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Past articles by Janardhan:

Know Your City: An idyllic setting in Chennai to heal people requiring psychiatric care

Surrounded by a thick blanket of trees and greenery amid the concrete jungle of Chennai, the IMH, which is spread over 60 acres, offers more than what meets the eye. It has adopted various new techniques and initiated many schemes for the wellness of its residents. → Read More

Know Your City: A mess and its connect with Kavignar Kannadasan

While some think about Kannadasan when they listen to his songs or read his books, there are a few who share their memories about him when they step into the ‘Kavignar Kannadasan Mess’. → Read More

Know Your City: This 57-year-old self-taught man designs giant cycles from scrap materials

Rajendran, being inspired by various other automobile makers, had been associated with making bicycles ever since he had started working as a mechanic. → Read More

Know Your City: For 117 years, this store has been selling winter wear for steamy Chennai

Joonus Sait & Sons at Rattan Bazaar has been the go-to destination for woollen shawls, jackets and vests in Chennai. The trust it has built over generations has been keeping the establishment going. → Read More

Know Your City: Perfumes made in Chennai for the world

Wanaromah Essential and Perfumes at RK Salai in Chennai has been producing customised perfumes since 1933. → Read More

Chennai: 20-year-old killed after being pushed in front of train, accused arrested

Police said Sathya was a B.Com second-year student of a private college, and hailed from Adambakkam area. → Read More

Tamil Nadu: Tribals to transgenders, how Project Momentum is taking the Covid shot to marginalised people

The project is now being implemented in nine blocks in Kallakurichi, including Ulunthurpettai, Thirunavalur, Thirukovilur Rishivandiyam, Sankarapuram, Kallakurichi, Thiagaduram, Chinnasalem, and Kalvarayan hills. → Read More

Know Your City: The beef hub of Chennai – Dadashamakan

The regular customers here claim that no other area in the city can match the quality of beef that is available in Dadashamakan, an area close to Otteri in northern Chennai. → Read More

A brown knight in a veshti, here’s how Chess Olympiad’s mascot ‘Thambi’ was created

According to the team, the Thambi statues put up in Chennai are 10.5 feet in height and the chess coins are about 15 feet in height. → Read More

Know Your City: This Chennai man has been collecting rare photographs for over four decades

One can find a cardboard lined with two rows of black and white photos near his shop. These photos are part of his over 30,000 photo collections. → Read More

Tamil Nadu: 1,000 kg of meat, meant for wedding biryani, seized by food safety officials

Dr Satheesh Kumar, the designated officer for Food Safety in Chennai, said the department inspected the meat based on the complaint filed by the management of RR Biryani. → Read More

Once crowd-pullers, actor lookalikes living hand to mouth in film-crazy Tamil Nadu

The adulation for superstars, sometimes bordering on fanaticism, has helped a few people other than the actors—people who have been blessed with features similar to those of the celluloid demigods, but the pandemic has played spoilsport. → Read More

Chennai: Personnel struggle to bring major fire at Perungudi landfill under control

Though the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, activists claim the methane inside the landfill is aggravating the flames. → Read More

Will not allow imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu: TN BJP leader Annamalai

Annamalai claimed the Congress politicised the Hindi language issue for over 40 years but Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not approve the draft of the National Education Policy that had Hindi as the main language. → Read More

Orders for t-shirts to party flags, Tamil Nadu urban local body polls help Tiruppur limp back to normalcy

TN Local Body Elections 2022: The Covid-induced lockdown forced many units to shut shops and many of the workers from other states have returned to their hometowns. → Read More

Several Covid clusters spring up in Chennai, neighbouring districts

District Collector P Kumaravel Pandian said the cases didn’t shoot up in a single day and the results are an accumulation of all the tests that were carried out in the past few days. → Read More

Tamil Nadu: 11-year-old who was hit by stray bullet dies; CM announces Rs 10 lakh solatium

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin said the police was conducting an inquiry, and necessary action would be taken against those responsible. → Read More

WATCH: Amid Chennai rains, policewoman carries unconscious man on her shoulders, gets him to hospital

Rajeshwari came to know about a man lying in an unconscious state near a cemetery. She immediately went there, lifted and carried the man on her shoulders. She then sent off the man in an auto to a nearby hospital for immediate medical attention. → Read More

Will fight Madras HC verdict quashing Vanniyar quota: PMK founder Dr Ramadoss

Ramadoss said that he has urged the state government to move an appeal in the Supreme Court against the HC verdict. He added that apart from the legal battle, they will also take this issue forward politically. → Read More

Tamil Nadu allows bursting of green crackers during fixed time windows on Diwali

The advisory, issued by the principal secretary of the state government’s environment, climate change and forest department, said that the state would adhere to the guidelines issued by the Supreme Court and avoid all joined firecrackers which lead to pollution. → Read More