Indian flying foxes visiting Illupai trees at night to feed on the fruits is a common scene in Chennai. A fake message linking these creatures with the novel coronavirus has led to many residents contemplating felling these trees. But here’s what you must know.
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.
Chennai has never been afraid to stand up for what it feels is right. Eminent writer and heritage activist V Sriram decries the strong-arm tactics against peaceful, artistic expressions of dissent in the city, such as the recent one against Kolams carrying a message.