Swedha Radhakrishnan

Ring it in style: Black is trending in nose rings

Nose piercing is gaining popularity among youngsters today. However, the urge and demand is different from person to person. In ancient times, the nose ring represented the culture but now it is a fashion and style statement. Girls keep experimenting with different kinds of nose rings so that they can look trendy and different from others. IN BLACK Black nose rings could be a perfect pick for anyone. They come

Why are movies with 'messages' targeted?

Chennai: Nowadays, every movie which carries a social message seems to lead to controversy before or after the movie is released. A question rises in the mind of the audience as to why there is such opposition after a movie is certified by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) and after all the due procedure is completed. “The CBFC certification is given for the use of theatres to screen

Chennai girl wins laurels in whistling

Chennai: We are all used to bus conductors and railway guards whistling. But here is a girl who has made a mark for herself in this talent. Pooja Chandramohan (19), a resident of Chinnaya Colony, Perambur, has created a Guinness record by whistling 377 songs in four languages – Hindi, English, Tamil and Korean- in 30 hours. She also got her name into Limca Book of Records. She created these

Chennaiites popularise traditional music instruments

Chennai: Thamizhargal Parambariya Kalai Pasarai started in 2015, patronises the use of traditional musical instruments. Their branches are located in Perambur, Vyasarpadi, Otteri and MKB Nagar in the city. Many youngsters are part of this group and they get an opportunity to showcase their talents on a platform. Speaking to News Today, Ravi, who runs the musical group, said, “We want our Tamil tradition to be back. So we are

Young adults have relationship issues: Psychologist

Chennai: “We mostly get youth from 20-40 years in our clinic and they need an outlet to tackle their problems,” says a psychologist with a city hospital. As far as the 20-year-olds are concerned, it is their worry about the future after completing college or a break-up in a relationship, while for people older than that it is mainly job stress, says Dr Nethra Balasubramaniam, counselling psychologist, Fortis Malar Hospital.

What is your theme?

Nail art trend is the craze among women and young girls. It comes in several variations and styles. From students to home-makers to working women, this trend adds class and style to nails. Mummy style The mummy theme art design is something unique and eye-catching. Images of mummies are painted on long nails. These are very tiny images that are designed. People nowadays prefer such images on nails, compared to just painting

Original licence rule drives people up the wall

Chennai: There is confusion, commotion and plain panic among Chennaiites as the rule to carry original driving licence came into force. For many, it starts with the 2015 December floods. Many lost their licence during the Chennai floods and didn’t take any step to apply for the licence. Now, with this new order, they are facing a hard time wondering when the traffic police will flag them. “I got my

What colour can a man choose to dye his hair?

A man and still thinking of changing hair colour or hiding your greys? Then here are some hair colour ideas. How does one go about selecting the right shade? The trick is in your matching it with your skin tones and complexions. One can also try edgy hues for radical transformations. Opal hair colour If you have thought that opal hair colour trend is only for women, think twice. This

Removal of hawkers in Chennai area delights many

Chennai: Shops located on the pavement of Jawahar Nagar and Perambur have been removed, giving way for widening of the surface. Petty shops set up without permission were evicted by the local body officials and police as they were hampering the movement of traffic and pedestrians. “‘I am happy that these encroachments, mostly small eateries, were removed. I welcome this move. During peak hours, this stretch witnesses bottlenecks and the

Lack of street lights in Chennai worry residents

Chennai: Poorly-lit streets or those without any lights pose danger to those who reside in Thambu Swamy First Cross Street in Kilpauk. Women say they find it difficult to use the stretch after dark. They complain that vehicles slow down when they come near or at times people on the stretch pass lewd comments. These women have no option but to use this stretch. At times, their guiding light is

Chennai school celebrates 125th foundation year

Chennai: Railway Mixed Higher Secondary School in Perambur recently celebrated its 125th foundation year. The event saw the alumni of various batches come together in large numbers. Apart from that there were numerous activities that day. The chief guests for the event were senior railwa y officials Naveen Gulati and Sunitha Vedantam. The guests of honour included Ilangovan,  D W Samuel, principal T Shivakumar and headmistress Kousalya. About 70 retired