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Volunteers paint rural school in Chennai area

Chennai: Parents were surprised that in one night the desolate looking Anganwadi school at Kannigapuram, K K Nagar, in the city, that got a fresh coat of paint. This was due to the initiative taken up by NGO Thuvakkam. “My friends and I attended the firewalk festival at Kanniamman Koil at Kannigapuram. The temple and the nearby buildings looked bright and clean. But the Anganwadi nearby was not so. When

Cinematographer in Chennai releases own web series

Chennai: He waited for four years to fullfil his parents’ wish and at the same time launch into his passion which is cinematography. V Gautham, a resident of K K Nagar, in the city has shot three short films and one of them –Oru Kannil Thoongidu– has been released on YouTube. Currently pursuing a cinematography course at Mind Screen Film Institute at Mylapore, in the city, the 22-year-old had love

Assn in Chennai area takes green steps

Chennai: Armed with four conservancy inspectors and their team spread across four wards (131,132, 137 and 138) covering K K Nagar and Ashok Nagar, in the city, the civic body started source segregation drive since 2 October. Accordingly, biodegradable waste will be collected on daily basis from households and non-biodegrable waste only on Wednesdays. If things go well according to plan, the locality would soon be free of garbage. Each

Chennai lad talks about his passion in chess

Chennai: A four-member students team from Jawahar Vidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Ashok Nagar, in the city, came first in south zone chess tournament conducted by Dattakala International School, Daund, Pune, among CBSE schools and will participate in the finals to be held on 14 November in Ranchi. Studying in class X, the students – S Sharan Sridhar, Hari Madhavan, Sathya Narayanan and Harish Babu – played seven rounds to win

13-year-old badminton player is already an ace

Chennai: She not just has the flair, but also the focus to make it big in badminton. Meet R Srinidhi, a resident of Eleventh Sector, K K Nagar, who used to sit in the sector’s playground and watch others play. Considering her age,   she was not given a chance to play. But, when an opportunity was given, she proved her mettle. “Seeing her play the game well, she was inducted

Chennai area turns hive for film shooting

Chennai: Situated in one of the busiest places in the city, there are nine acres of land that are being let out for film shooting at Bharathidasan Colony. The presence of four parks and roads that are maintained properly by the civic body throughout the year is enough to woo film crews. Since 2010, around 20 Tamil films were shot in the colony, the latest being Suriya-starrer Thana Serndha Kootam,

Chennaiite maintains 1,500 palm leaf manuscripts

Chennai: J Lalitha, a resident of Ashok Nagar, received ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ from Madras Library Association, the oldest association in India, for her meritorious service in the field of Library and Information Science. Tamilnadu Public Libraries Director S Kannappan presented the award to Lalitha during the 125th birth celebration of  Dr S R Ranganathan, father of Library Information Science, held here recently. Lalitha worked as technical assistant from 1975-83

Chennaiites save water by rainwater harvesting

Chennai: They may be small in numbers. But their work speaks volumes and also sets an example for others in the locality of Ashok Nagar. To increase the ground water level and not to let the stagnant water evaporate during rainy days, Vivekanandar Street House Owners Welfare Association, MGR Nagar constructed two rainwater harvesting (RWH) pits in their street recently. “‘During every rain, our street is filled with water. So,

Chennaiite recalls meeting Gandhi in city

Chennai: Talking to a 87-year-old person in K K Nagar, in the city, one can understand how the freedom movement fired even school-going children. N Sadagopan, a resident of 11th Sector, hails from Nallan Pillaipetral village, then in South Arcot district and now Villupuram. Born on 22 July 1931, he studied up to six standard in his village. ‘ “I still remember those days, where a group of students, including

Arterial link road to be opened in Chennai area

Chennai: With the link road between Anna Main Road and Erikarai Road near Ashok Pillar in the city, is most likely be opened in the coming week, the authorities have decided to shift the Tasmac shop located nearby, to few yards away from the road. “We have approached the Taluk office and officials will take a survey of the wineshop located at the entrance of the link road on Anna

Chennai DCP brings awareness on girl safety

Chennai: T Nagar police has taken up awareness programmes among girl students with regard to safety aspects. “Four women inspectors have been assigned and are visiting schools in the area,” said newly-appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police, T Nagar District, P Aravindhan. He took charge, replacing P Saravanan, who has been transferred to Mylapore. Aravindhan had earlier worked as Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chennai City Traffic South. met the top official