The rise of the Local vs Migrant Divide in Labour

November 7, 2019 students 0

Sharma lives in a corner of Mambakkam apparently segregated for migrant labourers. He lives with 20 others like him in a rented house. “The locals don’t like us especially since the mass firings began. They don’t like the fact that we are employed while they aren’t.”

Jantar Mantar turns 25

November 6, 2019 students 0

“Today, there are barely any people in the state who can write a decent scientific article in Tamil,” lamented Dr Ramanujan. “This is why we started Jantar Mantar. It’s an effort to make science friendlier to children. So that they know that there’s more to the subject than just medicine and engineering.”

A Memoir of Kashmir

November 6, 2019 students 0

Moosa Raza, former Chief Secretary of Jammu & Kashmir, launched his book Kashmir – Land of Regrets in Chennai and talked about the way forward for Kashmir. 

Open up

November 5, 2019 students 0

“Storytelling for and by Adults”, an Open-Mic and Discussion was held at Cafe Coffee Day Square, Nungambakkam on Monday. Dr. Eric Miller, Director of World […]

The Dynamics of Drama

November 5, 2019 students 0

 Theatre personalities agreed that the effects of technology, economics, politics and society had affected the art of drama today. The discussion was held at Kuvikam […]

State Wrap

November 5, 2019 students 0

Tamil Nadu tackling the death of a 3-year-old, desecration of Thiruvallur’s statue, arguments against the Contract Farming bill and Shashikala’s Benami issue.

Livelihoods suspended for Modi-Xi Summit

October 28, 2019 students 0

Amarnath was selling fruits when the corporation employees along with police came to his shop at the road leading off Rajiv Gandhi salai known as Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR). They ordered him to keep the shop closed for a week. The Chinese president Xi Jingping was scheduled to drive along the OMR road on 12 and Amarnath’s shop was along the route.

Perumbakkam: the cost of resettlement

October 24, 2019 students 0

In the Perumbakkam locality maintenance is poor and water is scarce. Electricity supply is spotty, and the healthcare services available are less than adequate. Residents of the resettlement area also find it difficult to find livelihood in a whole new neighbourhood.

Government school, Perumbakkam

October 24, 2019 students 0

The Government School in Perumbakkam might stand by apart from the resettlers’ colonies but the infrastructure is lacking much like the buildings towering around.