Retd. professor tours Spain

  Prof. V. Balabal, a retired professor of history at University of Madras was invited to present a paper in the VI World Bioethics Conference from 18 – 21 May at Gijon in the northern coast of  Spain. Academicians, NGOs, and others participated in the meet. Dr. Balambal was the only one from Asia. Dr. Balambal spoke […]


Reported by Meena Lakshmanan  The Sashtiyabhdapoorthi of my parents, M. C. Lakshmanan (retired fore-man, State Health Transport Dept,), S.Jayakumari Lakshmanan (retired chief accounts from Corporation of Madras), residents of Palaniappa Nagar, Valasarawakkam was held recently. She is a daughter of Anbazhagan, Finance Minister, Govt of Tamil Nadu and Santhakumari Anbazhagan.    Jayakumari is blessed with two daughters, the elder […]

Award for Dr. Balambal

  Probus Club of Chennai, a senior citizens’ association sponsored by the Rotary Club of Madras, celebrated Women’s Day on 9th March at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture jointly with the Russian Centre of Science and Culture (RCSC).  Dr. Sarada Nambi Arooran , Information Commissioner Govt of Tamil Nadu was the Chief Guest. […]

S. Selvakumar: police officer

  Dr. S. Selvakumar, till recently the Inspector of Police, Law and Order, R-9 Police Station, Valasarawakkam – he held this post since July 2008.   The Inspector holds a Doctorate in Sociology, and has presented papers on Socio economic issues and about public awareness on this issue.  A student of Madras Christian College High […]

Dr. Babu Rajendran of Vijaya Hospital in prestigious post

  Reported by Ramki, Administration, Vijaya Hospital Dr. Babu Rajendran, President of The Eye Foundation at Vijaya Hospital was installed PRESIDENT of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) during the 67th Annual Conference of the Society at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur recently. An active member of the Society right from the start of his professional days, Dr.Babu […]

Obit: Prof. S. Sambasivam of K K Nagar

Prof S. Sambasivam passed away at the age of 80 years. He was a resident of K K Nagar for the past 15 years, after his 40 year stint as Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Engineering, at Annamalai University, Chidambaram.  Prof Sambasivam died on November 1 in a car accident he met with […]

V. Ravichandran / Social Activist

By Sashi Nair V. Ravichandran, founder-chairman of Citizens Guardian, which is registered as a trust to take up public issues anywhere in India, shot into limelight in April 2006 when six months after he had filed a public interest litigation against encroachers on Ashok Nagar’s First Avenue, the Madras High Court issued a verdict in […]

Prof. T. N. Ganapathy / Philosopher & Social Worker

By Sashi Nair Prof. T. N. Ganapathy, after retiring as head, department of philosophy, Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (a record 23 years, 1968-91), served as member of the academic council at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparti. He has 54 years experience as a teacher of philosophy, including a three-year stint […]

M. Jayaraman / Social Worker

By Sashi Nair M. Jayaraman has been president of the Padmavathi Nagar Residents Welfare Association ever since it was rejuvenated in 1995. Once slush area abutting an abandoned burial ground, Jayaraman says that the early residents in the 10-15 houses then struggled hard to get CMDA approval and to organise civic amenities. Today, there are […]