Faces of Nanganallur 2

Mr Chidambaram

There were scores of people taking a morning walk on the path surrounding the Ardhnareeswarar temple tank in Nanganallur. Mr Chidambaram seemed to stand out in this group. He was carrying a trash picker grabber caliper to pick up plastic trash and deposit it in the appropriate trash bin near the entrance.

May his tribe increase!

From The Chennai Photowalk #175

Sony A 6400 Simga 30 mm F1.4 DC DN f/2.4, ss 1/500 ISO 100


Faces of Nanganallur 1

Mr. Janakiraman puja articles seller

Meet Mr Janakiraman, a Brahmin who ekes out his livelihood selling puja articles from a stand outside a temple. Though he looks famished he was full of cheer when we approached to photograph him.

From The Chennai Photowalk #145 Nanganallur

Sony A6400 Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN

f/2.8, SS 1/200 ISO 500

In case of Emergency…

Shop front

“Be everything you love”, says the brand caption. If that gets you into trouble, call this number…..

Shot during the Chennai Photowalk #145 Nanganallur. With Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Photowalk in Nanganallur


This lady photographer seems to be happy with the review on her monitor.

From The Chennai Photowalk #145 Nanganallur

Sony A6400 with Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC DN (Contemporary) f/4.5 SS 1/125 ISO 500

Spot the Shopkeeper

Cluttered shop

This kiosk selling pooja articles and religious trinkets was so cluttered I could hardly see the shopkeeper.

Near Anjaneya temple, Nanganallur.

Fromn The Chennai Photowalk #145, Nanganallur

Sony A6400 with Sony E 18-135 mm F 3.5-5.6 OSS

Bald Tyre

Inspecting an old tyre

Never drive with a bald tyre. This man in the by-lanes of General Patters Road deals in used tyres. The whole area specialises in recycling and refurbishing used or damaged automobile parts and accessories.

Taken during the Chennai Photowalk

Sony ILCE 6400 Sony E 18-135mm F 3.5-5.6 OSS at 82mm

1/125 sec f/6.3 ISO 1600

The Oldest Bookstore


Higginbothams – one of the oldest bookstores in Asia. The iconic structure has been well maintained by the owners – The Amalgamations Group.

Shot during The Chennai Photowalk on 12th June 2022

Sony ILCE 6400, E 18-135mm F 3.5-5.6 OSS at 18 mm

f/6.3, S.S 1/125, ISO 320

Cropped to get rid of an ugly modern structure on the left.

Skating Rink

Skating Rink OMR

Another skating rink has been added to the citizens’ plaza under MRTS tracks near Indira Nagar – Thiruvanmiyur.

Shopping Destination

At a leading mall in Chennai

Monster from Marvel Studios

A parked scooter viewed through a perforated plate.

From the Chennai Photowalk. Retrowalk #78 General Patters Road.

Sony A 6400 Sony E 18-135 mm f/3.5- 5.6 OSS