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It’s so cool! Book your water tanker Realty bytes Is Chennai now the accident capital? North Chennai booms The worst is yet to come Green energy, not really green? Nilam threatens the city Black outs will be knocked out Building highs and lows Mexico opens Consulate in Chennai When Marina became the Tahrir Square Must visit of 2014 Bewailing monsoons the new fad Maruti Suzuki wins NIQR award Indian media-operators of democracy Chennaites lose 7 crore to debit card frauds Thrills for the holiday season Chennai to Bengaluru as quick as pizza delivery Star studded city Metro chugs through the city When Chennai became Venice Outlays and outcome – the long gap Hawker’s paradise gets a permanent place Technologists to rescue How to roast 45 human beings alive India’s first online-only bicycle brand Pocket Therapist finds mention in Forbes An industry institution link… The auto gets a remake Read before you buy... Medical miracle! Apollo targets a third of CV tyre market Aviation sector to grow three times... Chennai soon to get an Aerospace Park State VAT leads to inflation: a study Chennai gets its Imax Kollywood’s Mahabharatha City Corner - Chennai Chennai Silks in flames Force Motors’ two new SUVs Metro chugs the green way Online approval of layout plans Education a cause of concern A skinny affair Chevrolet Sail U-VA Launched Self-sufficiency in dredging... Cricket comes calling to Chennai A feast for book worms Vanakkam Chennaiyin FC Chennai, the noisiest city Colourful welcome at the Saidapet station The sweet tooth of the city Google street view’s India competitor Ennore Port excels Tamil Nadu Premier League launched City Corner-June Frontier Mediville attracts Japanese investments 60 years of cultural and economic ties K7’s Entrepreneurial Odyssey Keep in touch, anytime anywhere Indian of the Year Tambaram tracks…. Engineering colleges lose lustre Arnold visits Chennai Meters return to the metro Planning the right energy TTV stumps all Prithika Yashini takes charge... International conference on saving energy, environment The underground don zips through Presto! Bravo! The 20-year itch of Hindujas ends SGRI – a global research centre for building materials Million landmark and Rs. 200 crore influx by Yamaha Coimbatore backs up for Chennai Raj Bhavan opened the gates for public Talk your way and land in a job Yamaha in the news A new technique to treat dry sewage 377 yet young CMRL takes off till airport Paranjoy on crony capitalism Metro mania Reality Check Doing business is not so easy in Chennai Sathyabhamasat propels ahead I know nothing else but cinema... A budget that butted into deficit Need for an integrated approach to medicine A praiseworthy peer recognition From trash land to tourist spot Perplexing communications Water wars begin When the crowd will miss the roar A sweet marketing splash by Pattappas Chennai Metro looking for revival Know the start-ups in the city Boozing and driving He made Ranganathan Street so crowded... Safe Trac-keeps track on your safety City Corner Technology handshakes with sanitation India’s first 3D Museum Car-free Bessy Overflowing garbage The sunshine and the shadow side of this digital era Two friends trigger a change This dabba has a cure for all your ailments The curious case of Evgenii Berdnikov Missing, but not missing the top spot Hey Chitti! please take my order Working space for women by woman City Corner Murugappas-focus on consolidation Chennai teachers rank low Water woes The sweet killer Chennai airport to become solar-powered Yes, you are safe! It is not only your noodle...
 
60 years of cultural and economic ties
This year marks 60 years of Indo-German ties. To commemorate this, Urban Mela, a travelling festival, which portrays culture, art, architecture and technology of the two countries was held. The nights at the YMCA College of Physical Education were lit by the artistically designed 14 pavilions by renowned German artist Markus Heinsdorff and housed various German companies. The companies displayed the best of their products and enlightened the crowd on the ways to tackle the problems arising from a growing urban population. Percussion wizard, Sivamani along with his German counterpart Christoph Haberer set the tune to the 10 day long event. Apart from these, the mela had rock concerts, the urban campus, Piano recital, electronic band, choir, theatre and dance events. The mela travels to New Delhi and Pune apart from Mumbai and Bangalore and the 60-year celebration ends at Delhi at the Asia Pacific conference.

Dreamliners majestic debut

Excitement and thrill engulfed the Chennai airport. It was for the landing of a flight, Air India’s Dreamliner. With 118 passengers, Captain A S Soman steered the maiden voyage of the Dreamliner from Delhi to Chennai. Water cannons saluted the flight and traditional poojas were performed. The aircraft offers 256 seats.High-end technologies were employed in the development of the flight; it  produces 20 per cent less emission Dreamliners majestic debut than other similar sized planes and boasts of lower maintenance costs. The futuristic design of the plane enables maximum aerodynamic efficiency with state-of-the-art in- light entertainment system. Air India joins All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines as the airlines that operate the Dreamliner. Expected to be the lifesaver of Air India, the Dreamliner’s debut not only created hype at the airport but also in the whole industry.

Re-use sandhais

So you don’t know what to do with things that are still usable but doesn’t fit in to your house? Reuse sandhai comes as a solution to this.

Started as the brain child of a Bangalore based forum, the Facebook page of re-use sandhai is specific to Chennai where you can post details on items ranging from baby products to furniture that can be re- sed by someone else. The group has strict guidelines that restricts advertisements and closely monitors the posts made. The page also serves as a discussion platform for like-minded people on eco-friendly practices.

City men are emotionally weak

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) data for 2011 is not very surprising. It re-establishes last year’s finding that more of Chennai men commit suicide compared to the metro’s women. For every one woman who takes her life, 3 men commit suicide (a ratio of 1:2.8 for women to men) while the state’s ratio s 1:1.8. Family problems and illness are said to be the major reasons for this. Chennai leads all the metros in this ratio. Changing family styles and work pressure have contributed to the increase. Counselling and better social interactions are required to help men overcome this life or death changing thought.

Corporate Olympiad 2012

At the Inno GeoCity Corporate Sports Olympiad 14 sports events were staged by corporates. TCS, L&T, HCL, Wipro, HP, Verizon, Mahindra, Renault Nissan, Ford, Amazon and Barclays, among others, took part. The event, now in its sixth year has grown in participation and popularity. Cognizant which had won the overall championship in all five previous editions did not take part. So this time Larsen & Toubro won the prestigious rolling trophy, with 14 Gold, 8 Silver medals, and 13 Bronze followed by HP and HCL.  

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