Archive for the Community Category

June 30, 2020

This fitness company takes online classes to help people stay fit during the lockdown

This fitness company takes online classes to help people stay fit during the lockdown

The Quad, a city-based fitness company with a centre at R.A.Puram is doing all it can to help people stay fit during the lockdown period. Since its inception in 2011, the company has been training over 5000 people between the […]

June 30, 2020

Teachers and trainees of V-Excel Trust make masks. Donate your old bedsheets and clothes to this cause.

Teachers and trainees of V-Excel Trust make masks. Donate your old bedsheets and clothes to this cause.

V-Excel Educational Trust’s vocational unit is making masks with the help of trainees and teachers. Charumathi Sriram, the PR head of the trust which runs a special school at Mandaveli, says “These masks are reusable and strictly adhere to the […]

June 30, 2020

This helpline is for dance community. Use it when you feel down.

Here is a helpline for dancers, dance students and anybody associated with classical dance. It is a helpline for those who feel down, dispirited and lonely. Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India ( ABHAI) which has its operations out of […]

June 29, 2020

For home cooked food, call this Mandaveli resident. She has been in this business for more than two decades.

It is the year 2000. R. Rajalakshmi, a resident of Thiruvengadam Street, Mandaveli and her family have just suffered a financial loss. She tried setting up a small shop outside her home but that didn’t work out either. With the […]

June 27, 2020

Crows rescued from trees at Greenways Road Extn. They get injured in kite threads.

Crows rescued from trees at Greenways Road Extn. They get injured in kite threads.

This Saturday morning, yet another crow which was hanging from the branch of a tree at Greenways Road Extn, R. A. Puram, in a colony behind Sai Aravind Community hall, was rescued. This seems to be common here, mostly in […]

June 26, 2020

Valleeswaran Thottam community expects long delay in state’s housing project

Valleeswaran Thottam community expects long delay in state's housing project

Owner-residents of the TN Slum Clearance Board blocks in Velleeswaran Thottam in R. A. Puram were promised new dwellings in December 2021 even as their old blocks here were demolished earlier this year. Now, the pandemic situation has derailed this […]

June 26, 2020

Members of St. Luke’s Church at Mandaveli donate to the needy

Members of St. Luke's Church at Mandaveli donate to the needy

The members of St. Luke’s Church at Mandaveli have been actively contributing towards helping the needy during this lockdown. D. Koil Raj, the secretary at the church’s environmental club, says, “Mercy, a resident of Mandaveli and a physically challenged woman […]

June 26, 2020

Creative writing workshop for teens: by writer-editor Praveena Shivram

Creative writing workshop for teens: by writer-editor Praveena Shivram

Wordy Tales’ is ‘an explorative creative writing workshop for those between 11 and 14 years, who love stories and are interested to find the magic behind them, and make friends with words for life.’ Writer-editor Praveena Shivram of Abiramapuram who […]

June 25, 2020

Big hearts offer support for temple priest of Mylapore

Big hearts offer support for temple priest of Mylapore

Big hearts have reached out to a temple priest in dire need this season. ┬áHe will get about Rs.12,000 in cash and two bags of dry foodstuff by tonight. Muthukumara Swamy gurukkal is 75 years old and he is one […]

June 25, 2020

This team of volunteers have distributed more than 9000 ration kits to the needy so far

This team of volunteers have distributed more than 9000 ration kits to the needy so far

Team Ignite is what they call themselves. A day after the ‘Janta curfew’ was announced on March 22, this group of four volunteers got together to do what they could do to help the needy in their community. Three of […]

June 24, 2020

Kuppams off Marina barricaded to discourage movement of residents

Kuppams off Marina barricaded to discourage movement of residents

Chennai Corporation organised two large medical camps last weekend inside the densely populated seaside colony of Srinivasapuram, off Foreshore Estate. Set in the open air in one corner and one at a community hall, volunteers went around calling out families […]

June 24, 2020

Have corona virus symptoms? Don’t hide them, appeals this Muthu Street resident.

For Vana Narayanan, an advocate and an active community member, who resides at Muthu Street, Mylapore, the lockdown experience has been surreal. He says ever since the lockdown was announced in March, the residents of his street and neighbouring Appu […]

June 24, 2020

Lack of public transport and police queries keeps most staff at Mylapore Post Office away from duty

Due to lack of transport facilities during the intense lockdown period, a majority of staff at Mylapore Head Post office off Kutchery Road have gone on long leave till June 30. The post office, however, continues to function with 33% […]

June 24, 2020

Senior temple priest needs support

Senior temple priest needs support

Muthukumara Swamy gurukkal is 75 years old and he is one of the priests who works for Sri Vadugur Selva Vinayagar Temple in Mylapore. And he needs help and support from the community in these trying times. This temple is […]

June 23, 2020

With no job or money slum dwellers are frustrated, says Chennai Corporaton’s animator

“How will we buy masks when we don’t even have money to buy provisions and essentials?, this is the question I get asked most often by the residents of slum areas,” says Chennai Corporation’s animator, who has been surveying the […]

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