Grandma's Tales

April 9, 2007

The Elliot’s beach saga – 12 What will happen on April 14

Filed under: Consumer caution,Games People Play,Society — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 9:45 pm

After our meeting on Friday, we all got this mail.
Dear All,
Yesterday’s meeting was attended by Sujatha, Poornima, Vennila (hawker), Nity, Sharadha, Geetha Padmanabhan, her student Uma, Arun, Akila and myself. We came upon the following decisions…
a. Its too early for doing a good job of Kadarkkarai KKondaattam. So we could do a smaller action on 14th April, focusing on
1. Plastic-free beach
2. Showcasing turtles (issues related as well)
3. Showcasing Fishing activity  (issues related as well)
4. Clean the beach
a. Some work with removing plastics…Nity came up with the idea that Water dispensers with paper cups would be a cheaper option to using plastic sachets, and it was suggested to Vennila, who said she would ask around. Poornima checked today, Around 7 hawkers have tentatively agreed to try the dispensers. We are also providing them with bins…people are willing to pool in money to buy the bins.
b. Sharadha and I are also going to ask if the shops on the other side will avoid plastic.
c. Akila and Arun are going to work on a show involving turtles for Saturday.
d. Shankar and hopefully Dhanasekhar will photograph Kattumaram fishing activity off the Besant Nagar beach along with Saravanan and also the fish caught (+ where they are sold!!!) so people can support kattumaram fishermen.
e. Sujatha offered to contact Kumaravel of Magic Lantern for doing a play on the living beach.
f. Pushya says she will try and collect a few young people who will help with beach cleaning on 14th.

The decision has been to postpone the Kondaattam idea to May 1st.
Another great discovery thanks to Nity was that 5/6 people who are available to work, are enough to plan and execute the KK. As of now, we are not sure who the 5/6 people are, but we’ll soon be clear, hopefully!
Volunteers for anything, + those with bright ideas please write!


  1. excellent work people . the corporation in chennai is just playing the role of puppets
    we must try to work our way to the other end of the strings that are attached to the corporation. and these people and their vile intentions must be publisised

    Comment by akhilajit — April 12, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  2. and mam id like you to look into
    and plz do tell me where i lack as a student.and where improvement is needed

    Comment by akhilajit — April 12, 2007 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  3. maam why are you not blogging anymore

    Comment by varun — April 18, 2007 @ 11:00 am | Reply

  4. Hi akhilajit, I’m afraid the campaign may not come to much. Many in the campaign now feel the heavy construction equipment will roll in anyway. But we can’t give up, can we? Some beach activity is slated for today. Do read the latest post.
    Hi Varun, I was away on a holiday where there were no computers.

    Comment by Geeta Padmanabhan — April 21, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

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