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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 […]

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 […]

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