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January 9, 2021

Vintage cars show on Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm. Open to all.

Vintage cars show on Sunday, 10 am to 2 pm. Open to all.

Check out this show of vintage cars on Sunday morning in Mylapore. Hosted by Madras Heritage Motoring Club, some 50 vintage cars owned by families of the city will be on display at the car park of AVM Rajeswari Kalyana […]

January 3, 2021

Residents of this Abiramapuram zone dump waste on street, do not co-operate with agency staff

Residents of this Abiramapuram zone dump waste on street, do not co-operate with agency staff

A month after Urbaser Sumeet toom over waste clearing operations, there are places where residents dump garbage at street corners. One such sore place is at the south end of C. P. Ramaswamy Street, off St Marys Road. As per […]

December 29, 2020

One group of margazhi bhajan singers is being missed this season

One group of margazhi bhajan singers is being missed this season

One familiar group who make the community of margazhi bhajan singers has been missed this season. The group draws its heritage to musician-composer-singer Papanasam Sivan who used to lead a group in his time. Sivam’s daughter, Rukmini Ramani used to […]

December 12, 2020

Vedanta Desikar Devasthanam opens ‘Apara Karyam’ facility in Mylapore

Vedanta Desikar Devasthanam opens ‘Apara Karyam’ facility in Mylapore

The Vedanta Desikar Devasthanam has launched an ‘Apara Karyam’ facility on Venkatesa Agraharam Street. ‘Sri Venkatesa Theertham’ was launched on Friday, Dec.11 with the blessings from his Holiness the 46th Azhagiya Singar of the Ahobila Mutt.

December 8, 2020

Large number of people visit Sri Kapali Temple on Karthigai Monday

Large number of people visit Sri Kapali Temple on Karthigai Monday

On the fourth Monday of Karthigai (Dec 7),   Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple in Mylapore witnessed the biggest crowd after the lockdown restrictions were lifted and devotees allowed back into temples in the first week of September. People gathered in large numbers […]

December 7, 2020

Madras High Court closely discussing case on management of Marina beach, proposal for new bridge across Adyar

Madras High Court closely discussing case on management of Marina beach, proposal for new bridge across Adyar

For close to a year now, a Bench of two judges of the Madras High Court has been closely addressing a case that is related to a few key issues on Marina beach. In fact, the judges handling this case […]

November 26, 2020

People stop by Thiru-Vi-Ka bridge to look at swollen Adyar river

People stop by Thiru-Vi-Ka bridge to look at swollen Adyar river

Following the recent rains, water level has considerably increased in the Adyar river off Thiru Vi Ka bridge in R.A.Puram. The river is almost full now. And so, pedestrians and motorists are steadily dropping by this bridge to look at […]

November 25, 2020

Cyclonic weather: water-logging in some areas, civic staff respond to SOS needs

Cyclonic weather: water-logging in some areas, civic staff respond to SOS needs

Though it has been raining steadily all through the night and on Wednesday morning, there was little water flooding or stagnation in many areas of the Mylapore when we made a round at about 9 a.m. The rainwater stays on […]

November 17, 2020

Obit: Rev. Father J. Maria Amalraj

Obit: Rev. Father J. Maria Amalraj

Rev. Father J. Maria Amalraj, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore for Catholics  passed away this Tuesday morning, Nov.17. He was 71. He completed 42 years of priesthood. He was born to  L. Joseph and Pushparathinam Ammal and belonged […]

November 12, 2020

Variety of diyas for Deepavali for sale at these stores

Variety of diyas for Deepavali for sale at these stores

Ahead of Deepavali, shops in Mylapore have begun selling a variety of diyas. Giri Trading store at Kapaleeswarar Sannithi Street, Mylapore that is popular for its pooja articles is selling a wide range of clay, and electric diyas for Deepavali. […]

October 28, 2020

Redesign of Kalvivaru Street is taking a long time in execution

Redesign of Kalvivaru Street is taking a long time in execution

This is one civic project that has taken over a year since the time it was first drafted and formalised. The project of creating ‘smart’ pavements and well-lit street space on Kalvivaru Street, the street at the rear of Vidya […]

October 17, 2020

Navaratri in Mylapore homes / 2020

Navaratri in Mylapore homes / 2020

Venkat house, Mylapore Indira Ravi house, Mylapore Archana Achuthan house, Abhiramapuram

October 2, 2020

Tribute: Former Indian Bank CMD, M. Gopalakrishnan – feted and controversial banker

Tribute: Former Indian Bank CMD, M. Gopalakrishnan - feted and controversial banker

The former chairman and managing director of Chennai-based Indian Bank, M. Gopalakrishnan passed away late on Wednesday. The funeral was held the next day. He resided on Dr. Ranga Road, Mylapore. He was 86. In the 1980s and 90s, Gopalakrishnan […]

September 25, 2020

New agency to start conservancy operations in Mylapore from October

New agency to start conservancy operations in Mylapore from October

Urbaser Sumeet, the new garbage collection agency appointed by Chennai Corporation is all set to start conservancy operations in Mylapore in October though a date is not fixed yet. On Sept. 24, hundreds of colour coded garbage bins of the […]

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 […]

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