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School playground encroached in city

Encroachment of prime land in Teynampet, worth Rs10 crore, has deprived corporation school students a playground. For the past 20 years, there has been no playground for Chennai high school, located o

Teachers to be trained in life skill classes

In order to make teachers’ training on Life Skill Education Programme (LSEP) more interesting, the Tamil Nadu State Aids Control Society (Tansacs) has come up with a video on teaching methodology. Alo

Homemaker is scribe for visually challenged

She was like any other homemaker till she happened to see an advertisement that called for volunteers to assist visually challenged students. Ms Padmavathy Anand resigned the Central government job to

‘Exam directorate cheated me’


The directorate of government examinations finds itself in a piquant position with a teenager girl accusing it of manipulating her plus-two answer scripts to reduce marks and demolish her dream of doi

She lends ‘honour’ to unclaimed bodies


Neila, 50, has been doing yeoman service by burying unclaimed bodies from government hospitals for almost eight years.

In 2004, Neila, dejected and isolated over domestic problems, wanted to do good

Chennai, man runs orphanage in honour of his father


For Mr S. Sivakumar, his father Mr Srinivasan was a great inspiration to run an orphanage for children.
As a student, his father used to take him to orphanages and old age homes.

“I studied in a go

4-decade-old library with 10,000 books in trouble


It is not easy to spot the Raviraj lending library on Usman Road, T Nagar, amid the many popular shops and commercial establishments. 65-year-old Raviraj has been running the library for 45 years in t

Call to abolish bonded labour in all sectors


Ms Kanniyammal and her son Parameshwaran worked as bonded labourers in a rice mill at Kodungallur, Tiruvannamalai district, for almost a decade till the Adivasi Solidarity Council (ASC) rescued them.

Parents protest exorbitant fees

More than 200 parents of students of St. George Anglo-Indian Higher Secondary School, Aminjikarai, on Monday protested against the school management for collecting exorbitant fees.About 10 parents wer

Beacon of hope teaches many skills


C. Krishnamurthy started living alone when he was just 10 years of age after the separation of his parents. Coming from the fishermen community, Krishnamurthy found that his area, Srinivasapuram, Patt

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

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