Archive for the People Category

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 […]

July 9, 2020

This senior exec says he has learnt new lessons in work, life: Srikanth Srinivasan’s story

This senior exec says he has learnt new lessons in work, life: Srikanth Srinivasan's story

52 year old Srikanth Srinivasan, who was with the TVS Group for 25 years is now the COO of Extended Warranty firm Assurant India, the Indian arm of the US headquartered company. During the lockdown period of almost four months, […]

July 8, 2020

Fifth generation veena repair craftsman isn’t down: uses WhatsApp to help clients make minor repairs of instruments

Fifth generation veena repair craftsman isn't down: uses WhatsApp to help clients make minor repairs of instruments

S. Balaji, a fifth-generation veena repair craftsman based in Mylapore has tapped into technology to help his customers during the lockdown. Balaji along with his father Shankar has been managing the well known ‘Shankar Musicals’ veena repair shop at Mundagakanni […]

July 7, 2020

‘Though autos are allowed to operate, Life is tough for us,’ says Mandaveli based auto driver Hussian

'Though autos are allowed to operate, Life is tough for us,' says Mandaveli based auto driver Hussian

“Though autos are allowed to operate, life is tough for us (auto drivers),” says S. Hussian, a Mandaveli based auto driver who resumed his services recently. The 50-year-old has been riding auto in Mandaveli for the past 35 years and […]

July 6, 2020

R. A. Puram couple pass away; despite being seniors the duo distributed groceries to daily wagers this season

R. A. Puram based couple Arunachalam and Geeta, who are known for reaching out to visually challenged and physically challenged community across Tamil Nadu, passed away recently. While 58-year-old Geeta passed away on June 29, after succumbing to the virus, […]

July 4, 2020

Senior cricket umpire Ramji muses on lockdown times, league matches

Senior cricket umpire Ramji muses on lockdown times, league matches

It has been quite a challenging four months of Lockdown for 74 year old TNCA umpire and committee member S Ramji. He has been in the umpiring committee for the last two decades and is the one who posts umpires […]

June 29, 2020

For home cooked food, call this Mandaveli resident. She has been in this business for more than two decades.

It is the year 2000. R. Rajalakshmi, a resident of Thiruvengadam Street, Mandaveli and her family have just suffered a financial loss. She tried setting up a small shop outside her home but that didn’t work out either. With the […]

June 29, 2020

This arts and crafts teacher has been taking free classes during the lockdown

This arts and crafts teacher has been taking free classes during the lockdown

Shyamala Devi Narendran, the owner of JV Arts at Kennedy First Street, Mylapore has been taking art classes for children and adults at her institute for more than 7 years now. She has been associated with Fevicryl-Pidilite Industries for three […]

June 29, 2020

The Abiramapuram doctor who enjoys marathon running at 67. And fitness tops her ‘lockdown’ days.

The Abiramapuram doctor who enjoys marathon running at 67. And fitness tops her 'lockdown' days.

Through the entire period of the lockdown, 67 year old Dr. Santha Narayanan has been going through a rigorous fitness schedule at home with a programme devised on Zoom by her Bangalore-based sister and former India women’s cricket fitness trainer […]

June 26, 2020

Vetiver masks and citrus cleaners. Two among the many eco-friendly products sold by this Mandaveli resident.

Vetiver masks and citrus cleaners. Two among the many eco-friendly products sold by this Mandaveli resident.

Sangeetha Saravanan, a resident of Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Street, Mandaveli first started selling eco-friendly plant and fibre products under the brand name ‘Sangeeni’s Raise The Earth’ from Jan 2018. Her first products were made out of clay, utensils and jugs […]

June 24, 2020

This resident of MRC Nagar sketches and recycles old kitchen chopping boards by painting on them

This resident of MRC Nagar sketches and recycles old kitchen chopping boards by painting on them

Paromita Bose, a homemaker, has been a resident of Rani Meyammai Towers at MRC Nagar for more than a decade. When she was young, inspired by her paternal grandparents, she started drawing small pictures. Later when she was in class […]

June 22, 2020

This homemaker from Mandaveli has a flair for languages

This homemaker from Mandaveli has a flair for languages

66 year old Ramaa Sarangapani has been a resident of South Canal Bank Road, Mandaveli for almost five decades. About seven years ago, she started learning Hindi professionally through Hindi Prachar Sabha and there has been no looking back since […]

June 22, 2020

Mylaporeans’ donations timely help for this young mother

Mylaporeans' donations timely help for this young mother

Thanks to the donations made by Mylaporeans, Vijayalakshmi, a young mother at Visalakshi Thotam, who was struggling to even get basic foodstuff had a good meal today. The donations were made following an appeal from Vijayalakshmi made through Mylapore Times. […]

June 21, 2020

This young mother in Visalakshi Thotam needs help. Hails from economically poor family.

This young mother in Visalakshi Thotam needs help. Hails from economically poor family.

Living in a one-room house at Visalakshi Thotam, a colony for the economically poor located off Dr Ranga Road, life has become tough for this young mother. More so after the area started reporting virus cases. The colony with narrow […]

June 19, 2020

Artist Priya Natarajan says taking online classes is challenging but has opened up new opportunities

Artist Priya Natarajan says taking online classes is challenging but has opened up new opportunities

Artist Priya Natarajan, a resident of MRC Nagar, has been taking classes for children at Silver ‘N’ Springs School at Mandaveli for more than a decade. About two years ago, she started taking classes for women at Wandering Artist at […]

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