From how and where to get your Smart Card, how to link it to Aadhaar, or how to change your details in the card — this guide will answer all your questions about the modern alternative to your ration book.
For the second year in a row, a bare-bones statement of accounts was passed through a secretive exercise. While the figures themselves raise many questions, more alarming is the fact that there is no elected body of representatives for citizens to approach.
Chennai has a total of 162 libraries open to the public. While the Anna Centenary Library is the most popular, for its modern infrastructure and ambience, others are also putting up a gritty fight in the age of tablets and e-book readers.
100 for police, 1091 for women, 1098 for Childline… recent experiences in Chennai show that users of a particular mobile service were unable to reach the city’s emergency helplines. So, how do these services work? And how prompt would help realistically be?
It’s been almost two weeks since the tragic forest fire at the Kurangani Woman’s Day trek, that has claimed 18 lives. While the city grieves the souls it lost, facts remain hazy with media and authorities inexplicably targeting the Chennai Trekking Club.
One, it recharges ground water reserves at minimum additional cost and helps you cut down on tanker supply. Secondly, it reduces the burden on the city’s insufficient septage management system, thus saving the lakes and rivers. Here’s how.
A young software engineer gives it all up to take Science education to school children in the cities and villages of Tamil Nadu. Through the Vigyan Rath of Parikshan Trust, he has touched the lives of over 10.5 lakh children in 3200 schools.
As Mylapore prepares to celebrate the annual Panguni Thiruvizha, conscious citizen volunteers band together yet again to send out strong messages to the public, requesting them to avoid food wastage and dispose of garbage responsibly.
You can play a big role in making Chennai just like one of those clean, beautiful global cities you visit or watch on TV. It doesn’t take much; just put the trash in the right place, says a long-time crusader.
The very first edition of Mandram, a platform that seeks to promote creative imaginations in Tamil, brought together six people from various backgrounds to share their perspectives. Here is their first video of the talk by educationist and social activist Balaji Sampath.
In response to a PIL filed by a Chitlapakkam resident activist, the court directed the Town Panchayat to mandate milling while relaying roads. This applies to the entire state of Tamil Nadu, including the Greater Chennai Corporation.
Art exhibitions, lake festivals, safaris and citizen engagement in the commons along water bodies — Chennaiites are coming together to raise awareness about water management and conservation in different ways.
No playground, no fire exits, no proper washrooms and sometimes, no teachers either. That’s how kids from families in the Perumbakkam resettlement colony study, in a primary school operating from residential flats.
Meet Kowshik Palanisamy, an engineering student at the College of Engineering Guindy, who recently won the World Silambam Championship in China as he talks about his journey, his passion and his desire to make Silambam more popular.