Krithika Srinivasan

In male-dominated goldsmithery, this TN woman etches her mark

She recently made hand-cut designs on about 1,000 gold rings overnight, raising eyebrows in the industry. Each of these rings weighed between two and eight grams.

10 Oct 2021

Tamil Nadu's independent poll candidates pin hopes on new-age promises

K Nandagopal, a 32-year-old differently-abled candidate from Kundalapuliyur panchayat union in Vikravandi, wants to arrange door-delivery of weekly wages for PwD workers under MGNREGA scheme.

07 Oct 2021

Villupuram: Demanding separate panchayat, villagers boycott civic elections

Protest only as prez post reserved for SCs, charge residents of neighbouring village

07 Oct 2021

Tamil Nadu: Memories of caste discrimination haunt Villupuram as rural poll nears 

TNIE spoke to a few former panchayat presidents in the district about their experiences of caste oppression over the past decade and the scope of rural administration. 

20 Sep 2021

Actor Suriya Sivakumar’s shooting site in Villupuram’s Gingee still in darkness

Nothing, however, has changed for people of Irular settlement at Anjancheri village as they are yet to get basic amenities like drinking water, electricity, and housing, according to sources. 

06 Sep 2021

A walk through history’s lanes

History, what a fascinating topic! Not only does one learn about emperors, kingdoms, and civilisations, it also offers an interesting read on a lazy weekend.

05 Sep 2021

Centuries-old monument lies neglected

One of the fun and unique-sounding letters in Tamil language is ‘ai’ (). It had us smile as kids as we wrote the letter, given its circles and curves.

30 Aug 2021

Child labour: Learning lessons, not from textbook, but hard-knock life

The recent electrocution of a 13-year-old boy in Villupuram district, while erecting a flag pole, has exposed deeper problems in society.

27 Aug 2021

Love and harmony over caste, dowry: Ground rule for weddings in these Tamil Nadu tribal hamlets

As the World Indigenous Day was observed on Monday, TNIE explores the wedding culture of 3 major tribal populations in Kallakurichi and Villupuram districts - Irular, Kaatunayakan and Malai Kuravan.

11 Aug 2021

As fuel prices rise, TN man spends Rs 20,000 to make e-bike that goes up to 50 km

With fuel prices increasing every day, people are desperate for an alternative and more affordable mode of transport.

19 Jul 2021

Beneath the siren, ambulance workers battle discrimination and risk to save lives amidst pandemic

One thing all the workers had in common was facing discrimination from their neighbours and relatives.

27 Jun 2021

Will feed 1,000 Covid patients daily, if that’s what it takes, say Tamil Nadu cooks who served 25,000 people

The team of cooks and helpers from Balaji Bhavan hotel at Vikravandi have been supplying food to patients in quarantine during the lockdown.

27 Jun 2021

A people's officer: Irulas praise outgoing sub-collector Anu

People of Jakkampettai greeted the sub-collector on her farewell and presented her with books. They said, "It surely is a loss for us. It's rare to see an officer who headed to our demands."

15 Jun 2021

Left alone to watch father die, 12-year-old Irula boy now aims to become doctor

12-old Jagan, who is from the Irular community near Gingee, lost his father during the lockdown in May 2020.

13 Jun 2021

Tamil Nadu teachers dress up as Sura and Yama to spread Covid awareness

Teachers are known for being dedicated in ensuring that school children get good scores.

11 Jun 2021