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.
The Rubella vaccine, taken before pregnancy, prevents hearing defects in newborn children. For children born with impairment, early diagnosis and treatment can help them learn to speak and lead near normal lives.
A detailed audit of Chennai’s sewage woes and the reasons behind it reveals that the CMWSSB is woefully out of sync with the reality of sewage generation and treatment in the city. Prashanth Goutham provides a quick summary of the findings.