• Lifestyle

    Watercan stand

    Chennai city is known for its perennial water shortages. The main reason is natural causes of the city not getting regular rains – it is unbelievable that this same city that was inundated during December 2015 flood, is struggling for water in the next 12 months. Other reasons include that of not guarding existing ponds, lakes and rivers around the city for nearly a century now; not constructing new reservoirs and so on. As citizens of this city, we have learned to go on with our lives. In the locality where I live, we normally get piped water from Corporation of Chennai for only six months in a year. This…

  • Gadgets

    Micromax Televisions

    When it comes to Television purchase I used to prefer SONY due to their reputation for quality, but over the years their premium price has become unjustifiable when alternatives are much cheaper. At the rate of technology obsolescence, it doesn’t make sense to invest in any electronics for the long term, and the technology advantage between the brands have narrowed with almost everything being made in same Chinese factories. It’s also wiser to buy cheaper and upgrade electronics every few years once. Following this theory, two years back I bought online a Toshiba 46″ TV for my son at Rs.51,500 when in offline shops a similar spec TVs cost 30-40% more. And I TV has been…