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

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

The Dingy Road Taken

A routine reporting assignment last Tuesday saw me traversing the length of Chennai from quaint Taramani to the hustle and bustle of K.K Nagar. My destination was the Commissionerate for the Welfare of the Disabled, where I hoped to get a quote from the designated official regarding a recent development affecting the disabled community in … More The Dingy Road Taken

Disabled persons optimistic after ‘destitute’ dropped from aid criteria

Chennai, Feb 23: Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s announcement two days ago that her government would drop the word ‘destitute’ from the criteria for disabled people to avail financial aid has been received with cautious optimism by members of the disabled community. “Since it has been announced in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, we believe it is a … More Disabled persons optimistic after ‘destitute’ dropped from aid criteria