G Srinivasan

Closed health centre worries Chennaiites

Chennai: A primary health centre has been closed for long in Periyar Ramaswamy Street in Mettupalayam in T Nagar in the city causing a lot of inconvenience to the residents of the street and in areas like Annamalai First to Third Streets and Thirvualluvar Street in the vicinity. There are no private hospitals or clinics nearby and the inhabitants are forced to go to Saidapet or Ashok Nagar for medical

Skin needs extra care during summer, says dermatologist

Chennai: It is time to welcome the summer. Apart from deficit rain water woes, worries about the effect of heat, especially skin disorders, are also mounting. ‘News Today’, met Dr Apoorva Raghavan, a young dermatologist at the Public Health Centre, about the effects of scorching sun on the skin. “There are two categories of people, one who sweat more and other not so.  The first one is safe in terms

Carnatic vocalist gets award for excellence

Chennai: Learning music is no more a cumbersome task, thanks to the efforts of vocalist Vidya Subramanian of Raghaviah Road in Mambalam locality of Chennai who has trained hundreds in Carnatic music and created them as music teachers through her online training programme. Rotary Club of Chennai Spotlight recognised her services and honoured her with ‘Vocational Excellence’ award at a function held in the city recently. “I am basically a

Chennaiite gets literary award from Centre

Chennai: RN Srinivasan, aged 74 in Chennai is not mere a translator, writer and educator but connects people with his exemplary works on literature in Hindi and the Central Government recently awarded a cash prize of Rs. one lakh for his book in Hindi titled ‘Beesmeen Sadeeka Tamil Sahitya’ (20th Century of Tamil literature). Having served the Department of Official Languages, Ministry of Home Affairs, for 36 years, this scholar

Lukewarm response to T Nagar pedestrian plaza

Chennai: The much-awaited pedestrian plaza for the commercial hub of Pondy Bazaar at Theagaraya Road moved to the second stage today, with the Greater Chennai Corporation conducting another trial run, though the response wasn’t very enthusiastic. Since yesterday, the stretch from Thanikachalam Street till Prakasam Salai near Panagal Park saw activity as Corporation officials and conservancy staff were at work while additional traffic police personnel were at hand to supervise