Open Drains Causes Dengue Epidemic in Mumbai Locality

Mumbai, Dec. 26: More than 37 cases of Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases were recorded in the Kokan Nagar, Ashok Nagar and Vijay Nagar areas of Chembur in Mumbai in 2017, according to the municipal clinic of the locality. A major cause of such high number of cases in this fairly small locality of slums…

A snake story

Chennai, March 15: It’s not everyday that you go around searching for snakes and lizards, especially when you dread them. Last Thursday, I got a great deal for reporting. My reporting professor suggested that I go to the nearby Guindy Snake Park and get some information and latest developments (if any) on the procedure of snake…

Love for MGR and Jaya, leaves no space for Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth’s speech last night falls on deaf ears as people are cynical about his entry into politics. Debangana Ghosh Chennai, March 6: Every five minutes this afternoon, over a hundred visitors entered M.G. Ramachandran and J. Jayalalitha Memorials near Marina Beach here, to pay their respects, despite the scorching sun and a busy weekday. While…

Politics for the common man

Chennai, March 6: A interesting day went by as I finally got a glimpse of people’s obsession with films and politics in Tamil Nadu. I had only heard about it before coming to Chennai. For them, reel and real world always merges into one, thanks to the post independence sentiments and rise of actors cum political…

Bleak Future of the Fortunetellers

Debangana Ghosh Chennai, Aug 24: Despite staying in the city for more than 100 years practising palmistry and astrology on the sandy shores of the city, especially the Marina Beach, the members of the Kurava tribe and Veduvar caste failed to find acceptance. While reservation in the colleges or schools continues to be a far-off…

Growing Up With Austen And Rowling

We all had that one trending book franchise in our teenage years we went gaga over. Films were being made, posters were stuck all across our bedrooms, sensible youngsters suddenly became fangirls and fanboys while girls dreamed of a happily ever after with the hero of the book. Guess what!! My teenage years belonged to…

“Every scar you have is a reminder not just that you got hurt, but that you survived.”                               ~Michelle Obama

Why Dan Stevens Deserves An Oscar Nomination In 2018

It is obvious that Emma Watson did an amazing job in the recent blockbuster Beauty and the Beast in terms of acting, dancing and even singing (this was an unexpected surprise!) which made her win the first ever Gender -neutral acting award at the MTV Movie Awards earlier this month. Now the fans are anticipating an Oscar…

Individuality-because you are amazing!

All our lives we struggle trying to be someone we are not, trying to trade our true souls for the fake image that the society would love and accept. Every passing day heightens the frustration of not being able to meet the expectations of the people you care for. Every day of immense hard work…

“Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”                                                                      ∼J.K. Rowling