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

Mahabalipuram: All you need to know about the coastal town in Tamil Nadu

The coastal town will be playing host to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the their second, informal Indo-China summit.

After easing Chennai’s water woes, last water train from Jolarpettai winds up service

The trains had undertaken 178 trips from July till October.

This 91 year-old just got his PhD for a thesis on cheque fraud

S M Miskeen was conferred with a doctorate by the Governor of Tamil Nadu at a ceremony in the beginning of the month.

As Chennai faces dengue outbreak, govt takes preventive steps to tackle threat

The Tamil Nadu Directorate of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has issued a circular to the public and hospitals regarding dengue fever and the measures to be taken to tackle a dengue outbreak.

Gandhi Jayanti: Five places in Chennai linked to Mahatma Gandhi you should know about

Between 1896 and 1946, Gandhi visited Chennai, then the winter capital of Madras Presidency, 20 times.

Tamil Nadu teacher spends Rs 1 lakh to buy 1000 umbrellas for school students

The teacher distributed umbrellas to students whose families had been affected by cyclone Gaja and had no means to purchase monsoon equipment.

Chennai techie death: Theatres forego banners and cutouts for film releases

Theatres in the city marked the release of Kollywood film Kaappaan, starring actors Suriya, Mohanlal, Arya and Sayyeshaa sans banners and huge cardboard cutouts.

Chennai: City records 104 mm rainfall, heaviest since November 2017

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Nungambakkam recorded 104 mm of rain on Thursday.

Tirumala Tirupati Brahmotsavam 2019: All you need to know about the annual event

The nine-day festival will commence on September 30.

Meet Bayamma, Chennai’s special traffic warden

Shakur Banu, a 55-year-old attender at a private hospital in the city, is a familiar face for commuters as she regulates traffic at a busy junction on the Old Mahabalipuram Road.

Nambiar Swami: A grandson’s biography that chronicles Kollywood’s greatest on-screen villain

Nambiar Swami - The Good, The Bad and The Holy is a biography of M N Nambiar by the actor's grandson Dipak Nambiar. It traces Nambiar's life and his friendships with actors in the industry, particularly with M G Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan.

Chennai’s transgender priestess ‘Ravi Amma’ gets devotees flocking to the temple

Ravi Amma has been the head priestess of a temple in Chennai's Old Washermenpet locality for the last 13 years.

‘Sorry Subhashri’: Chennai holds vigil for techie killed by illegal hoarding

The vigil, which was organised by Pretty Lil Hearts, saw members of the NGO, friends of Subhashri and a few good Samaritans paying tributes to the techie.

Chembarambakkam lake in Chennai being desilted after nearly 200 years

The reservoir will be desilted over a period of eight years.

Chennai: Section of Anna Salai is now two-way on trial basis

The stretch between Anna Flyover and LIC Building has been opened for two-way traffic for a two-day trial by the Greater Chennai Traffic Police.

Chennai’s Murugan Idli Shop: Unhygienic kitchen lands popular restaurant chain in trouble

Officials from the Department of Food Safety and Drugs Administration have temporarily suspended the license of Murugan Idli Shop's central kitchen and issued a notice to the restaurant's Parrys Corner outlet.

Chennai: Youth slashes wrist after girl ends relationship, second case in over two weeks

The city witnessed one suicide and a suicide attempt within a span of two weeks recently.

Seed-infused clay idols make a mark in Chennai this Ganesh Chaturthi

Various eco-friendly Ganesha idols hit the shelves in markets in Chennai to ring in Ganesh Chaturthi on Monday.

Thanjavur dolls, Dindigul locks, Kandangi sarees: Meet the man behind Tamil Nadu’s GI tags journey

Sanjai Gandhi, a GI advocate, has helped in obtaining GI tags for 18 out of 30 products in Tamil Nadu.

Annai Velankanni festival: All you need to know about the 11-day event

The festival will be held for 11 days at Chennai and in Velankanni in Nagapattinam district.