• Sun, Apr 23, 2017
  • Summer samaritans ensure animals don't feel the heat

    Updated: Apr, 23, 201711:51 AM

    Summer is taking a toll not just on humans, but animals too. Simple gestures such as keeping a water bowl can go a long way in saving animals from succumbing to heat strokes, say these animal lovers,...
    Summer samaritans ensure animals don't feel the heat
    ‘My day begins with  feeding dogs in Bessy beach', says Shilpa KrishnanMy first experience with animals was through books. One summer, I discovered a dog-eared copy of My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell in the dusty library of our apartment. I led a vicarious childhood filled with animal adventures alongside Gerald and his menagerie at Corfu. A few more books by Durrell and Ruskin Bond and I was set on becoming a veterinarian. Then I met my first real animal. Chapro was a handsome black Labrador, a recent addition to my aunt’s family. I, however, didn’t take much of a fancy to him, or other animals, until several years later when I got acquainted with the quadrupeds of the streets of Chennai.   Last summer, I moved to Besant Nagar. A week after shifting into the new house, I headed to the beach one morning and found a beautiful...
  • I fully enjoy what  I have in the now: P C Ramakrishna I fully enjoy what I have in the now: P C Ramakrishna
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201711:27 AM

    Veteran theatre actor and voice-over artiste P C Ramakrishna is not just famous for his voice, but his presence is inspiring too.

  • Babies among rescued child beggars embarrass city police Babies among rescued child beggars embarrass city police
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201704:30 AM

    The drive to rescue children forced to beg on the streets of the city has landed the Chennai Police on a sticky wicket.

  • Governor urged to cancel TNPSC appointments Governor urged to cancel TNPSC appointments
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:26 AM

    Condemning the state government for appointing to TNPSC (Tamil Nadu public service commission) the same five members, whose earlier appointment was struck down by the High Court, DMK working president...

  • Upset over parents’ stand, lovers commit suicide Upset over parents’ stand, lovers commit suicide
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201701:18 AM

    Unable to bear their parents’ objection to getting married, a young couple immolated themselves near Tirumullaivoyal on Friday.

  • 1st mall robot in country, Chennai kids’ ‘Make in India’ wonder 1st mall robot in country, Chennai kids’ ‘Make in India’ wonder
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201712:32 AM

    A city-based community, comprising kids, has put together the first mall robot in the country.

  • Rajinikanth's '2.0' release postponed to Jan 25, 2018 Rajinikanth's '2.0' release postponed to Jan 25, 2018
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201701:49 PM

    The makers of Rajinikanth's 2.0 have postponed the film's release date from Diwali this year to January 25, 2018.

  • Firming up disaster risks Firming up disaster risks
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201711:49 AM

    The Corporate sector’s role in disaster management, until now, has been associated with providing resources during a disaster and contributing rehabilitation measures after the calamity.

  • Intelliseat, an IIT-Madras device to bring down accident rate Intelliseat, an IIT-Madras device to bring down accident rate
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201705:00 AM

    Road accidents are an all too common sight in the country and Chennai is one among the top cities that witnesses the highest rate of such fatalities.

  • BSNL responds to complaint, issues caution BSNL responds to complaint, issues caution
    Updated: Apr, 22, 201704:15 AM

    BSNL, Chennai Telephones, has cautioned customers against falling prey to fraudsters who collect money for changing modems.