Chennai resident talks about astrology, spirituality and his transformation

R Madaswamy (67) is not the one to mince his words. A resident of Annai Indira Nagar, Velacheri from being a staff of BSNL to becoming an astrologer, his journey has been exciting. Continue Reading

Dangerous culture of playing Rummy online exposed

Forty five-year-old Surya (name changed), takes offence if someone calls him ‘addicted’ to Rummy. For him, it is a passion. But for those who are in the know, it appears otherwise. It is learnt that he had got involved in gambling at a young age, with the game eventually becoming an indispensable part of his life. So much so, that the day his wedding was to be fixed, he refused to leave the gambling den. It was a few years ago, that he found that he could play online and life changed. Or did it? Continue Reading

Darshini trust volunteers help visually-challenged students

On a balmy evening, the campus of the Youth Hostel in Indira Nagar, Adyar comes alive, with students and several others sitting in small groups. Continue Reading

Velacheri residents form coffee club, do social service

It is said a lot can happen over a cup of coffee. This seems right. A ‘Coffee Club’ in Velacheri has been doing a lot of social service in the locality. Continue Reading

Velacheri residents want manure plants to be shifted from public places

Residents of Velacheri have a grouse- they are not happy with the manure plants set up in the parks, play areas and OSR land in the neighbourhood. Continue Reading

Chennai writer’s crime fiction receives bouquets and brickbats

Not many can narrate social issues through love stories. Having won three awards this year, Daisy Maran, resident of Palavakkam, has been successful at it, with her several novels and short stories. Continue Reading