Day out in Thoothukudi

The by-now-familiar silhouette of Sterlite Copper unit with the beautiful orange of a rising sun in the background welcomed us to Thoothukudi a couple of days back. My husband and I travelled by train to the kalavara bhoomi (as it is unfortunately thought of) for a day on a personal errand. But the reaction of family and friends on hearing that we were going to the same city that witnessed

Mothers can go in for painless delivery

The labour suffered during childbirth is said to be one of the most painful for women. This could soon be a thing of the past as painless labour or labour analgesia is gaining popularity among pregnant women preferring to be painless while delivering babies. Laparoscopy consultant, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, Vanagaram, Dr E Indumathy Thayar, answers questions about painless labour and various options women have for safe delivery.

Driving a buyer around

Buying a new vehicle is an exciting time for many. Having worked so hard to buy their favourite two-wheeler or car, many would enter showrooms wanting to see what’s on offer. Get into a showroom and you will be greeted by a smiling assistant wearing more make-up than necessary. Having told the person that you’ve come looking for a car, they would take you straightaway to the exact opposite of

Ms X and Mr Y

There was a gut-wrenching news a couple of days ago: Both the hands of a woman were fractured by her husband and in-laws in a UP village allegedly for giving birth to three daughters and not bearing a male child in eight years of married life. Granted. This is not an isolated incident that happened in UP. We keep hearing about these cases on and off. Tamilnadu is no exception

How to make phone battery last for long period?

As mobile phone users, we all want the battery charge to last the whole day. Unfortunately, it dips as the day wears and eventually we end up running in search of charger points – be it at our workplace or home. Speaking to News Today, Ganesh, a techie, says, “The amount of battery life our mobiles have on any given day depends on two key factors – how we use

Camp out this summer

Chennai: With summer vacation starting soon, we have a situation at hand: Worried parents wondering how to keep their children occupied. This is a tough one – especially for working parents – and summer camps will be cashing in on the need for the next two months. A quick online search will bring an array of classes – coding and science, robotics, yoga, communication and even survival camps for natural