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Where the health-conscious can eat sugar pastries, pizzas..
The new branch of Winners Bakery & Confectionary on Santhome High Road... read more

Winners Bakery expanding
Winners Bakery and Confectionary, a joint venture of Chennai Corporation, Rotary Club of Madras East and Chennai Culinary Institute, is spreading its wings. An outlet of the bakery iscoming up on Santhome High Road. read more

Venture to improve lives of slum youth
Give Life Cafe Loyola College to Offer them training, part-time jobs to students. Commissioner of Police R. Sekar with Tamil Maiyam founder Jegath Gasper Raj after opening Give Life Cafe at Loyola College. M. Mahadevan of Hot Breads is in the picture. read more

‘Freedom’ from hunger launched in prison
On Monday, the first loaf of ‘Freedom’ was produced in the Puzhal Central prison. That’s the name that entrepreneur Mahadevan and the State prison boss, R.Natraj, the brains behind transforming prison into industry, chose for the bread made at the facility. “This is one job that will give you a lot of satisfaction even as you serve your sentence,” remarked Chief Secretary K.S.Sripathi, who travelled to Puzhal early on Monday to inaugurate the facility, despite arriving in the city late on Sunday. “This is not merely a job,” he said... read more

Giving, with food and music
A 100-metre chocolate cake with photographs depicting the musical journey of Ilayaraja will just be one of the highlights of the Joy of Giving week this year. read more

It is the season to experience the joy of giving
his is a unique opportunity for the NGOs to raise money through a completely sponsored event. It will be an evening of the finest cuisines by all participating five star hotels coming together under one roof at the same time at the Chennai Trade Centre in Nandambakkam. read more

Eat, donate, love: The city lives it up
This was one night when people indulged, and how. From a sari worn and donated by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to a handbag donated by Trisha Krishnan, the who’s who of the city put their hands up and bid for these items — the proceeds of which would go to the 68 NGOs connected to the Joy of Giving Week. read more

Food and funds
The Battle of the Buffet, held recently at the Chennai Trade Centre to mark ‘Joy of Giving Week’ was about fabulous food, yes. But, it was also about music, connections and incredible generosity. read more

Spreading joy of sharing
If you have the money, you can donate. If you have resources, you can share. If you have some time to spare, you can volunteer – the ‘Joy of Giving Week' (JGW), to be held between October 2 and October 8, seeks to provide every individual an opportunity to give in some small way.

Addressing presspersons in connection with the campaign here on Monday, Carnatic vocalist and founder and managing trustee of Samudhaaya Foundation, Sudha Raghunathan said she was taking up two initiatives as part of the JGW. read more

Hotel roped in for social cause. 'The Battle of Buffet' is being organised on October 1 in Chennai
CHENNAI: The best hotels in the city will showcase their culinary talent and skills at ‘The Battle of the Buffet’ on October 1 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, to raise funds for non-governmental organisations in Chennai.

“The funds raised could help educate a child, provide shelter to the elderly, subsidise medical costs for a poor patient, rehabilitate a mentally ill homeless woman and reach out to several such underprivileged people,” said M.Mahadevan, Director, Oriental Cuisines and the event organiser. read more

Act of kindness: There is nothing like the joy of giving
And a press meet held recently to an-nounce the ‘Joy Of Giving Week’, conceptualised by Give India (from September 27-October 3), proved just that. Making their gracious presence felt were Suriya and Shriya Saran, who had lots to say! “I have not slept well in the last fewdays. I feel that I have got more than I deserve and hence, I have decided to give back to the society.

Giving cheques to an NGO or other organisations is a small gesture which everyone does. From now on, I will spend a day every month with the under privi-leged children of the society.I think it is an ideal way to ease my restlessness and find solace,” said Suriya. read more