Chennai assn honours service-minded people with Pride of Madras award

Instituted by Senior Citizens’ Group Of Besant Nagar (SCGOBN), these awards honour individuals who have gone beyond the scope of normal work to help the poor and needy, especially senior citizens, and are supported by the Rotary Club of Madras Mount. Continue Reading

Chennai: Police constable murders wife, kills self at Puzhal

He was married to Jaya for seven years. Last night, while the couple’s son Varun had gone for dance classes, the duo got into a fight. In a fit of rage, Naresh stabbed Jaya with a kitchen knife. He later, hanged himself with a shawl. Continue Reading

Chennai residents come together to collect rainwater

The past few months witnessed Velacheri struggling for water. But the civic body officials are not ones to take things lying low. They are campaigning on a war footing to install more and more rainwater harvesting (RWH) facilities in the localities. Continue Reading

Palavakkam school adopts pond, volunteers to clean it

A school is bringing children close to nature, by adopting a pond. This adoption process of the Neelankarai Dhobi pond, by My School, Palavakkam, was recently inaugurated by Member of Parliament, Thamizhachi Thangapandian. Continue Reading

Fake cops try to extort money, arrested at Avadi, near Chennai

According to the police, at 3.30 pm Friday, two men, identified as Mohan Raj (38), a land broker from Ayapakkam, and Velayudham (47) from Vijayalakshmipuram, Red Hills, claimed to be working in the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption. Continue Reading

Octogenarian in Chennai recalls memories of her freedom fighter dad

At 80, Gangabai’s memories of her father are still as fresh as new. A resident of Annai Indira Nagar, Velacheri, she speaks highly of her father Rathinavel, a freedom fighter who was active in his native Thanjavur. Continue Reading

Bashyam Arya stood against British might during freedom struggle

While we sing paeans on heroes who scripted history during India’s struggle for Independence, albeit a few times a year, how does it feel for those who were a part of the freedom fighters’ lives? Continue Reading