It is no surprise that Adyar’s MV Murthy is called Pasumai Murthy. For, the neighbourhood owes a major portion of its green cover to this 50-year-old. A resident of LMN Koil Street, Murthy has till date planted about 1,410 trees. In his words, “Having been born and brought up in Adyar, I could not simply sit and watch the greenery disappear”. But in 2000, he had to leave his home to work in Kuwait. After another few years of working in Dubai, he returned for good in 2012. Continue Reading
Today’s children may not understand when elders speak about how a milkman on a cycle would deliver cow’s pure milk in a steel vessel to their houses everyday without fail.
With Maatu Pongal being celebrated today, where cows are decorated and worshiped, News Today throws light on a man who is on a mission to preserve and love cows.
In a bid to promote eco-friendly celebrations, residents in city are keen on sustainable practices for Pongal festival.
According to Vatsala Parthasarathy of Journalist Colony, “The festival by itself is quite environment-friendly. I hope people do not burn many items on Bhogi. And those who are into gifts, it is better to keep it simple. For instance, a personalised hand-painted earthen pot with a kolam designed on it”. Continue Reading
Several families, gated communities and residents associations in Velacheri had stepped forward in the past to promote and follow segregation of waste.
Finding your way to ‘H’ Block at the Kotturpuram Housing Board, is rather easy. Just ask anyone to guide you to the ‘painted walls’. The adults and children here are basking in the adulation they are receiving from all quarters, after they transformed the walls of an alley here.
A strong 25-member team from the Health and Sanitation department is doing a lot of work to prevent dengue in Velacheri. But, they expect more cooperation from the residents. Continue Reading
When the government announced a ban on single use plastic early this year, Vatsala Parthasarathy (65) was extremely happy. A resident of Journalist Colony, Thiruvanmiyur from 2005, she has been making her own eco-friendly bags and encouraging those around her to switch to cloth and jute. Continue Reading
Velacheri is a flood prone locality and it is a cause of concern for many. But this time when rains lashed across the neighbourhood, residents were at ease, thanks to the civic body which laid Stormwater drains (SWD) in several areas ahead of the monsoon. The recent rains were a testing for the new facility.
The next time you visit Velacheri police station, you may have to pinch yourself to believe. From a single-storeyed facility which often got flooded during rains, J-7 police station at Gandhi Road today is a swanky place with state-of-the-art features.
What do you call a person who uses art only to spread happiness?
Meet Gautham Krishna (20) of Adyar, who began drawing and painting at the age of four, just for the love of it.