While the Chennai city council stands dissolved, a recent order of the Madras High Court has delayed elections to the municipal body; how do citizens feel about this as they brace themselves for the rains?
A citizen journalist reports on their long-standing struggle to stop environmental damage and health hazards due to indiscriminate dumping and burning of mixed waste in Padur on Old Mahabalipuram Road.
Urban voters have often been berated for the low polling percentages recorded across cities. But is the percentage really that low? And are there procedural issues that could be the reason? Mahesh S T analyses the Chennai rolls.
A recent controversy in the city brings to light the fact that citizens are often charged fees in excess of what has been laid down by the government by attendants at the parking lots. Debjeet Dey looks at the system that makes this possible.
Krishnamurthy, who has founded the Environment Foundation of India, is a shining example of the positive change that one passionate and committed individual can bring about. Meenakshi Ramesh meets the inspiring young man.