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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 […]

April 23, 2020

Amma Unavagams to provide free food thrice a day

Now, people can have free food three times a day at Amma unavagams. On Thursday, the Chennai Corporation announced that all Amma canteens in the city would provide free food three times a day until the lockdown ends. Since the […]

April 20, 2020

Mylapore Club security head now sweeps campus, enjoys bird-song and feeds street dogs

Mylapore Club security head now sweeps campus, enjoys bird-song and feeds street dogs

It has been exactly a month since the shutting down of The Mylapore Club following a direction from the state government. The notice of the lockdown from March 17 still hangs on the front gate of the club. Through the entire […]

April 17, 2020

How to exercise indoors. Venkataraman of R. A. Puram shares his routine

How to exercise indoors. Venkataraman of R. A. Puram shares his routine

Venkataraman. V, a resident of First Main Road, R. A. Puram (seen in the picture), has not let the lockdown affect his daily exercise schedule. He says, “Thrice a week, I run 5 kms on the terrace and in the […]

April 15, 2020

One tea. One biscuit. Refreshes civic workers, police personnel. A fortnight of community service.

One tea. One biscuit. Refreshes civic workers, police personnel. A fortnight of community service.

A cup of tea and a butter biscuit can be refreshing for the civic worker on San Thome High Road or the policewoman at duty at Luz Circle. This what community activist Baskar Seshadri has been doing every morning for […]

April 11, 2020

Diehard coffee drinkers have ways to source the powder. Others are on ‘instant’

Diehard coffee drinkers have ways to source the powder. Others are on 'instant'

So how are the die-hard coffee drinkers of Mylapore managing in times when popular coffee grinding shops and outlets of big brands are shut down and some stores sell small packs of Narasu Coffee. Well, this community does know how […]

March 29, 2020

Archbishop says Sunday Mass at Cathedral, web cast for faithful

Archbishop Rev. Dr George Antonysamy who is based in Bishop’s House in San Thome said Holy mass on Sunday at the tomb chapel at San Thome Cathedral this morning, along with a brother priest and a few people who are […]

March 24, 2020

Mar.24 late evening: Shops close early, traffic on Marina road flows at night and police patrols do rounds to announce lockdown

Mar.24 late evening: Shops close early, traffic on Marina road flows at night and police patrols do rounds to announce lockdown

Mylapore began to lockdown early this evening and now, motorists and people on the road are being told by police that they must get home and not be in the public spaces. Shops on North Mada Street began to shut […]

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