• Mon, Mar 25, 2019
  • Slice Of Life: ‘You can earn only if you invest’
    Every person has a story to share. This column puts the spotlight on the people of Chennai, faces we see but rarely interact with — giving a glimpse into their struggle.
    Slice Of Life: ‘You can earn only if you invest’
    I have been selling soup for eight years now. I hail from a village near Tindivanam. I didn’t study well and was roaming around in my village. Then, I fled my home and came to Chennai when I was 15 years old. I started working at a vegetable shop in Kothalsavadi for Rs 15 per month and then moved to Koyambedu. After some years, I tried to open a shop but it didn’t work out. I worked in a few other places before starting this soup shop. I learnt to make soup on my own and this is a recipe which evolved over a period of years.Slowly, I started to prepare other dishes, too. Now I sell various types of mutton dishes like mutton bone soup, liver, blood fry, gizzards curry, brain fry, head curry, kaima and chicken curry apart from idly and idiyappam.  I start my day at 4 am. I go to the meat market and buy all the necessary items. The...
  • Q and A: Art exhibition for new talents organised Q and A: Art exhibition for new talents organised

    The Art 41, an art gallery organized ‘Expressionism’, an art fest cum exhibition for students and beginners to provide a platform to showcase their painting skills. Daisy Arjuna, founder of Art 41...

  • Citizen Connect- Official apathy: Unused electric poles left on Choolaimedu street for over a month Citizen Connect- Official apathy: Unused electric poles left on Choolaimedu street for over a month

    Residents and devotees visiting Gangaiamman Temple on Vanniyar Street in Choolaimedu are riled over the apathy of the Greater Chennai Corporation and Electricity Department officials, who are yet to...

  • Q and A: Residents join hands to address issues Q and A: Residents join hands to address issues

    Thoraipakkam is waiting for various civic amenities. Nine residents association have joined hands to address their issues. A. Francis, President, Federation of Thoraipakkam Welfare Associations speaks...

  • Citizen Connect: Residents demand fence under MIT bridge to keep anti-social elements at bay Citizen Connect: Residents demand fence under MIT bridge to keep anti-social elements at bay

    The State Highways Department recently gave a facelift for the MIT bridge in Chromepet. However, residents said that the work is incomplete as the bridge remains without a fence to keep away...

  • Slice of life: ‘I do not discriminate my children' Slice of life: ‘I do not discriminate my children'

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

  • Citizen Connect: Tax high but water supply erratic, lament residents of Peerkankaranai town panchayat Citizen Connect: Tax high but water supply erratic, lament residents of Peerkankaranai town panchayat

    Thousands of residents of Peerkankaranai town panchayat in Perungalathur are left fuming by the doubling of their water tax, which has come into force despite them not receiving proper water supply....

  • Slice of life: ‘Nothing but hard work will take us forward in life’ Slice of life: ‘Nothing but hard work will take us forward in life’

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

  • Citizen Connect:75 days of ban- Periyar Nagar residents complain of streets littered with plastic bags Citizen Connect:75 days of ban- Periyar Nagar residents complain of streets littered with plastic bags

    Residents of Periyar Nagar are annoyed to find plastic bags littering their streets even after their manufacture and use was banned in the state 75 days ago.

  • Slice of life: ‘Agriculture is failing, I must stay in Chennai’ Slice of life: ‘Agriculture is failing, I must stay in Chennai’

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