Krithika Srinivasan

'We're not profit-driven': Puducherry teacher's toys of palm that do no harm

Bavithran, a first-year college student, began knitting magic with palm fronds when he was 11.

26 Nov 2023

Tution centre named after Bhimrao Ambedkar shut down in TN's Villupuram; 'DMK behind the move,' say Dalit youths of the centre

The evening tuition centre - Bhimrao Ambedkar Evening Tuition Centre - has been run for the last year by a group of Dalit youngsters, with over 40 students between classes 1 to 8 studying there. 

10 Nov 2023

Tamil Nadu: From a child labourer in brick kiln to working with Dalit children to ensure their basic rights

Over the years, Dhamodharan has worked with more than 25 lakh school children, all hailing from SC/ST communities and other backward classes. To this day, his commitment is unwavering.

05 Nov 2023

Traffic police on standby to manage festival crowd in Villupuram town

As a market and an old bus stand lie in the same junction, thousands of people throng the area during the festive season in addition to the usual crowd of students.

21 Oct 2023

GLUG plugs digital divide in Villupuram

GLUG stands as a beacon of hope, offering a brighter future to rural youth, while also contributing to the global movement for free and open-source software.

15 Oct 2023

Breaking caste: one wedding photo at a time

Ravishankar’s Oliyan Photography, headquartered in Chennai, is the latest manifestation of Ambedkar’s call for the annihilation of caste, and the young man would also agree with the sentiment.

03 Sep 2023

Tindivanam Public Library turn den of anti-social elements 

The residents said that hundreds of students and other visitors used to gather at the library on a daily basis.

24 Aug 2023

Six Class 11 students in TN miss retest due to 'server error' 

Official sources said, about 90 students, out of a total of 206, in the school had failed Class 11.

08 Aug 2023

Sky-rocketing power bills send shock waves at GRP Street in Tamil Nadu's Villupuram

"TNEB employee S Lakshmanan has deliberately manipulated the meter readings for all the houses on GRP Street.

07 Aug 2023

An oasis for Villupuram’s civil service aspirants

Praxis, a coaching centre for civil service aspirants in Villupuram, has become a household name in the district, not just for coaching offered at a bare minimum fee, but also for its library.

06 Aug 2023

Women, children among 40 detained for protest against sand quarry in Villupuram

"The villagers had opposed the quarry since 2022 and had expected the district administration to revert permissions for the quarry, but no action was taken.

05 Aug 2023

Watch out for this 'abuse alert' timepiece by two Villupuram schoolgirls 

The watch is designed to respond swiftly during emergencies and comes with a discreet alert button that, when pressed thrice, triggers an SOS signal to the local police station.

04 Aug 2023

Poor upkeep of Villupuram govt hospital worries patients

Defeating its purpose of providing affordable treatment, the Villupuram Medical College and Hospital has been rocked with poor maintenance and a lack of infrastructure.

24 Jul 2023

Temple entry issue: Melpathi Dalits in TN's Villupuram threaten to renounce Hindu faith

It is an outright negligence of their duty, as the scheduled caste people had been denied their constitutional right by an entire village.”He continued, “Oppression has started because of the religion

13 Jul 2023

Social media catapults small town teen singer from TN to TV show

Earlier, Nethra garnered popularity on social media after a local Instagram handle shared a video of her singing a famous number from the movie Jai Bhim, attracting over 20 lakh views.

10 Jul 2023

Isreal Conflict