Arts & Culture

Travelling back in time along the Buckingham Canal

August 19, 2017 0

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. »

Civic

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. »

Heritage

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. »

Bus

Chennai MTC website misleads commuters

July 20, 2017 1

Confusing route information on the official website of the Chennai Metropolitan Transport Corporation and the failure to provide real time information or adequate signage reeks of a lack of focus on the commuter, writes this citizen blogger. »

Wildlife

Embracing all creatures great and small

July 18, 2017 0

Not even threats to personal safety can thwart him off his chosen path of saving animals. Meet Chennai’s 16-year-old animal rescuer who imparts strong lessons in compassion in an increasingly cruel world. »

Civic

Can Buckingham Canal acquire new meaning for Chennaites?

July 3, 2017 1

Why is the Buckingham Canal so critical for Chennai’s ecosystem? Can it be revived from its present sorry state to serve a new purpose for the city and its residents? Bhavani Prabhakar interviews a research team exploring these issues and more. »

Children

செவிக்கு கோளாறு இல்லாது பிறப்பதற்கும், அப்படியே பிறந்தாலும் பேசும் திறன் பெறுவதற்கும் உள்ள வழிமுறைகள்

June 26, 2017 0

The Rubella vaccine, taken before pregnancy, prevents hearing defects in newborn children. For children born with impairment, early diagnosis and treatment can help them learn to speak and lead near normal lives. »

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