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After Lehman Brothers and StanChart, it's DMK time!

Why is an NRI banker with an MBA from MIT canvassing votes in Madurai?Saisuresh Sivasawamy/Rediff.com A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com reports. IMAGE: Palanivel Thiagarajan has a ready smile, and......

Freebies are the new god in Tamil Nadu

'The irresistible charm of Indian politics is it can always throw up surprises -- even when it looks as predictable as in Tamil Nadu,' discovers Shekhar Gupta. Writings on the Wall is a metaphor......

He donated EVERY rupee he earned to the poor

What began as a challenge ended up a way of life for 'Paalam' Kalyanasundaram, whom the UN adjudged one of the most outstanding people of the 20th century.This is the story of his inspiring......

When Chennai floods forced Chief Minister MGR to shift homes

For all the blame-game over the flood preparedness in Chennai and elsewhere in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, this is not the first of its kind. Nor would it be the last, given the nature of the......

Chennai was lucky to get off lightly in this rain, not so the next time

Why did Chennai go under in the recent rains? R Ramasubramanian paints a familiar picture of dismal urban town planning, civic short-sightedness, and rampant development that caused the recent......

This IITian's venture is educating poor children in villages

Hippocampus Learning Centres bridges urban-rural gap through affordable, quality pre-schooling for kids, finds Anita Babu. Four-year-old Meghana Gowda loves her kindergarten classes. She......

Amitabh Kant: An ambitious bureaucrat who wants to make India a biz hotspot

The Secretary of Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Amitabh Kant tells Rahul Jacob how India could be made an easier place to do business in and why India's software smarts will......

Ranganath Mavinakere: The man behind Infosys' successful comeback

"There was not a single decision that I took during my second tenure without discussing it with Ranga and getting valuable input from him," says Narayana Murthy. IMAGE: Ranganath D Mavinakere.......

An IITian's venture: Two years, dozens of firms, but no trace of money

Investors and EOW waded through a maze of legal obstacles to get their hands on the 'kingpin'. Image: R Subramanian. Photograph: Sreeram Selvaraj     What is common between the secret......

This IIT-ian wants to bring changes to the education system

The story of Gunvant Jain, an IIT-ian who borrowed money from his father to launch an educational start-up, as told by Indrani Roy / Rediff.com Image: Gunvant Jain. As a youngster, Gunvant Jain......

'Yash Chopra said, "Tumne haste, haste, sub kuch keh diya"'

'The new Indian cinema has still not found its voice and identity. It's trapped under the deadwood weight of Bollywood and popular Indian cinema.' IMAGE: Rahul Bose as Agastya Sen in English......

'Making a film is like being married'

'There are too many things that haven't gone out of you. So even though the years may have gone by, you are still close to the films in terms of the making.' Mani Ratnam, whose Roja, Bombay and Dil......

'Winning the National Award is a huge motivating factor'

The National Award for the Best Tamil film this year went to Kuttram Kadithal (The Punishment).  The film was directed by debutant Bramma G and produced jointly under the JSK Film Corporation......

Catherine: Language was never a problem

Catherine Tresa, a Malayali brought up in the Middle East, began her tinsel-town journey with Kannada movies and subsequently worked in Malayalam and Telugu. It took her a while to do a Tamil film.......

Alok Nath: I have played father to people older than me

Alok Nath suddenly became a social media phenomenon last fortnight, restoring his national celebrity of the 1980s when he dominated the small screen in Ramesh Sippy's Buniyaad. 'I came to Bombay......

The most hundreds in the World Cup

Sachin Tendulkarbecame the batsman with maximum hundreds in the World Cup whenhehit a record fifth one in the mega event as India postedan imposing 338 all out in their Group B league match against......

Figure out the Previous World Cups

The tenth edition of the ICC World Cup kicks-off on February 19 with former champions India taking on Bangladesh in Dhaka.The tournament, jointly staged by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, will see......

Chronology of ball tampering controversies

Law 42.3 of the Laws of Cricket prohibits a player from rubbing the ball on the ground for any reason, interfering with any of the seams or the surface of the ball, using any implement, or taking......

'Unfair to Sachin'

Readers' responses toThe naked and the dead - Part 2:It was a very good article but I fail to understand why you missed bad umpiring I am sure the bad decisions played a very crucial role in the......
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TN lawyers protesting Advocates Act arrested

Chennai: Scores of advocates across Tamil Nadu were arrested on Wednesday as they staged protests and blocked railway tracks demanding immediate... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/india/tn-lawyers-protesting-advocates-act-arrested-2863358.html?utm_source=FP_CAT_LATEST_NEWS
Contribution of Vikram Dev to Vizag recalled

Efforts to be made to install his statue in One Town area The immense contribution of Rajah Vikram Dev Varma of Jeypore royal family for... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/contribution-of-vikram-dev-to-vizag-recalled/article8786728.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
Pensioners and treasuries

All the particulars required of the pensioners have been submitted to the treasuries of Tamil Nadu for 2016 mustering. Hence, it goes without... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/pensioners-and-treasuries/article8782231.ece?ref=tpnews
HC seeks steps to check illegal layouts

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the State government to constitute an expert committee to consider measures to be taken to prevent... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/hc-seeks-steps-to-check-illegal-layouts/article8781465.ece?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication
HC order on PIL against conversion of farm lands

Chennai, June 27 () The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Revenue Secretary to set up an expert committee to go into unauthorised... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/HC-order-on-PIL-against-conversion-of-farm-lands/articleshow/52946441.cms

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