“This is an instrument that has been passed on through generations. The most unfortunate fact is that we don’t know if our children will even get to see it,” says Amar. There are only a handful of people across the entire State who still make these. So far, Amar has managed to collect 20 pieces. And on an order-basis, he is planning to get more created. “It is definitely a conversation starter,” concludes the photographer. … [Read more...] about ‘Petti’, a near-forgotten tool revered by tree climbers in Tamil Nadu, gets a new lease of life as a collectible
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Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Saturday announced an ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh to the family of a 58-year-old chief nurse, Joan Mary Prescilla, who died of COVID-19 recently. Prescilla was the nursing superintendent at Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai. The nurse had gone into quarantine after she developed symptoms similar to COVID-19. She reportedly died on Thursday and had meanwhile tested positive for the virus. health worker who dies of coronavirus. Finally, the ex-gratia was announced by the CM today. Prescilla was reportedly a dedicated nurse who treated children who suffered serious burns in the Kumbakonam school fire mishap in July 2004. She had also served in the tsunami-hit Nagapattinam district. She should have retired on April 1. But following a request from hospital authorities, she continued to serve. The All India Malayalee Nurses Association in a condolence message described her as the 'Real Florence Nightingale.' The … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu CM announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia to family of state’s ‘Florence Nightingale’
Also, the old-school, highly predictable narrative, which majorly depends on the lengthy courtroom scenes and monologues, play the major spoilsport. The occasional comedy sequences struggle to make a mark and look forced. The violence sequences that involve children might not go well with a certain group of audiences, as they are clearly over the top. However, the neatly placed climax twist, does leave an impact. … [Read more...] about Ponmagal Vandhal Movie Review: Jyotika Shines In This Legal Drama That Hits Hard!
On Thursday, the Chief Minister also declared open sports facilities and stadia, built in three districts – Chengalapttu, Kancheepuram and the Nilgiris -- at a cost of ₹7.44 crore; 27 school buildings; structures for two panchayat union-level training centres for school teachers and one for the district-level centre – all constructed at a cost of about ₹57.53 crore spread over 12 districts. He also handed over a cheque for ₹2 lakh to Abhinaya, a school student of Namakkal, for her participation in an international science meet in the United Sates. … [Read more...] about Tamil Nadu Chief Minister sanctions funds for protection of bug-hit tapioca, launches development projects
Maharashtra’s public health department said that the doubling rate, which was 11.5 days till last week, has increased to 14.7 days as on Wednesday. In another positive development, 67,597 or nearly 44% of the patients have recovered from the virus across the country. After Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu reported the highest caseload, 817, while both Delhi and Gujarat crossed the 15,000-mark on Wednesday. With a record 792 new cases in a day, Delhi’s total cases stood at 15,257 while with 376 fresh patients, Gujarat’s cumulative cases stood at 15205. After Maharashtra, Gujarat recorded maximum deaths, 23, taking the state’s toll to 938. Ahmedabad district alone accounts for 764 of these deaths. Key sources in the state government said a fifth lockdown for two to three weeks is very likely, considering the spread of the virus in the state. Delhi reported 15 deaths, Madhya Pradesh eight and Tamil Nadu, Bengal and Telangana six each. Uttar Pradesh crossed the 7,000-mark … [Read more...] about Covid-19 in India: It took 109 days to hit 1 lakh, just 9 to add 50,000 more