• Sun, May 28, 2017
  • For shot at world title, wheelchair cagers turn to crowdfunding

    Updated: May, 27, 201710:54 AM

    The Wheelchair Basketball Federation of India (WBFI) is now using crowdfunding platforms to arrange for funds to participate in the International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament to be held in...
    For shot at world title, wheelchair cagers turn to crowdfunding
    “India has thus far never had a team participate in the Paralympics. Our dream is to make wheelchair basketball among the first team sports from India at the world event. Towards this endeavour, we are striving to provide as many opportunities for our players to get good exposure to the sport. We are also keen to give them an international experience to help them understand their strengths and weaknesses, and enhance their game skill,” says the online appeal through which the cause has managed to collect Rs 20,440. The estimated cost for sending the 12-member team is Rs 16,00,000. “A special camp will be organised next month at Nehru stadium for the selection of the team that will represent the country. Players from all over the country will attend the camp. It will have Craig Campbell, wheelchair basketball coach from Melbourne,...
  • Experts come together to break taboo on menstruation Experts come together to break taboo on menstruation
    Updated: May, 27, 201710:50 AM

    To break the taboo surrounding menstruation, Dhagam Foundation, a city-based NGO, is hosting a talk show on Sunday to mark World Menstruation Hygiene Day.

  • Chennai techies pitch for inclusive workplace Chennai techies pitch for inclusive workplace
    Updated: May, 26, 201710:28 PM

    Neelam and her team are now hoping to go pan India soon to help the transgender communities across the country.

  • Reporter's Diary: Firebrand orator, politico does a Vadivelu Reporter's Diary: Firebrand orator, politico does a Vadivelu
    Updated: May, 26, 201711:50 AM

    Comedian Vadivel’s extremely popular dialogue Naan jailukku poren, Naan jailukku poren (I’m going to jail) from a yesteryear Kollywood movie was played out for real by a popular Tamil Nadu politician...

  • This government school is breaking myths by providing ultra modern facilities This government school is breaking myths by providing ultra modern facilities
    Updated: May, 26, 201711:34 AM

    There are posters and videos being circulated on the social media about a school, where children are seen in classrooms equipped with modern gadgets like air conditioned classrooms, CCTV cameras...

  • Slice of Life: ‘I am a content old lady with caring neighbours’ Slice of Life: ‘I am a content old lady with caring neighbours’
    Updated: May, 26, 201711:06 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This weekly column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle, hopes and dreams.

  • Fisherman’s son promises to bring back gold in world beach volleyball Fisherman’s son promises to bring back gold in world beach volleyball
    Updated: May, 25, 201710:43 AM

    Poverty was no obstacle for Kevinston, the son of a fisherman from Thoothukudi, who defied all odds to qualify for the second time to represent the nation as part of the International Beach Volleyball...

  • Slice of Life: 'I am weak in Math,  but not with numbers' Slice of Life: 'I am weak in Math, but not with numbers'
    Updated: May, 25, 201710:30 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This weekly column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle, hopes and dreams.

  • DPI’s considerate gesture on tough days DPI’s considerate gesture on tough days
    Updated: May, 24, 201712:20 PM

    The days of announcement of Class 12 and Class 10 board results are some of the most stressful days for an education correspondent as there is so much of reporting to be done.

  • Residents rally to save what’s left of Adambakkam lake Residents rally to save what’s left of Adambakkam lake
    Updated: May, 24, 201712:01 PM

    The Adambakkam lake, which was spread across 86 acres three decades ago, has now shrunk to a mere seven acres, even as residents try to save the last waterbody in the locality from being taken over by...