Burning Trash

Burning Trash
Burning Trash

Solid pollutant being turned into a gaseous pollutant. A scene from the automobile spares and repair market off G.P road.

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Door

Door of an auto repair shop
 Door of an auto repair shop

Locked door of an automobile repair shop off General Patters Road. Complete with lock and religious symbol.

Greening of the junk

Pumpkin plant in junk
Pumpkin plant in junk

A pumpkin plant growing and flowering among the discarded auto parts.

Off General Patters Road.

 

Stretched Bike

Bike Accessories shop
Bike Accessories shop

Rolling shutters being effectively used as advertising during closed hours. A bike accessory shop at the junction of Mount Road and General Patters Road.

Is that a stretch bike, like a stretch limousine?

Reinforcing rods

Steel reinforcing rods
Steel reinforcing rods

Steel reinforcing rods at a dealer in Madambakkam, Tambaram.

Indicative of the booming construction activities in the extended suburbs.

Till Death Do Us Apart

Madras War Cemetery
Madras War Cemetery

About two years ago a group of photo walkers tried to enter the Madras Cemetery for some photo-ops. They were stopped by the alert watchman. There was also another disappointed group- a couple with a professional photographer for a pre-wedding shoot. A rather curious choice of venue for a pre-wedding shoot! Or is there a deeper meaning to it?

 

Hot Red Chillis

Red hot chillies on sale
Red hot chillies on sale

Red chillies on sale by the wayside on the Madambakkam Tambaram Road.

 

 

Meditation

Tomato vendor ar Saidapet market
Tomato vendor ar Saidapet market

With vegetable prices fluctuating wildly, this man must be wondering what the next day hold for him.

A scene from the Saidapet Vegetable Market.

From Chennai Photowalk #128

Durga Immersion

Durga going for immersion
Durga going for immersion

The Bengalis of Chennai conduct with fervour the Saradotsav at Besant Nagar Community Hall every year. I have attended a couple of them. This year when I went on Friday, I knew I was late for the event as they were already taking out the images for immersion. Glad I was able to get at least a brief glimpse of it.

There is a saying in Malayalam for being late for important events. “Pooram kazhinju pindiye kaanan” “പൂരം കഴിഞ്ഞു പിണ്ടിയെ കാണാൻ ” Literally, ” going late to the festival to see elephant droppings”

Secular Icons

Secular dolls
Secular dolls

On the one hand, we continue to have debates on tradition and exclusivity. On the other hand, change and inclusion take place smoothly.

Images of Mother Theresa, Abdul Kalam, and Ramanujacharya vie for space with Gods and Goddesses in this roadside stall in Mylapore.