Santhosh Mathevan

Varalakshmi to launch campaign for women's safety

Chennai: In the row of recent incidents of violence against women/girls including a minor girl in the city, a Dalit girl in Perambalur and a south Indian actress, young Tamil actress Varalakshmi Sarathkumar will be launching ‘Save Shakthi’, a campaign for the safety of women in society, with two major demands. In an exclusive interview to News Today, the actress spoke about the need for such a campaign. Varalakshmi said,

Athlete sinks her teeth into success

Chennai: In this current scenario, many youngsters are made book worms in schools and colleges. They hardly get time to play or do physical exercise. However, there are few who embrace the idea of being a sportsperson in life. Meet M Poorani (19) from Velacheri in Chennai subburb who broke the myth that sports fade away into academics. Despite being a dental student, she has clinched many medals in district

Students sparked protest in Neduvasal

Chennai: Ever since 2017 unfolded, a number of issues have been rocking the State. Now, it is the turn of the anti-hyrdocarbon extraction protest. Despite the protests taking place in various hamlets and towns in the Cauvery delta region and the rest of Tamilnadu, it all commenced in a small village, Neduvasal, in Pudukottai district. It took the form of protests started by the villagers and joined by college students

Films from European nation sweep awards

Chennai: The fourth edition of the Chennai International Short Film Festival (CISFF) came to an end this Saturday. Here is a quick recap on the movies that bagged awards at the festival. To be noted, there were three movies from Turkey that made it to the list of top nine movies that were conferred awards. The first Turkish film was Golden Shot which is about rusty machines living in their small

Sub-continent movies take some space

Chennai: Every day, the cinema industry is expanding into various language across the globe reflecting the community’s cultural forms and customs. Even now, there are countries where filmmakers cannot invest much on their movies. This could be due to an economical mode from the area they come from. For such movie-makers, short film is one such way to portray their creativity on a small budget. Apart from India, other countries

The quarry of hope for parched throats

Chennai: In an attempt to tackle a probable water scarcity in the upcoming summer, the city’s Metro Water Department has been taking up various measures to find alternate methods to source water to catering to the needs of Chennaiites. It may be noted that a failed monsoon has meant that the sources of drinking water for the city are facing depleting storage levels. Keeping all that in mind, officials of

Grammy winner Ricky Kej at CISFF valedictory

Chennai: Grammy winner, peace ambassador and US Billboard #1 artist, Ricky Kej will be the chief guest of the valedictory function of the fourth edition of Chennai International Short Film Festival that will be held tomorrow (25 February). Speaking to News Today, director of the festival, Srinivasa Santhanam, said, “Ricky is an internationally renowned Indian music composer, conservationist and professor (NIAS at IISC, Bangalore). Ricky’s Grammy winning album Winds of Samsara was

Issues at Pondy Bazaar shopping complex

Chennai: It was built to put pedestrians at ease. Yet, it has now become one of the problematic spots of Pondy Bazaar in T Nagar. The city Corporation’s shopping complex built to vacate the pavement shops and at the same time secure their livelihood of the shop-keepers in Pondy Bazaar has been posing problems due to lack of basic amenities. Known for hard bargaining and availability of multiple varieties of goods, the 240 shops in the shopping complex are going through some problems four years after shifting from the pavements

Chennai film fest: Animation shows the way

Chennai: When Walt Disney came out with his first animated movie, it was a revolution at the that time. As days rolled on, animated movies started to occupy a larger space in the film industry around the world. Earlier, animated movies were made and screened only to cover fan base below the age of 15, as children were the ones who watched them with much eagerness. However, the evolution of