Author Archives: Raman Sathiapalan

Science Day at IMSc

On the 28th of February, the Institute Of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), CIT Campus, Taramani, was bustling with an unusual amount of activity. The reason for this : The annual Science Day was being held. Until then, it hadn’t been conducted on a »

Catch Them Young

For one week, from the April 17 to 30th of April, the noise levels had increased considerably in Floor Two of Infosys Sholinganallur. Every now and then, kids could be seen darting from one place to another, probably disturbing several employees there. »

Fun time for a change at Vidya Mandir

The shouts of thrill and excitement that came from the Vidya Mandir school could be heard in the streets around the school on Jan. 25, a sunny saturday. One could also frequently hear loud announcements and Tamil and Hindi film songs coming »

Volunteers clean Tiruvanmiyur beach

On Sunday, Jan. 4,  there was more activity than usual in the Valmiki Nagar beach early in the morning. People could be seen bending down and picking up waste from the sand and throwing them into large plastic bags.

The day, Jan. »

Home for the homeless

From afar, nothing seems different about the building located on the quiet, tree lined Third Seaward Road, Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur.  It seems just like any other structure there.

But on closer inspection, you see a board on the building which enlightens you. »

Artemis Fowl And The Time Paradox

Review by Raman Sathiapalan

Author : Eoin Colfer
Publisher : Puffin
Price : Rs 395
No. of pages : 369

As all Fowl fans know, Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox is the sixth book in the Artemis Fowl series, written by »

Learning Self Defence

When someone says ‘martial arts’, do you think Karate? Judo? Or Kung Fu? Well, its time to think again! Think of India´s own martial art, Kalaripayattu.

Kalaripayattu is said to be the mother of all martial arts and was widely practised in »

Save Mother Earth campaign

Valmiki Nagar, Thiruvanmiyur.
08 – 08 -2008 ; 8 pm

I switched of all the lights in my house at 8 pm and set out optimistically down the road. There were two flats in my apartment which had lights on.  I turned »