Thazhambur Lake – A story

‘A lake carries you into the recesses of a feeling otherwise impenetrable’- William Wordworth Thazhambur, a small village 24 km to the south of Chennai, belonging to the Kanchipuram district, is home to a lake of the same name. Perhaps this village derives its appellation from the fragrant flower ‘thazhampoo’ or the screw pine (asContinue reading “Thazhambur Lake – A story”

Nanmangalam Lake – Chennai

The Nanmangalam Lake in South Chennai is a pristine habitat with its sources from the upstream tropical evergreen forest. The lake is today being abused with non-degradable trash. A citizen movement over the last 4 years is focussing on cleaning up and reviving this water body. Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) has been volunteering towardsContinue reading “Nanmangalam Lake – Chennai”

Chennai’s Madambakkam Lake

A sprawling flat water body in South Chennai, the Madambakkam Lake is battling all urban troubles to give you and me freshwater. Volunteer for the Madambakkam Lake with E.F.I, together let us conserve this freshwater body for our Future. மாடம்பாக்கம் ஏரி, சென்னையின் முக்கிய நீர் அடையாளங்களில் ஒன்று. நகரமயமாக்கலின் ஒவ்வொரு அடியையும் தாங்கிக்கொண்டு தமக்கு தொடர்ந்து நீர் தரும் ஒருContinue reading “Chennai’s Madambakkam Lake”

Coimbatore’s Lakes – Kolarampathy Lake

Environmentalist Foundation of India (E.F.I) along with the Covai Post presents to you a series of short videos on Coimbatore’s Lakes. Join us in understanding our lakes better. When we know our lakes better, we conserve them effectively. Volunteer for Coimbatore’s Environment with E.F.I. Jai Hind.   Contact: Sanjay Prasad, EFI Coimbatore Ph: 97873 02646Continue reading “Coimbatore’s Lakes – Kolarampathy Lake”

Keelkattalai Lake: A sorry symbol of South Chennai’s creeping water crisis

Chennai’s southern suburbs face a unique predicament. In summers, neighbourhoods such as Pallavaram and Keelkattalai suffer from an acute and crippling shortage of water, but come monsoon and they are sinking waist-deep in it! At the centre of this twin-crisis is the problem of the region’s several lakes that have disappeared over the last few decades, orContinue reading “Keelkattalai Lake: A sorry symbol of South Chennai’s creeping water crisis”