• Tue, Feb 28, 2017
  • Reporter’s Diary: Captain falls off radar, memes track him

    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:00 AM

    With the present Leader of Opposition MK Stalin out in full flow ever since the death of former Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, there is a lot of talk about the pregnant silence of the previous Leader of...
    Reporter’s Diary: Captain falls off radar, memes track him
    Fortunately, the ever- creative memes keep Captain and his image alive on social media. One such meme is a popular take on the 90s Vijayakanthstarrer, Chathriyan in which he plays a cop named Panneerselvam who comes out of retirement to avenge his enemies. The meme shows former CM O Panneerselvam who is being asked to return to the CM post. While the face has been morphed with that of OPS, the rest of the torso remains Captain’s. When a party leader was questioned regarding Captain’s disappearing act, he said, “He will certainly emerge as a big leader in the state and he keeps visiting people across state.” Incidentally, even Captain’s wife Premalatha, who made fiery speeches during the election campaign, is lying low. Only time will reveal whether the couple will come out in public or remain confined to memes?R Lenin, Chennai
  • Slice of Life: ‘Dramatic gestures make people obey traffic rules’ Slice of Life: ‘Dramatic gestures make people obey traffic rules’
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201708:45 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

  • Reporter's Diary: Throwing plastic while cleaning up oil spill Reporter's Diary: Throwing plastic while cleaning up oil spill
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201709:39 AM

    While the clean-up of the oil spill was manually underway at the RK Nagar beach, one could truly see the ‘concern’ for the environment, as some of the officials nonchalantly dropped plastic water...

  • Residents demand answers from their MLAs Residents demand answers from their MLAs
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201709:31 AM

    Thousands of people in the state are engaged in the democratic process of engagement with the prevailing political situation of the past few weeks.

  • Junior Correspondent: 'Let’s make Marina Beach plastic-free zone' Junior Correspondent: 'Let’s make Marina Beach plastic-free zone'
    Updated: Feb, 23, 201709:28 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...

  • Memorial service for 824 Olive Ridleys Memorial service for 824 Olive Ridleys
    Updated: Feb, 22, 201709:52 AM

    A memorial for the 824 Olive Ridley sea turtles that were washed ashore along the Penna Estuary in Nellore on February 22, 2014, is being observed at Neelankarai.

  • Worried parents plan awareness drive on child abuse Worried parents plan awareness drive on child abuse
    Updated: Feb, 22, 201709:45 AM

    The city is yet to fully recover from the incident, where a 22-year-old IT employee allegedly sexually assaulted and killed a seven-year-old girl on February 5.

  • Model Citizen: Dancer finds joy in teaching special children Model Citizen: Dancer finds joy in teaching special children
    Updated: Feb, 22, 201709:18 AM

    Dance can have a healing power like nothing else. The internet has several stories of how dance has changed people’s lives. For 27-year-old Yuvraj D, a dancer and choreographer, it was a life changing...

  • Reporter's Diary: Freedom of movement, Koovathur style Reporter's Diary: Freedom of movement, Koovathur style
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201710:22 AM

    The MLAs who were safely sequestered in various resorts in Koovathur, claimed till recently that they were staying there of their own free will.

  • 235 school students solve Rubik’s Cube in under 2 minutes 235 school students solve Rubik’s Cube in under 2 minutes
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201710:18 AM

    Around 235 students of Kaligi Ranganathan Group of Schools came together to create a record by solving the 3x3 Rubik’s Cube (puzzle) in less than two minutes. Also, a Class 3 student Aashik Madhav CS,...