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July 8, 2020

This resident of Mylapore grows varieties of succulents and cacti at her home

This resident of Mylapore grows varieties of succulents and cacti at her home

C. Vijayalakshmi, a resident of Srinivasa Road, Mylapore has been a garden enthusiast as long as she can remember. She grew up in the narrow street homes of Triplicane. The homes there did not offer too much space to grow […]

July 7, 2020

Billroth Hospitals is now open for elective and emergency surgeries: For covid negative patients only

R. A. Puram based Billroth Hospitals, which opened up their outpatient services in mid-May, have started admitting patients for elective and emergency surgeries. The manager of the hospital G. Ravichandran says, “We only treat patients who are covid negative. As […]

July 7, 2020

Monks of Sri Ramakrishna Math hope to re-open free dispensary

The free dispensary at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore closed down in mid June due to lack of volunteers. While the dispensary continues to send medicines to those who need them, talks are on to find out when the dispensary can […]

July 7, 2020

London-based PhD student goes ‘nostalgic’ on Mylapore

London-based PhD student goes 'nostalgic' on Mylapore

Shruti Balaji, PhD student, LSE, London penned this ‘nostalgia’ piece —- For as long as I can remember, I have always spent my summers and winters in Mylapore. Even though I grew up in various parts of India, my childhood visits […]

July 6, 2020

A caregiver in a house with aged tests positive. Lockdown challenges. This Mandaveli resident shares the story.

A caregiver in a house with aged tests positive. Lockdown challenges. This Mandaveli resident shares the story.

Mohan Gopalakrishnan is a resident of Thiruvengadam Street, Mandaveli. About two years ago, when his father’s health condition became worse he had to hire a caregiver to take care of him. It was going on well till last week when […]

July 5, 2020

Fitness fanatics make use of Alphonsa ground to loosen up

Fitness fanatics make use of Alphonsa ground to loosen up

You cannot keep fitness fanatics indoors too long. Those who reside in Mandavelipakkam now head to the Corporation playground near the Airtel office, popularly known as Alphonsa ground and exercise and walk here every morning. C. R. Balaji who was […]

July 4, 2020

Arvind marks birthday with donation to buy dinner for migrants in Alwarpet camp

Arvind Sridhar of Mandaveli celebrated his birthday a bit differently recently. He did not order a cake and blow out candles on it as the clock struck midnight. He accepted an idea that his mother shared – making a donation […]

July 3, 2020

Life has not been easy for this family of seniors. Helpless when family cook resided in ‘red zone’. They manage.

A few days ago, Mylapore Times received an email from a senior citizen S. Umashankar, a resident of P. S. Sivaswami Salai, Mylapore. He wanted to know if KVB Gardens at R. A. Puram was still a red zone. His […]

July 3, 2020

Lions Diagnostic Center at Luz also provides dialysis facilities at nominal costs

The Lions Diagnostic Center at Luz signal has been providing diagnostic facilities at a nominal rate for quite some time now. They also have a dialysis center with 13 machines and one on standby. Dr. Mohammed Aaseem, a general practitioner […]

July 3, 2020

Jobless man helps incapacitated woman see through lockdown time off temple tank

Jobless man helps incapacitated woman see through lockdown time off temple tank

One man’s line crossed another woman’s and the two have momentarily frozen in the time of the pandemic. And some good has come out of it in Mylapore. Shabir worked in the western fringe of the city, lost his job […]

July 2, 2020

V-Excel Educational Trust to conduct a series of webinars this month

V-Excel Educational Trust, which runs a special school at Mandaveli and a vocational training centre at Luz will be conducting a series of webinars this month. The schedule is as follows: July 11 – Teaching social skills and emotional regulation […]

July 2, 2020

Organic store owner at Alwarpet says Tuesday was one of their toughest days. Transporting produce from farmers is still a challenge.

On Tuesday (June 30) evening, the customers of Organic Shandy, an organic market at Luz Church Road, Mylapore received a whatsapp message from the owners which said that several orders could not be executed due to non-availability of produce. The […]

July 1, 2020

Banyan shelter in Mylapore faces problems in providing immediate medical care to their inmates

Banyan shelter in Mylapore faces problems in providing immediate medical care to their inmates

Managers at the Banyan shelter in Mylapore say providing medical care for their inmates has been extremely difficult during the lockdown period. The NGO that houses around 40 homeless men with mental illness is temporarily located at the Chennai Corporation […]

July 1, 2020

Rani Meyammai Girls School in a quandary

With schools and colleges shut all over the state and no information about admissions into colleges, schools are not really sure what to do. The principal of Rani Meyammai Girls School, R. A. Puram, V. Amudha says, “The class XII […]

July 1, 2020

Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal’s jayanthi is today. Online Tarangam series marks this event.

Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal's jayanthi is today. Online Tarangam series marks this event.

Its that time of the year when Sri Narayana Tirtha jayanthi is celebrated with an evening concert conducted by R. A. Puram based Thirupoonthuruthy Sri Narayana Tirtha Swamigal Trust. If this were any other year, you would see Late Thirupoonthuruthy […]

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