• Sun, Nov 17, 2019
  • Despite being settled overseas, the Tamil diaspora loves to recreate the life they left behind in India. Here’s a glimpse of their lives, celebrations and struggles on foreign shores.
    Global Tamilian: The awkwardness in adapting to new etiquettes
    For immigrants from India, there is a long list of etiquette adjustments that they have to make when in the US to blend with the local culture. These are not all difficult and are at times even automatically embraced but some sure are awkward for many from India. A basic etiquette that poses a serious challenge to an average Indian is addressing one another. When in the US, you don’t address the other person as ‘sir’ or ‘madam’ regardless of their age or seniority. Then how do we address them? It’s simple – just call them by their first name, without prefixing it with Mr or Mrs’. Whether in their twenties or eighties, John is John and Rajaraman is Raja. Simple as it may sound, this is among the most inconvenient habit to cultivate for Indians who recently moved to the US where they are starting their career. I still remember the ‘OK...
  • Velachery residents oppose micro-composting centre Velachery residents oppose micro-composting centre

    The micro-composting centre (MCC) which was set up by the Greater Chennai Corporation to help dispose the tonnes of garbage being collected every day has run into a rough weather, after Velachery...

  • Funds pour in for TN schools via new portal Funds pour in for TN schools via new portal

    The Tamil Nadu government’s latest online portal inviting public and private partnerships for the development of State-run schools has yielded good results with more than 30 multinational firms,...

  • Stalin to axe few district secs Stalin to axe few district secs

    DMK chief plans big purge in party ranks after poor show in bypolls.

  • Officials rue 6-month delay in Vellore airport construction Officials rue 6-month delay in Vellore airport construction

    The State Highways Department officials are irked for repeatedly being blamed for the delay in the completion of Vellore airport project, sources revealed.

  • This school in Tamil Nadu educates children from nomadic tribes This school in Tamil Nadu educates children from nomadic tribes

    Journalist Revathi’s alternative school in Nagapattinam district aims at educating children belonging to two nomadic tribes, provides livelihood and empower the communities.

  • Rajiv convict Murugan gives up fast Rajiv convict Murugan gives up fast

    Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Murugan on Saturday ended his week-long fast by sipping tender coconut juice in the central prison here.

  • Public protest barricade on Arani highway Public protest barricade on Arani highway

    Traffic on the Vellore-Arani highway was held up for nearly 40 minutes on Saturday when the locals protested that the installation of a central barricade on the main road in the town near the market...

  • ‘Incompatibility cannot be ground for termination of employee’ ‘Incompatibility cannot be ground for termination of employee’

    Observing that a mere statement citing incompatibility as reason to terminate a person is unacceptable, the Madras High Court has directed a private firm to reinstate a woman corporate manager who was...

  • Plans on to beautify Olandai lake Plans on to beautify Olandai lake

    Team Raj Nivas, along with Team Puducherry, comprising Collector T Arun, the Puducherry Municipality Commissioner and the PWD Chief Engineer, besides the Swachhata Corporation, visited the Olandai...