Kirthika Soundararajan


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Currently looking to work in a writing and/or editing role. I have completed a PG Diploma in New Media Journalism at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. Formerly a technical communicator and UX writer.

The News Minute
50 years on, a look at how Madras State became Tamil Nadu

It was July 27, 1956. Congressman Sankaralinganar, in his 70s, started what was the first of many instances of struggle for a cause: the renaming of Madras State to "Thamizhagam". Sankaralinganar fasted for 76 days, which resulted in his death. Formerly called Madras Province, it had been renamed to Madras State on January 26, 1950.

Coffee Break
The Life and Times of Nochikuppam

Walking on to the Marina Loop Road equipped with a knowledge of its past was a surreal experience. The strip of land on which the Road currently runs, flanked by the Marina Beach on the east and Nochikuppam on the west, was part of what was initially granted to the British East India Company to construct a factory and warehouse.

Coffee Break
A Day in The Life of A Fireworks Fair

For 10 days in the run-up towards Deepavali, Chennai's Island Grounds hosts a fireworks fair. This year saw a sorry turnout. A look at the grim predicament of those in the fireworks business.

In Chennai, a Piece of Madras

Review by our Guest Blogger - Kirthika Soundararajan To get to Rayar's Mess, you need more than just a GPS: you need to ask for directions, because Google Maps will take you to Arundale Street and insist you have arrived. Ask anyone on the street and they will point you to a narrow pathway between...

Where Water Goes to Die

On the Southern Sector of the arterial Inner Ring Road, which connects the erstwhile southern suburbs of Chennai such as Adambakkam, Velachery, and Thillai Ganga Nagar, the construction of a Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) station for Vanuvampet is in progress. This phase of the MRTS project will have

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