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Teaching science, or mental maths, should be hands-on believes Bhuvana
Teaching science, or mental maths, should be hands-on believes Bhuvana

Daring to be different

She had things most others only dream of — a gold medal from a prestigious institution and lucrative jobs at an MNC bank and an auditing firm. Yet, one fine day, Bhuvana K.A. felt she had lo... »
File photo of Santha playing with children in her neighbourhood.

Look who is keeping the kids on their toes

Three seniors keep children in and around their neighbourhoods productively engaged during vacation »
Parrots seen at Kilpauk Photo: R. Ragu

“I never allow them to go hungry”

Here is a family in Kilpauk that wakes up every day to the squawks of parakeets. »
CHENNAI, TAMIL NADU, 30/04/2015: Pedestrians finding it difficult to cross the CTH Road near Ambattur Police Station in Chennai on April 30, 2015. Photo: M. Vedhan

Cross the road before the vehicle gets you

Pedestrians have to run for their lives at the junction near Ambattur police station »

Lack of foot over bridge puts commuters’ lives at risk

The project undertaken by the Highways Department and Southern Railway to construct a road over bridge and a pedestrian subway to replace the two level crossings at the Perungalathur railway station n... »
29k Bus plying near Mandaveli junction in Chennai. Photo. M. Moorthy
May 2, 2015

Arumbakam residents want frequency of 29K increased

Reaching college on time is an ordeal for Mercy Arockiam, a student of Stella Maris College. Mercy, who resides at NSK Nagar in Arumbakkam, has only one direct bus to the college — 29K. ... »
May 2, 2015

“Implement government order on de-silting, beautification of lakes”

The Federation of Civic and Welfare Associations of Pallavapuram (FCWAP) has appealed to the Pallavapuram municipality to take steps to de-silt and deepen the Keezhkattalai Lake and Pallavaram Peri... »
C. Sylendra Babu, ADGP , Coastal Security Group driving the quad bike. Photo: M. Karunakaran
May 2, 2015

Quad bike for Elliots

The Coastal Security Group (CSG) has procured all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for Elliots Beach, Mahabalipuram and Marina Beach to save lives. Each of these beaches gets one quad bike. “In a yea... »
Natraj has been conducting special classes with kids with autism. Seen here is him conducting regular classes. Photo. M. Moorthy
April 25, 2015

Healing waters

Swimming instructor Natraj S. did not understand how challenging the disabilities of body and mind could be until mid-2012, when he took up special training in Ahmedabad to equip himself to teach... »
Pavement work not complete properly at Wall Tax Road on Wednesday. Photo: R. Ragu
April 25, 2015

Traffic flow hit by incomplete footpath work

For a few months now, a semi-finished concrete footpath greets pedestrians on Wall Tax Road, between Central railway station and a junction at the Elephant Gate police station, a distance of around... »
The newly developed park at Nolambur 3rd Main Road. Photo: M. Vedhan
April 25, 2015

Nolambur residents have to wait for their first park

Construction work on a brand new park at Third Main Road in Nolambur came to a standstill after the private contractor abandoned the project, citing escalation in costs of the raw materials. ... »
Traffic congession at Rajiv Gandhi Salai near Tidel Park. Photo: R. Ragu
April 25, 2015

Pedestrians out on a limb

Tidel Park junction, Rajiv Gandhi Salai

Be alert when you are driving past the Tidel Park junction. You may have to slam the brakes anytime. Ask any motorist who has ever come fr... »
Government has put up fence around the Sembakkam lake near Chennai to avoid further encroachments. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
April 25, 2015

Weir planned at Sembakkam Lake

The Lower Palar Basin Division of the Water Resources Department has proposed a plan to construct a weir on the Sembakkam Lake. If constructed, the dam will raise the level of water upstrea... »
April 25, 2015

Revathy, Reema Arora to design for boutique in Thoraipakkam

Samriddhi, a women’s boutique in Thoraipakkam, has entered into a joint venture whereby actor Revathy and Mumbai-based fashion designer Reema Arora will be designing suits for it. This tie... »
A structure at the junction of Puliyur Main Road and Trustpuram obstructs the view for motorists and causes accidents.Photo: Vaishali.R. Venkat
April 25, 2015

