The Kerala floods have led to serious concerns over how Tamil Nadu would deal with a similar natural disaster. Looking closer home, at a few neighbourhoods in Chennai, we find there’s a lot to be done, and the short-staffed GCC must start today if we really want to be prepared.
No playground, no fire exits, no proper washrooms and sometimes, no teachers either. That’s how kids from families in the Perumbakkam resettlement colony study, in a primary school operating from residential flats.
Organisers had to shell out Rs 15000, as against the Rs 2000 initially quoted, for each of two concerts held on Besant Nagar during the Marghazi Festival this year, but have since been trying in vain to substantiate the official basis for these charges.