Thu, Oct 28, 2021

  • The Centre on Monday said it has taken up an innovative method to control pests in cashew gardens developed by a Kerala-based woman farmer for necessary support and incubation activities.
    The woman farmer from Kannur district developed an innovative 'cashew multiples rooting propagation method' under which multiple roots are generated in a grown up cashew trees, thus improving production per unit of area, it said. It also helps in eco-friendly management of stem and root borers, restores productivity, provides strong anchorage against wind damage/cyclonic storms, and extends plantation life without the necessity of replanting. In a statement, the agriculture ministry said, ''A woman farmer from Kannur district of Kerala has come up with an innovative practice to develop support roots in cashew trees to protect her senile cashew garden from devastating borer attacks and frequent cyclonic storms.'' The National Innovation Foundation an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Science and Technology has taken up the...
  • He left govt job for artistic journey with coconut shells He left govt job for artistic journey with coconut shells

    Due to his immeasurable passion of doing artwork on coconut shells, a 59-year-old man took voluntary retirement from his job in the state Land Surveying Department to take up the art as a full time...

  • Green initiative called Seeds on Wheels Green initiative called Seeds on Wheels

    One of the leading developers in the city has launched a week-long green initiative called Seeds on Wheels.

  • Home chef brings global flavours through weekend cloud kitchen Home chef brings global flavours through weekend cloud kitchen

    An avid traveller, Manisha Kumbhat has toured 18 plus countries. During her travel, she also learned the local way of cooking from each country.

  • Book discusses how to nurture a healthy, vibrant culture at workplace Book discusses how to nurture a healthy, vibrant culture at workplace

    Updated On: Oct, 09, 202108:47 AM

    Viji Hari, a serial entrepreneur and an expert in diversity and inclusion, prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace, has launched her second book titled ‘Break The Taboo’.

  • Artist interprets man-nature bonding in his solo show Artist interprets man-nature bonding in his solo show

    Updated On: Oct, 06, 202107:50 AM

    When one steps into the exhibition space of Art Houz in Nungambakkam, he/she will understand how artist Vijay Pichumani has connected himself deeply with nature and natural elements.

  • Police museum will become world’s best very soon, says curator Steve Borgia Police museum will become world’s best very soon, says curator Steve Borgia

    Updated On: Oct, 04, 202112:33 PM

    Around 100 police personnel have been trained to guide the daily visitors. Steve and the team are expecting more artefacts to be added to the collection in the future.

  • Shun plastic for one month, plogman of India urges citizens Shun plastic for one month, plogman of India urges citizens

    Updated On: Oct, 02, 202111:12 AM

    Ripu Daman Bevli requests people to join in the one-month long campaign.

  • Rtd DGP gets interim custody of cap, badge lost during Rajiv assassination Rtd DGP gets interim custody of cap, badge lost during Rajiv assassination

    Updated On: Oct, 01, 202102:17 PM

    DGP Prateep V Philip, the founder of Friends of Police, who has also authored a few books, retired from service and also received a much-anticipated court order.

  • Chennai-based artist makes drab yellow postcards colourful with sketches Chennai-based artist makes drab yellow postcards colourful with sketches

    Updated On: Sep, 13, 202108:14 AM

    Padma Malini Soman always had a connection with postcards — during her childhood, on every weekend, her parents took her to the post office and she was familiar with yellow postcards from then on.