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'Aval' movie music composer's success story

Chennai: Girishh Gopalakrishnan, a youngster of KV Colony, in Mambalam in the city, has tuned music for the recently released Tamil horror film ‘Aval’ which is reported to be a box office hit. Girishh started learning music at the age of eight from legendary musician late Lalgudi Jayaraman and trained in western classical music under late Das Daniel.  He has also tuned music for few other films like Marina, Viduyum

Chennai arterial road needs maintenance

Chennai: GN Chetty Road, the entry point to T Nagar in the city from Anna Salai and other parts of Central Chennai, was damaged heavily after the recent spell of rains and commuters seek quick action from the authorities to set right the condition to provide safe commuting. Broken gravel are seen all through at the junction of North Boag Road-GN Chetty Road-Habibullah Road and bikers fall down on the

MDA offers training classes for disabled kids

Chennai: While subjects like physics teach us formulas to convert negative into positive, are there ways to convert ‘disability’ into ‘ability’ in terms of human aspect? Yes, the Madras Dyslexia Association (MDA)  functioning at GN Chetty Road at T Nagar in the city for several decades, has taken up the job of training teachers, parents and others to assist and help children with learning difficulties. MDA is organising one such

MLA in Chennai helps plant 2,500 saplings

Chennai: Thanks to the initiative taken by Saidapet MLA, Ma Subramanian, places like KR Koil Street, Panneer Selvam Nagar,  RV Nagar playground in the city have been covered under ‘Pasumai Saidai’ project. It was launched by the Leader of Opposition in the  State Assembly, MK Stalin in July at Saidapet. Varieties like neem, poovarasu, pungai, badam, arasam, maduram saplings are being given free of cost to the residents of the

Chennai girl finds her calling in portrait painting

Chennai: D Kanchana of Hanumar Koil Street at Mambalam in the city is rare talent who explores her painting  skills across the varied formats of portraits, glass,Tanjore and acrylic. Kanchana has plenty of paintings to her credit and her works were well received by visitors to her art exhibitionheld in CP Art Centre, Alwarpet recently. “I loved paintings right from childhood and started learning when I was at the age

Thumbs up for police, down for civic body

Chennai: The lacklustre crowds witnessed a week ago in T Nagar reversed in the last few days when lakhs of people from all parts of the State thronged the hub for their shopping needs for the mega festival Deepavali. The police, headed by P Aravindhan, Deputy Commissioner of (Police), T Nagar District, made the job easy for them with elaborate arrangements with over 500 personnel monitoring the movement of people

Chennaiite excells in both athletics & football

Chennai: N Deepak, aged 14 of Ramakrishnapuram First Street Lane, is a talent to watch out for in Mambalam in the city. He excels in athletics (800 and 1500 metres) and has shone at zonal and district levels. A class 12 student of Sitaram Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Deepak has also represented at district level football when he studied at Ramakrishna Mission School, T Nagar in his high school

Shopping areas in Chennai get extra security

Chennai: With just days to count for the big festival of Deepavali, important locations like Ranganathan Street, South Usman Road at T Nagar in the city see heavy inflow of shoppers and to help them out, Police Department has swung into action with various measures in the area. A press release said a team headed by P Aravindhan, Deputy Commissioner of Police, T Nagar District has made various arrangements like

Chennai lad wins laurels in volleyball

Chennai: Here is a success story of a youngster, K Balaji of Jubilee Road, at Mambalam in the city who assiduously worked his way into the volleyball national team  selected recently by School Games Federation of India. A class ten student of Anjuham Higher Secondary School, West Mambalam, Balaji took to the game when he was at class nine only, but within a short time he has gone to the

Chennai association helps blind move forward

Chennai: College Students and Graduates Association for Blind functioning in Thakkar Bapa Vidyalayala at Venkatanarayana Road at T Nagar in the city creates a platform for special people. With over 2,800 members across the State, the forum helps them get scholarships, employment and training in areas like craftsmanship. Very recently, its anniversary was celebrated at Nandanam Arts College. Treasurer, R Muniappan said,”It all happened in 1980 when S S Kannan,

Chennai youngsters bring back forgotten instruments

Chennai: When a group of youngsters join together, what will they do? They generally go to a movie or play a game or just chat for hours. But here is a group of around 30 youngsters from Saidapet, in the city, who are a bit different. They have been rendering traditional music voluntarily at shrines for several years. The elite group titled ‘Thirukarani Thirukailaya Vadhya Kuzhu’, headed by S Murugan