Archive for the People Category

January 4, 2020

Ananya Ganesh: Young author

Ananya Ganesh: Young author

13 year old Ananya Ganesh, a class IX student at Chettinad Harishree Vidyalayam, R. A. Puram recently published her second book titled ‘Dancing Kites’, an anthology of poems. Ananya published her first book in 2016 when she was 10 years […]

December 31, 2019

Student of local taekwondo school wins at international tournament

Student of local taekwondo school wins at international tournament

Atharv Jain, a student at Taekwon Dojang, a taekwondo training center at Alwarpet, won the silver medal at the 4th India TIA Open International Taekwondo tournament held in Kolkata on Dec. 23. He is in class II at a local […]

December 29, 2019

This tailor specializes in altering stitched clothes

This tailor specializes in altering stitched clothes

Meet 46-year-old Shankar, who specializes only in altering stitched clothes. For the past 8 years, his shop at R.K.Mutt Road has been a go-to destination for Mylaporeans for their clothing alterations. Except for altering blouses, his ‘ALL in ALL Restitch […]

November 24, 2019

This popcorn seller has customers from all over Chennai

This popcorn seller has customers from all over Chennai

“We have been selling popcorn here for the past 50 years,” says G.Viruthamba standing beside her shop on Royapettah High Road off Viveks shop. And, hence this 60-year-old still has regular customers from various parts of Chennai. The popcorn seller […]

November 22, 2019

Prabha Sridevan awarded translation prize at Dehra Dun literary fest

Prabha Sridevan awarded translation prize at Dehra Dun 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. […]

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