• Sat, Jan 20, 2018
  • Reporter's Diary: Himalayas not the answer, says down-to-earth officer

    Updated: Jan, 19, 201812:37 AM

    Everybody wants to go the mountains in search of peace – away from the chaos of the world and intrusive gadgets, especially the smart phones. Some even want to find their true ‘self’ in the mountains...
    Reporter's Diary: Himalayas not the answer, says down-to-earth officer
    A one-on-one with a senior IAS official in education department was quite ‘enlightening’. Like the kids say these days, our man got feels about this! In other words, he felt quite strongly about the topic. “Himalayas is not an answer” he said and went on to explain that the change must come from within to find peace. He didn’t stop there, and went on to unabashedly speak his mind.  “Everyone wants to go and meditate in the Himalayas, but the place has become crowded.” He also had something to say about the ‘Instagram’ holidays. He lamented, “Kids these days travel to show-off on their social media profiles. Does anyone bother to understand the socio-economic culture, challenges and other factors of people living there? There were travellers in the past who studied the cultures in detail and whose work we continue to read. Those are true...
  • Reporter's Diary: Busmen’s strike divided commuters into ‘bus people’ and ‘train people’ Reporter's Diary: Busmen’s strike divided commuters into ‘bus people’ and ‘train people’
    Updated: Jan, 18, 201812:49 AM

    The recent transport strike not only affected the public but also revealed the subtle invisible lines that divide Chennai commuters. Many, including this reporter, who relies on public transport,...

  • Reporter's Diary: Why did Gurumurthy cover up Rajini’s absence? Reporter's Diary: Why did Gurumurthy cover up Rajini’s absence?
    Updated: Jan, 17, 201812:51 AM

    Right wing ideologue and journalist S Gurumurthy attempted to quell questions over actor Rajinikanth’s absence in the Thuglak anniversary function on Pongal day by saying that the actor had gone to...

  • Reporter’s Diary: Gaana is clearly not this cop’s anthem Reporter’s Diary: Gaana is clearly not this cop’s anthem
    Updated: Jan, 12, 201812:33 AM

    Is gaana song a law and order threat? It is, according to a Basin Bridge police station Inspector, who had issued a communication saying that a gaana programme can create a law and order problem.

  • Inspiration behind Rajini’s style is still a question mark Inspiration behind Rajini’s style is still a question mark
    Updated: Jan, 10, 201805:00 AM

    Ever since actor Rajinikanth made his debut in films, he is known for his stylish way of acting. His fast gait and swift movement of hands, besides the racy dialogue delivery are admired by his fans...

  • IIT-M student is a top CAT scorer IIT-M student is a top CAT scorer
    Updated: Jan, 09, 201806:15 AM

    A student of IIT Madras, Sai Praneeth Reddy has scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT) examinations conducted last year, results for which were declared on Monday.

  • Plan your career: AI will create more job opportunities than it eliminates Plan your career: AI will create more job opportunities than it eliminates
    Updated: Jan, 08, 201807:00 AM

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to permeate every aspect of our lives. Those skilled in AI will have an edge over others.

  • Lack of patrons forces Eloor library to shut shop Lack of patrons forces Eloor library to shut shop
    Updated: Jan, 08, 201806:30 AM

    Managing Director of the 23-year-old library in T Nagar said they lost the race to the Internet and devices like Kindle members recollect fond memories of the place

  • Reporter’s Diary: Hub of med tourism has highest death rate Reporter’s Diary: Hub of med tourism has highest death rate
    Updated: Jan, 08, 201806:00 AM

    Ahub for medical tourism, Tamil Nadu has over the years been lauded for its medical facilities and hospitals.

  • Yuva Sammaan: Rewarding those who walk off the beaten track Yuva Sammaan: Rewarding those who walk off the beaten track
    Updated: Jan, 05, 201808:00 AM

    Social entrepreneur Kirthi Jayakumar, vocalist K Dharini and sabre fencer CA Bhavani Devi were given the first MOP Yuva Sammaan Award, at a function held on the college premises on Thursday.