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August 17, 2017

Sunday’s temple heritage walk draws a crowd

Sunday's temple heritage walk draws a crowd

It was cloudy on Sunday, Aug 13, morning, rains were expected soon. The people who had gathered outside Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore to listen to historian-scholar Dr. Chitra Madhavan’s temple talk didn’t seem to mind the cool breeze or the grey clouds. […]

August 1, 2017

R. R. Sabha: An octogenarian’s trip down memory lane

R. R. Sabha: An octogenarian's trip down memory lane

The brand new Rasika Ranjani Sabha in Mylapore which opened its doors a fortnight ago, has stirred the memories of a legion of Mylaporeans. Mylaporeans whose cultural and social life was closely entwined with the programmes at this cultural space on Sundareswarar Street. For […]

July 25, 2017

Scholarships help; Students dream ahead

Scholarships help; Students dream ahead

P. Jaikrishnan, a class XII student at San Thome High School, San Thome did not know how he was going to pay the fees at the school this year. Jaikrishnan’s family stays at Kundrathur and he had taken up basic lodging […]

April 8, 2017

100 Days. Five authors. Four books.

100 Days. Five authors. Four books.

When Chennai-based author, trainer and digital marketing expert Kiruba Shankar told five Mylaporeans at his authoring workshop to take up the 100-day book challenge from ideation to publication, they were all skeptical. As were the others at that camp. All […]

October 1, 2016

Rare documentary on Gandhiji; screening on Sunday

A rare and uniquely-documented film on Mohandas K. Gandhi is to be screened on Oct.2, 5.30 p.m onwards at Arkay Centre, Luz ( opposite Vivek’s store). A K Chettiar, the man who shot this film was a journalist, travel writer […]

September 7, 2016

Useful leads for people with pets

You have a pet at home. So you will know vets to take it to when it falls ill or needs some extra care. Yet, this feature may have some more local leads you may find useful. If you are looking for pets like cats […]

June 27, 2016

This duo sells masala powders, podis and coffee powder; offers home delivery too

This duo sells masala powders, podis and coffee powder; offers home delivery too

Manju and Chitra deliver home-made pods, masalas and coffee powder, made in Pondy. They hope this business will create better days in their lives. Meet two budding entrepreneurs from Mylapore. Manju and Chitra, residing in Mosque ( Masudhi) Street, Mylapore, […]

July 5, 2015

Paradise in Alwarpet

Paradise in Alwarpet

De Monte Colony was a quiet, verdant space once. Women formed a club for social and devotiomal activities, men played shuttle after work and children took jolly trips in cycle-rickshaws. Old-timers rewind. When Rajalakshmi’s family celebrated makara-sankaranti, the brooding trees created a […]

April 15, 2015

Families get together for Tamil New Year and Vishu

Families get together for Tamil New Year and Vishu

During the second week of April, Tamils and Malayalis get ready to usher in the new year by cooking up grand lunches for their friends and relatives and visiting the temples to get the blessings of their favourite diety. This […]

October 3, 2014

Navrathri celebrations at Aashiana Apartments, Alwarpet

Navrathri celebrations at Aashiana Apartments, Alwarpet

For the past 18 years Aashiana Apartments at Venus Colony, Alwarpet has been celebrating the Navarathri festival in all its glory for the entire nine-day period. This year from September 25 till October 4, special poojas are held everyday in […]

October 13, 2012

Navaratri dolls shopping leads

Navaratri dolls shopping leads

Mada Streets in Mylapore are flooded with dolls for Navaratri. We took a close look at the different sets of dolls at 5 different hawking places at North Mada Street on Thursday. Here is a check list from the variety […]

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