Ingenuity ?

Sleeping man and Ingenuity
Sleeping man and Ingenuity

Does her new spects give her the ability to see ingenuity in the way the man sleeps?

A pavement dweller in Broadway sleeps in front of an Optician’s store.

From the Chennai Retrowalk #42

 

The Magnificient Seven

Street Children
Street Children

Charming street children from Broadway. They insisted on our taking their pictures. One of them even wanted us to wait till he brought his kid brother.

The Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #42

 

The Wheels of Justice grind slowly

Sleeping rickshaw puller in front of Law College
Sleeping rickshaw puller in front of Law College

The judicial system is notorious for its tardiness in dispensing justice. This scene of a sleeping commoner in front of the Madras Law College adjacent to the Madras High Court seems to illustrate that.

As per a report in Times of India, nearly 300,000 cases were pending in the Madras High Court as of December 31, 2016.

Legal education started in Madras in 1884 as a course in Presidency College and became an independent institution in 1891. The Law College moved into the present premises in 1899.

The Madras High Court complex is one of the largest in the world and is a classic example of Indo- Saracenic style.

The Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #42

Attitude Demonstrated

Posterboy
Posterboy

The man applied paste and neatly put up 4 posters screaming “Attitude”. Soon after that he did what many men do inChennai – unzipped his fly and relieved himself right under the poster he had pasted.

So much for Attitude!

Can we call him the Posterboy of Chennai men?

From The Chennai Photowalk Retro #42

See action photo below:

Civic sense
Civic sense

Communist God?

Labour Union Booth
Labour Union Booth

A labourer relaxing in a booth adorned with Divine images as well as party festoons.

A scene from The Chennai Photowalk, Broadway.

 

Faces of Chennai

Sweetmeat shop owner
Sweetmeat shop owner

This is Mr. Ebrahim. He runs a sweetmeat-cum-tea shop on Sembudoss Street. He was very happy to be photographed.

The Chennai Photowalk Retrowalk #42 Broadway.

Target practice

Target practice.

At Fort St. George.

The Ultimate Driving Pleasure

Bus and Bicycle
Bus and Bicycle

The traffic in Chennai is very complex, with multiple types of vehicles vying for the same road space. Driving pleasure is something you can only dream about.

The man on a bicycle riding by the side of a luxury coach parked near the new Shenoy Nagar Metro station vividly illustrates this heterogeneity.

The Chennai Photowalk #112

65 days to Madras Day 2017

 

 

 

Car-free roads, leaf-free trees

tree skeleton
tree skeleton

Besant Nagar Elliot’s beach road on a Sunday morning.

It is heartening to see vehicles off the beach road on Sunday mornings. However, it is sad to see the trees on the beach front with hardly any leaves. This is not a seasonal phenomenon but round the year. Maybe these trees can not withstand the sea breeze. If that is the case, other species may be planted. Experts, your views, please.

Old House

Old house in Shenoy Nagar
Old house in Shenoy Nagar

Though not old enough to get a heritage tag, this house in Pulla Reddy Avenue, Shenoy Nagar stands out amidst the overall development of multi-storey concrete structures.

How long will it hold against the onslaught, I am not sure.

The Chennai Photowalk #112