Archive for the People Category

June 16, 2020

Living with many cats. Helen Christina has adjusted to lockdown and hopes people will adopt cats.

Living with many cats. Helen Christina has adjusted to lockdown and hopes people will adopt cats.

People who have lots of pets at home seem to find ways of feeding and caring for them even in a lockdown. Take the case of Helen Christina Xavier, a resident of Sanjeevi Street at the north end of Mylapore. […]

June 10, 2020

Animator Padmapriya loves daily meets with quarantined people. Misses playing with three-year-old son.

Animator Padmapriya loves daily meets with quarantined people. Misses playing with three-year-old son.

Working on COVID-19 duty has provided immense happiness to this 25-year-old animator attached to ward 123 of Chennai Corporation. “I feel extremely happy to work during the pandemic,” says Padmapriya, even as she mobilizes a fever camp in the neighbourhood. […]

June 9, 2020

Despite challenges, this govt. nurse continues in the field, beyond 70 days now.

Despite challenges, this govt. nurse continues in the field, beyond 70 days now.

“Even if the virus cases go down by one, due to my work, I will be very happy,” says 50-something-old Vijayakumari, a nurse attached to Urban Primary Health Centre (UPHC) at C. P. Ramaswamy Road, Alwarpet. Vijayakumari is one among […]

June 7, 2020

Meet the only doctor who serves the community at Srinivasapuram now

Meet the only doctor who serves the community at Srinivasapuram now

Meet Dr R. Devakanthan, the only doctor serving the community at Srinivasapuram in this lockdown period. Srinivasapuram is a densely populated colony located off the Loop Road in Marina. It has over 1500 families. Mostly fishermen, daily wage earners and […]

June 3, 2020

Teen mythology author releases third book. Online.

Teen mythology author releases third book. Online.

Shraddha Anu Shekar, a student of Class IX at Vidya Mandir, Mylapore has been quite busy writing since the lockdown was announced. She released her third book online a few weeks ago. Shraddha has been an avid reader for as […]

May 27, 2020

CIT Colony’s popular streetside tailor passes away: he walked many miles to be at his post in lockdown times

CIT Colony's popular streetside tailor passes away: he walked many miles to be at his post in lockdown times

Mylapore’s famed street-side tailor who offered his skills in CIT Colony has passed away. Residents here say he had a heart attack on May 24. The day after his death, those who came to his space on the pavement to […]

May 19, 2020

At 83, tennis great Ramanathan Krishnan still goes on long walks – around his tennis court

At 83, tennis great Ramanathan Krishnan still goes on long walks - around his tennis court

Tennis legend Ramanathan Krishnan is 83 years old but his discipline towards fitness at this age may stun even the younger generation. With the restrictions over the last two months, Krishnan has been using the space around the tennis court located […]

May 18, 2020

Tributes from across the world for Mylapore’s famed photographer

C S Balachandra Raju, owner of the famed Sathyam Studio, Mylapore passed away earlier in May. These are a selection of the numerous tributes that people paid following his demise. Mangalam Vaidyanathan; When we lived in the house this photographer’s […]

May 16, 2020

Abiramapuram advocate Sanjay Pinto appointed media and legal advisor of ‘Friends of Police’

Abiramapuram resident Sanjay Pinto has been appointed media and legal advisor of ‘Friends of Police’, a NGO which works on community-based projects. Sanjay Pinto  is an advocate and columnist and was with NDTV for many years as its senior correspondent […]

May 14, 2020

College student juggles CA classes and hobby of sketching gods, temples during lockdown

College student juggles CA classes and hobby of sketching gods, temples during lockdown

With the college closed and examinations postponed, 20 year old T. K. Achudhan, a second year B.Com student of Vivekananda College has been pursuing his interest in drawing during the period of the lockdown. He has just finished sketching his […]

May 13, 2020

MLA pays tribute to iconic photographer of Mylapore

MLA pays tribute to iconic photographer of Mylapore

This is a tribute that Mylapore MLA, R. Nataraj paid to senior photographer and Mylapore icon Balachandra Raju of Sathyam Studio who passed away this week. Sathyam Studios is an unforgettable place, a part and parcel of every event in […]

May 12, 2020

People pay tribute to senior advocate S. V. Jayaraman

Senior advocate S V Jayaraman passed away on May 11. Here are some tributes paid by people close to the family. C R Bhagavan writes – Although he was my co-brother, he was like elder brother, giving me some solutions […]

May 12, 2020

Sheila D’ Souza makes masks out of leftover salwar materials. Distributes to security guards, civic workers

Sheila D' Souza makes masks out of leftover salwar materials. Distributes to security guards, civic workers

Sheila D’ Souza, a resident of East Circular Road in Mandavelipakkam is doing her bit to help security guards and conservancy workers in the neighbourhood. She is now making cloth masks out of leftover salwar kameez bits and distributing it to […]

May 12, 2020

At Sathyam Studio, old negatives got new life and wowed customers

At Sathyam Studio, old negatives got new life and wowed customers

This is a tribute paid to C S Balachandra Raju, veteran owner of famed Sathyam Studios of Mylapore who passed away. — A couple of years ago, Babu Sadasivan, former IT head of advertising agency O &M, Chennai and later, a […]

May 12, 2020

Tribute: C. S. Balachandra Raju, Mylapore’s grand old photographer

Tribute: C. S. Balachandra Raju, Mylapore's grand old photographer

C. S. Balachandra Raju, the well-known photographer of Mylapore, is no more. He passed away on Sunday, May 10. Raju was the man behind the iconic Sathyam Studio, located in a nook off R K Mutt Road alongside the Thirumayilai […]

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