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March 27, 2020

Lockdown affects hawkers of South Mada Street

Lockdown affects hawkers of South Mada Street

Following the lockdown, hawkers of South Mada Street say they face business loss as fewer customers are visiting the market on a daily basis. Says Meenakshi, a vegetable hawker here, “Since the past one week, my earnings have gone down […]

March 26, 2020

Reading newspapers is keeping this group engaged at Corporation’s shelter

Reading newspapers is keeping this group engaged at Corporation's shelter

“Reading newspapers is our favourite pass time, ” said Akash sitting with his friends at Chennai Corporation’s shelter at Karaneeswarar Pagoda Street. Akash is a contract worker who works for marriage catering services. Says Akash ” My job is to cut […]

March 8, 2020

This hawker draws unique kolams every day

This hawker draws unique kolams every day

From colourful rangolis to those filled with flower petals, this hawker comes up with a unique kolam everyday. Ammu says she draws them to attract customers. She draws the kolams thick so it stands out till late evening. Ammu sells […]

February 13, 2020

R. Kalaiselvi is new Inspector at Mylapore’s All Women Police Station

R. Kalaiselvi is new Inspector at Mylapore's All Women Police Station

R. Kalaiselvi recently took charge as the Inspector of the All Women Police Station that is located inside the premises of Mylapore E1 Police station on Kutchery Road. She took over from Inspector Kamala Devi. Prior to this, the officer […]

February 12, 2020

Lady Sivaswami school girls win medals at sports meets

Lady Sivaswami school girls win medals at sports meets

Six students from Lady Sivaswami Girls School, Mylapore won medals at various sports meets held in the country recently. At the SGFI Nationals held at Andhra Pradesh, M. Swetha (seen in the picture on the right) won the gold medal […]

February 5, 2020

Mylapore author’s book on Dr. Kiran Bedi, LG of Puducherry looks at her work style

Mylapore author's book on Dr. Kiran Bedi, LG of Puducherry looks at her work style

Mylapore resident Shivani Arora has just released her book on Kiran Bedi, feted police officer and now Lt. Governor of Puducherry. The book is titled ‘Where Kindness Spoke’ focuses on what Sivani calls ‘the inspirational journey of Dr Kiran Bedi […]

February 3, 2020

Vedic scholar recognised for services

Vedic scholar recognised for services

BYMM Trust recently recognised the services and contributions of Veda adyapakkars and music vidwans who are well-known in the performing arts field. The award ceremony was held on Feb.1 evening at Narada Gana Sabha, Alwarpet. The Trust has felicitated Brahmasri […]

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 […]

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