Tue, Mar 02, 2021

  • When she was laid off from her job as a beautician, Anjana Balu, a city-based transwoman, was at crossroads. That is when she decided to start up a food stall, which broke barriers and helped her...
    Food will overcome prejudice, says transwoman who opened road-side stall in T Nagar
    Two weeks ago, the 28-year-old set up the AMA Food Stall in T Nagar along with two others with the help of the LGBTQ rights NGO Born2Win. The eatery is open from 7 am to 5 pm, serving hot vegetarian food.“I am estranged from my family, and get no support from them. The only person who keeps in touch with me is my brother, who checks in on me from time to time. It was difficult to establish myself in an honest job. So I am grateful that I have had two self-respecting jobs,” Anjana said.Things were difficult initially. Due to her gender identity, many avoided her stall making her wonder if she could continue earning a livelihood. But things turned around before long.“Two college students help me run the food stall. They spoke to the local public, explaining how I am no different from them. Then they started coming to my stall. I think they...
  • These city peeps are ready to take up bartending as a side hustle These city peeps are ready to take up bartending as a side hustle

    Dharshana loved the concept of mixology and wanted to make cocktails on her own. During the lockdown, when people took an interest in learning new things, she badly wanted to learn to make cocktails.

  • Five booked for forging land records belonging to late educationalist’s wife Five booked for forging land records belonging to late educationalist’s wife

    The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have booked five persons including former employees of late educationalist Jeppiar and one of his daughters for stealing the original documents of his wife...

  • Two women among 3 booked for attacking woman landlord Two women among 3 booked for attacking woman landlord

    Kolathur police have booked three persons including two women for attacking the landlord for demanding rent for the shop occupied by them.

  • History-sheeter fatally knocked down on Kamarajar Salai History-sheeter fatally knocked down on Kamarajar Salai

    A history-sheeter was killed after he was knocked down by an unidentified vehicle on Kamarajar Salai on Sunday night and police are investigating whether it was really an accident or whether he was...

  • Politico pockets Rs 16L offering smuggled gold at half rate, held Politico pockets Rs 16L offering smuggled gold at half rate, held

    Police arrested a 28-year-old man near Madipakkam who allegedly cheated a woman of Rs 16 lakh promising to give her smuggled gold at half the price.

  • Vote only for candidate from our community in Killiyur: Fishers Vote only for candidate from our community in Killiyur: Fishers

    Fishermen in Killiyur constituency in Kanniyakumari district want their voice to be heard in the Assembly and to ensure this they have decided to vote only for a representative from their community in...

  • CB-CID to probe NEET mark scandal CB-CID to probe NEET mark scandal

    The Madras High Court on Monday ordered a CB-CID probe into the allegations of tampering of mark sheets/answer sheets in NEET exams, wherein a student — as per the answer sheet posted on the website...

  • Milk delivery man molests 52-yr-old woman drawing kolam on road, held Milk delivery man molests 52-yr-old woman drawing kolam on road, held

    Kolathur police have arrested a 22-year-old man for molesting a 52-year-old woman who was drawing kolam outside her house.

  • Opposition demands speedy action against election norm violations Opposition demands speedy action against election norm violations

    During a meeting held in Ripon Building, on Monday, political parties demanded the Greater Chennai Corporation and district election office to plunge into action immediately after complaints are...