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July 18, 2020

Aadi ritual followed by Kerala Iyers; San Thome family’s practice

Aadi ritual followed by Kerala Iyers; San Thome family's practice

This season of Aadi will be very different. For obvious reasons. Temples are shut though rituals are carried out inside. Offerings and prayers cannot be done in public spaces, so women cannot carry out their daily rituals too. But people […]

July 16, 2020

Aadi dawns but Amman temples remain closed due to pandemic rules

July 16 is the first day in the month of Aadi. And in normal circumstances, all the temples dedicated to the Amman would have witnessed a flurry of rituals and devotees gathering inside through the day. But this morning, as […]

June 16, 2020

Founder of Mylapore based NGO says his funds have dried up. Volunteers are needed too.

The volunteers at Viswajayam Foundation, a Mylapore based NGO, distributed almost 60000 meals ever since the first lockdown was announced. But now they have stopped as all the funds have been used up. And they will be not be able […]

June 12, 2020

Tribute: Dr. N. Rajagopal

Tribute: Dr. N. Rajagopal

On June 8, 2020, Dr. N. Rajagopal, Cardiologist and Diabetologist, passed away peacefully in the comfort of his home in Luz Avenue. Dr. Rajagopal, son of S. Narayanan and Venkatalakshmi, from Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli, grew up in West Mambalam. He studied […]

June 11, 2020

Tribute: Prema Samuel of Mandaveli

Tribute: Prema Samuel of Mandaveli

A resident of Mandaveli since the 1960s (except for two decades and a half in between, when she moved to suburban Madipakkam), Prema Samuel passed away on June 3, 2020 after a brief illness, at her residence. She was 75 […]

June 8, 2020

Tribute: N. Ramachandran of Nadu St.

Tribute: N. Ramachandran of Nadu St.

N. Ramachandran, retired head draughting officer, Highways department based in Chennai and a long time resident of Nadu Street, Mylapore passed away in a city hospital on May 30. He had contracted the corona virus, said his family in an […]

June 7, 2020

People crowd at roadside fish markets on Marina Loop Road, Foreshore Estate

You cannot keep the seafood foodies away from the Marina markets. And so, there were large crowds at the fish hawker stalls on Marina Loop Road off the Light House and also at the stalls in the Foreshore Estate zone […]

May 31, 2020

Tribute: V. Narayanan

Tribute: V. Narayanan

V. Narayanan, a resident of Mylapore for the past 23 years, passed away on May 29 and the final rites have been completed on the same day. He had his early life and education at Mela Thiruvenkatanadhapuram (Tirunelveli district) and thereafter, […]

May 31, 2020

Only pools of water remain in tank of Sri Kapali Temple

Only pools of water remain in tank of Sri Kapali Temple

Summer is still with us and the tank of Sri Kapali Temple in Mylapore is almost bone dry. Save for small swathes of water around the central mantap and a few old sculptures that lie in the tank, the rest […]

May 30, 2020

My teen daughter seems distracted at home. Is not able to study. Says auto-driver parent of Class X student.

My teen daughter seems distracted at home. Is not able to study. Says auto-driver parent of Class X student.

R. Subramaniam (name changed) is an auto driver. His daughter Jayashree. S (name changed) is a class X student at a state-run school in the neighbourhood. And he has a problem – the father-daughter relationship that is under stress. And […]

May 30, 2020

Former Ranji cricketer and coach gets help from players’ body. But Peter Fernandes hopes TNCA can consider him for coaching.

Former Ranji cricketer and coach gets help from players' body. But Peter Fernandes hopes TNCA can consider him for coaching.

40 years after he made his Ranji Trophy debut for Tamil Nadu, former top order batsman Peter Fernandes is seeing turbulent times, financially. This is due to the lockdown. His coaching assignment was signed off sometime ago and the savings […]

May 27, 2020

Shut store in Mandaveli re-opens after owners recover from illness

Shut store in Mandaveli re-opens after owners recover from illness

Remember Suresh Stores in Mandaveli? The store that was at the centre of community buzz when news got around that it had shut down because its staff had fallen ill, and later contracted the virus. The store re-opened this morning. […]

May 25, 2020

Virus-infected person in Periyapalli Street moved out

Virus-infected person in Periyapalli Street moved out

At least one person is said to have contracted the virus in Periyapalli Street in the past 24 hours. Resident Porchelvan confirmed this to Mylapore Times last night. He also shared this photo of the barricade and flex banner plonked […]

May 20, 2020

USA resident highlights pitiable treatment by association heads of her old parents in Mylapore

USA resident highlights pitiable treatment by association heads of her old parents in Mylapore

‘I cannot believe how callous and idiotic some apartments heads are behaving including the ones in which my parents stay currently! My parents have been suffering without a washing machine for weeks now and washing clothes by hand at their […]

April 24, 2020

MLA joins Mylaporeans to distribute dry foodstuff

MLA joins Mylaporeans to distribute dry foodstuff

This morning, a few shop keepers and Mylaporeans arranged for the distribution of dry rations to about 100 families that needed them badly. The distribution was done by Mylapore MLA, R. Nataraj. There was no political colour to this donation […]

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