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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 […]

September 19, 2012

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-1

Collection of Lord Ganeshas that people treasure Part-1

It is that time of the year when we celebrate Lord Ganesha. Lots of people have a special place for this god and some express their adoration in different ways. Here are a few Mylaporeans who demonstrate a special affection […]

August 24, 2012

Food spread after Ramzan

Food spread after Ramzan

This year Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-fitr. on August 20. Apart from the regular religious practises that are followed the food that is prepared on this day is always special. We spoke to a few Muslim residents of the neighbourhood and found […]

June 9, 2012

Looking for the Jackfruit orchard

Summer offers us a variety of fruits. The markets are full of mangoes, lemons, melons and jackfruit. If you love jackfruit, then the hawkers selling this delicious fruit are spotted at South Mada Street, in the Mandaveli Street market zone […]

June 2, 2012

Harvesting mangoes and coconuts

May and June is the time for harvesting mangoes. But where are the men who have the skills to do just this? Or climb up coconut trees and pluck the fruits? Many Mylaporeans have fruits bearing trees or coconut trees […]

March 4, 2012

Feature: Stuff on sale to use during power cut

More and more Mylaporeans are opting to install emergency lights, fans and invertors to fight power cuts. As the Board exams start this week these emergency services have become vital. Here is a select check list of places that you […]

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