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?
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.
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.