Archive for the People Category

September 14, 2020

Alwarpet’s Meera Rao brings out her book of poems

Alwarpet's Meera Rao brings out her book of poems

Alwarpet resident N. Meera Raghavendra Rao, who has published a few books has now brought out a small book of poems Titled ‘Pinging Pangs’ (Compelling Emotions) is a collection of 50 verses dealing with situations in everyday life, focusing on Chennai’s […]

September 13, 2020

Ashwini’s homemade cakes business gets a boost during lockdown

Ashwini's homemade cakes business gets a boost during lockdown

The lockdown seems to have turned into a blessing for this young Mylaporean. For it has helped boost her home-made cakes business. 27-year-old Ashwini Catherine, has been making organic, homemade cakes from her home at CIT Colony Link Street, since […]

September 12, 2020

Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan is the winner of the THT-Prof. S. Swaminathan Heritage Award this year

Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan is the winner of the THT-Prof. S. Swaminathan Heritage Award this year

Noted heritage enthusiast and conservationist Madhusudhanan Kalaichelvan was announced as the winner of the THT – Prof. S. Swaminathan Heritage Award by Tamil Heritage Trust (THT) on Sept. 5. The award was instituted by Tamil Heritage Trust to honour the […]

September 5, 2020

Selling keerai helped me sail through the lockdown without taking loans, says this hawker

Selling keerai helped me sail through the lockdown without taking loans, says this hawker

“Selling keerai helped me sail through the lockdown, without taking loans,” says Ezhilarasi, a keerai hawker, sitting beside her cart at South Mada Street, Mylapore opposite Surya Sweets store here. The 30 something old sells a range of keerai varieties […]

September 1, 2020

Principal of Vidya Mandir school, chosen for CBSE ‘best teacher’ award talks of her long journey

Principal of Vidya Mandir school, chosen for CBSE 'best teacher' award talks of her long journey

Shoba Raman, the principal of Vidya Mandir school, Mylapore, has been chosen for the CBSE’s annual best teacher award given nationally. She is one among the three teachers from Tamil Nadu chosen for the award. And this recognition for Shoba […]

August 29, 2020

MRC Nagar resident who sold cleaning products has now introduced a new line for automobiles

MRC Nagar resident who sold cleaning products has now introduced a new line for automobiles

Kashyap Suresh, a resident of MRC Nagar, launched his cleaning product line in May. The products, which included domestic floor cleaners, glass cleaners and fabric washes were marketed by his company, ‘Agrid Scientific Company’. He now says all the products […]

August 27, 2020

Judith Pinto Memorial Kindest Teacher Award: instituted by advocate in memory of his mother

Judith Pinto Memorial Kindest Teacher Award: instituted by advocate in memory of his mother

Judith Pinto was a teacher at Don Bosco School, Egmore, for more than three decades. Several years after her retirement and then, her demise three years ago on August 27, all her colleagues and past students still remember her with […]

August 18, 2020

Coach Aarti helped group of women cricketers stay positive during the lockdown. Here is how.

Coach Aarti helped group of women cricketers stay positive during the lockdown. Here is how.

Aarti Sankaran, a resident of Mylapore and the coach of the TN senior women’s cricket team, says she has managed to stay positive all through the lockdown. She says she had to do it for her ‘girls’. The lockdown was […]

August 12, 2020

Zingy parcels, honeycomb buns and stuffed flower bread. This R. A. Puram baker offers this and more

Zingy parcels, honeycomb buns and stuffed flower bread. This R. A. Puram baker offers this and more

Lakshmi Vibu, a resident of Greenways Road, R. A. Puram has always been interested in baking. In 2011, after she took up a course in baking, she started making cakes and selling them. About five years ago, she got into […]

August 7, 2020

Centenary of Gandhian V. R. Radhakrishnan celebrated

Centenary of Gandhian V. R. Radhakrishnan celebrated

Senior Mylaporeans who are now in their 70s and 80s and were closely tuned in to people and events in the city that were related to India’s freedom movement may well remember V. R. Radhakrishnan. A Mylaporean who lived in […]

August 3, 2020

After floods in 2015, this is the first time, I’m receiving so many appliances for repair, says owner of this electrical appliances repair shop in Mylapore

After floods in 2015, this is the first time, I'm receiving so many appliances for repair, says owner of this electrical appliances repair shop in Mylapore

“After the floods in 2015, this is the first time in over 10 years, that I have got so many appliances for repair in one go,” says A.M Rahamudullah, sitting at his small shop, amidst piles of defective table fans […]

August 2, 2020

Indian culture lessons for kids. Starting with kolams.

Indian culture lessons for kids. Starting with kolams.

In an effort to encourage children to understand and practice the art of drawing kolams, Dharma – The Culture Catalyst, an online initiative was launched by Mylaporean Sruthi Krishnamurthy. This young woman has arranged to post kolam tutorial videos on […]

July 30, 2020

Law grad from Alwarpet gets Univ to include her mom’s name in degree certificate

Law grad from Alwarpet gets Univ to include her mom's name in degree certificate

Meet Samrita Shankar, a law graduate based in C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet, who has done something extraordinary as a mark of gratitude towards her mother. Samrita recently got her university to include her mother’s name on her provisional degree certificate […]

July 17, 2020

This Srinivasapuram resident turns into a ‘fever’ surveyor for her own area to support her family

This Srinivasapuram resident turns into a 'fever' surveyor for her own area to support her family

For Deepa Satish, a resident of Srinivasapuram, taking up a job as Covid-19 ‘fever’ surveyor has been highly beneficial. This is because the 30-year-old is now able to financially support her family during the lockdown. Located off Loop Road in […]

July 11, 2020

100 days of providing hot tea to civic, aid workers: one man’s amazing social work

100 days of providing hot tea to civic, aid workers: one man's amazing social work

100 days of offering a cup of hot tea and biscuits and some days of feeding migrant labour. That is what community activist of Mylapore, Baskar Seshadri has done, on the road. And despite some warm advice from well wishers […]

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