• Sat, Feb 24, 2018
  • Reporter’s Diary: What’s TTV’s plan for Villupuram tour?

    Updated: Feb, 23, 201806:15 AM

    When RK Nagar legislator TTV Dinakaran begins his tour in Villupuram district next week, he is likely to target functionaries from the DMK sidelined by DMK district satrap K Ponmudi instead of AIADMK...
    Reporter’s Diary: What’s TTV’s plan for Villupuram tour?
    While Dinakaran’s Thanjavur tour was a success — as he was on a familiar ground with the district having a sizeable amount of Thevar population — Villupuram is a different field altogether. The district has a high population of Vanniyars and Dalits. Although Dinakaran has been asserting that his support base cuts across all the sections, he has to prove this in Villupuram by drawing a good crowd. To ensure this, his supporters have apparently decided to bring in experienced functionaries from the DMK. One of Dinakaran’s supporters said that the DMK would witness some surprises in Villupuram. Some of the DMK functionaries as well as cadres from Vanniyar and Dalit communities are sulking in the district and they have been informed that they are welcome to join Dinakaran’s fold,” he said. Even though, Ponmudi belonged to a minority community...
  • Minding their mother tongue Minding their mother tongue
    Updated: Feb, 21, 201806:45 AM

    They had left their native place years ago for various reasons and settled down in Chennai, a city which they now call as their home. Yet, with the world celebrating the International Mother Language...

  • Nochi Nagar says ‘no’ to plastics bags Nochi Nagar says ‘no’ to plastics bags
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201807:30 AM

    While environmentalists have been shouting from the rooftops to carry a cloth bag while shopping to reduce the quantum of plastic waste generated, shopkeepers at Nochi Nagar, a locality in the city,...

  • Reporter’s Diary: Palate overtakes politics at Kamal’s party Reporter’s Diary: Palate overtakes politics at Kamal’s party
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201806:45 AM

    It ranks among a Tamil movie fan’s most coveted dreams – an afternoon at Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan’s house.

  • ‘A day at IIT-M’ for prospective students on February 25 ‘A day at IIT-M’ for prospective students on February 25
    Updated: Feb, 20, 201806:00 AM

    Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M), will host the sixth edition of ‘A Day@IITM’ on February 25. It is an event intended to showcase the institute to prospective students and parents.

  • Plan your career: Working from home is the way of the future Plan your career: Working from home is the way of the future
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201808:00 AM

    Work from home helps you to earn more than your counterparts who work in a structured office

  • Reporter’s Diary: Karat has his Tamil Nadu comrades worried Reporter’s Diary: Karat has his Tamil Nadu comrades worried
    Updated: Feb, 19, 201806:15 AM

    Former CPI (M) general secretary Prakash Karat appears to have upset his party’s state unit by firing salvo at the DMK. When Karat called the DMK a stagnant Dravidian party, he did not just get on the...

  • Taking Gandhian principles, teachings to Africa Taking Gandhian principles, teachings to Africa
    Updated: Feb, 18, 201806:30 AM

    Zambia-based social activist Heather Corinne Cumming’s desire to spread Gandhi’s word led her to Gujarat. Currently on a visit to the city, she is spreading the Mahatma’s teachings through workshops

  • Alumni get together on WhatsApp to help school Alumni get together on WhatsApp to help school
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201806:30 AM

    The alumni of Government Higher Secondary School at Alanganallur here joined hands to renovate their school building and the renovated building was inaugurated by Madurai Collector, K Veera Raghav...

  • 67 per cent of university students are discontent: Study 67 per cent of university students are discontent: Study
    Updated: Feb, 16, 201806:00 AM

    As much as 67 per cent of Indian university students are discontent with the curriculum and academic structure at their universities, a study by UK-based Bournemouth University revealed.