Fishing boats

Fishing in the high seas can be quite risky, especially during the cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal.

No wonder the average fisherman in the Tamil Nadu coast is religious, sometimes subscribing to multiple denominations.

Seen early morning on the Santhome Beach Chennai.

Sony Alpha 6400, Sony E 18-135 mm at 18mm, f/7.1, 1/160, ISO 320.

Processed in Lightroom


Alandur Metro Station

View from the Mount

Alandur Metro station viewed from St.Thomas Mount. (Parangi Malai)

From the Chennai Photowalk. Retrowalk #74

Tender Mango Time

Mylapore market

Tender mango pickle or vadu mangai is a very popular pickle in many South Indian households. The main ingredient is the tender mango of a particular variety not larger than a small lemon. These have now arrived in the market in South Mada Street, Mylapore. They retail for Rs.300 to 400 a kilo. A bit costly. But haven’t the prices of all commodities gone up?



A headload worker engaged in offloading sacks of goods from a truck to a warehouse.

Inlaws and Outlaws

At loggerheads

No marks for guessing what is the relationship between them.

Say No to Drugs

Woman selling wood apples

Say ‘No’ to Drugs: Yes, to wood apples. A woman selling wood apples. A regular at Besant Nagar Beachside.

Emergency Call

Call 108 for emergency

Emergency call from the Ambulance.

Woman Power

Girls practicing Silambam

Women Power: Naari Shakti.

Silambattam is experiencing a revival and is becoming very popular in Chennai. A person in the know mentioned that adding silambam to the list of sports for recognition and government jobs quota has accelerated the process.

The number of trainees on beaches and parks is seeing a visible increase. It is heartening to see that the number of girls taking to this sport is also steadily increasing.

The Elephant and the Dog

During morning walk.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

A Pleasant Surprise

Buckingham Canal

Normally you don’t associate the Buckingham Canal with anything pleasant. However, last week I was pleasantly surprised to see flocks of egrets on the trees in Indira Nagar on the banks of Buckingham Canal. What is more, some were even landing on the water hyacinths on the canal making polka dots of white on the green leaves.

Let us hope more species join and the egrets continue to stay there so that we can have another bird ‘sanctuary’ in the city.

Nikon D7000

f/5.6, 1/1600, ISO 280

Nikkor 55-300 f/4.5-5.6 at 300mm.

Date: 8th March 2022