Their travel companion: Paranoia

Eerie silence and tired faces have replaced the joy of summer travel this year.

16 May 2020

This cricket star, her friends are struggling for food

Now, hit by the lockdown, the shelter home maintained by Karunalaya, an NGO, is struggling to provide one square meal to the children.

15 May 2020

Coronavirus: Glitches test the patience of e-travel pass applicants

Similar is the issue with inter-state travel. Manoj Govindaraj who applied for pass from Tamil Nadu to Karnataka said the latter’s system is more streamlined.

12 May 2020

What made Tiru Vi Ka Nagar a Covid hotspot?

There has been an unprecedented spike in cases at Tiru Vi Ka Nagar over the last one week.

06 May 2020

Amma canteen, Aavin milk plant staff test positive for COVID-19 in Chennai

The patient, a 52-year-old woman is a long time worker employed at the Amma Canteen in Triplicane, inside the containment zone. 

04 May 2020

Reaching beyond boundaries: ‘Sabril Vigabatrin’ is the boomerang of love

The lead character of the animated movie Klaus says: “A true act of goodwill always sparks another,” which is illustrated in this simple- yet-beautiful case.

04 May 2020

Grave shortage of medicine for epilepsy care amid COVID-19 lockdown

In Twitter too, there are requests from all over the country for Sabril Vigabatrin.

30 Apr 2020

Good Samaritans on social media help deliver life-saving medicine to Bengaluru, Chennai

Two days ago, Debasis Nayak in Chennai was struggling to find the drug Sabril (Vigabatrin), prescribed for epilepsy, for his friend’s daughter.

28 Apr 2020

Breaking the fast during outbreak days an ordeal

A Farkhanda from Vadapalani said that they consume a lot of liquids during the Ramzan month to stay hydrated.

27 Apr 2020

After Dr Simon burial row. Health officials in Chennai conduct burial in high secrecy

When a 56-year-old man died at a private hospital in Vanagaram on Monday, his body was taken all the way to Tambaram — 22 km away — for burial. The entire process was shrouded in secrecy. 

22 Apr 2020

No info on containment zones: Suburban residents

Alleging that they are unaware of containment zones, suburban residents claim they often come to know about it after seeing barricades.

21 Apr 2020

COVID-19: Chicken, mutton, egg prices shoot up in Chennai due to supply shortage

However, production has now begun again and prices will stabilise within a week.

20 Apr 2020

No mechanics or shops, truck drivers stranded

Raj Mohan was transporting pulses from Chennai to other districts in the State, and the fuel inlet tube broke while he was nearing Villupuram.

17 Apr 2020

Loos locked down, homeless relieve themselves in pits

When contacted, a senior official from the Greater Chennai Corporation said, the matter will be discussed with local zonal officials.

16 Apr 2020

Unmasked: Cotton fabric cannot stop corona, warn experts

The size of a virus is around 60-140nm in diameter. It’s so small that they can easily travel through the pores on cotton and similar fabric.

16 Apr 2020