Sat, Nov 28, 2020

  • Chennai’s own stand up comic Aravind SA is back once again with a new show called I Was Not Ready Da.
    People always look forward to light-hearted entertainment: Aravind SA
    “This is my second stand up special after my first show called Madrasi Da. I try and showcase many milestone events in my life in a funny way. The show encapsulates the funniest instances from the smallest things which surround us on a day-to-day basis. I hope it brings a wide grin on each person’s face when they watch it,” Aravind starts the conversation. From his teenage love for white people and chatrooms to his all-inclusive approach to strip clubs in America, traumatising Sanskrit tutors and provoking news anchors in their shows, Aravind will walk the audience through many such contradictory moments of his life. Light-hearted content is much appreciated these days and Aravind feels that it is a good sign for standup comics. “Social media is constantly reminding us how amazing our friends’ lives are more than ours. Well, one can take...
  • Architecture student explores old Tamil script called Vatteluttu through art Architecture student explores old Tamil script called Vatteluttu through art

    Adhiyaman Ilangovan, an architecture student from Chennai, is exploring the old Tamil script called Vatteluttu that was used for writing the Tamil Language earlier.

  • TN woman farmer becomes inspiration for a storybook TN woman farmer becomes inspiration for a storybook

    Hailing from Melakadu hamlet in Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu, Chandra Subramanian is a fearless single parent, farmer and retailer who does things her way. An enterprising farmer, she hates the...

  • A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women

    When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own cafe and hopes to change attitudes about women-led businesses.

  • Golden Baby League helps in 'character building' among kids in Mizoram Golden Baby League helps in 'character building' among kids in Mizoram

    Since its launch in 2018, the Golden Baby Leagues project has sparked a revolution across the length and breadth of India with over 35,000 children taking part in the 2019-20 season itself.

  • Reviving the charm of writing postcards Reviving the charm of writing postcards

    For every birthday, Shuruti Vengatesh used to get a greeting card from her grandfather along with a small handwritten note. She started collecting them and later, Shuruti started sending postcards to...

  • Art galleries go digital to engage art enthusiasts Art galleries go digital to engage art enthusiasts

    After the pandemic, many artists took a virtual route to sell their artworks. This move has left art galleries in Chennai to find new ways to engage with their patrons.

  • Art project helps children identify marine heritage Art project helps children identify marine heritage

    Divya Karnad and Chaitanya Krishna started InSeason Fish to create a conversation of species in the ocean, responsible seafood consumption and sustainable fishing.

  • India’s biggest IT quiz goes digital India’s biggest IT quiz goes digital

    India’s biggest inter-school quiz, conducted by Tata Consultancy Services, TCS IT Wiz is back with its 22nd edition.

  • Bihar girls set up sanitary pad bank with Rs 1 per day contribution Bihar girls set up sanitary pad bank with Rs 1 per day contribution

    They collect Rs 1 per day collected from each girl is used to buy sanitary pads for themselves and other girls who may not have the means to make the purchase.