For years, residents of the famed Rajiv Gandhi Salai IT corridor have been pressing for basic water and drainage infrastructure, lack of which has meant not just huge expenses but also undesirable developments for the city as a whole.
A visit to the Kodungaiyur waste yard by author and researcher Elloise Neale brings out the rude realities of the day-to-day life of those who are responsible for recycling 20% of the waste that enters the site.
In July 2017, the Nisaptham Trust announced the launch of libraries at 15 government schools across TN at a function held at the Anna Centenary Library in Chennai. For the visiting school kids and teachers, it was an experience of a lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
17,60,000 passengers travelling daily by the Chennai suburban railway had only nine toilets that they could use across 47 stations, till NGO Satta Panjayathu Iyakkam stepped in. The results hold important lessons for civic problem solving.
Private sewage lorries illegally dump the entire raw sewage water that they collect from various residential complexes on to open fields, lake beds and storm water drains, while both CMWSSB and police look the other way.
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.