Archive for the People Category

January 4, 2021

San Thomite celebrates 100th birthday: Leela is known for her wow food and attractive embroidery

San Thomite celebrates 100th birthday: Leela is known for her wow food and attractive embroidery

Grace Leela Joshua Moses – ‘Mumma’ to close friends and family – recently celebrated her 100th birthday. A resident of Rosary Church Street in San Thome for many decades now, she is a well-known figure in the San Thome Christian […]

December 25, 2020

Science YouTube channel of these siblings is gaining huge popularity now

Science YouTube channel of these siblings is gaining huge popularity now

Meet 8-year-old Atharv and 4-year-old Amara, whose science YouTube channel is gaining huge popularity by the day. The YouTube channel that these siblings started amidst the pandemic in June has now garnered over 620 subscribers. It all started after the […]

October 25, 2020

Amsa uses beads to create pictures of Hindu deities

Amsa uses beads to create pictures of Hindu deities

Amsa Arumugam, a senior resident of Nallappan Street, Mylapore practices a challenging craft. She uses beads to make pictures of Hindu deities like Murugan, Ganesha and Perumal, thoranams and other decorative articles. Amsa says she first learnt this skill when […]

October 18, 2020

Radio, TV personality Chithra Balasubramanian’s book on Salt March during freedom struggle. In Thamizh.

Radio, TV personality Chithra Balasubramanian's book on Salt March during freedom struggle. In Thamizh.

Radio and TV broadcaster Chithra Balasubramanian has been reading, absorbing and writing and talking about Mahatma Gandhi for some years now; from the time she got drawn into Gandhi’s life and work. And when the Government of India decided to […]

October 14, 2020

On her 70th birthday, dance guru Chitra Visweswaran receives unique greeting from her sishyas

On her 70th birthday, dance guru Chitra Visweswaran receives unique greeting from her sishyas

Bharatanatyam guru and dancer Chitra Visweswaran turned 70 on Oct.12 and dozens of her sishyas across five generations and from across the world greeted her in a unique greeting and in the way they know best – expressing it via […]

October 8, 2020

Student intern at Sri Ramakrishna Math wins $500 at ‘Best Applet’ contest held by IFTTT, California

Student intern at Sri Ramakrishna Math wins $500 at 'Best Applet' contest held by IFTTT, California

Gowtham Srinivasan, a class 11 student at a city school and a resident of Karpagam Avenue, R. A. Puram has been a Bala Mandir student at Sri Ramakrishna Math, Mylapore since the third grade. About three years ago, he started […]

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 […]

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