Balamurugan Selvaraj

From Chennai to world fame

Chennai: You could call her the small town girl who went from strength to strength. Born in Madurai, Dr Mano Manoharan grew up in the bustling city of Chennai. She went on to become a psychiatrist serving in London and has now got global recognition as Mrs India Universe Vivacious 2017. Going a step further, she has been recognised as the top 50 influential women according to the coffee table

Planting saplings now hindered in suburb

Chennai: Madipakkam is one of very few areas in Chennai suburb that boasted of a good green cover. After Cyclone Vardah, however, things changed. In order to try and bring back the same lush look, neighbourhood associations, NGOs, local body representatives and Corporation authorities have been planting saplings every week with the help of volunteers. Adding to their efforts, the Greater Chennai Corporation has come up with a drafted policy

Chennai boy creates more than 40 apps

Chennai: In recent years, after the entry of smart phones into the Indian market, the count of app developers and apps have peaked. Unlike other platforms, Android is open source and has more scope for budding developers. Talk Team caught up with Bhuvanesh, an app developer in Velacheri. He has come up with nearly 40 apps including those for banking, retail and music. ‘After pursuing a diploma and B Tech

Chennai area to soon get underground cables

Chennai: Even though Madipakkam in the city suburb was once known for its waterbodies, life after monsoon is never easy. The onset of showers led to issues that range from petty to quite serious. Be it water-logging, power fluctuation or mosquito menace, residents of the locality are experiencing the same set of struggles year after year. These issues affect those especially living near freshwater bodies and those in low-lying areas.

Singara Chennai or lush Chennai?

Chennai: The city is one among the metropolitan cities with better green cover, and awareness on environment has grown especially after Cyclone Vardah. And contributing greatly to this were volunteers, NGOs and resident associations. In a bid to support these unsung green heroes, the Greater Chennai Corporation has come up with a policy drafted by the authorities. In order to plant saplings, either an individual or a team has to

BJP's 'sudden' love for Tamil

Chennai: “Tamil is the oldest and a beautiful language,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while interacting with school students in Delhi, where he said “Vanakkam.” Back home, while launching the subsidised two-wheeler scheme on the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary of former Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the Prime Minister, began his speech in Tamil, saying, “Tamil manilathirkum, mozhikum parambariyathirkum, ungalukkum, nan thalai vanangugiren,” (I bow to you, the Tamilnadu