One thing which makes everyone drool is ice-cream. It is the dish which brings joy to people by just looking at it. One place in Anna Nagar which is been serving ice cream for the past 15 years is Lips. Located next to Anna Nagar roundtana, this small joint serves everything needed for a perfect sundae. Most of the ice creams are served with vanilla based with numerous

Metro is two years old and going strong

Chennai: It has been two years since Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) started operations in the city. In the two years, CMRL has opened new lines between Airport and Nehru Park (both above and underground) and St Thomas Mount to Little Mount. Having initially seen low footfalls, the service gathered pace, especially after the floods which tormented Chennai during December two years back. As almost every government and private transport