Indiscriminate dumping of biomedical waste — especially around waterbodies and in landfills — is rampant and activists in the city are gravely concerned about its implications. What are the rules being violated and why are authorities unable to control this?
Around 50 families of the Dhobi Khana Housing Board in Purasaiwakkam continue in the traditional laundry business –manually washing, drying and ironing clothes. But do they get enough business in the age of gadgets? How do they cope in the face of water shortages? And what does the future hold?
Given the length and nature of the coastline, Marina Beach should have a number of watchtowers, rescue boats and other precautionary measures in place. What it currently has is just an ill-equipped police patrol and occasionally, fishermen volunteering as lifeguards.
From how and where to get your Smart Card, how to link it to Aadhaar, or how to change your details in the card — this guide will answer all your questions about the modern alternative to your ration book.
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?
Art exhibitions, lake festivals, safaris and citizen engagement in the commons along water bodies — Chennaiites are coming together to raise awareness about water management and conservation in different ways.
Meet Kowshik Palanisamy, an engineering student at the College of Engineering Guindy, who recently won the World Silambam Championship in China as he talks about his journey, his passion and his desire to make Silambam more popular.
The newly restored biogas plant in Ward 173 produces 6-7 kilos of gas per day. The fuel produced currently is used by the Amma canteen located in the same premises, which has brought down its LPG usage from 24 to 16 cylinders!
IIT-M students have 600 bicycles on campus provided by Zoomcar, Ola and others, which they share during the day. The initial experience and hiccups may hold important lessons for a city trying to replicate the model on a larger scale.
Want a sustainable lifestyle, but wondering how to? Thankfully, in Chennai there are a number of people and initiatives who can help facilitate that in part, through their products and services, as the recent Reciprocity Fest showcased.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services has a detailed set of norms that buildings of different types and usage should comply with, in order to ensure fire safety and disaster preparedness. Is Chennai aware?
A noticeable fall in crime and violence in the locality, speedy and efficient disposal of cases and impressive infrastructure, there is a lot that makes the K4 police station deserving of the rank and accolades it has received.