Chennai-based LGBTQ researcher speaks about transpersons’ portrayal in movies

 As a society, there is so much to ‘unlearn’ about the LGBTQ community. This is what Rashmi, a researcher in Chrompet, says. A music teacher by profession, Rashmi has been working on homosexuality and its representation in cinema. Continue Reading

Anakaputhur weavers rue poor patronage    

‘The people here use many bio-fibres to weave. Aloe vera, bamboo, banana stem and erukkanchedi, are a few among the famous varieties. We also use natural dye like coffee, sandalwood, turmeric, indigo, and infuse medicinal herbs including neem and tulsi’, Continue Reading

It feels good to play for Tamilnadu: R Sai Kishore

The left-arm finger spinner is now playing for Tamilnadu and has been helping the team win matches at the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 cricket tournament by spinning a web around the opposition batsmen and taking wickets at regular intervals. Continue Reading

Superbottoms makes reusable diapers to save environment

Superbottoms claims to be India’s first and only Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA) tested and certified cloth diaper. According to its website, CPSIA was passed by US to better regulate the safety of products made for children under the age of 12 years. Continue Reading

AWARE NGO works for women and child empowerment

Making the society a safer place, empowering women and children are the need of the hour. Awareness for Wo+men to Advocate their Rights through Equality (AWARE), a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) inaugurated their office in Balaiah Garden, Madipakkam. The organisation aims in curbing gender based violence and empowerment of children. They conduct various sessions in schools, gated communities and even in corporate offices. Continue Reading

Untreated medical waste let into Thiruneermalai Lake, residents file plaint

Residents of Chrompet are angered over the repeated disposal of untreated medical waste into the Thiruneermalai Lake. Continue Reading

Chennaiite Ambika Mahesh Iyer excels in teaching, dance, story telling

Is it possible for a person to be a teacher, dancer, artist, psychodrama therapist and a story teller? The answer is yes and 48 years old Ambika Mahesh Iyer of Sabari Salai, Madipakkam is an example for it. She received Best Teacher Award for her service in the noble profession of teaching. Continue Reading

6 years-old Chennaiite to represent India in international fashion pageant

Apart from the international pageant, the child has also participated in various shows including Chennai Super Star Fashion Week and India Kids Fashion Week.  “She has been featured in popular lyricist Kabilan Vairamuthu’s music video. She has also walked ramps for a lot of designers” Continue Reading