Finishing Touches

Model house for Kolu

It is Navaratri golu time. This young girl is giving some last minute touches to a doll house that a customer has just chosen. At North Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai.


Tricolour Anyway



Red, white and blue – still it conveys the emotion.


Catch it

A silhouette at the Schmidt Memorial, Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar

Pleasure and Vice

Pleasure and vice

Scooter named ‘Pleasure’ chained to a vice.

Form the photowalk Chintadripet

Symbol of Hope or Despair?

Water pump

The hand operated water pump can be a symbol of hope or despair depending on whether it is still a source of water or abandoned.

From the Chennai Photowalk #138 M.C Road, Washermanpet

Precious Cargo

Water- the precious cargo
Water- the precious cargo

In water starved Chennai, a pot of water can be precious. This man is carefully carrying 2 pots of water from a water tank in Washermanpet.

From The Chennai Photowalk #136

Sri Kothandaramar Temple

Perumal & fallen yaali

The festival was over. The ‘ther’ decorations were taken down and stored in a mandap. Here, a figure of Perumal looking pitifully at a fallen Yaali.

Kothandaramar Temple, West Mambalam, Chennai.


Bracketed exposure !

If it is Sunday, it must be photwalk.

From the photowalk of CIT Nagar and Madley road.


The intensity on the eyes of the young poojari seems to match that of the Muneeswaran .

A scene from the Burma colony Peelikan Muniswaran Temple

Theertha Paleeswarar

A shrine behind being got ready for puja by a woman devotee.
A shrine behind being got ready for puja by a woman devotee.

Though situated in Triplicane, the Theerthapaleeswarar temple on Natesan Salai is counted as one of the 7 important Siva temples of Mylapore. The others are: Kapaleeswarar, Karaneeswarar, Velliswarar, Valeeswarar, Virupaksheeswarar and Malleeswarar, all situated in Mylapore.

Siva as Theertha paleeswarar had blessed sage Agastya here. Sea water is used for Abhishekam.