A hundred odd families, primarily from Jharkhand, employed as masons or workers in the city, live in Kanathur off East Coast Road. How are they coping in the face of the lockdown, when most government schemes are also out of bounds for them?
How has Chennai handled the outbreak of novel coronavirus so far? What does it say about the nature of our cities? A piece in Tamil by Vadivu Mahendran that delves into the various aspects of the outbreak.
Even as the numbers of infected Coronavirus patients are on the rise, most of Chennai’s conservancy workers continue to report to work daily, with minimal, and often zero, protective gear. What can we do to help this vulnerable group?
Long days with no breaks and lack of facilities such as restrooms make lives of traffic police very tough. Here’s a Tamil translation of our article on what ails those who keep our roads congestion-free.
Stuck indoors but looking to contribute to those in need? Have some time to spare and willing to help the vulnerable during this difficult time? Here is how you can lend a helping hand for Chennai during the lockdown.
Senior citizens are the most vulnerable section of our population during this outbreak of coronavirus – both physically and emotionally. Reach out to senior citizens you know and see how you can help them.
Her mornings go in clearing garbage in Kotturpuram’s streets for Chennai Corporation, but Rita akka, a differently-abled contract worker, spends her evenings feeding and talking to her canine companions.