Sahana Iyer

Chennai-based Blue Cross flag off country's first mobile ambulance for street animals' treatment

Fitted with an inverter, two fans, a fridge, and cabinets and drawers to hold medication, the vehicle is fully equipped with amenities to tend to animals in need.

28 Feb 2022

The Italian wine affair

Much like every cuisine that finds its way out of its homeground, Italian cooking has been moulded infinitely to suit the Indian palate.

28 Feb 2022

A man of his letters

Hariharan’s history with the postal service is nothing, if not noteworthy.

23 Feb 2022

The rare and the ruthless

From prevention and treatment to lacking infrastructure and research, doctors lay bare the truths of lesser-known conditions ahead of World Rare Disease Day 

23 Feb 2022

Books that bond father and son

It began with an early interest in art and was propelled by the Amar Chitra Katha workshop that he attended a few years ago.

19 Feb 2022

The cancerous outcome of obesity

Gynaecologist Nandhini Elumalai explains how obesity can lead to higher risk of breast and uterine cancers in women in the long run

16 Feb 2022

Revival of hushed hospitality: Chennai volunteers providing homecooked food for homeless

With the lockdown restrictions easing further from this week, Chennai Volunteers revives its Dinners with Dignity initiative to serve the homeless 

15 Feb 2022

Happy Valentine's Day: Chennaities share on what not to do on your first date

Eight denizens share their voices on what not to do on a first date, based on their personal experiences.

14 Feb 2022

For the children of freedom

Aditi Krishnakumar and Lubaina Bandukwala, through this series, bring you the child’s eye view of Independence

10 Feb 2022

A trove of Tamil for toddlers

Among a generation that is fast losing its agility with its mother tongue, Emmozhi Publications offers a fun way back to basics

09 Feb 2022

With water bodies turning garbage dumps, volunteers launch clean-up efforts on weekends

Bringing attention and human resources to the unscrupulous garbage disposal is the Environmentalist Foundation of India that is organising a Mega Volunteering Weekend in various cities

08 Feb 2022

Mixes and meals of millets

Aishwarya Srinivasan, co-owner of Millet Jars, talks about their new omegrown and family-owned business that offers unique  millet-based products for the ealth-conscious 

08 Feb 2022

World Wetlands Day: Making a month for the wetlands

On August 30, 2021, the UN General Assembly adopted World Wetlands Day (February 2), and 2022 will be the first for it to be acknowledged as a UN International day.

05 Feb 2022

A kitchen of kindness: Young man from Chennai on mission to feed hungry

Inspired by his grandmother’s generous lessons in philanthropy, Ashwanth Kumar is ready to take forward the legacy with food as a priceless currency

03 Feb 2022

Forces that forest an area

There is no better herald of change than a unified force.

01 Feb 2022

Anna Nagar to get new eco park

The intention behind the park is to ensure sustainability and move away from the idea of ecologically damaging construction in any way.

31 Jan 2022

The knowledge of 'kolams'

Eventually, she found interest in sikku kolams, a popular style significant to Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

31 Jan 2022

The call of Calligraphy

Sadhika Gupta’s first shot at calligraphy was not in any art room or design course, but on the back of newspapers in coaching classes.

29 Jan 2022

Let’s talk about privilege

With Vina podcast, Vinush Kumar and Naveen present socio-political content in Tamil for listeners worldwide and educate them on several current issues and injustices happening across the globe 

27 Jan 2022

Home versus Home

This one is for lovers of everyday simplicity; the ones who find joy in the first rains and the blooming of flowers in the neighbouring tree.

26 Jan 2022

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