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