Goats fight and traffic halts


At 12.10 p.m. around noon in 28th Cross Street of Indira Nagar, people heard of goat’s bleat and sound of crashing, beating and honking. When they came out to the road and to their balconies to see what was happening, they stopped »

Experience the joy of giving this week


Daan Utsav also called as ‘Joy of Giving week’ is observed every year from October 2 to October 8. Started in the year 2009, this effort has reached more than 150 cities in India. It is a volunteer-driven initiative that encourages people »

Storytelling: Smartest Giant in Town – Oct. 2, 2015


Once Upon a Time is conducting a storytelling session on Julia Donaldson’s Smartest Giant in Town on Oct. 2, 2015. At Kavitha Aunty’s Storytelling space at R.A. Puram.
The session will be from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. and is suitable for »

Vandalur zoo gets a butterfly park


Adding colour to the already popular Arignar Anna Zoological Park in Vandalur, Chief Minister J. Jayalalitha inaugurated a Butterfly Park inside the zoo campus on Sep. 15, 2015. The inauguration via video conferencing was for a 6.7 acres of the colourful park »

Making flowers and fruits from vegetables

vegetable carving3

Flowers made from carrots? Peacocks from radishes? Faces from pumpkins? Is this even possible? Yes, all this is possible in the hands of Master Chef Umashankar Dhanapal.

Representing India in the IKA culinary Olympics in 2012, he used the theme ‘Incredible India’ »

Ganesha says …


Hello people! It’s me Lord Ganesh! How are you? Do you remember what day it is today? Yes, you got it right, it is my birthday. Today is Ganesh Chaturthi. Today was a very wonderful day for me. I felt it was »

Scenes of Ganesh Chaturthi festival

The season of festivals begin from August / September every year and goes on till the end of the year. The colourful festival celebrating the birthday of Ganesha, the elephant god is observed in every neighbourhood in the city. The clay idols, »

Present your passion quickly in slides


How many boring presentations have you gone to? Don’t they seem to go forever? Pecha Kucha is a solution to all of that boredom. It is a presentation style that originated in Japan. Its objective is to help people make crisp, effective »

Help for the disabled


While many of the physically challenged are left to fend for themselves, a few good Samaritans care for them. Their collective efforts help them with medical assistance and aids that would be helpful in their daily activities.

Polio, Cerebral palsy, amputations and »

Make clay Ganesha for the festival – Sep. 13, 2015

clay ganesha workshop

Make and take home a eco-friendly Ganesha with terracotta. Dakshinachitra is organising a day workshop on Terracotta Ganesha making for children on Sep. 13 as part of the festival celebration of Ganesha Chathurthi .

This workshop is for children and will run »

K. Pranav in conversation with the new principal of Sri Sankara Senior Sec. School

Ms. Mita Venkatesh, principal and Ms. Susheela Ravindran, vice principal (Left) of Sri Sankara Sr. Sec School
Ms. Mita Venkatesh, principal and Ms. Susheela Ravindran, vice principal (Left) of Sri Sankara Sr. Sec School

The students and teachers of Sri Sankara Senior Secondary School, Adyar, welcomed the new principal and vice principal of this academic year. Ms. Mita Venkatesh »

Student delegates debate on global issues


If you think that the international affairs are discussed only by bureaucrats and at global conferences, think again. The students in schools host model United Nations and discuss issues and pass resolutions! One of the top-ranking Model United Nations (MUN) conferences happen »

When Statues Come Alive


How many of you have passed the statues on Marina beach several times yet, never bothered to find out about any of those people? They all have interesting stories behind them and these personalities have done lots of great work which most »