Nature-loving couple

Babu and Indira, a nature-loving couple from TNGO colony, Nanganallur have turned their rooftop as organic farm. Babu, who runs an optical shop and his wife Indira, who manages a lingerie outlet both at Nanganallur, seem to have realised the need to go an extra mile to ensure safe and self sufficient food habits. Continue Reading

Understanding plight of stray animals

At a time when humans take good care of themselves and quench their thirst and hunger regularly, here is a Nanganallur resident Mani, who has thoughtfully constructed in front of his house a couple of small troughs that would help him feed stray animals. Continue Reading

Chennaiites run HEAL Foundation to impart social-emotional skills

At a time when matters of mind and mental health are brushed under the carpet, here is our Nanganallur resident, a retired Army Captain, Lekshmy Natarajan and her friend Chaitali Shroff from Besant Nagar, run HEAL (Holistic Education and Adaptive Learning) Foundation that imparts social-emotional skills among parents, children and teachers. Through this the duo work towards nation building through children and help people become aware of their own emotions. Continue Reading

District library at Pazhavanthangal gets new lease of life

The new building for District Library was inaugurated by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on 29 November via video conference. Since then, the facility has been functional at Kumaran Street, Pazhavanthangal. Continue Reading

Chennai suburb residents seek reduction in sewerage, water tax

The State government withheld its revised property tax and has constituted a four-member committee to study the representations made from several quarters on the revised tax. The announcement has evoked mixed response from residents, who have been fighting for reduction for long time now. Continue Reading

Chennai resident advocates composting, treats grey water

While there has been significant awareness about waste segregation and grey water harvesting in the city, only a handful practice eco-friendly approaches. Among the significant lot is, T S Vijayaraghavan, an advocate residing in Nanganallur. From his individual capacity, he has been doing composting, vermicomposting, managing terrace garden, harvesting kitchen water/grey/black water and has a biomethanation plant for the past six years.

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City-based teacher bags honour from State government

For T Ponnammal, teaching has always been her calling. She made heads turn among education community after she bagged the ‘Best Teacher Award’ from Tamilnadu government. The honour was bestowed by Minister of School Education, KA Sengottaiyan in a ceremony held recently. Continue Reading

What led down Pazhavanthangal rly station?

The 2019 Swachh Rail, Swachh Bharat ranking that ranks the stations based on several factors and Pazhavanthangal railway station in Chennai occupies the eighth place in the list of unclean stations in India.
The reasons are aplenty and obvious as far as Pazhavanthangal station is concerned. During several instances, residents of the neighbourhood and commuters have raised a range of problems.
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Residents in Nanganallur, Alandur worried of bad roads, damaged poles

Residents in the neighbourhood are worried about the state of Vembuli Amman Koil Road in Alandur. It may be noted that this is one of the key stretches that the residents use to reach Alandur Metro Station. Continue Reading