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On the eve of the famous Margazhi festival in Chennai, Bharatanatyam legend Malavika Sarukkai relives the liberating journey of three decades in which her body and soul became one


25 Nov 2015 | BY Akhila Krishnamurthy

Heavy rainfall in the state has led to the deaths of at least 71 individuals, 59 of them in Chennai alone


19 Nov 2015

Protestors thwart a Chennai school’s move to offer higher-paying students special facilities


11 Jun 2015 | BY Shahina KK

India’s luxury housing market is saddled with a demand slowdown, but real estate developers maintain a brave front


27 May 2015

A Chennai-based group of transgender activists is using theatre to evoke the empathy of people


18 Dec 2014 | BY Shahina KK

The speed of the ambulance is said to have touched 100 kmph, making the 12 km journey in less than 14 minutes


19 Jun 2014

Annadurai, an autorickshaw driver in Chennai, was standing outside a railway station two years ago when a man asked if he could use his mobile phone to make an urgent call. Annadurai let him make that call for free and that’s when inspiration struck. Inside his vehicle now, passengers can charge and recharge their mobile phones and DTH packages, enter their names for prize contests, even avail discounts on special days. Annadurai also spends Rs 4,000 on monthly subscriptions to 35 magazines and newspapers and another Rs 1,000 for a Wi-Fi facility he offers passengers.0

14 Aug 2013 | BY Gunjeet Sra

The appointment of a new director at Chennai’s Kalakshetra may breathe new life into this once-revolutionary institution


31 Jul 2013 | BY Gitanjali Kolanad

The captain’s momentous innings drove away the demons of his recent past


28 Feb 2013 | BY Akshay Sawai

An independent publishing house based in Chennai has brought the joy back to reading with pure, unadulterated pulp fiction


18 Jun 2012 | BY Achal Prabhala
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