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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Varsha Sriram


Varsha Sriram is a trainee sub-editor with She reports from Chennai on civic issues, features, art and culture. Follow her on Twitter: @sriram_varsha

Chennai: Tomato prices surge as rains hit supply; likely to remain high for another month
Wed, Nov 24, 2021

There has been a sharp rise in retail prices in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu since the onset of the northeast monsoon in the first week of November.

‘Leeches, centipedes floating in my house… power cuts’: North Chennai remains waterlogged
Fri, Nov 12, 2021

Chennai weather today: People are living out of fear of sewage-mixed rainwater that could make them vulnerable to various diseases including dengue. Most have also run out of food supplies.

In Chennai, vegetable prices surge due to rains
Thu, Nov 11, 2021

Traders and vendors attribute the spike to high demand and low supply due to damage of crops, and delays in transportation.

Creators thrilled at popularity of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’ in India: ‘Feels like a dream… unbelievably happy’
Tue, Sep 21, 2021

‘Manike Mage Hithe’: A song from Sri Lanka that is viral on Instagram has spawned covers in several regional languages in India. A look at what has made the Sinhala song so popular

Meet Chennai’s Sunder Ramu: The man on a mission of 365 dates
Fri, Aug 27, 2021

Sunder’s idea of wanting to go on a date with 365 women is quite different from what one would expect. Though he says that he is “always looking for love” in his life, his mission is not to find love but is part of his bigger mission to address the societal issues in the country and his wish to raise awareness on women’s rights in India.

Sarpatta Parambarai brings North Madras’ boxing memories back in the ring
Fri, Aug 13, 2021

While the exact year and origin of when the Parambarai culture in boxing began is unclear, it is said that the Sarpatta Parambarai was one of the first clans of boxing that was formed.

Chennai: 13-year-old consumes soft drink, dies of asphyxiation
Fri, Aug 06, 2021

The Shastri Nagar police said the post-mortem revealed the girl died of asphyxiation after the drink entered her respiratory system. The police said she was asthmatic, and had been told not to consume anything cold.

Meet the part-time forecasters who break down the day’s weather for you
Fri, Aug 06, 2021

A growing interest in the field of weather forecasting has led to the rise of a community of independent amateur weathermen across the country.