Too Much of Thinking

Mannequins
Mannequins

Too much of thinking (Soch) can leave you blank.

Mannequins at a shop in Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam.

Faceless of Chennai

 

 

 

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Car pe Charcha

Heritage Car Show
Heritage Car Show

Serious discussions at the Heritage Car Show at Sri Ramachandra Convention Centre, Thiruvanmiyur.

 

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.

Don’t Chew: Eschew Plastic Straws

Plastic straws
Plastic Straws

Plastic straws form one of the most ubiquitous and persistent non-biodegradable pollutants. Why us them when alternatives are available in the form of paper straws or better still, reusable bamboo or steel straws?

Competition

Street food and KFC
Street food and KFC

At Besant Nagar Beach on a Sunday morning. This street food vendor has placed himself opposite to the KFC outlet, yet doing roaring business with his ‘health’ foods under the colourful umbrella. Meanwhile, the child seems to be amusing himself with a hop skip and jump.

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.

Madrasa suthi pakka poraen

Vintage car rally
Vintage car rally

A scene from the Vintage Car show at Sri Ramachandra Convention Centre. Reminded me of the song ‘Madrasa Suthi Pakka Poraen’ from the movie May maadham.

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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Grafitti

Graffiti on abandoned bridge
Graffiti on the abandoned bridge

Graffiti greets visitors to the Broken Bridge across Adya river at Uroor Olcott kuppam