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Shivani Ramakrishnan

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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.

Closed for renovation, Thousand Lights subway to be re-opened this week
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

The subway had been closed by the Tamil Nadu Highways Department for renovation.

From paan-stained walls to graffiti work: How this street art festival is transforming this Chennai locality
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The entire settlement was given a festive look after the slum board was chosen for the "Start Chennai" festival that began in the first week of February.

Mega Streets Project to give 110 km of Chennai’s arterial roads a makeover
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The Mega Streets project by the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) proposes to revamp the roads and streets in Chennai for a total area of 426 sq km by developing networks for cycling and walking, increased access to public transport, safe access to public spaces, carriageways, parking, wide footpaths and underground facilities.

Chennai MRTS recruits ex-servicemen to step up security at stations
Tue, Feb 11, 2020

The personnel, all of whom are former military servicemen, have been appointed on a contract basis for a period of one year in the security branch of the Madras division.

Street vendors turn Chennai’s own New York Square into a ‘pedestrian-unfriendly’ place
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

The pavements of the Pedestrian Plaza in Pondy Bazaar are being encroached by street vendors, who set up shop at various places along the plaza every day.

Two crore books showcased during 43rd Chennai Book Fair
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

The fair, which is popular for regional books saw readers purchasing many books in Tamil this year.

Meet ‘Dosa Mama’, Chennai’s very own variety dosa entrepreneur
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

Ravichandran's eatery, Bharathi Evening Tiffin Centre, is known for its 25 varieties of dosas, all sold for Rs 40. The 25 varieties on offer are changed every few months.

Watch: Let Chennai Breathe, a rap song highlighting air pollution in North Chennai
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Let Chennai Breathe takes the beloved childhood game of kabaddi and turns it into the focal point of the video, as the lyrics describe how the current generation is unable to play the game enjoyed by their forefathers due to lack of cleaner air.

This Boghi, exchange your recyclable household items at Chennai corporation’s ‘Swap Shop’
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The two-day Swap Shop helps citizens swap items that they do not need in exchange for items that they want, with the aim of reducing the waste footprint per person and the volume of waste that is generated in Chennai.

From Keeladi findings to Writer’s Corner, 43rd Chennai Book Fair promises to be a literary treat
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

The fair will be held from January 9 to January 21 at the YMCA Grounds in Nandanam, between 3 pm and 9 pm on weekdays and 11 am and 9 pm on weekends. Visitors need to pay an entry fee of Rs 10.

Modi in Karnataka LIVE updates: Continuing our efforts to ensure ‘Ease of doing Science’, says PM Modi
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

PM Narendra Modi in Karnataka Today Live News Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the 107th Indian Science Congress at Gandhi Krishi Vignana Kendra Campus, University of Agricultural Sciences, in Bengaluru.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Rasika Ranjani Sabha has it all for a memorable concert experience
Tue, Dec 31, 2019

From chair lifts to ramps and lifts, Rasika Ranjani Sabha has left no stone unturned to ensure that senior citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) have a comfortable experience during concerts.

Madras Waste Exchange: In a first, Chennai launches online portal for recyclable scrap
Wed, Dec 25, 2019

The first of its kind in India, Madras Waste Exchange is a web portal that facilitates the trade of recyclable waste, both scrap materials and recycled products in Chennai.

Chennai book fair from Jan 9 with Keeladi, Thirukkural as highlight
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The 43rd Chennai Book Fair fair will be held from January 9, 2020 to January 21, 2020 at the YMCA Grounds in Nandanam, between 3 pm and 9 pm on weekdays and 11 am and 9 pm on weekends.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Mylapore Fine Arts Club
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

From K J Yesudas to Bombay Jayashri, here are the A-listers whose performances you can catch at the Mylapore Fine Arts Club this Margazhi season.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Mylapore Fine Arts Club puts best foot forward
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Chennai Margazhi Kutcheri December Music Season 2019: From CCTV cameras to an air-conditioned hall, the Mylapore Fine Arts Club has outdone itself to make sure that rasikas and artists will have a memorable Margazhi experience this year.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artistes to perform at Narada Gana Sabha
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Here is a list of A-listers who will perform at Narada Gana Sabha this Margazhi season.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Narada Gana Sabha goes all out to ensure memorable Margazhi experience for rasikas
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

Chennai Margazhi Kutcheri December Music Season 2019: From ramps for senior citizens and persons with disabilities to police bandobast, Narada Gana Sabha has gone all out in ensuring that rasikas and artists will have a memorable experience this year.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: The Music Academy pulls out all stops for smooth concert experience
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

From scanners to CCTV cameras, The Music Academy has employed stringent security measures to ensure that nothing goes amiss during the concerts.

Margazhi Kutcheri Season 2019: Top artists to perform at The Music Academy
Thu, Dec 12, 2019

Here is a list of A-listers who will be performing at The Music Academy this Margazhi season.

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