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Get well soon: TN prays for SP Balasubrahmanyam

From celebrities to general public, Tamil Nadu came together and prayed on Thursday for the early recovery of veteran playback singer S P Balasubrahmanyam, who continued to be critical and is on......

Jayalalithaa sworn-in as Tamil Nadu CM for the 6th time

The AIADMK supremo retained 13 of her ministers, who were in the previous cabinet, besides inducting 17 new faces including four women. All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo J......

'She was Amma to all of us'

'Mrinalini Sarabhai was gracious, well-read, liberal, very secular, and very well informed,' recalls film historian S Theodore Baskaran of the celebrated dancer who passed into the ages last week.......

Chennai building collapse toll rises to 11; 5 held

Eleven bodies have been recovered so far as massive rescue operations continued at the building collapse site at Mugalivakkam near Porur in Chennai even as police said they have arrested five......

Man sends 'bribe' by DD; stuns municipal authorities

Vexed over the delay in getting a birth certificate, a man here hit upon a bizarre idea of sending a demand draft for Rs 100 as bribe to a local body, stunning the municipality authorities who made......

Rethinking our Westernised biases

Ajit Balakrishnan reflects on pariahs, small businesses, and blockchains.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Last weekend, on the way back from a weekend trip to Varanasi, my first trip there, we......

Tax evasion: I-T summons Nokia auditor PwC arm

The income tax department, probing a charge of Rs 2,500-3,000-crore (Rs 25-30-billion) tax evasion by the Indian arm of Nokia, the Finland-based telecom multinational, has summoned the company's......

Indian workers win landmark judgement in UK

Highly skilled Indian workers in the UKwon a landmark judgement on Tuesday when the high court ruled that it was 'not open' to the government altering the terms and conditions of an old scheme......

South Indian NRI docs head home

An increasingly large number of non-resident Indian doctors is returning home to south India, giving a third leg to the reverse brain drain phenomenon that mostly involved software engineers and......

For whom the torch burns

The business of image building does not mean plastering the streets with cloth banners sporting a corporate logo. Image building does not mean elbowing out the deserving by flashing a cheque book......

Review: Nannbenda is unremarkable

Tamil film Nannbenda is run-of-the-mill, says S Saraswathi.There is nothing new in Udhayanidhi Stalin starrer Nannbenda.  The characters are familiar and the plot is a rehash of his......

Review: Ethir Neechal is an absolute delight

S Saraswathi says Ethir Neechal  is a simple city-based romantic comedy that is guaranteed to provide some wholesome family entertainment.  Actor-turned-singer, Dhanush turns producer......

Review: Settai, not a patch on Delhi Belly

S Saraswathi says Settai is sadly, a great disappointment. UTV Motion Pictures, one of the biggest production houses in the film industry today, presents Settai, a remake of the Hindi film Delhi......

Review: Oru Kal, Oru Kannaadi is tortuous

There's very little to Tamil film Oru Kal, Oru Kannaadi , writes Pavithra Srinivasan.After the runaway success of Siva Manasula Shakthi and Boss (E) Baskaran, director M Rajesh's latest, Oru Kal,......

Yuvan Shankar Raja: I'm not following in A R Rahman's footsteps

Yuvan Shankar Raja is among the cream of Tamil music composers today. But success hasn't come easily to maestro Ilaiyaraja's younger son. He's had to slog long and hard for it, waiting......

Online Chess Olympiad: Anand loses as India bows out in semis

IMAGE: The United States team beat India in the second and the Blitz tie-break 4.5-1.5 in the semi-final of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad on Tuesday. Photograph: International Chess......

Chess World Cup: Harikrishna wins; Sarin crashes out

IMAGE: Pentala Harikrishna accepted a draw against Constantin Lupulescu of Romania to advance to round four of FIDE Chess World Cup in Sochi on Monday. Photograph: Kind courtesy Eric Rosen/FIDE......

Chess World Cup: Gujrathi, Harikrishna close in on Rd 4

IMAGE: Vidit Gujrathi joins P Harikrishna, R Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban and Nihal Sarin in the third round. Photograph: Vidit Gujrathi/Facebook Indian Grandmasters Vidit Gujrathi, Pentala Harikrishna......

Chess World Cup: Praggnanandhaa, Adhiban win

IMAGE: Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa in action during the first game of the two-game mini match in the second round of the FIDE chess World Cup in Sochi on Thursday. Photograph: Kind courtesy Eric......

Indian hockey's GOLDEN evening in Moscow

'The feeling that we were Olympic champions only dawned on us when we reached India.' Part 1: When 'The Babes of Indian Hockey' struck gold in Moscow IMAGE: The Indian hockey team members after......

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