Five-year-old Kumar says he is not hungry. 10-year-old Surendar is more candid: he misses the mid-day meal at school. What the lockdown in Anganwadi Centres and schools means for these children of the urban poor
Following the central relaxation of lockdown for fishing and other marine activity, authorities in Chennai took a concerted decision to allow a specified number of boats into the sea twice a week. But that has done little to ease the suffering of the fisher community; here’s why.
A hundred odd families, primarily from Jharkhand, employed as masons or workers in the city, live in Kanathur off East Coast Road. How are they coping in the face of the lockdown, when most government schemes are also out of bounds for them?
Age or illness has not dampened the zeal with which some of Chennai’s senior citizens are working to create a better life for others. Swati Amar meets a few such individuals in the city who are setting sterling examples in how to savour life to the fullest, through sharing and giving!
Paul Rajapandian, or Raja, lives with his two daughters and a granddaughter in a small shack alongside ECR road. His family has been in the cane weaving business for over two generations. In the buzzing suburbs of our metropolis, lives such as Raja’s remain invisible.