Irresponsible port authorities, unprepared disaster management systems and institutional failures have created an environmental crisis on the Chennai coast, the impact of which will be felt over months to come.
Chennai has rarely seen mass mobilisations of this scale in recent times, but why were Chennaiites spontaneously protesting the ban on Jallikattu, which is largely a rural sport? Citizen Matters speaks to a few protesters from the city.
To view map, see: http://bl.ocks.org/d/de408678254813d7f62068c3cf19b381 Saidapet occupies an important place in the political history of Tamil Nadu. DMK president M. Karunanidhi was elected from here in 1967, and in 1971 when he became the Chief
Virugambakkam is a new constituency formed in 2009 which was carved out of Villivakkam and Alandur constituencies. B Parthasarathy of DMDK became the first MLA from here in 2011 by winning 71524 votes. It is