• Tue, Aug 22, 2017
  • City history buffs revive a forgotten battle game

    Updated: Aug, 22, 201707:00 AM

    Vinita Sidhartha of Kreeda, along with her team, recently launched a new traditional game — Solah Seedi — in the city. While new and traditional may seem like an oxymoron, the game’s history justifies...
    City history buffs revive a forgotten battle game
    Solah Seedi is a long-lost game in the state that has been revived using inscriptions they found on the stone walls and floors of temples. “There are a lot of games graffitied on the stones used to build these temples, but when you see the same patterns inscribed over and over, you know they used to be an important part of the culture then. Much like today, games were not considered an important enough part of the culture to be documented officially in those days. So, the only record we have of the games played during the old days are forgotten and neglected inscriptions like these,” Vinita explains. Enthusiasts trying a hand at the game at the launchVinita insists that while games may seem silly to adults, they have an intrinsic ability to instill values and ethics in children. “Solah Seedi is a battle board game that is played by two...
  • Chennai NGO uses Sarahah to raise child abuse awareness Chennai NGO uses Sarahah to raise child abuse awareness
    Updated: Aug, 21, 201706:00 AM

    Even as reports about Sarahah app being misused by cyber bullies surface, Aware — a Chennai-based NGO that creates awareness against child sexual abuse — is proving that, as with all technology,...

  • What if humans were domesticated by robots? What if humans were domesticated by robots?
    Updated: Aug, 20, 201706:45 AM

    Author Shankar S speaks about his newly launched book Ramayana 3000, an apocalyptic, dystopian science fiction novel that combines evolutionary theories with Hindu mythology.

  • Basic house rules during monsoon season Basic house rules during monsoon season
    Updated: Aug, 19, 201706:45 AM

    Heavy rains can play havoc with the inside of your homes as well the exteriors. However, minimal, but effective planning is all that is required to ensure that everything is in working order. While...

  • For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna For dancer Uma Sharma, kathak is all about Lord Krishna
    Updated: Aug, 18, 201701:20 PM

    If dance is about inspiration, then for renowned Kathak dancer Uma Sharma it has always been Lord Krishna who continues to motivate her. For the past 30 years, Sharma has been presenting the raas...

  • Chennai dancers to represent India on international stage Chennai dancers to represent India on international stage
    Updated: Aug, 17, 201704:00 AM

    Organised by the Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (CSTD), the four-day competition is organised in 12 sessions with 468 performances by representatives from the Asia Pacific Region as well...

  • Melbourne most liveable city; Karachi, Dhaka among the least, says survey Melbourne most liveable city; Karachi, Dhaka among the least, says survey
    Updated: Aug, 16, 201711:26 PM

    Melbourne is the most liveable city in the world, followed by Austrian capital, Vienna and Canada’s Vancouver in the second and third place respectively, reveals a survey.

  • Turning a new page in the lives of underprivileged students Turning a new page in the lives of underprivileged students
    Updated: Aug, 16, 201706:30 AM

    Kora Kagaz, a social initiative started by seven high school students from Chennai, is spreading the message of lowering carbon footprint, inculcating the habit of social work in youngsters and...

  • Parenting Matters: Why every child needs to laugh and cry! Parenting Matters: Why every child needs to laugh and cry!
    Updated: Aug, 16, 201706:00 AM

    Most often we are comfortable accepting our children’s happiness or excitement, but discourage them from expressing emotions like anger, hurt, fear or disappointment. Our conditioning makes us believe...

  • Bollywood celebrities wish Happy Independence Day Bollywood celebrities wish Happy Independence Day
    Updated: Aug, 15, 201707:54 PM

    As the nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day, B-Town too shared its wishes to mark the occasion. From Amitabh Bachchan to Shah Rukh Khan, from Priyanka Chopra to Madhur Bhandarkar -- all took to...