• Mon, Jan 23, 2017
  • Fizz goes out of foreign aerated drinks among techies

    Updated: Jan, 23, 201710:00 AM

    The protests to revive jallikattu has brought to the forefront a host of issues and a number of ‘enemies’. While fighting for lifting of ban on the traditional sport, people have questioned the...
    Fizz goes out of foreign aerated drinks among techies
    Protesters are raising slogans and carrying banners against the organisation that has been accused of receiving funding from companies that make popular, aerated drinks.Many IT staff are now seeking a ban on foreign, aerated drinks from their cafeterias and food courts. “We have brought this point to the HR managers of our company, to not allow foreign brands in the food court. We have even written an official mail to the HR about it,” says S Selvam, an employee of an IT company at Tidel Park. He further adds, “Many of us have sworn not to drink soft drinks that are said to be funding Peta but we want our organisations to take a stand on it.” Many employees share a similar view. “We have spoken to the Vice President of our company for promoting Indian brands and banning foreign aerated drinks inside our premises,” says V Karthik, a data...
  • Reporter's Diary: Pardon milord, they know not what they are saying Reporter's Diary: Pardon milord, they know not what they are saying
    Updated: Jan, 23, 201709:58 AM

    It is common knowledge that a bulk of litigation in courts consists of cases wherein the government is a party. But equally disturbing is the fact that the delay in their disposal is mainly owing to...

  • Junior Correspondent: ‘We can’t just watch, but must be part of the change’ Junior Correspondent: ‘We can’t just watch, but must be part of the change’
    Updated: Jan, 23, 201709:55 AM

    DTNext invites our young readers to become junior correspondents. If you see a violation of civic rules in your neighbourhood, send us the write-up with a picture. Make sure it is accompanied by your...

  • Wrong body posture, a pain in the back for techies Wrong body posture, a pain in the back for techies
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201710:21 AM

    Hunching while working may seem innocuous, but poor body posture is hurting many in the young workforce, especially those in Information Technology industry in the city, say health experts.

  • Model Citizen: Teen goes bald to empathise with cancer survivors Model Citizen: Teen goes bald to empathise with cancer survivors
    Updated: Jan, 20, 201710:05 AM

    Nineteen-year-old Gayathri Nallasamy was in school when she wanted to do something for cancer patients.

  • Mental health concerns top city’s medical queries Mental health concerns top city’s medical queries
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201711:01 AM

    Concerns about mental health tops the list of medical enquiries made by Chennaiites in 2016, according to a report by an online doctor consultation platform. Other concerns included prevention of...

  • Junior Correspondent: ‘Pavements should be kept exclusively for those who walk’ Junior Correspondent: ‘Pavements should be kept exclusively for those who walk’
    Updated: Jan, 19, 201710:58 AM

    DTNext invites our young readers to become junior correspondents. If you see a violation of civic rules in your neighbourhood, send us the write-up with a picture. Make sure it is accompanied by your...

  • ‘Ninjas’ stun underprivileged with gifts and gimmicks ‘Ninjas’ stun underprivileged with gifts and gimmicks
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201709:45 AM

    With the farmers struggling because of the water crisis, some organisations and NGOs decided to make Pongal special in their own way, by celebrating the festival with the less fortunate.

  • Slice of Life: ‘Mesmerised by MGR, I collected thousands of his photographs’ Slice of Life: ‘Mesmerised by MGR, I collected thousands of his photographs’
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201709:03 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

  • Green start-ups cater to growing demand for home gardens Green start-ups cater to growing demand for home gardens
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201711:18 AM

    With a massive campaign to promote organic eating, there has been increase in the number of people opting for organic kitchen gardens and there are start-ups to cater to all their needs.