The North East Monsoon on Saturday set in over South India, bringing its first spell of rains and the MeT department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala in the next 24 hours.
Composer S.S. Thaman will perform here Sunday at Thaman Unplugged - Music for a Cause. The proceeds from the concert will be donated to the Chief Minister's relief fund for the victims of Hudhud cyclone in Andhra Pradesh.
Waiting to board a train or receive a relative at Chennai Central would no more be a dull experience, as the busiest railway terminus in South India is now offering free WiFi internet access to laptops and mobile phones.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was honoured with an Entertainer of Indian Cinema award here at the 8th Annual Vijay Awards, was happy to meet some of the talented people from the southern film industry.
The interrogation of suspected ISI agent Mohammed Zahir Hussain, arrested recently here, has brought out that he has been making attempts to establish a widespread network to carry out activities, including ciruculation of fake currrency in south India, police sources said.
When it comes to environmentally friendly tourism, certain locales come to mind immediately. Vietnam, Kenya, Cameroon... the classics. But as the ecotourism movement gains momentum, additional destinations are joining the roster. Here is a roundup of a few of the rising stars of the ecotourism scene.
Tourism was a highly-developed economic and cultural activity in South India during the medieval period with even people from Kashmir in the far north ventured deep into the region to support temples and cultural activities, an expert in the field says.