Archive for the People Category

November 22, 2019

Retired judge Prabha Sridevan wins translation award at literary fest

Retired judge Prabha Sridevan wins translation award at literary fest

At the valedictory of the 3rd edition of the three day literary fest ‘Valley of Words’, held at Dehradun on Nov. 17, Prabha Sridevan, retired judge, Madras High Court, won an award under the category ‘Translation from regional language into […]

November 9, 2019

This man feeds home-cooked food to over 45 stray dogs in San Thome

This man feeds home-cooked food to over 45 stray dogs in San Thome

This 70-year-old resident of San Thome feeds home-cooked food to over 45 stray dogs in the neighbourhood. And he has been at it for the past 6 years. Sanjeevi.A.Joseph, who worked as an English language teacher in the United States […]

October 28, 2019

R. A. Puram food show host launches Web series

R. A. Puram food show host launches Web series

R. A. Puram based chef and food show host Rakesh Raghunathan has recently launched a web-based series titled ‘Ammavum Naanum’. This web series on food, recipes and nostalgia has been conceptualised by Rakesh. Says Rakesh, “Every food has a story […]

October 5, 2019

Ravindran sells tea to hawkers and street dwellers at rates they can afford!

Ravindran sells tea to hawkers and street dwellers at rates they can afford!

Ravindran (shown in picture), serves tea and coffee to hawkers, and homeless people around a few temples in Mylapore. Even though his tea and coffee are priced at Rs 10, he doesn’t mind if people pay him only Rs 2 […]

October 4, 2019

Sanskrit scholar Azhisur Srinivasachar to be honoured

The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Mylapore has been honouring senior Sanskrit scholars every year with a cash award under the Kombur Ramabhadran Endowment. This year this award is to be given to Sri Azhisur Srinivasachar who is 93 years old […]

September 29, 2019

Award which recognises heritage promotion given to Venkatesh Ramakrishnan

Award which recognises heritage promotion given to Venkatesh Ramakrishnan

Heritage enthusiast, historian and writer Venkatesh Ramakrishnan was honoured with the Vedavalli Memorial Heritage Award this Sunday morning at the TAG Centre on TTK Road. The award includes a citation plaque and a cash prize of Rs 1.1 lakh and […]

September 29, 2019

This hawker sells kolu dolls to break free from her monotonous life

This hawker sells kolu dolls to break free from her monotonous life

For 50-year-old kolu doll seller Devi, it’s not only about selling the dolls. “It’s more about meeting new people and having a chat with my regular customers,” says Devi, who has been selling kolu dolls in Mylapore for 40 years. […]

September 28, 2019

This man feeds stray dogs at Marina

This man feeds stray dogs at Marina

This man feeds stray dogs at Marina, behind the Gandhi Statue. A few days ago, when he walked with two packets of chicken, a group of dogs quickly gathered near him to have the food. Poomani, is a resident of […]

September 25, 2019

Rotary awards Mandavelipakkam-based teacher Dhanalakshmi

Rotary awards Mandavelipakkam-based teacher Dhanalakshmi

Dhanalakshmi Ravindran, was recently awarded ‘Teaching Icon of the Year’ Award by the Rotary Club of Madras during the CLUB’S Teacher’s Day celebrations. She is a science  teacher in Besant Theosophical Higher Secondary School, Besant Nagar at present. Formerly . […]

September 22, 2019

Home-made snacks made by this couple are selling hot at Mylapore streetside

Home-made snacks made by this couple are selling hot at Mylapore streetside

Newlyweds Prashanth and Krithika, who work for different firms have forgone their free time in the evenings to follow their passion. Two weeks ago, the couple, 90s kids as they would like to be called started selling traditional and homemade […]

September 21, 2019

Governor honours Vyjayantimala Bali with award

Governor honours Vyjayantimala Bali with award

Dancer Vyjayantimala Bali has been honoured with many awards. And she deserves them. On Saturday morning, Tamil Nadu governor Banwarilal Purohit conferred the Saraswathi Puraskaram award on Vyjayantimala Bali at a short function held at the C. P. Ramaswami Iyer […]

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