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.
Around 50 families of the Dhobi Khana Housing Board in Purasaiwakkam continue in the traditional laundry business –manually washing, drying and ironing clothes. But do they get enough business in the age of gadgets? How do they cope in the face of water shortages? And what does the future hold?
Creating an ecosystem for a market-based ‘waste economy’ has given a big boost to dry waste recycling in the city, says Azhagu Pandiaraja M P, one of the core members who created the Madras Waste Exchange. Find out more about the unique initiative in this exclusive interview.
Residents in Adyar and other parts of the city have found themselves subject to LPG installation checks without prior intimation; these checks are being conducted at random intervals and often by untrained personnel. Here’s what you must know to avoid being duped.
Besant Nagar beach is unrecognisable to old timers, thanks to over a hundred Spring Potato shops. What do they sell? Do they get any customers? Don’t they need permission to operate in a public space? What’s it doing to the beach? Many questions, few answers..