You need your friends more at the time of disappointments than at victories. So, no fair weather friends.
Here a competitor from Maharashtra is seen consoling a co-competitor after an unexpected elimination. at the National Roller Skating Competition, Besant Nagar.
Rudyard Kipling’s poem,”If…” and its lines emblazoned at Wimbledon entrance come to mind:
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
For a National Level event, it did not attract much media coverage as far as I know. A search on the web showed the venue of the competition as Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium. Was it a last-minute switch to Besant Nagar due to bureaucratic bungling?
Jothi Hair Dressers started in 1952 still continues on the busy Roypettah High Road just near the Police Station despite all the developments around it. The coziness and clutter of the 65-year-old saloon still attract some regular customers as seen here. Mathi, the current owner continues the tradition.
No wonder it attracted the photographers form the Photowalk too.
Today’s Chennai photo blog is from the Chennai Photowalk #118 Royapettah
Jain Temples, especially those in Gujarat and Rajasthan have very intricate marble works. This Jain temple tucked away in the narrow Ammai Appan Street Royapettah looked very simple. However, on closer look, it appeared more interesting. A changed perspective, little bit of tweaking on LR/ Silver Efx 2 gave the stunning effect above.
Incidentally, I have lived in the nearby Balaji Nagar for almost 30 years but have not seen this temple just a kilometer away!
In the days of Multiplexes and Netflix, it was interesting to see a modern version of the old bioscope. Bioscope was a staple in most temple festivals of olden days. Short film strips were exhibited in a small box. Viewers looked through peepholes and lenses.
I saw a modern version of it in a recent Pongal vizha in a suburban school. Interestingly, the box had a feed from a laptop placed on top. Happy to see that it was popular enough among the children to pay Rs 10 for a short peep. The exhibitor looked quite happy too and so were the curious viewers.