Increasing encroachments on all water bodies combined with over-extraction of groundwater has led to the crippling of the city’s coastal aquifer system.
Chennai can never dream of clean air as long as it considers the city’s edges – be it Ennore and Manali in the north or Alathur to the south – to be industrial sacrifice zones.
As the land around them gets acquired for industry, villagers in Tamil Nadu have found religion is the best way to lay claim to what they can.
Midday meals not only promote enrolment in educational institutions but also encourage equality by mandating that children sit together and eat regardless of caste.
The Tamil writer will be remembered for his views on communalism, the battle of the sexes and the Emergency, but also his silence on caste.
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Desalination is considered a solution to increasing water shortage in the world. A few functional desalination plants in Tamil Nadu, however, show a different picture.
Unlike Bollywood, whose inebriated women always seem to end up dancing on top of bar tables, Kollywood’s women are always missing from TASMAC shops.
Ending the 10-day impasse in Tamil Nadu, Palaniswami has been invited by the governor to form the government and seek a vote of confidence as soon as possible.
Violence erupted after police tried to remove people from Marina beach on Monday morning.
There appears to no visible leadership guiding the agitators in Tamil Nadu demanding that Jallikattu be allowed to take place
Artists, performers, musicians and passers-by have pitched in to restore a beloved cultural centre to its former glory in the aftermath of cyclone Vardah.
Researchers say the rainfall on December 1, 2015 cannot be attributed to climate change.
A daily round-up on the human impact of demonetisation.
The burial sites of two of Tamil Nadu’s former chief ministers do not feature in the list of approved sites published by the Chennai Corporation.
A festival that originated to counter the cultural imperialism of the British has lost its radicalism and is at odds with the increasing push for sociocultural inclusivity today.
Public transport came to a standstill in Chennai with buses and suburban trains suspended and the airport shut.
Nine members of the audience who decided not to stand up for the national anthem on principle during the screening of a film were assaulted during the interval.
Cinema has always influenced Tamil politics, notably by turning actors into popular politicians, but Jayalalithaa’s iconic stature will be hard to outdo.
The day of the public viewing saw enormous crowds gather to catch a final glimpse of their beloved Amma and also capture the frenzy on their cellphones.
Jayalalithaa’s funeral drew large numbers of party members and fans from all over, but was a very peaceful affair.
Police forces have been put on alert in the state
Jayalalithaa’s deification may make for comedic gold, but what drives the political success of a leader and a party so devoid of ideology?
Two aircrafts and four ships have been deployed on search and rescue operations over the Bay of Bengal.
Air pollution has become a global concern with rising air pollution levels, as outdoor air pollution in cities and rural areas across the world estimated to cause 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012, according to the WHO.
Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram ranked the highest of the 21 cities studied in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems, but they still lagged behind benchmark cities London and New York.
Representatives from the small island states of the world are here at COP21 begging for a deal that will restrict temperature rise to 1.5 ºC.
Chennai kicked off the last month of the year with over 200 mm of precipitation on a single day, which is more than what the entire month usually receives.
Anyone who has studied history knows that the people of the Indus Valley civilisation built cities and towns with excellent drainage and sewage systems. Five thousand years later, have we in India moved forward or backward?
An amateur marathon runner reflects on the road and the human spirit