Thirst for Freedom

Thirst for Independence
Thirst for Independence

“Endru thaniyum intha suthanthira daagam” என்று தணியும் இந்த சுதந்திர தாகம் sang Bharathiyar during the freedom struggle.

Those born after independence may not have the thirst for freedom but they sure have the fire of patriotism as can be seen from the artwork by children in a painting contest.

Temple Staff

Temple Housekeeper
Temple Housekeeper

Even wayside temples provide employment or livelihood for scores of people. This gentleman was probably a self-appointed caretaker of a wayside temple near the Perungudi Lake. He was active in cleaning up the place, helping devotees and even performing pooja for new vehicles.

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The Jaguar Leaper

The Jaguar Leaper
The Jaguar Leaper

The leaping jaguar is the most prestigious hood ornament on cars, easily recognized, and looked at with awe.

The Jaguar Leaper has been missing in the recent models. Several theories are out there to justify this omission – safety (protruding element), technical (interferes with the new bonnet mechanism), and brand repositioning. For me, all these are unconvincing arguments.  A Jag without the jag is no Jag, right?

From the Chennai Heritage Car Show, 5th August 2018, Sri Ramachandra Convention Centre Chennai. organized by the Madras Heritage Motoring Club.

Senior Citizen

Mr Kalyanam 84 years old
Mr Kalyanam 84 years old

Meet Mr.Kalyanam, the 84 – year old resident of the agraharam attached to the Kashi Vishwanathar Koil at Ayanavaram. Despite his age, he was quite energetic and was clearing the garbage to the nearby bin. He was very happy to narrate his old days in the agraharam as well as pose for photos.

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