Category Archives: City Roundup

Morning melody at the park

Mega Bhaskar, a 10th standard student of Chettinad Vidyasharam performed a Carnatic music concert at the Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore. This programme was part of the monthly Kutcheri at the Park, a concept initiated by Sundaram Finance.

Mega has been learning music »

The tale of an ‘Iron Lady’

Nearly every street in Chennai has a man or a woman ironing clothes from dawn to dusk. In this quiet street of Kilpauk, Varalakshmi has been ironing clothes for the residents of the street for the past 40 years with determination and »

Now you can use a spoon and eat it too!

Day in and day out, almost everyone uses a lot of products made of plastics. From as small as coffee stirrers to big garbage bags. While the environmentalists across the globe are concerned about the excessive usage of non-biodegradable products and its »

Bird watching is now childs play

Chennaiites are slowly realising the wealth of birds that can still be found in and around the city. Bird watching is becoming popular as a hobby. On Sunday evening, Prabha Bob conducted a fun interactive workshop, Bird watching for kids. It was »

A camp for the budding astronomers

Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre had invited young children to know more about the universe and astronomers in the Summer School on Astronomy held during May 17 to 19, 2015.
Dr. P. Iyamperumal, executive director of the centre introduced the students »

Dedicated to progress

The Nandalala Seva Samithi celebrated completion of 27 years of service on May 16, 2015. The anniversary celebrations took place at SVR Kalyana Mandapam, Royapettah.
Since its inception in 1988 the Trust was engaged in service to the people. On the day »

Tiny talents shine on stage

Arushi (Right) and Saindhavi (Left) with ‘Bombay’ Gnanam, director of the play

Two young artists Arushi Vibu and Saindhavi Prasanna are part of the play Bhaja Govindam, doing popular rounds on the city’s stages recently. The play written, directed and staged by »

Veera Abimanyu through Kattai Koothu – Stories and Scenes from Backstage

At 5.00 PM on Friday, 15 May, 2015, at Bharat Kalachar, T. P. Road, a group of stage artists were busy in the backstage for their 7.00 PM show- Veera Abimanyu through Kattai Koothu. The workshop had been happening for eleven days, »

Is summer already over in Chennai?

There is a sudden change in the climate of Chennai.  Now it is a pleasant season during summer, especially when it is the period of ‘agni nakshatram’ or ‘kathiri’, the hottest spell of the season.

The season when the kids are advised »