• Sat, Feb 24, 2018
  • No Filter: City YouTuber empowering disabled for an ‘inclusive today’

    Updated: Feb, 24, 201808:00 AM

    If it’s happening in the city, it’s happening here. From who’s dating who to starry tantrums, get the latest scoop in town
    No Filter: City YouTuber empowering disabled for an ‘inclusive today’
    Anusha Swamy is someone who manages to fit a lot of things in just 24 hours, making you wonder if she secretly has access to a time turner. She is a choreographer for films and TV, a makeup artist, and sometimes a model, YouTuber and social activist. I know that she has been visiting and working with children with Down’s Syndrome for over seven years apart from her Make a Change trust, which she started three years ago to fund the education of underprivileged girls. She now has another project to her credit called A+. “It has been a dream of mine since I was 19 years old - to create employment for differently-abled people. It was honestly an experiment and I learnt along the way. I was trying to teach them to make mats out of fabric waste. It took three months for them to make one mat and I would try and sell them through Instagram....
  • Mudslinging over ‘non-veg’ food at Kalakshetra Mudslinging over ‘non-veg’ food at Kalakshetra
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201807:30 AM

    The rift in the management of Kalakshetra, a premier arts institution in the country, widened, following a Facebook post on Thursday by the former director Leela Samson, who wrote that she was...

  • Men self-help group encourages savings, own ventures in Chennai Men self-help group encourages savings, own ventures in Chennai
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201806:15 AM

    While women self-help groups are common in the city, Kannikapuram Community Growth Men Self Help Group, a one-of-a-kind initiative by men, is ushering in a slow and steady change among the menfolk by...

  • Choked city lakes to breathe easy, courtesy biomining Choked city lakes to breathe easy, courtesy biomining
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201804:00 AM

    After the success of biomining in Kumbakonam, the technology has been applied to dump yards around Chennai (many of which are neighbourhood lakes in the fringe), helping to remove the garbage dumps on...

  • IB sleuths visit hospice, question Father Thomas IB sleuths visit hospice, question Father Thomas
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:48 AM

    Three sleuths from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) on Friday visited St. Joseph Hospices and inspected it. They also conducted an enquiry with Father Thomas, who manages the facility at Palleswaram in...

  • Youth befriends married woman on FB, escapes with jewels Youth befriends married woman on FB, escapes with jewels
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:40 AM

    A 22-year-old youth from Palani, who befriended a 25-year-old married woman through Facebook and spent a night with her on February 8 in Chennai before escaping with her gold jewellery, was arrested...

  • Cobra slithers into classroom, scared students get a holiday Cobra slithers into classroom, scared students get a holiday
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:33 AM

    Tension prevailed at a Government Higher Secondary school in a village near Mathuranthagam in Kancheepuram, after a cobra crawled into a room. The snake made its appearance when the class was in...

  • Mobile phone triggers gelatine stick blast, two injured Mobile phone triggers gelatine stick blast, two injured
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:30 AM

    Two men, who stole gelatine sticks from the stone quarry where they were working, suffered injuries after it exploded. The blast is suspected to have been triggered by mobile phone radiation. The...

  • Corporation invites NGOs to run Animal Birth Control programme in Pulianthope pound Corporation invites NGOs to run Animal Birth Control programme in Pulianthope pound
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201802:12 AM

    Until 2014, the pound was run by the NGO People for Animals (PfA). But that year, the civic body took over the centre and began operating it – only to face a string of accusations about the way the...

  • 4-years RI, fine for two in bank cheating case 4-years RI, fine for two in bank cheating case
    Updated: Feb, 24, 201801:34 AM

    Two persons, who cheated a public sector bank by using fabricated documents to avail credit, were awarded four years jail term by the CBI special court in Chennai on Friday. The court also slapped a...