October 16, 2017

Oil bath tradition has scientific backing: Expert

Chennai: Deepavali is here, so are the crackers and new dresses. However, there is one more uniqueness of the festival, which is taking oil bath on the day. With changes in time, there are revisions in our tradition and custom. Over a period of time, this custom has faded due to lifestyle changes. But behind this custom, there seems to be a scientific explanation. Principal scientist of a personal care

Why bilinguals are not successful

It all started when veteran film producer SS Vasan showed Tamil film industry a new gen marketing technique by releasing blockbuster Chandralekha  (1948) in two languages. Probably, it should be the first Tamil movie to be made in another language simultaneously. Though, the Hindi version of Chandralekha released a couple of months after the Tamil version, it had created a buzz among the producers by showing a 700 per cent

Carrom tourney: Aakash reigns supreme

Chennai: V Aakash (ACC) emerged the winner of the open singles in the third annual district Carrom tournament of Ashish Sports Club, affi liated to Kancheepuram District Carrom Association. M Siva was the runner up. In the Open Doubles A Shankar and S Anandhan defeated V Aakash and P Praveen of ACC in the finals. Results Open Singles – V Aakash ACC beat M Siva (23-8; 22-14) Open Doubles –

Weinstein tried hard to get Ash alone

A woman who identifies herself as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s former manager has claimed controversial Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein had tried to make advances at the globally-known actress. Weinstein is in news for multiple sexual assault allegations against him. In a comment posted in response to a news story, Simone Sheffield wrote, “I used to manage Aishwarya Rai. While dealing with Harvey, I found it comical how hard he tried to

TNCA: Good knock by Mohana Kumar

Chennai: Combined Districts managed to defeat City by first innings lead in the TNCA U-16 match held recently. Batting first, Combined Districts managed 336 runs while City were bundled out for 217 runs in their first innings. Scores: Combined Districts 339 for 6 decl in 160 overs (B Sachin 75, S Mohana Kumar 113 not out, S Dipen Chandrakanth 69) City City 217 in 108.5 overs (R Vimal Khumar 67,

'Tik Tik Tik' shoot wrapped up

Jayam Ravi has completed shooting for his movie Tik Tik Tik . Toputed to be Tamil cinema’s first space film,the movie has Nivetha Pethuraj as hero. Produced by Nemichand Jhabhak and directed by Sakthi Soundararajan, Tik Tik Tik has music by D Imman. Sakthi Soundararajan tweeted, “And it’s a wrap for #TikTikTik!!” (sic). Interestingly Ravi’s son Aarav plays an important role in the film. Speaking about the movie, Jayam Ravi,