Category Archives: City Roundup

Chennai International Youth Festival is for and by the young

The introductory launch of the world’s biggest youth conclave, Chennai International Youth Festival (CIYF) was held on July 12, 2017, in Savera Hotel, Mylapore, Chennai. The fest will be held from August 4 to 20, 2017.

The chief guests present on the »

Mayuri Srivaths from the US presents park concert

As part of the monthly Sunday Kutcheri in the Park organised by Sundaram Finance, 12-year-old Mayuri Srivaths, a class VII student of Nolan Ryan Junior High School, Pearland, Texas, USA presented a vocal Carnatic music concert at the Nageswara Rao Park in »

A marathon to hold up the nation’s pride

Tamil Nadu Marathon Chennai 2017, First Edition is an inventive event by Tamil Nadu Athletic Association supported by Mr. Walter Devaram and Mr. T.K. Rajendran IPS-DGP of Tamil Nadu in association with SportsPro, a sports magazine. The Marathon was conducted on June »

Joshna Chinnappa wins the Asian Squash Championship

Joshna Chinnappawins Asian Squash 2017

The 19th Asian Squash Championship took place at the Express Avenue Mall and the Indian Squash Academy in Chennai from April 26 to 30, 2017. Players from Hong Kong, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Qatar, and Singapore besides India came to »

Miniatures of musical instruments at display

Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam, well-known Indian classical BharataNatyam dancer launched Indian musical instruments made by S. Gopal – a sculptor and a craftsman on April 1, 2017.

Dr. Padma had organised the display of the musical instruments at her dance school, as part »

Urban Waters – Photo Exhibition on Adyar River – March 15 to April 30, 2017

Adyar river photo exhibition

The mighty Adyar River that flows through Chennai has a tale to tell.
Arun Krishnamurthy, founder, Environmentalist Foundation of India has documented the origin of the river, the journey and the culmination all captured in images aimed at sensitizing citizens of Chennai »

Oil spill from collided takners spreads across Chennai shores

oil spill

Two oil tankers accidentally collided with each other on Jan. 28, 2017 near the Ennore Port in Chennai. It took a day to notice the effects of the collision and the oil spill on the shores of the beaches in Chennai.

On »

Cyclone Vardah and its fury over Chennai

Cyclone Vardah Ration Store

Cyclone Vardah, which hit Chennai and its neighboring districts on December 12, wreaked havoc everywhere it struck. Tens of thousands of trees were uprooted, roofs were blown away, thousands of electricity poles felled and cables snapped. Window panels of many houses and »

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa is no more

After seventy-four days of hospitalisation, the chief minister of Tamil Nadu J. Jayalalithaa passed away at 11.30 p.m. on Dec. 5, 2016. She suffered a cardiac arrest a day earlier and did not respond to life support treatment, said a Press Release »