Savithri is a sixth standard student in a government run school in the city, but she also begs on Saturdays and Sundays to earn money for her family. Murali Kumar, counselor, Child Helpline, said that he had counselled Savithri and her mother and asked them to refrain from begging but then it was of no use. He also explained that in Savithri’s caste, women were not allowed to go for jobs so the only option left is to beg. Savithri is a prototype of many young children who beg on the streets of ‘Singara Chennai’. (more…)
By S.Vishnhu Saaye and Swathi Moorthy
Chennai: Increasing westernisation has dramatically changed the role of alcohol in various sectors of our daily life – concerts, clubs, social meetings and even corporate negotiations as an icebreaker.
“It is an easy way to break ice during client meetings,” said P. Selva, a project manager in a leading IT firm and added that it has constant presence in informal meetings as well.
Chennai, Oct 29: Life yet to blossom for garland makers. Their lives are not the same as that of flowers, Many women in Chennai wear small strings of flowers in their hair, and the scent, wafting behind them in the heavy air, is a sort of delight for the garland makers.
Chennai, Oct 28: Chennaiyin FC (CFC) put in a ruthless first half display, scoring four goals before the break, to crush Mumbai City FC 5-1 in their second home game of the Indian Super League here today. Elano, Chennai’s marquee Brazilian signing, put Mumbai’s high defensive line to the sword, scoring two goals and assisting one in a man of the match display.
The win put CFC second on the table behind Atletico De Kolkata, who are incidentally the next visitors to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
In front of over 16500 spectators rooting raucously for the home team, CFC began the game in a changed 4-3-1-2 formation fro
Unrelenting rains across the city for more than three days has affected routine life, causing traffic congestion and water stagnation. Patrol Police Sub-Inspector, T. Ranganathan, said that Chennai Central area was one of the worst affected areas.
Chennai, October 21: As heavy downpour lashed the city for two days, the auto drivers braved the city’s water logged streets and traffic pile up to compensate for a steep loss in daily income. (more…)