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Pedestrian plays this far at Kodai Nataka Vizha

April 27, 2017

The annual Kodai Nataka Vizha hosted by Kartik Fine Arts at this time of the year is supposed to be the stage for new Tamil plays. But going by the fare staged this season, the quality is less than average.

This far, only the play staged by veteran Kathadi Ramamurthy seems to have impressed the audience. Two others that we watched since the festival started last weekend ( April 22) were loaded with dialogues and slapstick humor that did not really work.
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April 26, 2017

Chitirai thiruvonam festival on at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple

Chitirai thiruvonam festival on at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple

Several hundred devotees gathered at Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore today morning (April 26) to participate in the thiruther festivities held as part of the ongoing Chitirai Thiruvonam festival. The ther, pulled mostly by women and children and a few […]

April 26, 2017

Books to be resold to help the underprivileged; By Vidya Mandir students

Mission Compassion – this is the name of the project taken up by seven students of Vidya Mandir, Mylapore this summer. With guidance from their parents, the children who have collected books, covering all topics ranging from fiction for kids […]

April 26, 2017

Record sale of buttermilk at Aavin parlour in Alwarpet

The buttermilk stocks at Aavin Parlour on C. P. Ramaswamy Road in Alwarpet are running out so quick that the senior managers at headquarters are surprised at the orders that are being placed now. Over 200 buttermilk sachets are being […]

April 26, 2017

Sri Ramanujar’s 1000th birth anniversary; Celebrations on at Alwarpet temple

Celebrations are currently on at Sri Rangamannar Temple at Bheemana Mudali 2nd Street, Alwarpet to mark the 1000th birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujar. The festivities will go on till May 2 and will include a veedi purappadu around the streets […]

April 26, 2017

Acoustic jazz concert; at Alwarpet

Shubhangi Joshi will be performing at a  jazz concert organised by InKo Center and Unwind Center on Apr 26, 6 p.m. It is part of a series named Access Music, which aims to provide talented emerging musicians with a space […]

April 26, 2017

Vidya Mandir reaches out to its past teachers

Vidya Mandir, Mylapore has put up a link on its website for past teachers, prompting them to include their contact information, address and classes taken. And that’s not all, it also allows them to upload their pictures and share their memories. […]

April 25, 2017

Bandh today: It was business as usual after dusk

Though shops were shut for most part of the day due to the bandh, the neighbourhood came back to life post dusk. At San Thome High Road, hotels and small grocery shops reopened, hoping to do a little business before […]

April 25, 2017

Power snaps in Mandaveli after crow sits on transformer part

TANGEDCO workers are currently working on the jumper of a transformer opposite Mandaveli bus depot that snapped early this afternoon when a crow sat on it. The AE of area 173 says, “Power has been cut in one phase of […]

April 25, 2017

Bandh today: most shops closed, autos off the road and protests in some places

Bandh today: most shops closed, autos off the road and protests in some places

The bandh called today by a few political parties in the Opposition has had some effect in the city and this neighbourhood. Many autos are off the roads, 90% of stores, even the nook shops remained closed and offices are […]

April 25, 2017

Bandh: shops and restaurants shut, street food hawkers get busy

Bandh: shops and restaurants shut, street food hawkers get busy

On the day of the bandh, Tuesday any shops in the area remain shut. In R A Puram and Alwapet, in Luz and in Mandaveli. Pharmacies though are open as are petrol stations. Even tea-shops have shut down; so the men […]

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