Archive for the Useful Listings Category

December 6, 2020

Buy pre-owned books by their weight at this sale at Sri Sankara Hall, Alwarpet: From Dec.17 to Dec. 20

Booksbyweight, a Mumbai based firm that is known for selling pre-owned books by their weight will be holding its sale at Sri Sankara Hall, Alwarpet from Dec. 17 (Thursday) to Dec 20 (Sunday), this year. Fiction/ non-fiction books, hardback vintage […]

November 15, 2020

Free first-aid camp for injured dogs at Sri Krishna Vet Clinic : On Nov. 16

To provide medical treatment to dogs who may have got injured due to bursting of crackers this Diwali, Hope for Critters, an animal welfare NGO based in R. A. Puram is organising a ‘first-aid and treatment camp’ on Nov. 16, […]

November 14, 2020

Tulika to hold online storytelling event for children on Nov. 21

Alwarpet based children’s book publishing house ‘Tulika Books’ will be holding an online storytelling event for children on Saturday, November 21 at 4 pm. Children aged 3 and above can participate in the event, where actor- storyteller Janaki Sabesh will […]

October 7, 2020

This shop in Mylapore makes and sells electronic keys

This shop in Mylapore makes and sells electronic keys

Sri Sukra Electronics Keys shop on R.K.Mutt Road, Mylapore, that makes and sells a range of electronic keys is open for providing services to the public. The shop has been around in this area for 14 years. It makes a […]

July 28, 2020

Useful contacts: computer servicemen, electricians, plumbers, gardeners, etc.

Here is an updated list of electricians, plumbers, painters and laptop servicemen and others who provide services now ( list is compiled from July 10 onwards). These are contacts suggested by Mylaporeans who have used their services and of people […]

July 1, 2020

Amma canteens in Mylapore to provide free food till July 5

To support the public, especially the poor, Amma canteens in the neighbourhood will continue to provide free food until the intense lockdown ends on July 5. The canteens have been providing free food since the intense lockdown began on June […]

June 25, 2020

Covid 19 tests offered by three labs, one is in Alwarpet

Medall offers Covid 19 tests across the city and the samples are at its Kilpauk centre – its service is also offered in the Mylapore zone. The test will be done only if you have a doctor’s prescription advising a […]

June 13, 2020

This pharmacy allows you to buy medicines on credit basis

To help customers during crisis times, KosMed pharmacy in Mandaveli is providing a facility to buy medicines via a credit system. Through this system, people can buy medicines and pay for it at a later date. Says Prabhu Vijay, manager […]

May 11, 2020

Post Office along Vivekananda College working now

The Post Office alongside the Vivekananda College is now open from 9.30 to 12.30 p.m. There is no crowd at all here. The service is fast, reports Priya Karthik. The small office is on Musiri Subramaniam Road, under a canopy […]

April 22, 2020

Two post offices in the neighbourhood resume operations

Recently, the post offices at T.T.K.Road, Alwarpet and R.A.Puram have resumed their operations. However, they work only for limited hours. At Teynampet Sub- Post Office, services including speed/registered posts, parcel, cash withdrawal/ deposit from the savings bank account will be […]

April 21, 2020

Mylapore Head Post Office resumes its services. Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. only

Mylapore Head Post Office resumes its services. Open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. only

Mylapore Head Post office on Kutchery Road has resumed most of its services now. However, the post office has restricted its working hours. It now works only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on all days except Sundays. Following the […]

April 16, 2020

Listing services open on Mylapore mada streets

This is a listing of nooks and services open to people on the mada streets around Sri Kapali Temple, Mylapore. We will be updating it daily. Started list on April 15. Save for banks, all shops closed on North Mada […]

April 13, 2020

Useful list: repair of electrical goods, plumbing, etc.

Useful list: repair of electrical goods, plumbing, etc.

Here is a list of shops in Mylapore whose owners are offering to repair electrical appliances / plumbing / electronics support – in this lockdown period. ( They may also source some goods like CFL bulbs, UPS, parts of white […]

April 10, 2020

Useful contact: small bike repairs, punctures

Roving community activist Baskar Seshadri was in a bad spot last night when the tyre of his bike dropped flat. Since he does the rounds of the area to help people in need even as he get his personal jobs […]

December 12, 2019

Books are sold by weight at Sri Sankara Hall in Alwarpet

Books are sold by weight at Sri Sankara Hall in Alwarpet

Sri Sankara Hall in Alwarpet is hosting one of its kind sale where books are being sold by weight. Booksbyweight, a Mumbai based firm that sells pre-owned books by their weight has curated an exhibition cum sale here till this […]

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