Domestic and industrial waste management receives a lot of focus in discussions around cleanliness of the city, but what about the dumps created by governmental and parastatal departments? These photos call for an urgent policy to tackle this.
Students from the Madras School of Social Work are working with less-privileged children from the area, to divert them from the ills of their social environment and help them develop as productive individuals.
For 30 years now, between January and March, student volunteers of the SSTCN walk along two stretches of beaches during Olive Ridley nesting season. For many, it’s the start of a passion of a lifetime.
Their handlooms, made from completely natural fibre and dyes, have found takers across the world, but the traditional weaving community has been in deep economic distress since the 2015 Chennai floods.
It’s a ‘fair’ with a difference. Kasim Basith’s initiative, ‘We Are Your Voice’ organises an annual job fair for persons with disability and has successfully placed many of them in reputed organisations.
Houses of Mylapore, an initiative working to showcase the architectural beauty of the neighbourhood, seeks to highlight characteristics of the varied ways of life in the area, over time, through architecture and design.
If you live in Mylapore, you must have passed C R Balaji on his bike at least once, clicking pictures to highlight civic problems in the area. Bhavani Prabhakar speaks to the man, an inspiration for every Chennaiite.
Senior citizen members of the Besant Nagar Government Officials Cooperative Housing Society reclaimed the Society’s empty, misused plots to create a public park, setting an example in community action.
Prime Chennai areas such as MGR Nagar, Anna Nagar and Pudupet market are emerging as hubs for rabbit, pigeon and duck meat, often served as fine dining fare. But how safe is this meat? And is it even legal?