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Chennai railway stations far from safe for commuters

Chennai railway stations far from safe for commuters

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Three years after Swathi’s murder, several security measures remain on paper Three years ago, S. Swathi, a 24-year-old techie, was brutally murdered at the Nungambakkam railway station when she was waiting to board a train to work. Her death triggered a huge debate about security at railway stations. After that episode, several announcements were made about installing CCTV cameras and strengthening security at stations. But till date, nothing much has really happened, and women commuters continue to feel unsafe and scared while walking in and out of railway stations, especially after 6 p.m. D. Janani, a friend of Swathi, laments that things are still the same, and that no bystander comes to the aid of a woman in distress in such circumstances. She
Artistic pursuits of techies

Artistic pursuits of techies

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Updates from :  the Hindu : Techies find the perfect balance between their passion and profession Not many know that paintings of yesteryear actors Prem Nazir and Sathyan on the compound wall along Manaveeyam Veedhi were done by four employees of Technopark – Rony M Peter, Kishore Krishnan, John Mathew Panicker and Santosh Kumar. The wall art at Muffin House cafe’s outlets at Ambalathara and Kesavadasapuram were done by Technopark employee Vishnu Balal. Similarly, Narayanan Thevannur and Jyothish Kumar, working at the IT hub, also draw inspiration from art, with their cartoons appearing regularly in Malayalam dailies and magazines. There are many employees in Technopark who strike a fine balance between their profession and their passion. And art is a major attraction, with seve
For little fault of its own, Dubai is losing its shine

For little fault of its own, Dubai is losing its shine

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Updates from : the Print : Dubai prospered as a kind of Switzerland in the Gulf, a place to do business walled off from the often violent rivalries of the Middle East. Dubai: Ever since the first gleaming towers sprang out of the desert, Dubai has gotten used to rapid change. It’s no stranger to boom-and-bust. What’s happening now is different: a slow bleed. The city’s iconic builders are plowing ahead. Cranes are everywhere. But no one is sure who’ll occupy all that new retail and office space. Already, Dubai’s malls are noticeably less full of stores and restaurants than they once were. Expatriates, the lifeblood of the economy, have started to pack up and go home — or at least talk about it, as the cost of living and doing business surges. Corporate mainstays, from Emirates air
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