Articles by Krithiga Viswanathan

Krithiga Viswanathan is a psychologist and special educator. A resident of Besant Nagar for many years, Krithiga is an active member of the Kalakshetra Colony Welfare Association and has brought many civic issues to the notice of authorities.

Taking morning walks and evening strolls on the beach shore near the Arupadai Veedu Murugan temple in Kalakshetra Colony, Besant Nagar used to be an enjoyable experience. But, it is not so anymore. In the last two years, this stretch of the seashore has gradually deteriorated because of open defection, indiscriminate disposal of plastic waste and construction debris, and other illegal activities. This has not just made the beach filthy, but also unsafe. Residents living nearby (Besant Nagar, Ward 179) have stopped frequenting this stretch, owing to a lack of patrolling. However, the situation worsened about six months ago, when…

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