Eyes on the Canal, an initiative that aims to revive the Buckingham canal, had launched an open ideas competition to transform the neglected waterway. The winning entries propose various innovative approaches that focus not only on the canal but also on overall climate resilience.
Following the uproar among conservancy workers, the Chennai Corporation has postponed the invitation of bids for privatisation of garbage collection. But what does history say about the effectiveness of such a move?
Rock crushing and m-sand units operating in the open and trucks ferrying gravel cause serious pollution and health risks in the Tirusulam area; yet they are also a source of livelihood for residents who often hold their peace for that reason.
Unchecked industrial pollution and unplanned construction are creating hazardous levels of dust pollution in the city, but authorities are yet to formulate guidelines for compliance with central rules on construction and demolition waste management.
While ramps and elevators definitely make these spaces of recreation more accessible for all, an informal inspection shows that malls in the city have some way to go before they can provide a holistic and pleasant experience for the differently-abled.
When was the last time that you were out in the city and did not come across a Swiggy or a Zomato or an UberEats delivery guy? But even as hordes of youth take to these jobs, here’s a balanced look at the perks and pitfalls of working in the sector.