Chai Pe Charcha

Tea shop chat

Youngsters taking a break from morning walk for a cuppa and some chat. Besant Nagar

Testing out my new Sony A 6400


Personal Transport

Then and now. Royal and common.

Spot the Ball

Cricket on the sands

As India and New Zealand face off in Mumbai, these boys are practicing on a concrete strip near Uroor Olcott Kuppam.

Forlorn Marina

A different Marina

Pools of stagnant water, caked sand, fewer people give this pride of Chennai a forlorn look. Hope it will regain its glory soon.

Sony Alpha 6400 with Sony E 18-134 @ 31mm.

f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 250

Contrast and clarity slightly increased.

For the next Olympics

Air rifle target practice

If you have an eye on participating in the air rifle events at the next Olympiad, then S.Ali’s stall on Marina is a place to start your practice!

Sony A6400 with 18-135mm lens@ 25mm

f/4, 1/100, ISO 250

Cropped on LR

More Silambam

Devaraj Aasaan Silamba Koodam

Silambam seems to be increasing in popularity and it bodes well for the children in the city. After the group in Indiranagar MRTS station, I noticed another group on the Besant Nagar Beach. The group must have been there for some time. I noticed it only today. I could not speak to the head coach but the T-Shirts of the children procalimed ‘Devaraj Aasan Silamba Koodam (D.A.S.K)’.

Hoping to see more children take to physical activities.

Pizza Passage

Entrance to a Pizzeria in Besant Nagar greets you with colourful brollies. I have recently seen such colourful displays in the World Trade Park in Jaipur and at the Esplanade in Port Louis, Mauritius. So, it was a pleasant surprise to see such a welcome display in our backyard where it was least expected.

Sony A 6400, Sony E 18-135 lens @25mm

f/7.1, 1/60, ISO 100

Art from Waste

Eagle from scrap

A sculpture of an angry eagle made from scrap greets morning walkers at Besant Nagar Elliott’s Beach.

Taken with Sony A6400, 18-135mm lens @129mm

f/5.6: 1/200 sec

ISO 640