The Hindu will, in this new column ‘Youspeak’, focus on locality-related issues raised by Kochi residents’ associations. Office-bearers of associations can write to us at The Hindu will selectively publish the responses, based on considerations of public interest and relevance. The mail should include the full address and contact number of the association representative and indicate in the subject line that it is meant for the Youspeak column. (Postal address: Coordinator (Editorial), The Hindu, NH Byepass, Vytilla Junction, Kochi 682 019).