Wed, May 12, 2021

  • People who were there with COVID symptoms to get themselves tested were mingling with others who had come to get vaccinated.
    No sanitisers, PPE kits: How visit to a primary health centre in Chennai turned into a nightmare
    The number of Covid cases that Tamil Nadu registered that day flashed before my eyes right after my first sneeze. My anxiety levels shot up after my sister and I started developing symptoms of the infection, so we decided to get tested at a primary healthcare centre in Ambattur.It was about midday when we reached the centre, the first thing that ticked us off was the lack of a sanitizer bottle at the entrance. Seconds later, we were shocked to see that no one was being socially distant, including the staff. People who were there to get themselves tested were mingling with others who had come to get vaccinated. Lack of proper crowd control and guidance was obvious. But the worst was yet to come.The contractual healthcare workers who entered patients’ details in the registration forms were working without wearing masks properly and without...
  • New RBI proposal for NBFC funding in IPOs to help primary issues in restoring sanity- Opinion New RBI proposal for NBFC funding in IPOs to help primary issues in restoring sanity- Opinion

    The Reserve Bank of India issued a discussion paper last Friday on regulations concerning NBFCs. The crux of these regulations is to reduce significantly the arbitrage between NBFCs and banks.

  • Anantnag's Tabin Reyaz becoming sensation for his unique art of storytelling Anantnag's Tabin Reyaz becoming sensation for his unique art of storytelling

    Tabin, son of Reyaz Ahmed Bhat, a resident of Hassan-Noor Village in the Aishmuqam area of Anantnag, studies in class 7. He aspires to become a writer and pen down stories and articles to motivate...

  • People always look forward to light-hearted entertainment: Aravind SA People always look forward to light-hearted entertainment: Aravind SA

    Chennai’s own stand up comic Aravind SA is back once again with a new show called I Was Not Ready Da.

  • Architecture student explores old Tamil script called Vatteluttu through art Architecture student explores old Tamil script called Vatteluttu through art

    Adhiyaman Ilangovan, an architecture student from Chennai, is exploring the old Tamil script called Vatteluttu that was used for writing the Tamil Language earlier.

  • TN woman farmer becomes inspiration for a storybook TN woman farmer becomes inspiration for a storybook

    Hailing from Melakadu hamlet in Sivagangai district in Tamil Nadu, Chandra Subramanian is a fearless single parent, farmer and retailer who does things her way. An enterprising farmer, she hates the...

  • A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women A cafe in Yemen run by women, for women

    When Um Feras realised there were no leisure spaces for women in her city in Yemen, she founded her own cafe and hopes to change attitudes about women-led businesses.

  • Golden Baby League helps in 'character building' among kids in Mizoram Golden Baby League helps in 'character building' among kids in Mizoram

    Since its launch in 2018, the Golden Baby Leagues project has sparked a revolution across the length and breadth of India with over 35,000 children taking part in the 2019-20 season itself.

  • Reviving the charm of writing postcards Reviving the charm of writing postcards

    For every birthday, Shuruti Vengatesh used to get a greeting card from her grandfather along with a small handwritten note. She started collecting them and later, Shuruti started sending postcards to...

  • Art galleries go digital to engage art enthusiasts Art galleries go digital to engage art enthusiasts

    After the pandemic, many artists took a virtual route to sell their artworks. This move has left art galleries in Chennai to find new ways to engage with their patrons.