Salt Pans

Salt Pans on Chennai Pondicherry ECR
Salt Pans on Chennai Pondicherry ECR

At Kaikkanikuppam on the East Coast road fromChennai to Pondicherry. Though the salt pans look desolate, they make a good subject of study.

 

Women’s Brigade

women visiting MGR samadhi
women visiting MGR samadhi

This group of women, in colour co-ordinated saris, was visiting the MG Ramachandran samadhi at the Marina.

‘New, Improved’ spelling

Street name board
Street name board (old)
Street name board - New
Street name board – New

Burying the old spelling for the New and Improved?

The World is My Studio

A photog at Chennai Photowalk
A photog at Chennai Photowalk

In ‘The World is My Studio’ series. Now, moving into the realm of the divine.

Chennai photo walk. Harrington Road.

Co-ordinates: 13°4’23” N 80°13’54” E

[Madras Nalla Madras, a daily Photo blog by Shutterbug Iyer]

 

St.Mary’s Church

St.Mary's Church, Fort St.George.
St.Mary’s Church, Fort St.George.

Some facts  about St. Mary’s Church, Fort St. George, Chennai.

  • The oldest Anglican church East of Suez.
  • Sometimes called the Westminster Abbey of the East
  • The altar piece depicts Last Supper.
  • Marriages of Robert Clive and of Elihu Yale were solemnized in this church.
[Madras Nalla Madras, a daily Photo blog by Shutterbug Iyer]

 

Halwa vendor

Halwa vendor in Besant Nagar
Halwa vendor in Besant Nagar

A push cart halwa vendor catering to the church-goers of Besant Nagar.

Scooter or Devil?

Devil faced scooter
Devil faced scooter

Spotted near Besant Nagar (Elliot’s) Beach, Chennai.

Could this qualify for a place in the ‘Faces of Chennai’ album?

Knotted in divine presence

Two modern beasts of burden bonded
Two modern beasts of burden bonded

iPhone 5 in action in Indira Nagar

Tonsured head and sandal paste

Tonsured head ans sandal paste
Tonsured head and sandal paste

This boy with the tonsured head was at a church festival in Besant Nagar. Tonsuring by devotees which was common among Hindus has now caught the fancy of church goers too, with cool sandal paste thrown in.

#Facesofchennai

Brass Polisher

Temple utensil polisher
Temple utensil polisher

Outside Marundeeswarar Temple, Tiruvanmiyur. He was cleaning and polishing the temple lamps, utensils, and other brass items.