September 23, 2017

Doll Tadka

The nine-day Navarathri in South India, which is 10-day Dussehra in North India — days are shorter in North India due to global warming — is upon us now. This year’s Navarathri is doubly special because — religious almanacs say this phenomenon occurs only once in 144 years — it helpfully telescopes into Gandhi Jayanthi and brings along with it the promise of a 5-day holiday. The biggest highlight of

Punching Pak

If India’s reply to Pakistan’s charges at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly session is any indication, India would no longer tolerate any false allegation from its neighbour for harbouring terrorism and human rights’ violations. In one of the most strongly-worded counters to Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s address there, India called the neighbouring country ‘Terroristan’ – which produces and exports global terrorism. This was in

Two unearthed idols go missing in Chennai

Chennai: A case of two missing idols has surfaced in the city. According to a complaint by Mathivanan, a resident of Shastri Nagar in Madhavaram Milk Colony (MMC), he and his friend Selvam, residing on the same street, unearthed idols of goddesses Durga and Saraswati from Selvam’s residence in 2012. Narrating the incident, he said, “The house owner, Selvam, was aware that treasure was hidden beneath his compound. He carefully

Police probing boy bringing 'gun' to school

Chennai: The Kodambakkam police today confirmed that a class 10 student brought a toy ‘gun’ to his school recently. This incident came to light when the police launched an official investigation on Friday after hearing the news that the student studying in a private school in Kodambakkam had brought a Leman air pistol to the school a two weeks back. It was learnt that his father, a businessman, purchased the

Woman dies after 9 bariatric surgeries in Chennai

Chennai: In a shocking incident, a 47-year-old woman died due to complications following nine bariatric surgeries (weight loss procedure) that she underwent at a private hospital on New Avadi Road in Kilpauk last night. A native of Tiruvannamalai, Valarmathy, wife of Alagesan, weighed 150 kg before she first underwent the controversial procedure. Police said the victim had gone under the knife nine times to remove fat from various parts of

Chettinad Vidyashram wins overall championship

Chennai: C h e t t i n a d V i d y a s h r a m School, RA Puram participated in the CBSE south zone swimming tournament in Kamptee, Nagpur and were declared the overall champions for the South zone for the seventh consecutive year. The Annual CBSE south zone swimming tournament for 2017 was held at Swami Awadheshanand Public School, Kamptee, Nagpur from 18-20 September