M P Jesu Priya

Smiling has physical, mental mood

Chennai: Not a day passes for all of us without our sending out a smiley – either by e-mail, sms, on Facebook or WhatsApp. But as we are all hooked to the wired world, do we pause to smile at real people in the real world? This is the question to ponder on on World Smile Day, observed on the first Friday of October – which is today. Dr Sathish

Desi girl in Chennai makes waves in dance world

Chennai: Monicka Selvaraj’s mantra in life is ABCD (Anybody can dance). This 20-year-old resident of Velacheri in the city learnt dance by simply browsing YouTube videos. Speaking to News Today, Monicka says, “My parents are strictly against dancing and this is the part I really hated. From their point of view, a girl should not be dancing in stage exposing herself, but I cannot shut my dreams for them or

Passion makes Chennai youngster own dance group

Chennai: A resident of Guindy, VK Pravin’’s hobby and passion is dance. He is part of a team called as Unique Dance Crew (UDC), that has been participating in several shows and contests. A student of visual communication from a private university in the city, he started dancing at a young age and has appeared in a few dance shows on television. “When my parents saw me first time in

Chennai lad kicks his way up in football

Chennai: Football has become a craze among several youngsters in the city and this neighbourhood is no exception. Immanual Manoj (20) is an aspiring champ from Guindy. A college student, he speaks to News Today about his love for the game and his dream. “Football is my life and not an hour goes by without me thinking about it,” he beams with smile. Immanual was introduced to this sport at

More youngsters are opting for tattoos

Chennai: “Tattoos need to be seen as art, rather than a symbol of defiance. Having tattoos on your body doesn’t prevent you from doing anything a non-tattooed person could do,” says tattoo artist Suresh. John Bosco, another artist from Purasawalkam, who has 10 years of experience in this field, says “Youth are into tattoo so much these days, especially girls. I receive seven to eight customers a day and they

Canal in Chennai area needs maintenance

Chennai: The sewage canal at Dr Thomas Road  at T Nagar, is a nuisance for neighbours. “Last cleaned almost 50 years ago, it has transformed into a trouble which affects the public,” say people here. Valarmadhi who lives here said, “This was designated as sewage now. But before five decades my parents used to catch fish in the clean running water here. This canal is nothing but sickness and distress

Henna now trends young girls hands

Chennai: The pavements of Nageswara Road near Panangal Park, at T Nagar in the city, are a favourite place for women in the city, thanks to skilled labour adorning their hands with mystic mehendi, here. These mehendi artists came in search of job from North India and are making good money using their dexterity. Around 30 men are found in the sidewalks with boxes of mehendi cones ranging in varieties

Kalpavriksha 17 to shape skills of ophthalmologists

Chennai: Around 600 opthalmology students from more than 50 medical colleges and institutions across the country are in Chennai, where they will get exposure to various eye-related, complicated procedures. The three-day event – Kalpavriksha 17 – organised by Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, was inaugurated by The Tamilnadu Dr MGR Medical University Vice-Chancellor, Dr Geetha Lakshmi, in the presence of Dr Amar Agarwal, chairman and managing director of the hospital. “The

Staying fit is the new beautiful

Chennai: “Despite taking care of households and workplaces, women do not spare much time in taking care of their health by themselves. To address the same, we provide them guidance through nutritionists, personal trainers and conduct nutrition cabin with themes every week which not only motivate them to adopt normal exercise but also influence them to move towards stay fit and healthier lifestyle,” said chairman of KRIT Association, Kirthika Jagadeesan.

Tirunelveli food festival in Chennai

Chennai: Every bite takes you to Tirunelveli. The aroma of curries, masala packed fries, crisp parathas welcome visitors to the Tirunelveli Food Festival that is on at Spice Jar Restaurant at The Residency in T Nagar. The festival is on till 13 August. Executive chef, Vellaisamy Ganesh speaks to News Today about why this cuisine is unique. “We wanted people to know what the cuisine of Tirunelveli really is. The

Table Tennis star returns with medals

Yashini Sivasankar claimed gold in the 2017 International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Jordon Junior Championship. The girl from Tamilnadu, won her first national ranking title last year. Since then her stats has been showing an upward growth and she proved it once again in Jordon. Excerpts from the interview What do you do in your regular day? I wake up at four in the morning and leave for practice. After