The Guindy National Park is not just a critical green lung in the heart of Chennai, but also an excellent space to showcase urban forest conservation. Let this photoessay take you on a visual stroll through the park with its marvellous display of flora and fauna.
It’s not expensive, nor does it entail a huge investment of time, and a good number of conscious citizens in Chennai have already taken firm steps towards sustainable living. The recently-enforced plastic ban could provide a great opportunity for all to move towards the same.
Just beyond the mad rush of Gemini Circle is a haven of quiet, lending its name to the road it is situated in — the St. George’s Cathedral, the Mother Church of the Diocese of Madras. Take a stroll through its cool interiors on a sunny afternoon
One of the the oldest subscription libraries in the world, Chennai’s literary treasure trove is critically short of hands required for maintenance. As we celebrate Madras Day, would you consider volunteering for the cultural wonderland that is MLS?
They are convenient, have a relatively friendly environmental footprint and work out to be cheaper than you’d think. And a good number of Chennai moms are saying ‘aye’ to these modern cloth diapers. Would you make the switch?
Medicinal herbs, edible greens and fruits thrive in and around Chennai’s Sembakkam lake, reveals a study. Apart from their usage, the fact that an urban waterbody could be so rich and diverse in terms of beneficial plant species is very heartening.
In a school that was struggling with absenteeism and lack of focus and self esteem among students, HM Maheswari Kalpana and her team reach out of parents to help their children come to school and improve their performance. She and her team aspire to make all these children leaders in society.
Chennai has a total of 162 libraries open to the public. While the Anna Centenary Library is the most popular, for its modern infrastructure and ambience, others are also putting up a gritty fight in the age of tablets and e-book readers.
Houses of Mylapore, an initiative working to showcase the architectural beauty of the neighbourhood, seeks to highlight characteristics of the varied ways of life in the area, over time, through architecture and design.
Inefficient solid waste management results in piles of garbage that aggravate urban flooding in cities like Chennai. While most citizens blame civic authorities for the lapse, are they doing their bit?
Irresponsible port authorities, unprepared disaster management systems and institutional failures have created an environmental crisis on the Chennai coast, the impact of which will be felt over months to come.