‘News Today’ effect: Mumbai doctor to help Chennai NEET topper

After reading an article in News Today issue dated 10 June, about Jeevitha, a Chennai-based student who scored high marks in NEET, Dr C G Mahalakshmi from Mumbai has volunteered to render support to the topper. Continue Reading

Jeevitha, daughter of a tailor, clears NEET with aplomb

“There were a lot of times when I was not able to attend school as paying fees was a big problem. So, once I become a successful gynaecologist, I want to help people like me who struggle to get education,” said Jeevitha with a proud smile. Continue Reading

Mugappair CFS School is role model for others

Apart from quality education, Mugappair CFS School students have access to breakfast from Amma Unavagam, school uniforms for those who cannot afford to buy one and special teaching methods for slow learning students and autistic kids. Continue Reading

What makes residents of water-rich Nanmangalam thirst?

It would be funny if it weren’t so serious. The Nanmangalam lake and farmlands supply water to the rest of the city / suburbs, but the funny part – serious, if you like it – is that the people of Nanmangalam themselves are buying water from these tankers. Continue Reading

Give us back our streetlights, say Madhavaram residents

What Panchayat Union does, Electricity Board does not know. This is apparently the case in the CMDA-approved layout, Sri Ranga Cooperative Nagar, Vadaperumbakkam, in Madhavaram. Being tired of petitioning all the authorities possible – including the Chief Minister’s cell – to fix streetlights after robberies became a regular affair in their area, the residents put up lamp posts by spending from their pockets. Continue Reading

Farmcils is just what it is – a pencil that carries a farm in it

“We manufacture more than one lakh pencils by cutting one tree. Each and every pencil becomes a tree in future. So, I can assure that one tree is going to give more than thousands of trees in future,” says Ranjith with pride. Continue Reading

Chennaiite cycles across India, Bhutan to create awareness on polio

“Reaching Bhutan was not the actual success. Spreading awareness about polio attack to thousands of people, who belonged to different age groups, different culture, different parts of the country was my actual success,” says 28-year-old cyclist S Sathish Kumar, who travelled solo from Chennai to Bhutan in February, covering 3,232 km in 45 days. Continue Reading