Shivani Ramakrishnan

Shivani is a trainee sub-editor with The Indian Express in Chennai. She writes on local and civic issues, and culture. A journalist by day and a poet by night, dogs are her best friends.

Articles By Shivani Ramakrishnan

Chennai private water tankers on indefinite strike, residents fear scarcity

The Tamil Nadu Private Tanker Lorry Association has reportedly called the strike due to the seizure of vehicles by the police after the tankers were found to be drawing groundwater without a license.

How Tamil stand-up comedy is gaining popularity in state

Though still in its infancy, Tamil stand-up comedy comedians have carved a niche for themselves in households across Tamil Nadu.

Farewell Athi Varadar: Key highlights of once-in-40-years festival

The deity, Lord Athi Varadar, will be immersed in the tank at the Varadaraja Perumal temple in Kancheepuram district today at nightfall.

Chennai Brew: Chronicling lives of ‘North Indian’ communities in coastal city

The book traces the lives of four North Indian communities in Chennai against the backdrop of the Partition.

Tamil Nadu Kalaimamani awards – full list of winners

About 201 artists were honoured for their contribution to performing arts from 72 fields from 2011 to 2018.

Chennai police announces steeper fines for traffic violations

The amount of fines for traffic violations have been raised in a bid to enforce adherence to traffic rules in Chennai.

Chennai: Five spots linked to the freedom struggle you must know about

Great ideas and great movements were born in this city, then the winter capital of Madras Presidency. These monuments bore witness.

Tamil Nadu rains: Six dead, over 1,500 displaced as Nilgiris reels under flood

Incessant rainfall in the region had claimed six lives and left over eight people injured at last count, due to avalanches, building collapses and rising water levels, even as large swathes of agricultural land and roads in the region were damaged due to flooding.

Chennai traffic police: No helmet? Pay Rs 1,000 fine

In line with the recently passed Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2019, the traffic police is informing the public that it will soon begin imposing a hefty fine on those violating the helmet rule in the city.

Karunanidhi first death anniversary event: Stalin, Mamata condemn abrogation of Article 370

The meeting was preceded by the unveiling of the statue of the late Kalaignar by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Murasoli office on Wednesday evening.

Chennai rains had minimal impact on groundwater table: Weather body

The light rainfall received in Chennai has helped the groundwater in the city percolate very little over the last one month.

Two women thrown out of Chennai club over ‘indecent behaviour’

The duo alleged on Facebook that they had been shown the door by the management over 'inappropriate behaviour' which was making patrons at the club 'uncomfortable'.

Athi Varadar festival: Online booking woes and rising hotel costs irk devotees

The Athi Varadar festival, which began on July 1 will come to an end on August 17.

Chennai water crisis: Here is how Metrowater is being streamlined

The scheme, which was announced on Twitter on July 26, aims to cut down on the waiting period while booking a water lorry from Metrowater. The new scheme, on the contrary, will assure water supply to the household within two days of booking.

To make city garbage-free, Chennai Corporation authorises 21 companies to recycle waste

The companies have been granted authorisation to process and recycle waste generated by bulk waste generators for a period of one year.

Athi Varadar festival: All you need to know about the event

The 48-day festival has gained a lot of traction following the visit of high profile political leaders who visited Kancheepuram to offer prayers to Lord Athi Varadar.

Chennai police offer online police verification of domestic helps, tenants

The service is being offered by the police to verify the background of individuals before employing them for work in Chennai.

Chennai Metrowater’s tweet on Chandrayaan 2 draws flak on social media

“If you find any water on the Moon, you know whom to call first (sic),” Metrowater tweeted from their one-week-old handle. Making a reference to Star Wars, Metrowater signed off by saying, “May the Science be with you!”

Heavy rainfall likely in Chennai, Puducherry over next 24 hours

Chennai weather: The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) predicted that most of the districts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry will receive light to moderate rainfall.

Chennai: Desilting of Chitlappakkam lake resumes after minor hiccups

The bund along the western side of the lake, which had been broken two weeks ago was rebuilt by the PWD last week.