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A hundred years and not out
St. Mary’s School marks the feat revitalising its mission of reaching out to the margins, writes D. KARTHIKEYAN

A revered grove
The Thavamuniyandi Temple Grove springs quite a few surprises for both the natives and the new comers

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Alleviate poverty

Common man with his meager income or wages is not able to cope with the prices of commodities, essential to eke out his daily life. He is unable to feed his family well and suffers mentally and physically. The onus is on the Government to take ...

Extraordinary times

Inflation is a phenomenon that occurs very rarely. But, what we are experiencing now is something extra ordinary. Inflation continues to rise for the past few months and is increasing by almost one per cent each month. The common man is paying ...


Middle class families and those living below poverty line are the worst affected by inflation. The increase in cost of consumer products and not in income is posing great difficulty in leading life normally and peacefully. Due to inflation, ...

Immediate measures

The rate of inflation continues to rise. The reason attributed is hike in oil prices and the effect of online trading. Whatever be the reason, the middle and lower middle class people are the worst sufferers. The rate of taxes, which are quite ...

Fight corruption

Inflation is a curse on the common man, who wallows in pity always and struggles to survive. Despite a large mass of rural poor trapped in the blighted cycle of poverty, malnutrition, disease and deprivation, the 2007 list of billionaires ...

An immediate solution

The recent double digit inflation has entangled the society and forced the common man to change his way of living. The prices of almost all necessary commodities have gone up. Tragically, the first and the worst affected are those who depend ...
Beauty And Wellness

Iron out the problem
Iron deficiency can easily be prevented. Why then is it so prevalent in our country

Ask Shahnaz
Beautician Shahnaz Hussain offers tips and answers queries. You can send your queries to

My hands are badly tanned and my elbows are dark. I tried applying lemon and honey but to no avail. — ...

Wilderness to garden
“Dreams have a power of their own,” smiles Meenu Mehrotra, author of “Lilacs Bloom in my Backyard”. “Stories pick you up and compel you to write them, not the other way round.”

The book speaks of love ...

Brand Shilpa
Shilpa Shetty on being the first woman brand ambassador

Stardom smiles on Jai
Actor Jai on how he landed the hero’s role in “Subramaniapuram”


An idyll by the backwaters
After a wobbly ride through the dark green backwaters, we come into a wide open space with traditional Kerala style architecture under the violet skies. The group with me slowly takes in the breathtaking beauty of the Radisson Plaza Resort and ...

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Of’s zone for women working in BPOs
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