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Eating with responsibility

A restaurant, with a 90-year legacy, on the Coimbatore – Palakkad National Highway 544 has introduced a novel cashback offer for customers to reduce wastage of food. The initiative has made customers eat with responsibility, says our reporter

A Goa village bans posters of kings and maharajas in its jurisdiction

A village in South Goa has banned “putting up of banners of kings and maharajas” within its jurisdiction upsetting fans of Shivaji. The ban was enforced in the village last year following a law and order issue over Tipu Sultan’s posters

Tamil Nadu traders give thumbs-up to Bovonto, call for boycott of Coke and Pepsi

An umbrella body of traders' associations with a membership of around 15 lakh traders in Tamil Nadu has announced the boycott of Coke and Pepsi from March 1 and asked its members to promote home-grown brands like Bovonto, Kali Mark and Torino

‘The contest did not involve even the tiniest hint of violence to the animals’

In 2008 jallikattu was held at Alanganallur under government supervision. It was sheer joy watching the battle between the bulls and the youth, and the contest did not involve even the tiniest hint of violence to the animals, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Pune businessman's wedding solemnized in ICU before dying father

A Pune man solemnized his wedding in a Pune hospital ICU where his father was battling death on a ventilator. Close relatives of the bride and groom attended the wedding along with some doctors and nurses who remained to supervise the patient

Indian teens get $100K prizes in Siemens science contest

Indian origin twins Adhya and Shriya Beesam, both 11th graders in Plano, Texas, won a $100K scholarship award for their medical project developing a method for early diagnosis of schizophrenia using both brain scans and psychiatric evaluations

Taking the blow and getting up with a smile

Those who were hit the most by the banning of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes did not let out even a whimper.  They took the blow like a pro, wore a big smile on the face, and just came out on social media welcoming the govt move, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Seven Not-to-Miss Top Experiences in South Goa

Packing her bags to South Goa during the monsoon, Preeti Pooja enjoyed the rains and the beaches as much as the many pleasant surprises in store for her, which she has compiled as a fabulous list of ‘7 Not to Miss Experiences in South Goa’

'We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give'

When a suggestion to take some poor children on a joy ride to Mumbai city and give them an icecream treat was made to Somma Banerjjee, it warmed the cockles of her heart immediately. She writes how five kids enjoyed the treat and returned home inspired

Banu brings Mayavaram cuisine to Chennai

Halima Banu’s recently opened eatery in Chennai serves ‘anju kari soru,’ the traditional food of Muslim families in the coastal belt of Tamil Nadu, which comes with five dishes including a bowl of tender mutton curry and a sweet called seeni thovai

A Tamil tiger in Udaipur

A Tamil tiger will soon have a home in Udaipur, Rajasthan. This Tamil tiger is not to be confused with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), who fought a prolonged civil war in Sri Lanka to establish Eelam, an independent Tamil country

Giant tortoise Cerro celebrates 50th birthday in Perth Zoo

Can you believe it – a tortoise that weighs more than 200 kilograms? Well, Cerro, a resident of Perth Zoo, Australia, is no ordinary tortoise. Cerro belongs to the Galapagos species - the largest living species of tortoise

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