• Mon, Apr 24, 2017
  • Cool blend in Co-optex summer collection

    Updated: Apr, 22, 201709:32 AM

    Co-optex’s summer exhibition ‘Paruthi’ presents the vast variety of cotton sarees from across the districts of Tamil Nadu.
    Cool blend in Co-optex summer collection
    Every district in Tamil Nadu has woven a story around sarees — be it Coimbatore or Dindigul, Kancheepuram or Salem — they speak of the belt’s unique contribution to the textile legacy. Bringing together the best of designs from across the state, Co-optex’s summer exhibition Paruthi (meaning cotton), is a walk through the vibrant textile looms of Tamil Nadu. The exhibition, which opened to the public on Friday, has over 2,500 sarees from different clusters of weavers who have been working closely with the state government undertaking to keep alive the tradition. Among the 15 varieties of cotton sarees are Chettinadu, Madurai sun gudi, Rasipuram cotton, Dindigul cotton, organic cotton sarees. Speaking to DtNext, TN Venkatesh, Managing Director, Co-optex, said that  the highlight of the show was the incorporation of the famous colours and...
  • Not a shot in the dark: Jewellery exhibition without lights Not a shot in the dark: Jewellery exhibition without lights
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201709:25 AM

    When buying jewellery, we sometimes pick ornaments just going by the look of it. But a one-of-a-kind exhibition at a city mall will let people understand jewellery from a different perspective.

  • People’s effort bears fruit in wetland restoration People’s effort bears fruit in wetland restoration
    Updated: Apr, 21, 201711:52 AM

    The Narayanapuram Wetland in Pallikaranai wetland is one of the city’s ecological conservation success stories.

  • Junior Correspondent: ‘Dogs strike terror in Mugalivakkam’ Junior Correspondent: ‘Dogs strike terror in Mugalivakkam’
    Updated: Apr, 21, 201711:30 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...

  • Unusual winged visitors flock to state Unusual winged visitors flock to state
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201709:22 AM

    Western countries celebrate May 1 as World Migration Day and for naturalists closer home, there are plenty of reasons to cheer. The current migration season of birds has thrown up a number of new...

  • Corporation’s health drive to survive the summer Corporation’s health drive to survive the summer
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201709:07 AM

    Seeing the mercury rising, especially over the last few days, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) has been distributing pamphlets, outlining the do’s and don’ts during the summer months for the...

  • When special children roared with Lion King When special children roared with Lion King
    Updated: Apr, 20, 201709:05 AM

    Students of V-Excel Education Trust recently staged a spectacular show of Lion King themed annual day celebrations.

  • Reporter's Diary: When authorities ask lawyers to flout laws Reporter's Diary: When authorities ask lawyers to flout laws
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201709:14 AM

    The adage, “One man’s food is another man’s poison,” is ringing true at the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry (BCTP).

  • Student volunteers who helped clear Ennore oil spill felicitated Student volunteers who helped clear Ennore oil spill felicitated
    Updated: Apr, 19, 201709:06 AM

    The Royal Madras Yacht Club (RMYC) felicitated around 800 students, who had volunteered during the clean-up operations after the Ennore oil spill.

  • Slice of Life: ‘Chennai has given me many good breaks’ Slice of Life: ‘Chennai has given me many good breaks’
    Updated: Apr, 19, 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.