A Harsha Vardhan

Frog population vanishing in Chennai

Chennai: “The chemicals sprayed to control mosquitoes may have not had any effect in bringing down the vectors, but they may have had a negative impact on frogs and other amphibian population in the city,” says ecologist Ranjit Daniels of Care Earth Trust. Not too long ago, monsoon would bring with it the all-too-familiar sound of frogs croaking. The little critters could be seen hopping around water bodies and schoolchildren

Music is soul of Chennaiites

Chennai: What does Pesaro (Italy), Morelia (Mexico), Almaty (Kazakhstan) – cities from different corners of the globe, have in common with Chennai? Well, along with ‘Namma Madras’, they are the latest among the 64 cities from 44 countries added to UNESCO’s Creative Cities list. The filter kaapi drinking Chennaiites woke up to this news which set twitter handles of the heritage loving city dwellers crazy. Though Margazhi month sabhas and

At Anna Nagar, road laying proves bane

Chennai: While most localities in Chennai face problems with bad roads because of Greater Chennai Corporation’s inability to re-lay and mend broken roads on time, Anna Nagar faces a unique problem. The constant re-laying without removing the bitumen laid earlier has proven to be a bane as the road height has increased considerably over the years. Anna Nagar, a locality which is home to many IAS officers, politicians and businessman

Ex kickboxing champ in Chennai talks about passion

Chennai: Kickboxing’s popularity in Tamilnadu is on the rise. Lately, youngsters pursuing the sport here have won many laurels for the State and themselves thanks to one man’s untiring efforts – Suresh Babu, the founder and secretary general of Tamilnadu State Kickboxing Association. As a former kickboxing champion, Suresh understands what is needed for the sport to evolve. News Today approached Suresh to gain more insight into the sport. Here

PKL: Gujarat and Patna battle for title

Chennai: Patna looks to be in red hot form blowing away teams on their way to the finals. The tournament decider will be a true David vs Goliath battle as they face-off against the best team this season – Gujarat Fortunegiants. Patna has played two and lost both matches against the Fortunegiants. Gujarat, riding on some surgical raiding and a strong defense topped Zone A and won a direct entry

  Fishing hamlet razed to make room for expressway

Chennai: The residents of Nalla Thanni Odai (NTO) Kuppam are fighting a war on two fronts – for their survival and identity. On the one side, they have the rising sea which has claimed many acres of land along the Ennore coastline in the last decades, and, on the other is the official machinery which has allegedly paid no heed to their cries for help and has rubbed salt to their

Police, firemen gear up to make Deepavali peaceful

Chennai: As the entire city gets ready to celebrate the festival of lights, with government and private establishments declaring holidays and sending their employees home, the men in khaki will be working extra hard sacrificing their time with their family to keep the wheels of Chennai moving smoothly. Over 18,000 police personnel have been deployed across Chennai to prevent any untoward incidents from happening. To ensure that the festivities do

Chennai boy wins laurels in kickboxing

Chennai: It is said the greatest measure of success is not what you accomplish, but what you have overcome to reach the position that you are in right now. News Today brings you the inspiring tale of 14-year-old national kickboxing champion at Anna Nagar in the city. S Naveen Kumar, who used all the challenges that life threw at him as stepping stones to success. Raised by a single mother

Make a deal at Five Sen5es

Chennai: Five Sen5es, à la carte restaurant at Westin in Velacheri, specialises in South East Asian cuisine with sushi being their main hit. They are currently running a ‘pay what you want to pay’ deal which has been quite welcomed by foodies. It brings the menu which is slightly priced to fit our pockets. Well marinated salt and pepper prawns was the first to be served and it tasted as

Chennaiite solves legal & mental problems

Chennai: Hemapriya Karthik from Anna Nagar in the city is a woman par excellence. She is an accomplished psychologist, psychotherapist, hypnotherapist, advocate and a certified quality auditor who has worked under Abdul Kalam in ISRO. She was also recently awarded the Dr Radhakrishnan Memorial award from the International Human Rights Council. News Today interacts with Hemapriya to bring to you her story on the road to success. “My first degree

Titans tower over Thalaivas

Chennai: It was another day and another opponent, but the same result as Tamil Thalaivas submitted meekly to Telugu Titans in a completely one sided encounter (58-37) between the two South Indian sides in the Pro Kabaddi League on Wednesday. The fans of the yellow brigade who have been thronging in thousands at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Chennai will have to wait for some more time to watch their