Mon, Sep 28, 2020

  • Virtual marathons get popular in the city
    Across the globe, marathons have gone virtual and Chennaiites too have registered for virtual marathons. Valasai Venghais, a city-based runners’ group, has organised the first virtual marathon a few...
    Virtual marathons get popular in the city
    After seeing the great response, the organisers are now gearing up for a virtual duathlon. “Chennaiites love to participate in marathons and whenever there is an event in the city, you could see a lot of registration. In the post-Covid world, things are going to change and we are not sure how any group events are going to be held. To show people how one can adapt to the changing times, we organised a virtual marathon called the social distancing team marathon. We didn’t expect a great response to the event - around 800+ people from various parts of the country participated. Two days before the main event, we did a mock virtual marathon just to see the response of people. The virtual marathon we held was for a team of seven to cover 42 km from different locations and time. Each member had to run 6 km,” says CN Paul Pradeep, founder of...
  • TN entrepreneur creates vegan wool from wild shrubs TN entrepreneur creates vegan wool from wild shrubs

    Born and raised in Devanga weavers community where the art of fabric making has been mastered for centuries, Gowri Shankar was in search of obtaining natural wool.

  • Design studio promotes Tamil literature through calligraphy Design studio promotes Tamil literature through calligraphy

    An assistant professor at Loyola College, Arvind Sundar received a free coupon to enroll for an online course on Islamic art history. He learned about Islamic calligraphy and found it interesting.

  • Siblings help seniors pick up digital skills Siblings help seniors pick up digital skills

    The pandemic has taken a toll on every one of us, but it’s probably hit the senior citizen population the hardest. Siblings Shreya and Surbhi Bajaj noticed that in their own family, how seniors, even...

  • Bringing unknown Indian folk stories to the fore Bringing unknown Indian folk stories to the fore

    After Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle, there haven’t been many comics published that is based on Indian cultural ethos.

  • India international quilt festival to go virtual next year India international quilt festival to go virtual next year

    India’s first-ever quilt festival was held in January 2019 and it received an overwhelming response globally.

  • Class 10 students create a virtual platform to support young artists Class 10 students create a virtual platform to support young artists

    Two Class 10 students from the city, Vaishnavi Girish Ramdas and Neharika Kishore have launched a virtual art gallery called ilo by vane that hosts young artists up to the age of 21 years old.

  • Stories of women instrumentalists on cork coasters Stories of women instrumentalists on cork coasters

    To put the limelight on women artistes in the field of classical instrumental music in India, artist Aditi Maithreya has painted women artists playing instruments on cork coasters using acrylic...

  • Photobook project aims to document commoners Photobook project aims to document commoners

    Lord Canning (1812–1862), Governor-General of India, had conceived a photographic study of native Indian people. Later, John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye compiled an eight-volume study titled...

  • Set rules and follow it to reduce screentime, say digital experts Set rules and follow it to reduce screentime, say digital experts

    With social media becoming a virtual home and most people spending a huge amount of time in front of the screen (because of work from home), digital fasting has become the need of the hour.