Subsidies offered by the central government and state to encourage renewable energy has reduced the cost of going solar. But what does it take for the ordinary citizen in Chennai to get a rooftop solar installation?
Accounts of recent confrontations where cops stopped and accosted motorists have been widely circulated on social media. Avoid ugly altercations. Know your rights when you are pulled up, as also what you must abide by as a responsible driver and citizen.
Civic authorities, NGOs, corporate organisations and domain experts have all come together to identify and work on restoring these water bodies with active community participation. It is hoped that this will prevent recurrence of a 2015-like urban flood.
Eyes On The Canal, an initiative focused on reimagining Chennai’s Buckingham Canal, has now floated an open call for ideas to raise awareness about urban climate change and propose solutions to improve the situation in and along the canal.
A social audit of close to 500 public toilets in Chennai by Dhagam Foundation reveals the dire lack of access and reasonable facilities for women. This event will bring together women from all walks of life to highlight their demand for more, and more women-friendly, public toilets.
Infrastructure deficiencies, regular delays in service and persistent negligence plague the Chennai suburban railways, so critical to mobility for the masses. With six deaths in two days, will the authorities wake up?
Lack of specialised facilities, selective access to the only two stadiums, their poor upkeep and a growing trend of hosting frequent private events and shows — all this means that Chennai’s aspiring athletes stare at multiple odds.
Child rape has assumed pandemic proportions in India. Often parents don’t have the slightest inkling of the abuse faced by the victim, as in the recent Chennai case. A CSA survivor writes an open letter to parents, telling them about the role they have to play in protecting their child.
A recent report stated that Delhi is likely to face severe water shortage by 2020, and Chennai may well be on its way to a similar crisis. Is it not time we shifted our focus from supply to demand – rainwater conservation, better storage and minimising wastage?
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?