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‘Trial by virus’ beams light into lives

“A social activist called me and transferred Rs 5,000 to my account. Not just me, she inquired about my friends who might be facing similar hassles, and gave money to four others as well.

12 Aug 2020

COVID-19 crisis: Single mother stuggles to make ends meet after job loss in Chennai

Her husband abandoned the family when her daughter was two-years-old.

11 Aug 2020

Lockdown woes: Fired from teaching job, this single mom has no option but to stop her son’s education

After losing her job in April, Nisha discontinued her son’s studies at a crucial stage (ninth standard) and her landlord has been forcing her to vacate the house since she is unable to pay rent. 

10 Aug 2020

Young and jobless: Story of a scribe broken by pandemic

Armed with a postgraduate degree in journalism, Mohan started his career as a reporter, in a reputed Tamil magazine based in Chennai.

08 Aug 2020

Lockdown woes: Chennai autodriver shifts to selling fish

This pandemic-induced lockdown has thrown many out of jobs, destroyed livelihoods, and hit the economy hard. Through this series, Express brings to you the stories of a few such people

07 Aug 2020

UPSC results: No dream is out of sight for this 25-year-old visually impaired

This girl from Madurai has cracked the UPSC examination and secured 286th rank

05 Aug 2020

Disability didn’t hinder his ‘vision’ to become an IAS officer

It was four years back that D Balanagendran first cracked the UPSC exams. He secured the 927th rank, and was offered Group-A services.

05 Aug 2020

Specialty health sectors come down with fund crunch in Chennai

Medical professionals who practice in niche areas like ENT, dentistry, physiotherapy, etc. are facing a hard time as the fear of infection and financial shortage is keeping patients away.

03 Aug 2020

Virus pushes mental health issues to back seat

When it comes to mental health, there is always more than what meets the eye. Such is the curse of its characteristic.

29 Jul 2020

COVID-19 takes toll on mental health but those with existing issues are the worst hit

"Since a lot of people lost their jobs and the medicines cost anywhere between Rs 30 and Rs 50 per day, they are unable to afford it," said P Thiruchelvi who is coping with bipolar disorder

28 Jul 2020

Coronavirus outbreak in Tamil Nadu: 2,06,737 small details behind big data

In Chennai, for instance, of the over 85,000 recovered patients, only a mere 15 have come forward as donors.

26 Jul 2020

Restaurants along Chennai's ECR see a surge in demand

Restaurants along East Coast Road are witnessing a surge in the number of customers reaching the eatery to take away food parcels.

20 Jul 2020

I got to eat good food after months, thanks to my score: Tiruchy student   

Day before the board exams, Isabella's mother would go without food so that her child could eat.

17 Jul 2020

TN girl, who lost father a month before Class 12 exams, passes with flying colours

She could not even see him last because their family could not afford the money to fly down the body from Malaysia to India.

16 Jul 2020

'Avoid touching surfaces': COVID-19 warning brings the world to a halt for these blind people

While normal walking sticks are priced at Rs 150, sticks with voice automation and vibration detecting facilities cost anywhere between Rs 3,000 and Rs 5,000.

16 Jul 2020