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September 14, 2019

This hawker serves fruits in donnais

This hawker serves fruits in donnais

At a time when single-use plastics have flooded the market despite the ban, Balashankar at R.H. Road sells fruits in an eco-friendly way – in donnais. Every evening, since the past 25 years, he says, he has been selling fruits […]

September 11, 2019

Director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute honoured

Director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute honoured

Close to Sanskrit day and Teacher’s day this year, the Indic Academy, Chennai, honoured the director of The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Dr. V. Kameswari, for her services to Indology. N. Gopalaswami, former chief election commissioner, was the chief guest […]

September 6, 2019

Celebrating work on Indian heritage by Prof. S. Swaminathan: event on Sept.8

Tamil Heritage Trust (THT) is a ten-year-old volunteer organisation, working to create awareness and appreciation of Indian heritage art, and history.  The man behind it is Prof. S. Swaminathan, who taught at IIT, Delhi and retired to Mylapore in 2004. This […]

August 21, 2019

L. Viswa Bala: Young karate champ

L. Viswa Bala: Young karate champ

At the South Indian Karate Championship held at Kallakurichi recently, two medals were awarded to L. Vishwa Bala, a student of class VI at San Thome High School, San Thome. He received a gold medal in the kumite event and […]

August 21, 2019

St. Bede’s Academy student wins prize in national essay contest

St. Bede's Academy student wins prize in national essay contest

Prem Sumanth, a student of class IX at St. Bede’s Academy, San Thome won the second prize at Voice 2019, a national-level essay competition, organised by Physical Research Academy, Department of Space, Government of India. The contest was conducted to […]

August 12, 2019

R. A. Puram based woman entrepreneur sells Kodaikanal hill garlic

R. A. Puram based woman entrepreneur sells Kodaikanal hill garlic

Recently, Padma Prakash, a resident of Karpagam Avenue, R.A.Puram has started selling Kodaikanal Malai Poondu ( Kodaikanal Hill Garlic) at her house. She sells 100 g of this garlic at Rs.70. This variety of garlic, known for its medicinal and […]

August 5, 2019

Dignity Foundation plans to open a Daycare Centre for the senior citizens at Srinivasapuram

The Chennai Chapter of Dignity Foundation, an NGO located at Anna Nagar is planning to open a Daycare Centre for senior citizens above the age of 60 years at Srinivasapuram, Mylapore. Now, Kavitha, a social worker and a resident of […]

August 4, 2019

Fr. Y. F. Bosco is new parish priest at St. Lazarus Church

Fr. Y. F. Bosco is new parish priest at St. Lazarus Church

Rev Fr. Y. F. Bosco recently took charge as the new parish priest of Our Lady of Guidance Church, popularly known as Lazarus Church in R. A. Puram. Born to Y. Francis and Irudhaya Mary, he hails from Pannur in […]

July 31, 2019

Remembering Gandhian activist Sasi Perumal; tribute meeting held at Mangolai, Mylapore

Remembering Gandhian activist Sasi Perumal; tribute meeting held at Mangolai, Mylapore

On July 31 evening, to commemorate the fourth death anniversary of Gandhian and anti-liquor activist Sasi Perumal, his followers held a tribute meeting at Mangolai in Mylapore. During the meeting, they stressed on the importance of prohibiting liquor in Tamil […]

July 26, 2019

This Abiramapuram watchman is extra kind to birds and animals

This Abiramapuram watchman is extra kind to birds and animals

Thangaraj a  security personnel at  an apartment on Abiramapuram Fourth Street is very fond of animals. Everyday, after he finishes his breakfast he washes his tiffin box, fills it with water and keeps it on top of the compound wall […]

July 25, 2019

Social media helps NGO in San Thome reunite homeless man with his family

Social media helps NGO in San Thome reunite homeless man with his family

The team at The Banyan shelter in San Thome was in for a pleasant surprise when social media helped it to reunite one of their inmates Jijhur Majhi with his family and friends in Odisha. “23-year-old Sonu (Jijhur’s pet name) […]

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