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G.C. Shekhar

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Lockdown Could Spell Doom For India’s Last Of The Big Circuses Despite Help From Locals

Lockdown Could Spell Doom For India’s Last Of The Big Circuses Despite Help From Locals

Apr 28, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

With no shows and no ticket sale, the performers and animals were facing starvation. But the locals decided...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Offering An Entire Hospital Free, This Doctor Does The Unthinkable

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Offering An Entire Hospital Free, This Doctor Does The Unthinkable

Apr 25, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

Dr Maheshwaran, a pediatrician, made an offer that stunned the chief medical officer of a government hospital...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: When RV Ramanan's Free Dialysis Shuttle Was Godsend

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: When RV Ramanan's Free Dialysis Shuttle Was Godsend

Apr 25, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

From a bi-weekly schedule for his uncle, Ramanan has now been ferrying patients for emergency treatment, six...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Transporting 8000 Kilos Of Rice, Age No Barrier For The Sekappans

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Transporting 8000 Kilos Of Rice, Age No Barrier For The Sekappans

Apr 25, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

R. Sekappan and his wife, both in their eighties, have been feeding agricultural labourers 90 km from Madurai

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: 1500 Starving Monkeys, Goats and Dogs Get A Meal A Day

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: 1500 Starving Monkeys, Goats and Dogs Get A Meal A Day

Apr 25, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

Tennis player KR Siddheswaran is finding joy in feeding monkeys that had descended from a famous Salem...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: School Boy Arnav Rathore Is A Blessing For Needy Senior Citizens

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: School Boy Arnav Rathore Is A Blessing For Needy Senior Citizens

Apr 25, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

The Class XI student from Chennai has been providing rations to the elderly. His initiative to provide food...

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Plugging The Gap, How Citizens Have Risen To Combat Hunger

Apr 24, 2020 Rajat Roy

Concerned citizens have taken on the mantle of feeding India’s poor during the lockdown

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Empathy, Its Penumbra

COVID-19 Good Samaritans: Empathy, Its Penumbra

Apr 24, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

The good souls who defy a frozen society and reach out to COVID-19’s myriad victims

Tamil Nadu Journalist Held For Reporting On Doctors Not Getting Food, PPE At Work

Tamil Nadu Journalist Held For Reporting On Doctors Not Getting Food, PPE At Work

Apr 24, 2020 G.C. Shekhar

The Coimbatore police arrested Andrew Sam Raja Pandian, founder of a portal called SimpliCity, based on a...

Doctors' Strike In Tamil Nadu Enters 5th Day, Two Hospitalised

Doctors' Strike In Tamil Nadu Enters 5th Day, Two Hospitalised

Oct 29, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

Nearly 15,000 government doctors have been on strike for a range of demands including periodic salary raise...

A La Munnabhai, Why This Chennai Boy Could Not Become An MBBS

A La Munnabhai, Why This Chennai Boy Could Not Become An MBBS

Oct 02, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

Udit Surya's plan to do a Munnaibhai was exposed as the Marathi boy posing as his surrogate to take the NEET...

“Only The Poor Will Suffer, Not The Rich”

“Only The Poor Will Suffer, Not The Rich”

Sep 19, 2019 Salik Ahmad

The government implemented Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 2019, which provides for heavy penalties for traffic rule...

Andhra Small Town Sulurpetta Is Now Home To South Asia's Biggest Movie Screen

Andhra Small Town Sulurpetta Is Now Home To South Asia's Biggest Movie Screen

Sep 02, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

V Epiq, the new cinema hall does justice to its name by sporting a 100X54 feet flat-screen claimed to be the...

DMK Pulls Off Stunning Lok Sabha Sweep, But Not In TN Assembly By-Polls

DMK Pulls Off Stunning Lok Sabha Sweep, But Not In TN Assembly By-Polls

May 23, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

DMK leader M.K. Stalin’s words that there would be change of government both at Delhi and Chennai fell...

Exit Polls Predict DMK Sweep, But AIADMK Has Reason To Cheer

Exit Polls Predict DMK Sweep, But AIADMK Has Reason To Cheer

May 20, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

The exit polls may be projecting a discouraging outcome for the ruling AIADMK in the Lok Sabha elections, but...

Pollachi OMG

Pollachi OMG

Apr 11, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

R. Ravikrishnan And T. Nandakumar: Foot Soldiers Of DMK and AIADMK Who Rose Through The Ranks

R. Ravikrishnan And T. Nandakumar: Foot Soldiers Of DMK and AIADMK Who Rose Through The Ranks

Apr 04, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

A. Ravikrishnan and T. Nandakumar worked with the DMK and AIADMK respectively.

Greater Confidence, Improved Oratory Skills: Stalin 2.0 Settles In

Greater Confidence, Improved Oratory Skills: Stalin 2.0 Settles In

Apr 04, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

A sense of security as party leader slid in gradually, after Karunanidhi. Meet the transformed Stalin.

The Dummy-Samy

The Dummy-Samy

Apr 03, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

Kanimozhi chose little-known S. Velusamy, DMK’s Vilathikulam panchayat secretary, to be her dummy candidate...

Can TTV Spring Another Surprise?

Can TTV Spring Another Surprise?

Mar 22, 2019 G.C. Shekhar

But a confident TTV told reporters today that his party would surprise everyone as it did in R.K. Nagar, by...