• Tue, Nov 21, 2017
  • Model citizen: People’s attitude to street dogs has changed

    Updated: Nov, 20, 201707:00 AM

    Mini Hari who takes offers temporary shelter to dogs speaks on the changing attitude towards street dogs in the recent years.
    Model citizen: People’s attitude to
street dogs has changed
    Mini Hari walks into her neighbour’s enclosure to check on a small pup that had been hit by a car a few days ago. Four other street dogs run after her, wagging their tails eagerly.They wait patiently until she returns with a huge vessel of hot chicken biryani on a cold, rainy day. She piles food on a disposable tray for each of them.Another neighbour walks across to ask her about vaccinations for all of them. “A few days ago one of the street dogs developed a virus and fell severely ill,” explains Mini, a yoga teacher, known in Thiruvanmiyur for offering a home and temporary shelter to abandoned pups and street dogs. “That virus infected dog improved our learning curve,” adds Mini, who is raising five street dogs at home, besides finding home for many others that stray into their lives.Many of the neighbours offer shelter in their...
  • On Road Traffic Victims Day, activists
say more awareness on safety needed On Road Traffic Victims Day, activists say more awareness on safety needed
    Updated: Nov, 20, 201701:13 AM

    The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was observed in the city with a candle light tribute in various places, while bereaved parents and family members of the victims of recent...

  • Care to share food with the community in the suburbs? Care to share food with the community in the suburbs?
    Updated: Nov, 18, 201708:00 AM

    With community fridge becoming common in the city, the suburbs are not too far behind. Geetha Kumar, a resident of East Tambaram, along with her batchmates (1976) of Church Park School, installed a...

  • Slice of life: Happy to be of service in my own way Slice of life: Happy to be of service in my own way
    Updated: Nov, 13, 201708:00 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This weekly column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle, hope.

  • Reporter's Diary: A ‘real’ political thriller starring Kamal, Nayanthara Reporter's Diary: A ‘real’ political thriller starring Kamal, Nayanthara
    Updated: Nov, 13, 201708:00 AM

    Remarkably, it was not a hero this time, but Kollywood heartthrob Nayantara who became the favourite among netizens as the next big neta, after her latest political thriller, Aram started making...

  • Model Citizen: Wanderer, narrator of oral traditions in sports and arts Model Citizen: Wanderer, narrator of oral traditions in sports and arts
    Updated: Nov, 04, 201711:36 AM

    He leads the kind of life romanticised in book and films, and is the stuff of secret fantasies. Eniyan is the nomad historian of Tamil culture, sports and literature.

  • Slice of Life: ‘You can climb out of any pit life pushes you into’ Slice of Life: ‘You can climb out of any pit life pushes you into’
    Updated: Nov, 03, 201710:59 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This weekly column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle, hope.

  • Model Citizen: ‘Feel rich helping school dropouts’ Model Citizen: ‘Feel rich helping school dropouts’
    Updated: Nov, 02, 201711:01 AM

    Rosemary (name changed) braves the rain to meet Sivagami and inform her that things have improved a lot at home. Rosemary, a popular girl in school interacted with her classmates and spent time with...

  • Slice of Life: Everyone calls me the ‘happy caddy’ Slice of Life: Everyone calls me the ‘happy caddy’
    Updated: Nov, 01, 201706:15 AM

    Every person has a story to share. This weekly column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle, hope

  • Vidya Sagar students to be part of Bharat Sangeet Utsav Vidya Sagar students to be part of Bharat Sangeet Utsav
    Updated: Oct, 30, 201705:45 AM

    In an attempt to make music truly accessible, children with disability from Vidya Sagar will be joining leading Carnatic musicians at a festival in the city, singing for their peers in sign language.