In the aftermath of the devastating December floods, funds raised by FB groups ‘Drive Without Borders’ and ‘Wake Up Bengaluru’ help in carrying out substantial relief work across Chennai city.
Pappa Vidyaakar’s organisation, born out of love, passion and commitment to society, has helped over 2000 children and houses around 1880 residences in Chennai and Coimbatore.
It’s a big, bad world out there on the social network and a recent study finds nearly 73 percent of urban children aged 8 to 13 active on such sites.
Dr Ruffles, an affectionate dog and resident ‘doctor’ at a hospital in Chennai, has helped several children with special needs to overcome their learning disabilities.
In the countdown to the 2014 elections, voters told this author that they don’t want smooth-talking, fast-disappearing politicians. They want results and they want them fast.
While many of the student protests in Tamil Nadu may have had the Sri Lankan issue as the immediate trigger, in reality, the dynamics go much deeper and need to be viewed in a broader context.
Thanks to voluntary water harvesting measures by a few, as well as legislation-led RWH by the others, many of Chennai’s open wells have sprung back to life.