Chandhini R

A panchayat that sows together, grows together

Hari is known for setting up organic gardens and effective waste management systems in the unkempt lands in the panchayats.

11 Oct 2020

‘Intervention at early stages of life a must for healthy mind’

A psychologist associated with the initiative, M Nirmal Kumar said, “With the help of district education departments, schools that require  support will be identified.

10 Oct 2020

These Tamil Nadu teachers are a class apart

Still on a summer night when the crickets and the cicadas chirp ominously, you can hear the sawing grunt of a leopard.

06 Sep 2020

A handwoven gift for 'Thala' Dhoni, all the way from a father in Erode

The 41-year-old man’s admiration for ‘Dhoni as a father’ has now taken the shape of a handwoven portrait.

23 Aug 2020

This busy bee keeps the bees busy

Ten years ago, Gobi-based woman Manjula Parthiban fell in love with the art of beekeeping. What started off as a hobby eventually developed into a large-scale business, with Rs 20 lakh annual turnover

06 Aug 2020

Pandemic pushes Chennai advocate to sell tea in Erode for a living 

The 69-year-old lawyer had gone from Chennai to Erode for a case at munsif court and was stuck without a job owing to the lockdown

25 Jul 2020

Disabled couple finds savings lost to demonetisation, Erode Collector extends help

Somu, who is blind, and Palaniammal, who has a physical disability, earn a living by selling incense sticks and camphor in the locality.

12 Jul 2020

Lockdown creates an opportunity to unlock knowledge bank

The power of youth can never be underestimated. Their tenacity of purpose can ignite a movement towards realising a dream.

08 Jun 2020

Charitable mobile dispensaries a boon for the needy during curfew

@ Erode Ironically, access to free and affordable healthcare for conditions termed non-critical near enough disappeared during a pandemic.

05 Jun 2020

Children battle the digital divide

The students in tribal hamlets of Kadambur, Thalavady and Bargur hills share their ordeal of the unbridged digital divide.

02 Jun 2020

Women in hilly areas forced to compromise on menstrual hygiene

Women and girls living in the hamlets have been forced to compromise on their menstrual hygiene.

18 May 2020

Grandmaster’s tactical manoeuvre to raise fund

It may be noted that Iniyan became a grandmaster when he crossed the 2,500 point mark in the Elo Ratings at the Noisiel Open in France in March 2019.

08 May 2020

Erode's journey to recording zero active cases in one month

Erode was the second district to report COVID-19 cases in the State. There was a spurt in the number of cases within a fortnight and the district was declared a hotspot with 70 coronavirus cases.

01 May 2020

Farmer turns Twitterati, sells 42 tonnes of cabbage

Novel thinking helps Erode native earn amid lockdown woes

27 Apr 2020

Lockdown and coronavirus make matters worse for OCD patients

Mental health experts say the pandemic and the lockdown have taken a toll on patients in the anxiety spectrum

26 Apr 2020