• Sun, Jan 20, 2019
  • In this series, we take a trip down memory lane, back to the Madras of the 1900s, as we unravel tales and secrets of the city through its most iconic personalities and episodes.
    Those Were The Days: IIT Madras, a sterling institute that attracted the finest in academics
    With corporates and prospective fathers-in-law waiting at the gates of Indian Institute of Technology Madras to take the graduates into their fold and family, there has emrged a grand aura around the institute, but people often forget its humble beginnings. Post-independence, there was an urgent need for industrial development and planners wrung their hands in frustration at the shortage of engineers. An education committee stressed on a pressing necessity for technical institutions, in the north, south, east and west.IIT Kharagpur (1951) and Bombay (1958) were inaugurated. The idea for IIT Madras was derived when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was visiting Europe. The Federal Republic of Germany offered to collaborate with India to set up a higher technological institute in Madras.It was agreed that importance would be given for design...
  • Face your Future: Stalin’s lips speak of his stubbornness Face your Future: Stalin’s lips speak of his stubbornness

    MK Stalin has a rugged looking face revealing a great deal of experience and perspicacity. That experience, although in part handed down to him, can also be accounted for by his ‘streetwise’ knack of...

  • The goodness of seven vegetables infused into a healthy Pongal-special curry The goodness of seven vegetables infused into a healthy Pongal-special curry

    Every festival in India has an illustrious legend attached to it, which makes it most interesting. Pongal celebrated in the villages is so deep-rooted in tradition that its history is laden with...

  • Restaurant Review: Say ciao to one of the city’s finest Italian restaurants Restaurant Review: Say ciao to one of the city’s finest Italian restaurants

    The branches of this Italian fine-dining restaurant — first started in Bengaluru and now in the city — can transport you to the scenic countryside of Italy.

  • Coffee cheese cake with honey jelly Coffee cheese cake with honey jelly

    January 20 is celebrated as National Cheese Lovers’ Day across the West. To keep up with the trend, here’s an interesting cheeses cake recipe with honey jelly toppings that you can try at home for a...

  • Global cuisines get a desi touch Global cuisines get a desi touch

    To cater to the expansive Jain population in Chennai, restaurants are offering alternatives to international cuisines in order to support the community’s food discipline.

  • History-sheeters nabbed in Vepery History-sheeters nabbed in Vepery

    The accused have been found to have a history of criminal cases against them.

  • ‘Fix time limit to dispose of property tax appeals’ ‘Fix time limit to dispose of property tax appeals’

    With the end of the current financial year fast approaching and the uncleared anomalies in recent property tax hike galore, the property owners have raised demands to fix a time limit for the...

  • Author Interview: Portraying Kalki as a true Indian superhero in flesh and blood Author Interview: Portraying Kalki as a true Indian superhero in flesh and blood

    Vishwas Mudagal wrote the novel The Last Avatar – Age of Kalki to introduce Indian superheroes with roots deep in Hindu mythology and ethos.

  • In search of the Northern Lights In search of the Northern Lights

    Updated: Jan, 20, 201909:48 AM

    Be it the millennials or the baby boomers, crossing the Arctic Circle in search of Aurora (Northern Lights) is pretty high on the bucket list. Plan a year in advance, and in all likelihood, you will...

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