How will Chennai cope if the water crisis continues?

August 28, 2017 0

Chennai has just about survived the scantiest north-east monsoon in 140 years, and the worst-ever water situation in the last 14 years. Akshatha M finds out about the CMWSSB’s contingency plans for the coming season. »

Arts & Culture

Travelling back in time along the Buckingham Canal

August 19, 2017 1

As part of celebrations and events leading up to Madras Week, a walk along the Buckingham Canal, led by historian D Hemachandra Rao, was organised last week. Bhavani Prabhakar joined in, only to discover many fascinating trivia related to the history of the Canal and the landmarks around it. »


In photos: There once was a lake…

August 11, 2017 0

As part of their attempts to revive the Chitlapakkam Lake, NGO Arappor Iyakkam, with the help of the Chitlapakkam Rising group and local residents, conducted a social audit of the lake. Bhavani Prabhakar captured a few pictures during the event. »

Urban Poor

For Rohingya refugees, Chennai spells peace and freedom

August 9, 2017 0

Driven by riots from their native country of Myanmar, 93 members of the Rohingya Muslim community have settled in the Kelambakkam refugee camp. Bhavani Prabhakar visits them to know more about their life in the city. »


Yes, it’s time to raise a toast to our city again!

August 1, 2017 0

Are you all set to participate in the birthday celebrations of your favourite city, Chennai that was once Madras? As Madras month commences, here’s a quick look at its history and how you could be a part of it over the next few weeks. »

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