Are physiotherapists doctors?

Physiotherapist
Physiotherapist

Can physiotherapists use the prefix Dr. (doctor?).

Yes, if you go by the Indian Association of Physiotherapists.

No, if you go by the Indian Medical Association.

See: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/physiotherapists-can-use-the-title-dr/article2368020.ece

A signboard from Chintadripet.

The Chennai Photowalk.

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Modelling for lungi

Modelling for lungi

Modeling for lungi

The small white notice on the left says, ‘Lungis sold here’. This man seems to be modeling for the lungis.

The Good Old Post Box

 

Post box
Post box

I was glad to see the good old post box still alive and kicking. It was a pleasant sight to see this on a busy road in Chindtadripet against a temple wall.

 

Tricycle – The mule of Chennai

 

Load carrier
Load carrier

The ubiquitous tricycle to Chennai is the what the mule is to most countries. It is the first choice for cheap transportation of goods .

It is the last mile in any sophisticated supply chain.

 

Wedded to the vice

Wedded to vice
Wedded to vice

This scooter branded ‘Pleasure’ is wedded to a vice by a chain. A sight in Chintadripet, a centre for autorickshaw workshops.

A run down building

dilapidated building
dilapidated building

The area around Ritchie street is prime commercial area. Being the heart of the electronics market and close to Mount Road. Yet one finds dilapidated buildings like this. Is it awaiting the developer’s bulldozer or just neglectd?

The hard worker

The hardworking carpenter of Chintadripet
The hardworking carpenter of Chintadripet

Sunday, early morning was very quiet in the usually busy Chintadripet, well known for various workshops. However, Pazhani, the carpenter was busy with his work, cutting and arranging the wooden reapers. He had no hesitation to pose for us.

 

The speech challenged auto mechanic

Auto mechanic of Chintadripet
Auto mechanic of Chintadripet

The West Cooum river road in Chintadripet is full of auto repair shops.  This man was sitting in an auto rickshaw and willingly posed for several photographs. Only when I enquired about his name, I learned  that he was deaf and dumb!

The Chennai Photowalk, Chintadripet.

 

The Garland Maker

Vasanth Kumar the garland maker of Chintadripet
Vasanth Kumar the garland maker of Chintadripet

He can make you garlands of sandal wood, cardamom, tulsi or any other material, sitting in his tiny shop near The AdiKesava Perumal temple, Chintadripet.