Non-profit aims to find asian donor for cancer-stricken child

Chennai, March 17: A bone marrow donor drive held on Sunday at R.A Puram in a bid to find a matching donor for a 2-year-old baby in Boston has raised hopes of finding a perfect match from her ethnic background. “The number of volunteers who turned up was only around 30, compared to the turnout … More Non-profit aims to find asian donor for cancer-stricken child

Private schools fall in line after HC order on National Anthem

Chennai, March 8:  The Madras High Court order making singing of the national anthem compulsory in all private schools in Tamil Nadu has been received well in most schools in the city, with many already declaring that they have been following the practice for quite some time. “It is very surprising that there were schools … More Private schools fall in line after HC order on National Anthem

Old-world charm by the roadside

On a busy stretch of road adjoining Loyola College in Nungambakkam, several makeshift shops dot the pavement. One of them boasts a set of gramophones, several antique-looking telephones and wall clocks, arranged on a set of newspapers. Customers mill around the glinting wares, with curious expressions on their faces. A plainly dressed, middle-aged man speaking … More Old-world charm by the roadside

Meeting a Malayali

As a college assignment, I had to do a profile on a (preferably) interesting person in the city of Chennai. Though the term ‘interesting’ is very broad, in this context it would basically entail a blue collar worker and his profession. Through a friend, I managed to get the contact of a certain Mohammad Ali, … More Meeting a Malayali