Pillar of inconvenience

Recently, T.V. Gopalakrishnan witnessed a minor accident involving a motorcyclist and a pedestrian at the junction of Puliyur First Main Road and Trustpuram, First Cross Street. The motorcyclist w... »

“Cycle to work: If I can, you can too”

Where pedestrians are out on a limb

Where pedestrians are out on a limb

Holding out in the computer era

Buses refuse to stop for students

Ten-year-old makes a mark in limbo skating

Theatre promoter takes up a new role

Heavy vehicles choke residential lanes

May 2, 2015

Commuters, staff demand new toilets at East Mogappair bus terminus

The Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) commuters and staff, including drivers and conductors, are demanding new toilets at the bus terminus in East Mogappair. The existing toilets at the t... »
May 2, 2015

Commuter’s complaints over bus shelters continue

In the absence of shelters at several bus stops on GST Road and in other areas in and around east and west Tambaram, passengers are forced to occupy the major portion of the roads, braving the hot... »
People crossing the railway gate at Chrompet Station. Photo: M. Karunakaran
May 2, 2015

Railway officials, forums discuss deaths on the tracks

Southern Railway officials, Railway Police Force personnel, motormen, commuters and representatives from traffic and transportation forums met at the Southern Railway Headquarters Conference Hall,... »
A Black Kite with injuries was rescued by local people at ICF colony in Chennai on Monday morning on April 20, 2015. Photo: B. Jothi Ramalingam
April 25, 2015

Residents rescue black kite at ICF

An adult black kite, around four years old, was rescued by residents of Integral Coach Factory last week after the bird of prey was found injured and unable to move. Residents found the bird of pr... »
Unauthorised parking of vehicles has forced the garbage bins to be kept on the middle of the Padi Kuppam Road, Anna Nagar West in Chennai causing traffic snarls. Photo: K. Pichumani
Chennai, April 25, 2015

Illegally parked vehicles eat into road space

Residents of Padi Kuppam, Mogappair find it difficult to step out of their houses because of illegally parked vehicles on the Padi Kuppam Main Road. According to residents, most of the vehicles ar... »
View of uncleared sand on the Anna Nagar East near K4 Police Station in Chennai. Photo: M. Vedhan
April 25, 2015

When a road springs a surprise

The Third Avenue Main Road, between Anna Nagar police station and Government Peripheral Hospital, has everything that a road should not have: A mound of blue metal next to the median at the traffi... »
Summer camp for special children was held at Bala Vihar in Chennai. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan
April 25, 2015

Brain gym activities for summer

After searching for summer camps in the neighbourhood, Kolathur resident M. Ravi registered for a five-day programme at Kilpauk though it meant travelling far. “I wanted a place where my hyp... »
Chitlapakkam pond. Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
April 25, 2015

Chitlapakkam residents want pond deepened, de-silted soon

The residents of Chitlapakkam have urged the Chitlapakkam Town Panchayat to de-silt and deepen the Chitlapakkam pond at the earliest. The pond, located at Muthalamman Koil Street, behind Sri Gangai... »
Foot over bridge at Palavanthangal railway station. Photo G. Krishnaswamy.
April 25, 2015

FOB by day, bar by night

Commuters using the Pazhavanthangal railway station have requested the State Highways Department and the Southern Railway to ensure adequate lighting at the foot over bridge there. Lack... »
Photo: G. Krishnaswamy
April 25, 2015

A day without cars

A road freed of cars may sound like an impossible idea, but Namma Chennai Namakke (NCM) is attempting the impossible. A joint initiative by the Institute of Transportati... »

The craft of customising cakes

Striking out on their own

Old pipelines unable to bear excess load

Parking area at Chepauk MRTS wears a bleak look

The Goan shack comes to Anna Nagar

Lack of pedestrian signal encourages jaywalking

The wheels roll on