Chennai

  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report 4 days ago

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de Assis,...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open 1 week ago

    Chennai: Switzerland's World No 4 tennis player Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday confirmed his participation for the 20th edition of the Chennai Open to be held at the SDAT Stadium here Jan 5-11, next year. The 2008 Beijing Olympics doubles gold medallist, with Roger Federer, is the defending singles champion of the...
  • Chennai@375: A Madras you will fall in love with all over again. Don't miss these 20 gorgeous, black and white photos of the city over 100 years August 25, 2014

    Indian women volunteers carrying flags parading through the streets of Madras, demonstrating for home rule for India, quaint streets dotted with colonial architecture, a Kalashetra dance teacher correcting the position of the body of one of his pupils at a dance institute in the 1950s - this is a Chennai...
  • Chennai @ 375: All about superstar Rajinikanth phenomenon August 24, 2014

    As Chennai is celebrating its 375th birthday this week, we bring to you the story of superstar Rajinikanth. ...
  • Honey Singh on his work ethics: Please don't rush me; please don't ask me to deliver a song in hours; please don't say, 'Kuch bhi chalega' August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, who rustled up hit number 'Aata majhi satakli' for 'Singham Returns' in 30 minutes, says quick work means "compromising with quality" and that he now wants to focus on durable compositions. "I couldn't say no to the 'Singham Returns' track, although I had no time...
  • Chennai @ 375: History of the British town August 23, 2014

    The city earlier called Madras is now Chennai, one of the metropolitan city of South India. ...
  • Chennai@375: Oldest dance school Kalakshetra continues to infuse vibrancy in the city August 22, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's Kalakshetra is not just the oldest and the largest dance school in India, but also an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city. 22-year-old Sharada Acharya has been learning bharatanatyam almost all her life. She started at age 3, but it was only when she enrolled...
  • Chennai @ 375: Mohan Raman tells the story of Kollywood August 21, 2014

    Mohan Raman is a Tamil movie actor and film historian, on the occasion of 375 years to the foundation of Chennai he tells about the journey of Tamil film industry popularly known as Kollywood. ...
  • Team Chennai replaces Sun Group in ISL August 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Team Chennai has replaced the Sun Group promoted Bangalore franchise in the Indian Super League football tournament set to be held tentatively between October 12 and December 20, the organisers announced here on Thursday ahead of the International Player Draft featuring 49 players. "The eighth team in the ISL would...
  • Chennai@375: Notwithstanding neglect, AVM studios stands strong August 21, 2014

    Chennai: Chennai's AVM studios is the oldest surviving film-studio in the country and a close examination of this cinema paradiso reveals the changing shades of Indian film-making over the years. Built in 1945, AVM studios was the brainchild of AV Meiyappan and was home to Tamil cinema. AVM...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Chennai at 375: A look at delicacies of city August 20, 2014

    Chennai: In the 375th birthday week of Chennai, the first modern city of India, CNN-IBN takes a look at the delicacies of the city. The city which is famous for its sizzling hot crisp vadais with freshly brewed filter coffee had eateries since 1930s. Rayar's Mess in Mylapore has been serving...
  • As Chennai celebrates 375th birthday week, time seems to have taken a toll on its heritage buildings August 19, 2014

    Chennai: As Chennai, the first modern city of India, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week, the time seemed to have taken a toll on city's heritage buildings as well. The Ripon building, Madras High Court, Central Station which are some of Chennai's iconic landmarks and also the visible symbols of...
  • Chennai is world to me: Anirudh Ravichander August 19, 2014

    The famous young composer of Kolaveri Di comes out with his first independent single track on 375th anniversary of Chennai. ...
  • Chennai turns 375 this week; a look at the history behind Madras Day August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first modern city of India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birth anniversary of August 22. The southern city has already begun celebrating Madras Week from Sunday by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was born when a small piece of...
  • Watch: Vintage car rally as Chennai celebrates its 375th birthday August 19, 2014

