Chandhini R

Tamil Nadu polls flashback: When Modakurichi farmers made 1996 election historic

When the farmers of the region realised that their charter of 33 demands were not addressed, they decided to take the issue up, in the Assembly elections that followed in the same year.

05 Mar 2021

Preserving tribal culture through art

A Chennai-based artist, Karthikeyan is the creative director of the project and leads a team of 15 artists, who are students at Barathiyar Palkalaikoodam.

21 Feb 2021

Erode NGO comes as angel with ‘siragukal’ to give dignified funeral free of cost

The program -- ‘Kaaduvarai Siragukal’-- initiated by the NGO provides all necessary facilities required to conduct the last rites, free of cost.

27 Dec 2020

He models success on small scale

Confined within the four walls of his house during the lockdown, his financial insecurities lined up like a firing squad. “My office was shut down.

06 Dec 2020

Darkness fades away as hues start flowing in

The oneroom school building of these tribal children got a new lease of life with vibrant paintings.

22 Nov 2020

Tamil Nadu village celebrates Dr Celine Gounder’s achievement, recalls her support

Dr Celine’s father, Raj Natarajan Gounder, hailed from Perumapalayam. He moved to the US in the late 1960s and worked at the Boeing Company.

10 Nov 2020

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

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