Did you know Chennai had freezing temperatures in the summer of 1815 because of weather changes caused by a volcanic eruption in a distant land? A special quiz as part of continuing Madras week celebrations in Chennai throws up remarkable facts and trivia about the city.
Want to know more about decentralisation of urban governance? Wish you had a greater say in the way your ward is governed and managed? Come, meet this women’s group to know how you can make these reality.
Chennai NGO Thozan, in collaboration with 108 ambulance services, conducted an awareness campaign in 73 city parks recently, with an aim to spread awareness on road safety among citizens. Here are some of the most important takeaways.
Only 14 per cent of the parliamentarians in Lok Sabha are women. Despite lip service by all political parties, the Women’s Reservation Bill remains the longest pending bill in Parliament. Perhaps it is time for citizens to take up the fight?
June 30th marked the end of Pride Month, and the city celebrated it with the 11th Chennai Pride March. A citizen journalist captures moments of pride and solidarity that raise hopes of greater sensitivity and inclusion in the future.
The Water Workshop this Saturday will help empower citizens through informative sessions on grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting and water conservation methods, all of which can help build resilience in the face of acute water shortage.
Barely 30 per cent of the city’s waste is segregated a year after Greater Chennai Corporation took steps towards source segregation. Citizen Consumer and civic Action Group (CAG) has now collaborated with Chennai Corporation to sensitise citizens about effective waste management practices.