October 14, 2017

Festival on crack

It’s festival time. With the bustle and sparkle of the moment, it may be easy to forget the real tradition of the occasion. We will remind you: It’s about purchasing electronic consumer devices that you mostly have no need for. It is a practice that goes back to Lord Krishna’s time, as we can see in this verbatim exchange between Him and Yashodha: Yashodha: I will tie You to the

Shopping areas in Chennai get extra security

Chennai: With just days to count for the big festival of Deepavali, important locations like Ranganathan Street, South Usman Road at T Nagar in the city see heavy inflow of shoppers and to help them out, Police Department has swung into action with various measures in the area. A press release said a team headed by P Aravindhan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, T Nagar District has made various arrangements like

Youngster in suburb aims to donate blood 100 times

Chennai: At a time there is a clarion call for people to come forward and donate blood to help those in need, here is a person from Krishna Nagar, East Tambaram, in the city suburb, who has donated blood a 100 times. Twenty-seven-year-old Vignesh Ramalingam works as a senior technician in a company that make water purifiers and is well-known as a blood donor. Narrating how he become a blood

Kovai Sarala celebrates three decades in cinema

Women in Tamil cinema deserves to be treated better,” says veteran actress Kovai Sarala. Speaking to News Today, the ace comedienne for over three decades in Kollywood, says,”It is predominantly a hero-oriented industry. I think more women-centric movies are the need of the hour.” “Comediennes are rare to find here. Perhaps Manorama was an exception,” she says. Asked about people calling her ‘Chinna Manorama’, a modest Kovai Sarala says, “It

'Nenjil Thunivirundhal' movie gets postponed

Diretor Suseenthiran’s much awaited next Nenjil Thunivirundhal, is being made as a bilingual (Tamil and Telugu). It was initially announced that the film will be released on Diwali along with Vijay’s Mersal, then it pulled out of the race and was supposed to be released on 3 November. According to reports across media, yet again the release date has been pushed to another date. The makers of Nenjil Thunivirundhal has

Actress Jayachitra back on silver screen

Veteran actress Jayachitra, who shared the screen with the likes of Rajinikanth, Kamal Haasan among others is making a come back to Kollywood. She was last seen in Nane Ennul Illai, which was produced and directed by herself. She plays a pivotal role in 100 per cent Kadhal, that features G V Prakash and Arjun Reddy fame Shalini Pandey in lead roles. The film went on floors with a grand