Migratory Birds in Chennai

painted stork in flight
Painted Stork in flight

It is already April. Surprisingly, migratory birds are still around in Madras. One can see several aquatic birds like painted stork (like the one above), herons, pelicans, and flamingoes, especially in the marshlands in Sholinganallur.

I also clicked a Purple Swamphen. I had not seen much of these in these parts, but expert bird watchers tell me that they are not uncommon.

Purple swamphen or moorhen
Purple swamphen or moorhen

Let us hope we do not destroy our water bodies any further.

 

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Knife Sharpener

A knife sharpener
A knife sharpener

A dwindling tribe – knife sharpeners. This man was spotted in Anna Nagar

Inspiring Quotes

Inspiring fitness quotes
Inspiring fitness quotes

Motivating you to fitness one step at a time. A gym entrance in Anna Nagar

Man and Mannequin

Man reading newspaper in front of a storefront
Man reading newspaper in front of a storefront

“Can I see Page 3 please?” , the mannequin seems to be asking the man engrossed in reading his newspaper in Anna Nagar.

Ceiling

Ceiling of University Senate House
The ceiling of University Senate House

The Madras University Senate House was built around 1875. This Indo -Saracenic structure was designed by Robert Chisholm.

The hall was closed to the public but was opened as a venue of Chennai Photo Biennale.

Pedestrian Bridge

Pedestrian Bridge
Pedestrian Bridge

A pedestrian bridge connecting Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station and Ramanujam Knowledge City across Old Mahabalipuram Road – photographed on Bhogi day 2019 when the smog was much less than the previous year.

A Farmer in his Elements

A farmer' statue at the Govt College of Fine Arts
A farmer’s statue at the Govt College of Fine Arts

Statue of a farmer on the campus of the Government College of Fine Arts, which is the oldest art institutions in India. This was started in 1850 and has nurtured many famous artists and sculptors. This is one of the venues of The Chennai Photo Biennale 2019

Wrestlers

Statue of wrestlers
Statue of wrestlers

Statue of two wrestlers – probably a project of a student who must have gone on to make a name for himself. On the campus of the Government College of Fine Arts, one of the oldest art institutions in this country. (started in 1850)

 

Stadium

M A Chidambaram Stadium
M A Chidambaram Stadium

MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk Chennai. Seen from a moving train.

Arena of many epic cricketing battles. Home of the most knowledgeable cricket lovers in India.

Central Station

Central station in Thiruvanmiyur
Central station in Thiruvanmiyur

There has been an announcement of renaming Central station after a former CM of the State. For a true blooded Madrasi it will always remain ‘Central’ – not even Madras Central, unlike Bombay Central. I have not even got over my city being renamed Chennai. However, such minority views do not count in an emotion-laden public issue.

What is your view on it?

Above wall -painting is from Thiruvanmiyur Station. ‘Thriuvnmiyuril Central’. Like ‘Chennaiyil Thiruvaiyaru’