The Cortege

A funeral complete with decorated can and drummers
A funeral complete with decorated van and drummers

As we entered Mylapore maada veedhi, a procession with drummers, dancers, firecrackers and a van decorated like a ratham, greeted us. It was no festival but a funeral. While we took this in our stride, a group of curious tourists started clicking away.

A funeral complete with decorated van and drummers
A funeral complete with decorated van and drummers

The Young Photographer

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The young photographer at the Kolam Contest, Mylapore Festival 2018
The young photographer at the Kolam Contest, Mylapore Festival 2018

 

The Kolam competition spread over two days, is always the most popular item at the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival for the last 16 years. Nowadays, you find a hoard of photographers covering the event.

This photographer was perhaps the youngest in the crowd with a DSLR.

TN Bus strike and the passengers

TN Bus strike and passengers
Damocles’ sword over TN Bus passengers

As the strike by the employees of the monopolistic TN Transport service enters the 4th day, there appears to be no relief for the passengers. This bus shelter in Luz, Mylapore has a prominent poster of a shaving razor (announcing a new eponymous Tamil film).

It seems to indicate the fate of the passengers.

The Chennai Photowalk; Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2018

Mylapore Festival begins

Another view of Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore
Another view of Kapaleeswarar temple, Mylapore

The Mylapore Festival is on. The mandap in front of the temple was open and one could have a different view of the gopuram through the vaahanam cart placed there. The pillars in the mandapam had several figures carved on them.

For the Sundaram Finance Mylapore Festival 2018 details. click here.