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Sapota tree on terrace garden nurtures a nest now

January 23, 2021

The terrace garden in San Thomite Colin D’ Souza’s space has among others, a sapota tree.

Over the past two days, Colin has found that birds have created a nest and the work is in progress.

Colin says his garden sees lots of activity now and then.

Located on top of his apartments building on Custian Beach Road, Colin says his sapota tree bears good fruit the year round.

“I bought the sapling that is grafted at the Agri-Horticultural Society on Cathedral Road and after the first phase of taking care of it, the tree has been on its own,” says Colin, a well-known reflexology expert.

The saplings cost about Rs.250 and can be grown in a large pot.

January 23, 2021

Govt. asks people to refrain from being at R-Day parade

The state government has asked people not to head to the Marina promenade on January 26 and take part in the Republic Day event to be held there from 7 a.m. onwards. This is to respect the pandemic time regulations […]

January 23, 2021

Alumnae meet of Lady Sivaswamy School not to be held this year

The annual meet-up of the alumnae of Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls School in Mylapore will not be held this year due to pandemic conditions. This was confirmed by a senior ‘old girl’ of the school who spoke to the school […]

January 22, 2021

Annual meet of ‘old boys’ of St. Bede’s on Jan.26; only virtual

Old Bedeans Association (OBA) will have its annual meet-up for the alumni on a date that remains the same every year – January 26. But this time the OBA meet for all ‘old students ‘ of St. Bedes Anglo Indian […]

January 22, 2021

R-Day parade: Cultural troupes add colour and music to second rehearsal off the Marina

R-Day parade: Cultural troupes add colour and music to second rehearsal off the Marina

There was a lot of colour, music, dance and bravado on show on the Marina road this morning as Day two of the rehearsal for the Republic Day parade due on January 26 morning unfolded. A few cultural troupes from […]

January 22, 2021

Kauvery Hospital begins vaccine process for its staff but for public, it will start a month later

Kauvery Hospital begins vaccine process for its staff but for public, it will start a month later

Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet has started the vaccination programme at the Kauvery COVID-19 Vaccination Centre on its campus. Photo featured here was taken at this moment at which Dr J Radhakrishnan, health secretary to TN government was present. But this […]

January 22, 2021

Award for nagaswaram artiste Mylai M. Karthikeyan

Two more Carnatic music concerts are lined up for the coming days. Rithvik Raja presents a Carnatic music vocal concert on Jan.25, 6.15 p.m. onwards as a commemoration of maestro D. K. Jayaraman at Raga Sudha Hall, Luz.  It is […]

January 21, 2021

Feast of saint Lazarus: flag-hoisting at church marks the start

Feast of saint Lazarus: flag-hoisting at church marks the start

Some 200 people took part in the flag hoisting event and Holy Mass at Our Lady of Guidance Church in R. A. Puram this Thursday evening, the first day of the weeklong religious celebration of the feast of saint Lazarus, […]

January 21, 2021

Kauvery Hospital docs treat rare spinal problem of two-year-old

Kauvery Hospital docs treat rare spinal problem of two-year-old

Kauvery Hospital in Alwarpet says its doctors have successfully treated a two- year-old girl who was diagnosed with spondylolisthesis of the L5-S1 vertebra – a complete slippage of one vertebra over the other. ‘The girl developed sudden back and leg pain, […]

January 21, 2021

Carnatic music concert; Jan.23 evening

This Carnatic music vocal concert is in commemoration of music maestro Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyengar.  It will  feature  Palghat Ramprasad who will be accompanied by L. Ramakrishnan ( violin ), Thiruvarur Bakthavathsalam ( mridangam ) and K. V. Gopalakrishnan (khanjira ). The concert is on Jan. […]

January 21, 2021

R. A. Puram park is abuzz, children seem to enjoy the open space

R. A. Puram park is abuzz, children seem to enjoy the open space

One community space which is abuzz following the relaxation in pandemic time regulations is the Chennai Corporation park off Lazarus Church Road in R. A. Puram. Weeks after its gates,like those of other parks were opened to the public, walkers […]

January 20, 2021

Marina beach road closed to morning traffic: R-Day parade rehearsal

Marina beach road closed to morning traffic: R-Day parade rehearsal

Traffic movement was closed at the San Thome Cathedral junction this morning, 6 am onwards for about four hours for the Republic Day parade rehearsal to take place. Similar restrictions will be enforced on Jan.22 and 24 for the rehearsals. […]

January 20, 2021

Dr. Shantha’s Mylapore connection

Dr. Shantha's Mylapore connection

The Mylapore connection of Dr. V. Shantha, renowned oncologist and head of the Cancer Institute in Chennai who passed away on Jan.19 was a long-standing one. Journalist and arts activist V. R. Devika who knew the doctor well says Dr […]

January 20, 2021

Feast of saint Lazarus from Jan.21: will be low-key this year

The annual feast of saint Lazarus will be celebrated at Our Lady of Guidance Church at R. A. Puram, also known as Lazarus Church on January 30 and 31. This feast is usually celebrated on the last Saturday and Sunday […]

January 19, 2021

Schools welcome senior students, re-opening after long break due to pandemic

Schools welcome senior students, re-opening after long break due to pandemic

Streets and road leading to local area schools carried a buzz not heard for many months this Tuesday morning ( January 19). For it was a morning of an unusual re-opening in school campuses – opening for classes after the […]

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