Latest Nagapatnam Stories

2005-12-20 22:24:39

By Y.P. Rajesh NAGAPATTINAM, India (Reuters) - It's the most unlikely setting for hope -- a dingy shack filled haphazardly with pots and pans, surrounded by puddles of filthy water, overflowing drains and rain-soaked furniture. Its resident, Geetha, a fisherwoman living in a camp for tsunami survivors in southern India, is five months pregnant. She is the first survivor to conceive after undergoing surgery to reverse her sterilization in the hope of having children, after daughters...

2005-10-12 07:30:00

NAGAPATTINAM, India -- Seven-year-old Stephen Raj belts out a Tamil pop song, striking poses and swiveling his hips. Tamilarasan, 10, shyly shows a visitor the trophy he won in an art competition. The children in this school assembly bear the marks of poverty, but while their clothes are shabby, they are eager and laughing. All have one thing in common. They are tsunami orphans. The Annai Sathya orphanage in the south India town of Nagapattinam organized puppet theater and magic shows when...

2005-10-07 07:47:52

By Bill Tarrant THARANGAMBADI, India (Reuters) - New fiberglass fishing boats stretch as far as the eye can see along the beach in this former Danish colony in southern India, where the December 26 tsunami swept children, homes and livelihoods out to sea. The names painted on the boats attest to the breadth of the response to one of nature's most ferocious episodes: Oklahoma City Church of Christ, the Indian Temple Association of New Jersey and the American Embassy School in New...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'