Archive for the Corona Virus News Category

July 7, 2020

‘Though autos are allowed to operate, Life is tough for us,’ says Mandaveli based auto driver Hussian

'Though autos are allowed to operate, Life is tough for us,' says Mandaveli based auto driver Hussian

“Though autos are allowed to operate, life is tough for us (auto drivers),” says S. Hussian, a Mandaveli based auto driver who resumed his services recently. The 50-year-old has been riding auto in Mandaveli for the past 35 years and […]

July 7, 2020

Laptop shops in Mylapore witness increase in sales; some shop owners say they face problems in sourcing new laptops

Laptop shops in Mylapore witness increase in sales; some shop owners say they face problems in sourcing new laptops

Following the relaxation of intense lockdown from July 6 (Monday), laptop shops in the neighbourhood are witnessing an increase in sales. Says the owner of Sree Bharath computers at Kutchery Road, “Since we have re-opened after a long gap, a […]

July 7, 2020

List of streets that have reported virus cases on July 6

On July 6, Mylapore reported virus cases at 21 streets. Of the 21, a maximum of 8 streets fall under Ward 126. While Ward 124 and Ward 125 reported 4 streets each, 2 streets reported virus cases at Ward 123. […]

July 7, 2020

Traffic Police to continue restoring bikes, cars seized during lockdowns in Mylapore

Traffic Police continue to restore bikes and cars seized in the Mylapore zone during the recent series of lockdowns. The¬†camp, started on Monday (July 6) morning at CSI School for Deaf in San Thome near Cathedral will continue on Tuesday, […]

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

R. A. Puram couple pass away; despite being seniors the duo distributed groceries to daily wagers this season

R. A. Puram based couple Arunachalam and Geeta, who are known for reaching out to visually challenged and physically challenged community across Tamil Nadu, passed away recently. While 58-year-old Geeta passed away on June 29, after succumbing to the virus, […]

July 6, 2020

List of streets that have reported virus cases on July 5

A total of 28 streets of Mylapore reported virus-positive cases on July 5. Of the 28, the maximum was reported at Ward 123 and Ward 125. Both had 8 streets with virus cases. Following this, Ward 126 reported 5 streets […]

July 6, 2020

Traffic Police releasing seized vehicles at San Thome campus

Traffic Police releasing seized vehicles at San Thome campus

Traffic Police are holding a camp since Monday (July 6) morning at CSI School for Deaf in San Thome near Cathedral to dispose off bikes seized during the lockdown period. If your bike was seized in the Mylapore zone, then […]

July 6, 2020

DC of Police rejoins duty after recovering from virus but some people wonder why so much celebration

DC of Police rejoins duty after recovering from virus but some people wonder why so much celebration

On July 6, D. Shekhar Sanjay, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) attached to Mylapore zone rejoined official duty, after fully recovering from the virus. To mark the occasion, a small function was organised at Mylapore police station off Kutchery […]

July 6, 2020

Face behind popular Janal Bajji Kadai passes away; tributes flow in

Face behind popular Janal Bajji Kadai passes away; tributes flow in

One of the persons behind Janal Bajji Kadai, the hugely popular snacks joint, Ramesh alias Sivaramakrishnan passed away on July 5. Relatives of the family said he was admitted to hospitals for some illnesses and that a Covid test later […]

July 5, 2020

Despite some challenges, Gomathi Mess continues to serve people during lockdown

Despite some challenges, Gomathi Mess, the well-known home-made food joint at Mandaveli Lane continues to serve people during the pandemic. Started at a small nook off Nallapan Street, the Mess has been offering home-like food for over 15 years now. […]

July 5, 2020

A Mylapore PG medical student shares her experience treating Covid patients

A Mylapore PG medical student shares her experience treating Covid patients

Aparna. S (name changed), a 2nd year post-graduate medical student at a government-run medical college in the city and a resident of Mylapore says this past month has been quite challenging. And much of the challenges are posed in dealing […]

July 5, 2020

Less streets report virus positive cases on July 4

The number of streets reporting virus cases has gone down on July 4, with only 23 neighbourhood streets reporting cases on this day. This, say civic officials has taken place after a long time. Of the 23, the maximum cases […]

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 5, 2020

Mikeless park concerts: rewinding to July kutcheris in 2010 and 2015. See where those youngsters are!

Mikeless park concerts: rewinding to July kutcheris in 2010 and 2015. See where those youngsters are!

This July 5 Sunday morning, the Nageswara Rao Park should have been abuzz with the monthly mikeless kutcheri organised by Sundaram Finance. However, the extended lockdown has meant the cancellation of the Sunday Kutcheri in the Park for the fourth […]

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