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Decrying domestic violence
A recent three-day national seminar, organised by the International Center for Research on Women in the city, stressed the need for strategies to combat domestic violence and examined ways to instil confidence in women. KAUSALYA SANTHANAM reports.
Heritage
Is this the seventh pagoda?
BARELY NOTICED locally — but getting a big spread abroad — has been the discovery of acres of man-made structures beneath the sea off Mahabalipuram. The earlier discovery of another submerged construction off the Gujarat coast has ...


New auditorium for Skal meet?
MEMBERS OF Skal International, Madras — the local chapter of the famed organisation of tourism professionals — were delighted to hear recently that not only would the Tamil Nadu Government consider jointly sponsoring the Annual Skal ...
Getting to know the city
OUT ON a recent speaking engagement, I was pleased to discover that colleges — autonomous ones in particular — were taking a greater interest in the history of the city. And there's a school or two, which is doing the same, I've been ...
Lifestyle
Simply summer
The Summer Sari Festival, organised by the Central Cottage Industries Emporium, showcases a cool collection of cottons that make ideal summer wear. Check it out.
Issues
Hidden hurdles
The dangers of an invisible speed breakers are many. And the worst are the hillocks that remain after a newly surfaced road is dug to check an underground cable, water or sewer line.
Hello! fine please...
The move to ban the use of cell phones while driving has been hailed by the law-enforcers and the road-users of the city.
No rush to hike rates
NOTWITHSTANDING THE green signal given by the State Government to increase the ticket rates by up to 75 per cent, major cinema hall owners in the city are adopting a wait and watch policy before hiking the rates, thanks to the dwindling occupancy ...
Second childhood
YOUTH FEEDS on dreams, while memories linger in the old. But for those of the aged who suffer from dementia, "memory" is a forgotten word. Dementia is a "mind-crippling illness" that literally eats into the mnemonic cells. The nature of the ...
Theatre
Comedy of errors
Attempting comedy, especially on stage, is a brave move. To begin with, what appears funny to the director must be equally funny to the audience. Further, the plot must sustain itself throughout, keeping viewers glued to their seats. There are ...
Eating Out
Flavours from the South
Dakshin, at Park Sheraton, has a new menu. Besides a State-wise categorisation, the menu has a section, Sarvottamam, culled from all the food festivals held earlier. Kelyachi bhaji or dry raw banana preparation and karamoosa vattichularthiathu ...
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