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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 […]

October 4, 2012

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-3

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-3

This is the final part of the feature on people who have unique collections of Lord Ganesha. Chaya Venkataraman is 45 years old and takes part-time Accountancy tuitions at home. She has a painting depicting Ganesha with Mushika, written in […]

September 30, 2012

Theresa is 100. Her egg and milk mix every morning has sustained her.

Theresa Sundarambal Thambuswami of San Thome turned 100 on September 24. And it was a day for her and her family to thank the Lord. Her relatives hosted a special birthday celebration on Sept. 23 at the church hall in […]

September 28, 2012

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-2

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-2

This is the second part of the feature on people who have unique collections of Lord Ganesha. We started this feature last week, you access the previous file online at the link provided at the end of this report. The […]

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