Adyar Theosophical Academy in Chennai imparts education with a difference

Greenery all around, not a tinge of artificiality anywhere. No colourful plastic balls or metal monkey bars. Instead, children here visit spot orchards and Vandalur zoo. Continue Reading

72-year-old resident recalls how Velacheri used to be in earlier days

There is a hearsay that there used to be an underground tunnel connecting the shrine at Dhandeeswaram to the Marundeeswarar temple at Thiruvanmiyur. This must have been 1,000 years ago. 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

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

Chennaiite writes to CM cell on road issue, gets positive response

Concerned over the increasing instances of roads being re-laid, without taking into consideration, the houses on the respective stretches, Dr M Vijaya of Kandasamy Nagar, Palavakkam, has petitioned the Chief Minister’s cell and other authorities, thereby eliciting a positive response from them. Continue Reading

Tree poses danger to visitors of Dhandeeswaram library in Chennai

The gigantic tree blocks the entrance of the double-storey building and is dangerously bent. People fear that it would fall in case of heavy rain or strong wind. Continue Reading

Velacheri residents revive rain water harvesting facilities

Entire Velacheri is experiencing acute water shortage, but instead of taking a back seat, residents and the civic body have started a campaign to revive Rainwater Harvesting (RWH) facilities in the neighbourhood. Continue Reading