Rock crushing and m-sand units operating in the open and trucks ferrying gravel cause serious pollution and health risks in the Tirusulam area; yet they are also a source of livelihood for residents who often hold their peace for that reason.
The players are aged 40 – 60 plus years, well past the prime of their professional playing careers. Yet they have not only kept their passion alive through the Phoenix Veterans FC, but are also trying to ensure a better future for the sport and native players.
Unlike regular medical facilities, palliative caregivers or hospice centres focus on the social, psychological, financial and emotional needs of a patient, adding both relief and dignity to the life of the sufferer.
100 for police, 1091 for women, 1098 for Childline… recent experiences in Chennai show that users of a particular mobile service were unable to reach the city’s emergency helplines. So, how do these services work? And how prompt would help realistically be?
Senior citizen members of the Besant Nagar Government Officials Cooperative Housing Society reclaimed the Society’s empty, misused plots to create a public park, setting an example in community action.
Students of the NSS wing at Ethiraj College for Women are volunteering enthusiastically for the “Talk to a Granny” programme launched by Chennai-based Senior Citizens Bureau, with the aim to cheer up elderly women battling loneliness in the big city.