Kamal breaks silence on floating party

Chennai: Amidst rumours that he will take the political plunge, actor Kamal Haasan has finally broken the silence. In a recent interview, he said he is seriously considering forming his own party. The actor-director affectionately called  Ulaga Nayakan by his fans, said, “Yes I am thinking on those lines — not out of choice, but due to compulsion! Which existing political party can provide me with a platform or an

Ducati engine fires displacement debate

Chennai: Just around a few days ago, legendary Italian sports bike manufacturer Ducati unveiled their brand new Desmosedici Stradale V4 engine which is soon going to power the brand’s flagship superbike Panigale. While enthusiasts have pinned high hopes on this engine, one thing that irks them is the engine’s displacement. Yes, the v4 is again not a litre class engine but much bigger, enabling Ducati to pull out of competition.

Music fest called off due to bad weather

Bengaluru: The ‘Zoomapalooza’ music festival that was scheduled to be held on 16 September here, has been called off over the unpredictable weather due to persistent rains in the city. Regretting the last minute change in programme, organiser Zoomcar, a self-drive car rental company, said the event would be rescheduled, the date for which would be announced later. “The recent spate of bad weather and persistent rains in Bengaluru has

Gender sensitivity should start from home: Bramma

Chennai: Director Bramma G says the condition of women in society will improve only after gender sensitivity is practised at home. The filmmaker’s upcoming film Magalir Mattum centres on the story of three female school friends, who reunite after a long time and resist the pressure exerted by the men in their lives. In an interview with PTI, Bramma says the film celebrates women and he hopes men will start

Fight between history and realty

Chennai: There was high drama at Zamin Pallavaram earlier this week, after residents staged a protest to prevent officials from the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and State revenue department, from carrying out a joint survey of prohibited and restricted areas that lie in the vicinity of an ancient site in the area. Sources said, the officials who were acting on the directions of the Madras HC, were stopped by

TTV alleges EPS faction intimidating MLAs of his camp

Chennai/Coorg: AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran today alleged that the ruling faction led by K Palaniswami was threatening to file false cases against his loyalists MLAs, who are camping in Karnataka, if they did not support the chief minister. The beleaguered leader, whose appointment as the AIADMK’s deputy general secretary was declared invalid at the party’s general council meeting yesterday, alleged the TN government sent policemen to Karnataka who “threatened to