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The Amma Bountiful
Sun, Sep 28, 2014

Plans are already afoot to set up Amma Cinemas to indulge Tamil Nadu’s immutable culture of films at Rs 25 a ticket.

Learning to Exhale: A tribute to modern yoga virtuoso BKS Iyengar
Sun, Sep 07, 2014

The legacy of BKS Iyengar in Bellur, the village in Karnataka where his 96-year-long journey began.

Decrepit in Chennai: In the city ruin follows everywhere
Sun, Aug 31, 2014

Veteran historian S Muthiah says awareness about heritage is on the rise in Chennai today.

‘Top maths prize to Bhargava will inspire generations of Indian students’
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

"He is one of the finest mathematical minds in the world today and much more is expected of him in the future.”

2 Indians figure in maths roll of honour
Thu, Aug 14, 2014

Manjul Bhargava was awarded the Fields Medal for "developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers'.

‘The fire is our history, present. Will it take our future too?’
Sun, Aug 10, 2014

On July 30, Thanjavur district court convicted 10 people for the 2004 TN school fire, acquitting 11 others.

Tamil Wrap Star
Mon, Aug 04, 2014

What comes scented with jasmine and sandal, unites inimical Dravidian parties, and adds to Dhanush’s flamboyance? The dhoti, central to Tamil identity, is trendier than ever before.

MH370 tragedy: An empty space
Sun, Jul 27, 2014

In Chennai, K S Narendran is still seeking answers to what happened to MH370 and his wife Chandrika Sharma who was on it.

Jaya: Will cancel licences of clubs that ban dhotis
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

At elite clubs in Chennai, members and their guests are expected to be well-dressed, which for men is usually interpreted as Western attire.

John Pennycuick: The man who changed the course of the Periyar river
Sun, Jun 15, 2014

With a fan club, several memorials and induction into the local Hindu pantheon, the legend of John Pennycuick, British engineer and chief architect of the disputed Periyar waterworks, lives on in southern Tamil Nadu.

India’s homegrown sodas that survived despite cola wars
Sun, Jun 01, 2014

Unlikely survivors of the cola wars, many of India’s homegrown sodas get by with astute marketing and a little help from nostalgia.

Jallikattu: the tradition continues despite ban
Sun, May 25, 2014

The SC ban on jallikattu touches off a firestorm in Tamil Nadu, as patrons refuse to throw in the towel.

Brides, Grooms and Prejudice
Sat, May 10, 2014

Two people, from two states, fall madly in love. Wedding bells ring, and mothers-in-law meet. And then begins a clash of cultures, from cuisine to wardrobes and festivals. Here are a few who survived a cross-cultural marriage, and lived to tell the tale.

The Big League
Sun, May 11, 2014

The lesson from Manipal Institute of Technology and its super alumni: exams and grades aren’t the only road to success.

The Sea, The Sea
Sun, May 04, 2014

Tamil writer RN Joe D’Cruz is undaunted by criticism of his politics, and the recent loss of a publishing contract.

Beasts of the Southern Wild
Sun, Apr 27, 2014

Why the Kabini, which snakes through the protected forests of Karnataka, is among the best places in the country to spot large mammals.

In The Mood for Change: Fighting for a cause
Sat, Apr 12, 2014

A former major in the Indian army, Mohan is punctual and energetic, and infectiously upbeat.

Hail the New Auto
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

With polite drivers, autos on call and GPS-enabled trip meters, the autorickshaw is getting a makeover in Chennai and Bangalore.

Treasure Trail
Sun, Dec 08, 2013

Inside India’s only functioning gold mine,Hutti,where 1,800 miners haul up over 2,000 kg of gold annually.

The Shrinking Nine Yards
Sun, Nov 24, 2013

The rattle of the handloom is growing fainter in Ilkal,home to the humble weave.