Their handlooms, made from completely natural fibre and dyes, have found takers across the world, but the traditional weaving community has been in deep economic distress since the 2015 Chennai floods.
Condition of roads, working conditions of fire safety personnel and several other challenges before the Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services must be overcome if the city is to prevent and tackle disasters that require the department’s action.
The Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services has a detailed set of norms that buildings of different types and usage should comply with, in order to ensure fire safety and disaster preparedness. Is Chennai aware?
CPCB data says PM 2.5 levels recorded at the Manali monitoring station on Bhogi day was more than 16 times the prescribed limit. Yet TNPCB data is completely silent on this particular critical pollutant. Why?
A noticeable fall in crime and violence in the locality, speedy and efficient disposal of cases and impressive infrastructure, there is a lot that makes the K4 police station deserving of the rank and accolades it has received.
It’s a ‘fair’ with a difference. Kasim Basith’s initiative, ‘We Are Your Voice’ organises an annual job fair for persons with disability and has successfully placed many of them in reputed organisations.
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 ongoing eviction drive at the Thideer Nagar slum and their rehabilitation in far-off Perumbakkam creates grave difficulty for slum residents, who work in the neighbourhood and send their children to school here.
Effective harvesting of rain water can significantly reduce dependence on tankers and prevent floods, but only 2% of households having RWH infrastructure are doing it as instructed by the state guidelines.
Prime Chennai areas such as MGR Nagar, Anna Nagar and Pudupet market are emerging as hubs for rabbit, pigeon and duck meat, often served as fine dining fare. But how safe is this meat? And is it even legal?
Civil society group Voice of People has designed a survey for residents of Zone 13 of the GCC, findings of which will be used to create a manifesto and submitted to the councillor of each ward in the zone. Read about the group and their initiatives.