    A vintage car rally was held in Chennai as the city celebrates its 375th birthday. The heritage motoring club of Chennai kick started the Madras week celebration that started on Sunday. ...
  • Chennai to celebrate Madras Week on its 375th birthday, starting today August 19, 2014

    Chennai: The first city of modern India, Chennai, will celebrate its 375th birthday this week beginning from Sunday. The southern city will celebrate Madras Week by dedicating seven days to the history, culture and traditions of the city. Chennai, then Madras was founded on August 22, 1639 when a strip of...
  • Man under observation for Ebola virus found healthy: Government August 10, 2014

    Chennai/New Delhi: A 26-year-old man, who was kept under observation at a government hospital in Chennai for "screening and observation" for Ebola virus on his return from an African country, has been found healthy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday. "The Department of Health, Government of Tamil Nadu, has...
  • Shah Rukh Khan thanks Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone as 'Chennai Express' completes a year August 10, 2014

    Mumbai: It's been an year now that Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Chennai Express" released and the superstar took to Twitter to thank the entire cast and crew including director Rohit Shetty and co-star Deepika Padukone for being part of the project. "A year to 'Chennai Express' and it still seems we...
  • Jaya writes to PM for immediate release of fishermen July 29, 2014

    Chennai: A few hours after Sri Lankan Navy arrested 50 fishermen from Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking immediate release of total 93 fishermen and 62 boats, presently in the custody of the neighbouring nation. In her letter to Modi, she referred to...
  • Civil Aviation Minister gives 2 week time to spruce up Chennai airport, warns action July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking a grim view of complaints regarding poor upkeep of newly-modernised Chennai airport, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Thursday warned of action against officials showing laxity in work and gave them two weeks to spruce up the airport. At a meeting here to review the situation, Raju...
  • Chennai court to hear tax case against CM Jaya on August 7 July 24, 2014

    Chennai: A court on adjourned the income tax return cases against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa and her aide Sasikala to August 7. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate R Dakshinamurthy allowed the petitions of Jayalalithaa and Sasikala seeking adjournment citing pendency of their plea for compounding the alleged offences against them...
  • KKR to play CSK in 2014 Champions League Twenty20 opener July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Reigning IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders will play Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural match of this year's Champions League Twenty20 at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on September 17. The sixth edition of the Twenty20 tournament will be held in four Indian cities -- Hyderabad,...
  • Jayalalithaa urges PM to secure fishermen's release from Sri Lanka July 23, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and secure the release of Indian fishermen and their fishing boats from Sri Lankan custody. In a letter to Modi on Tuesday, text of which was released to the media on Wednesday, Jayalalithaa said "I once...
  • Jaya writes to PM, opposes Sanskrit week celebrations in schools July 19, 2014

    Chennai: Taking strong exception to CBSE's Sanskrit Week celebrations in schools under its ambit in August, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday said it would be appropriate to have organised a 'Classical Language Week' in each state based on its linguistic heritage. As per the communication sent by the...
  • Tamil Nadu firm on compulsory Tamil for school students July 17, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Government on Thursday indicated there would be no change in Tamil being a compulsory language in the syllabus for all school students from Class I to X as mandated by a law. During a debate on grant for School Education in the Assembly, MMK member...
  • Is dress code in clubs a colonial hangover? July 15, 2014

    The recent incident of not allowing a Madras High Court judge into Tamil Nadu Cricket Association Club in Chennai has triggered a controversy. It has led to a nationwide debate on the relevance of dress code which is being strictly followed by most of the clubs in India. ...
  • Rs 1,000 every month for girls saved from child marriages July 15, 2014

    Chennai: In a bid to assist minor girls saved from child marriages, the Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday announced a cash support of Rs 1,000 to each of them every month until they attain 18 years of age. Social Welfare Minister B Valarmathi on Tuesday informed the Assembly that this financial...
  • No dhoti, pyjama, slippers; elite clubs keep British legacy alive, people express outrage July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, DMK chief M Karunanidhi and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav can't enter most of the clubs across India. The reason is what they wear is not an appropriate dress for the most of the elite clubs in the country. Fortunately, these...