Invasive species eat into food of animals

Forest officials said steps to eradicate the invasive species and sowing seeds of native grass species has improved the vegetation in the plateau

08 Oct 2021

Ambasamudram artisans shape wooden toys with chisel of despair

Requesting anonymity, a man, who gave up his wooden toy-making business, said he is against letting the next generation learn the art as there is little to no income.

29 Sep 2021

A journey back to the roots

Let’s face it. Many who work in the corporate sector nurture the dream of leaving the job for a life in the lap of nature.

19 Sep 2021

Poor marketing, sales hit organic farmers 

Many farmers in the district have been forced to take a break from organic farming as they are left in a lurch without a platform to showcase their products.

18 Sep 2021

Building from scratch

No object is ‘useless’ once you know what to do with it. And 43-year-old V Ananda Perumal wanted to declaim this to the public.

12 Sep 2021

Grass not greener at Pattamadai mat weavers’ end

Several skill development and training activities were conducted to teach the craft to others in the region after the Pattamadai mat received a Geographical Identification tag in 2013.

10 Sep 2021

A certification that changed the lives of this tribal community in Tirunelveli 

A paradigm shift from conventional, monoculture-based and high-profit dependent industrial production to a sustainable, regenerative production system is the need of the hour.

05 Sep 2021

TVs, fridges, washing machines: Tenkasi health officials offer freebies in return of COVID vaccine

While the municipality officials had set a target of inoculating at least 42,000 people in the region, they were able to administer the jab to only about 16,000 people until Friday.

05 Sep 2021

Lack of demand forces farmers in Tirunelveli to let produce rot

Many farmers of vegetables like onion, cucumber, okra, and guar in Tirunelveli are staring at loss despite having a good harvest, primarily because of a lack of demand.

04 Sep 2021

Tirunelveli: Idols gather dust, dreams of migrants lay shattered

More than 40 Rajasthani migrant idol makers and their families, who were staying in Tirunelveli for the past two decades, have decided to call it a day.

28 Aug 2021

Tirunelveli shop brings Kaani tribal life into sharp focus

Want to get a flavour of the lives of Kaani tribals? No, you don’t have to venture into the forest now, just go to AR Lane in the heart of the city.  

19 Aug 2021

Restoration of habitat only way to check elephant intrusion in Tirunelveli

Officials of Kalakkad Mundanthurai Tiger Reserve (KMTR) said that though the forest is home to no elephant, more than 250 elephants migrate to the forest from the Tiger reserve in Kerala every year. 

12 Aug 2021

Meet TN postmaster who climbs a hill every month to deliver pension to 110-year-old

As Christuraja single-handedly manages the Branch post office, it came down to him to ensure Kuttiyammal received her pension. 

04 Aug 2021

Dearth of crematoriums a burning issue in Tirunelveli

The residents have urged the authorities concerned to install one more crematorium in the district to ease the situation. 

10 Jun 2021

Daughter of frontline police worker awaits to get job under compassionate grounds

Months have passed but the daughter of the late police Sub Inspector, who died of Covid-19 during the first wave, still awaits a job under compassionate grounds as the family lost the breadwinner.

02 Jun 2021