Under new system, contractor payments will be based not on quantity alone but on more holistic indicators such as segregation, collection and cleanliness of bins and streets, says Commissioner D Karthikeyan in a freewheeling chat with Akshatha M.
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.
Iswarya V, a PhD scholar at the Madras Christian College, has launched a petition on Change.org arguing for an immediate stop to the glorification of stalking by the hero in Tamil films. Bhavani A P in a candid chat with the petitioner:
Her enthusiasm for meeting people is equalled only by her indignation at the pathetic state of the infrastructure all over the city – the roads that get relaid without being milled, the storm water drains