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Pots for Pongal on sale at Mandaveli market

January 12, 2021

The buzz  that surrounds a festival is first evident in a marketplace.

In the Mylapore zone, you get to feel that in the street markets of Mylapore’s mada streets and on Mandaveli Street.

Last weekend, at least two hawkers of earthenware set about designing pots for the Pongal festival. In the mild sunshine, we saw Rani, one of these hawkers using simple colours to create patterns on a few pots to set her business rolling.

These painted pots were priced between Rs.120 and Rs.650, depwnding on their sizes.

Rani sells earthenware round the year, the goods stocked on the street. You can reach rani at 7010814543.

January 11, 2021

When waste bins on streets turn into garbage dumps . . .

When waste bins on streets turn into garbage dumps . . .

Urbaser Sumeet, the private waste clearance agency has been at its job for two months now. But it still has not been able to address issues that challenge such operations. One among them is people treating street-placed bins as garbage […]

January 10, 2021

At Cathedral, Masses will soon follow pre-pandemic schedule

St. Thomas Cathedral has announced that it is going back to its pre-pandemic schedule of celebration of Holy Mass here. From January 17, the Sunday Holy Mass timings are –  6:00 a.m Mass in Tamil, 7:15 a.m Mass in English, 8:30 a.m […]

January 10, 2021

Women plan and conduct Pongal event in this R. A. Puram colony

Women plan and conduct Pongal event in this R. A. Puram colony

Over 60 women who reside in Ramakrishna Nagar in R. A. Puram were primarily responsible for the two-hour long Pongal celebration that this community held this Sunday morning ( Jan.10). They planned and curated and conducted the event which included […]

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 9, 2021

Pongal fest in R. K. Nagar on Sunday

Pongal celebrations are to be held on Sunday, January 10 at Thiruveedhi Amman Koil Sreet in R K Nagar in R A Puram. They begin at 8 am and will go on for two hours. The fest starts with a […]

January 9, 2021

This school feels unless classes are held for students appearing for public exams, performance will be poor

This school feels unless classes are held for students appearing for public exams, performance will be poor

A few challenges present the management of schools in the first half of 2021, schools where most students hail from economically-poor background. And it all has to do with preparing students in Classes 10 and 12 for the public exams […]

January 8, 2021

Must schools re-open now? Opinion among parents of wards divided

Must schools re-open now? Opinion among parents of wards divided

Must we now hold regular classes for senior students in schools? Opinion seems divided now. Going by the dipstick checks we did among parents who were attending a meet on Thursday at Lady Sivaswami Ayyar Girls School in Mylapore; a […]

January 8, 2021

Experts say paving temple tanks with clay is not good idea

People actively involved in civic and environmental issues in the city say that paving the beds of temple tanks with clay is not the best approach in trying to retain water in tanks. The comments come after such an effort […]

January 8, 2021

Will last year’s cancelled Brahmotsavam be held at Sri Kapali Temple in coming months?

This year’s (saarvari) Panguni Brahmotsavam at the Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple is likely to start in the third week of March with Theerthavari on Panguni Pournami. Before that, the devotees may be in for a real surprise. If things go in the […]

January 7, 2021

Commute buzz missing at MRTS stations

Commute buzz missing at MRTS stations

The buzz that used to echo inside the Tirumailai MRTS rail station is yet to return despite the fact that trains are now run to a new schedule. The same is the case at other stations in the zone. The […]

January 7, 2021

Vintage car show in Mylapore: Jan.10

Vintage car show in Mylapore: Jan.10

If you would like to take a close look at some rare, unique vintage automobiles, then mark January 10 on your calendar. The Madras Heritage Motoring Club is hosting a show at AVM Rajeswari  Kalyana Mantapam parking lot on Dr. […]

January 6, 2021

Newly-laid clay bed of temple tank shows results: rainwater holds

Newly-laid clay bed of temple tank shows results: rainwater holds

The efforts of the management of Sri Madhava Perumal Temple, Mylapore to pad the top layer of the temple tank’s bed with clay soil is being some fruit. In the recent rains, water has begun to stay on while in […]

January 6, 2021

Perennial problem residents in some areas face when it rains

Perennial problem residents in some areas face when it rains

There are streets in Mylapore zone that get flooded after a good spell of rain. And this has been the case year on year; because only stop-gap solutions are fixed here to address the issue for the moment. Take the […]

January 6, 2021

Online ‘walk through San Thome’; presents its history and heritage

Online 'walk through San Thome'; presents its history and heritage

Madras Inherited, a city-based group that promotes heritage walks in the city is hosting an online Walk through San Thome this weekend. The host of this event will take you down the centuries of history that layers this part of […]

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