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Russian doping, curling and other scandals

* Q and A on PyeongChang Winter Olympics Chennai, Feb 16:  Sports aficionados in Chennai have always been fascinated by Winter Olympics, especially because it is a celebration of — pay close attention here — winter. For, winter in these parts lasts for lesser number of days than the Olympics does. This time around, Winter Olympics is held in the South Korean city of PyeongChang, which was chosen for the

Chennai cold gets worse, winter lasts for a historical high of 214 hours

* Climate scientists warn that by year 2318 cold conditions may last even up to 45 days Chennai, Feb 9: The worsening global warming phenomenon, in which summers get longer and hotter, winters longer and colder even though the years continue to have the same number of days, is having its inevitable impact on Chennai too. According to climate scientists, this winter in Chennai has been one of the longest

Cricket update: Preity Zinta suffers toothache

* The highs and lows from the IPL auction table Chennai, Feb 1: The IPL auction saw plenty of action, which was certainly more exciting than anything that India-Sri Lanka cricket series is capable of throwing up. Even before the auction we had a good news. That CSK is coming back? No, that Risng Pune Supergiant is not coming back. It has to be the most hideous name in the

Spoiler alert: Karni Sena bigger fools than we originally thought them to be

* Exclusive, no-nonsense, all-stupid review of Padmaavat Chennai, Jan 25:  With a huge storm stationed over Padmaavat (nee Padmaavati), Crank’s News, as a responsible journalistic outlet, decided to check out the movie despite the real danger that we would have to sit through a film that has Ranveer Singh in it. Mind you, we have nothing against Ranveer Singh. It is just that we can’t stand the fact that all

Good support for party that people have no idea about

* Opinion poll says Rajini’s unlaunched political outfit has a promising future Chennai, Jan 19: There is good news for actor Rajnikanth’s party that he may or may not launch. The party, as of now, whose ideology is virtually unknown, a party that nobody is sure how many seats it will contest, a party whose strategy on alliances is not known, a party that we basically have no idea of

Kollywood to set up formal placement cell for sending candidates to TN politics

*Industry-Institute MoU to be inked soon *Annual recruitment to happen Chennai, Jan 11: It is well-known that in Tamil Nadu the single biggest supply chain of personnel for politics is the Tamil film world. Verily, Kollywood has been the IIT-IIM cradle for TN political industry with stellar candidates like M Karunanidhi, MGR, J Jayalalithaa reaching the highest echelon with elan. If politics were automobile industry, then Kodambakkam was its Detroit