Incomplete digital records, lack of information on actual fees payable to the RTO, and intermediaries waiting to take advantage — that’s what a Chennai citizen comes up against, in something as simple as renewal of a driving licence.
Lack of coordination between government departments is at the root of many civic problems, most notably the condition of roads. An angry citizen calls for action by the people to get such issues solved.
What if you were invited to dine and interact with a group of citizens that you would never have met in the usual course? Aarti Madhusudan gets new perspectives on inclusion and empathy after such an evening in Shollinganallur.
If you live in Mylapore, you must have passed C R Balaji on his bike at least once, clicking pictures to highlight civic problems in the area. Bhavani Prabhakar speaks to the man, an inspiration for every Chennaiite.
The spate of killings and violence perpetrated by spurned lovers leads one to wonder if our men have indeed forgotten how to deal with rejection. Sandhya Raju explores both the clinical and social implications.
A city-based teenage animal activist’s visit to the pound run by the Corporation of Chennai leaves him distraught and aghast over the pitiable condition of the canine inhabitants. Here’s his petition to the authorities.