Imagine a walk on the Kotturpuram bridge on any morning or evening – a glance below provides a picturesque sight: people shouting in happiness, their row boats on the tranquil waters of Adyar River, free
Vehicular pollution is a critical problem in Chennai and yet more than 25000 auto-rickshaws continue to ply on diesel and petrol. Why are auto drivers unwilling to switch over to LPG, despite enjoying assurance of subsidies under government policy?
Some remain defunct for months on end. Others follow no logic in terms of when they come on and when they are switched off. These photos show us why streetlights continue to be one of the biggest peeves among citizens.
An apartment complex in the city has embraced a novel, DIY method of waste management that has helped them reduce the amount of waste generated and sent to landfills. Here are some key learnings from the experience of Ceebros Boulevard.
The 15 ward committees in Chennai (for a city of 200 wards) are meant to enable citizen participation in governance. As we celebrate the 150th year of the Mahatma, can we fulfil his visions of Grama Swaraj?
Ever wondered where all the litter in your streets accumulated through the day and evening disappear the next morning? Meet the women who sweep the streets of Chennai for a pittance, have little by way of of job security and remain largely unseen by all citizens.
Some bribe a centre and get a ‘Pollution Under Control’ certificate. Some take it easy because there’s never any checking anyway, while some are simply unaware. This, in a city that ranks second in the country in terms of polluting emissions from vehicles.
A quick round up of the civic highlights last week, in case you missed them! Flyovers in the city to get a makeover, water woes could be addressed by bringing in Krishna water, abandoned vehicles to go under the hammer and more.