Its inclusion in PDS supplies had made the nutritious and protein-rich Urad Dhal easily accessible to the urban poor. Its withdrawal over the last year has meant a forced change of food habits among many. Is the National Food Security Act to blame?
With warnings of a water-scarce, severe summer, threats from air and sound pollution, and holes in safety infrastructure, headlines this week do not contain much cause for cheer. A quick look at some news.
The cancellation of Chennai as an IPL venue this year, black flags for PM Modi, environmentalists crying foul — discontent is written large across Chennai as we take a quick recap of the week’s most significant news.
At the Sakkadai Thiruvizha organised by Arappor Iyakkam, officials from Chennai Corporation, PWD and CMWSSB met citizens from various neighbourhoods, who raised important questions on sewage and pollution of the city’s water bodies.
What was the city talking about this week? The Cauvery tribunal or the dilution in coastal zone regulation? Or was it the new drones from GCC? If you’ve missed any of it, never mind. Here’s the weekly news in a nutshell.
The Board exams are just around the corner; do you find your child to be unusually quiet, or restless, or excessively irritable? Here’s how to identify signs of beyond-normal stress in your child, how to tackle it and where to seek help in Chennai.
In Chennai to talk on river restoration at the DAMned ART festival organised by the Goethe Institut, Dr Rajendra Singh, popularly called the Waterman of India, repeatedly emphasized the role of citizens and community.