Archive for the Community Category

January 13, 2021

Bhogi, here and there . . .

Bhogi, here and there . . .

Is this a habit or a tradition to keep? Bhogi. Ridding all that is useless and good riddance. Well, some people want to observe Bhogi though in recent times, there have been campaigns asking people not to burn stuff in […]

January 12, 2021

San Thome gym users want Chennai Corporation to provide better, additional equipment

San Thome gym users want Chennai Corporation to provide better, additional equipment

The Chennai Corporation gym on San Thome High Road needs better attention from the civic body. And perhaps, from the Mylapore MLA to whom gym users have handed over a request. The regulars at this gym which was set up […]

January 10, 2021

Women plan and conduct Pongal event in this R. A. Puram colony

Women plan and conduct Pongal event in this R. A. Puram colony

Over 60 women who reside in Ramakrishna Nagar in R. A. Puram were primarily responsible for the two-hour long Pongal celebration that this community held this Sunday morning ( Jan.10). They planned and curated and conducted the event which included […]

January 9, 2021

Pongal fest in R. K. Nagar on Sunday

Pongal celebrations are to be held on Sunday, January 10 at Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Sreet in R K Nagar in R A Puram. They begin at 8 am and will go on for two hours. The fest starts with a […]

January 5, 2021

Deepa engages children online with cultural activities; here is a Pongal plan

Deepa engages children online with cultural activities; here is a Pongal plan

R. A. Puram resident Deepa ( seen in the first photo) used time she gained when she suspended her work as a journalist to take care of her young family to launch activities for children in her backyard. She called […]

January 4, 2021

People queue at ration shops to pick up Pongal special package

People queue at ration shops to pick up Pongal special package

People have begun lining up outside local area ration shops to collect the Pongal special package that the state has arranged for the festival. The offer is available only to what is commonly called the ‘rice’ card holders – the […]

January 3, 2021

Big rush at Sri Ayyappa Temple. Pandemic rules not observed.

Big rush at Sri Ayyappa Temple. Pandemic rules not observed.

Sunday morning. 10 a. m. There are at least one thousand people inside and outside the Sri Ayyappa Temple in MRC Nagar. An hour later, that number has doubled. And many of those present inside the temple and outside are […]

January 3, 2021

Installation on P. S. Senior campus: to remember alumni, teachers

Installation on P. S. Senior campus: to remember alumni, teachers

The ‘Shrivatsa’ is a specially designed installation raised inside the campus of P. S. Senior School by the Class of 1993. A large bell that is part of the installation catches the eye of anybody who walks into the school. […]

January 2, 2021

Covid vaccine: dry run held for health workers at San Thome health centre

Covid vaccine: dry run held for health workers at San Thome health centre

Chennai Corporation has started today what it calls ‘dry runs’ of administering the vaccine against Covid-19. One such exercise was held today, January 2 at the Public Health Centre of San Thome zone located on Appu Street. State health secretary […]

January 2, 2021

R. K. Nagar community starts to improve civic conditions, inspired by a neighbour

R. K. Nagar community starts to improve civic conditions, inspired by a neighbour

Residents of Ramakrishna Nagar in R. A. Puram are realising that the quality of life improves when they join hands to segregate waste, nurture greenery, discipline parking on the streets and work with state agencies closely. They seem inspired by […]

January 1, 2021

Marina is the destination on new year’s morning

Marina is the destination on new year's morning

As the sun came out on the first morning of the new year, 2021 Marina beach welcomed a stream of families to its sands. Families who were dressed in their festival best, many who seem to have first been to […]

January 1, 2021

New Year glides into a quiet neighbourhood

New Year glides into a quiet neighbourhood

A strange silence hung all around one place in this part of the city that celebrates the coming of the new year in all gusto. The roundabout at the P. Orr & Sons clock tower opposite Gandhi statue on the […]

December 31, 2020

Heads of state agencies managing Mylapore given certificates for their work during cyclone Nivar

Heads of state agencies managing Mylapore given certificates for their work during cyclone Nivar

The heads of all local area civic agencies have been formally thanked for their services to the Mylapore community when cyclone Nivar and the subsequent rains battered the neighbourhood. Each officer was given a hand-designed certificate created by Adyar artist […]

December 30, 2020

New complex for Jawahar Bal Bhavan in Luz sanctioned

New complex for Jawahar Bal Bhavan in Luz sanctioned

Finally, the Tamil Nadu state government sanctioned funds for a new Jawahar Bal Bhavan complex in a plot of land on Luz Avenue owned by Chennai Corporation. A sum of Rs.2.40 crores has been sanctioned and this project was formally […]

December 29, 2020

Class of 1971 of P. S. School preparing for golden jubilee meet

Class of 1971 of P. S. School preparing for golden jubilee meet

The 1971 batch of P. S. High School, Mylapore is networking now to prepare for what will be the golden jubilee of this batch. After almost 35 years, some of the batch mates have managed to group again and sat […]

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