D. H. Rao: The man who creates a stamp for Madras

Madras Week is about people of the city volunteering to celebrate this city. In ways they can and on themes that they are familiar with. Started in 2004 with a few events, this event has grown with over 100 events this Madras Week, which is tapering off. One man from this area who has taken […]

UK-based children’s writer grew up in Virugambakkam

Chitra Soundar grew up in State Bank Colony, Second Street in the 70s. Now she is is here for the launch of a new book ; she writes for children. She studied in Vadapalani English School (now Karthikeyan Matriculation) and then in the newly opened PSBB K K Nagar. While her parents still live in […]

Vadapalani jeweller elected to key post

S. Santhakumar, a Vadapalani based jeweller has been elected as the secretary of the Madras Jewellers and Diamond Merchants Association. This is a 75 year old body and Santhakumar is the first jeweller from this side of the city to be in the post. He runs S R Jewellery store on Arcot Road, near the […]

Rashmeka; champ athlete in the making

Rashmeka Narayanan is a champ athlete with lots of promise. And she is leaving a mark on the field now. The young woman has won a gold medal in the javelin throw athletics event at the 17th CBSE National Athletics Championships conducted by CBSE, Delhi & Vellammal Vidhyashram, Surapet, Chennai, at Vellammal Engineering College ground […]

Saligramam’s Deepak makes a mark in chess

Lots of kiddies are raring to get to the top of the competitive chess playing world after ‘Vishwanathan Anand made it big. You see dozens of them cramming the halls where chess tourneys are played, be it in Mylapore or T. Nagar, in Hyderabad or in Delhi. They are fiercely competitive and even a 10th […]

Local girl gets admission to top US University

Dharini Chandrasekaran, daughter of N. Chandrasekaran, residing in Bhaskar Colony, Saligramam is now preparing to leave for the USA to study at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, one of the top five schools for engineering sciences in the world. She has chosen to pursue M.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering specialising in Controls and […]

History Prof. attends academic conferences

Dr.Prof. V.Balambal, Professor (Retd) of History is back from a tour abroad – she was invited to present papers in international conferences. She lives in Ashok Nagar. She presented a paper titled “Dignity & Peace of Mind of the Elderly in the  UNESCO International Asia-Arab Philosophical Dialogue Conference :Culture of Peace & Dignity held at […]

New face of BSNL at Saligramam; young engineers

By Anuradha Rajagopal Meet Radhika.G., the young, affable, new Junior Telecom Officer at the Saligramam BSNL Telephone Exchange.  Perhaps the new face of this organization. “It is  perhaps  for the first time that many young telecom officers have been taken as direct recruits following the JTO entrance exam. “ says Radhika who you may get to […]

A hyperactive opthamologist!

Dr. Babu Rajendran, President of The Eye Research Foundation, Vijaya Hospital, Vadapalani attended the 68th All India Ophthalmologicial Society’s Annual Conference at Kolkata held recently and as Society’s President released the book “READY RECKONER ON OPHTHALMOLOGY” which was prepared by Dr. D. Ramamurthy, Chairman of The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore. More than 5500 eye doctors participated […]

B. S. Nagaraj takes 8th rank is chartered accountancy results

Reported by T. Balasubramanian B. S. Nagaraj has successfully completed the chartered accountancy final exams held in November, 2009 securing 8th rank at the all India level. Besides, he also qualified in the final exams of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Costs and Works Accountants of India held in June 2008 by securing All India […]