This old building displays many building materials – brick, plaster, wood, wire mesh etc.The cow and calf figure was rather cute and rare. This was taken 3 years ago. I wonder if it is still there.
The Chennai city enforced a very strict lockdown for about 3 weeks. The only outside activity was a walk on the terrace. The sunset provided an intriguing sight like a flame thrower against the dish antenna receiver.
Residents from the first floor having a grandstand view on a Sunday morning at Kannagi Nagar, a township of tenements now developed as an Art District.
This image is on Flickr Explore on 10th July 2020, being one of the 500 selected images from the millions submitted.
Can you guess where this spot is?
The Adyar river flowing in Manapakkam behind the airport.
Another face from Chennai. An old watchman in one of the shops in Pondy Bazaar pedestrian plaza.
Though Chennai is a quintessential metro, you need not go far to get feeling of a village. Nemam, just a few kilometres away a typical rural agricultural community.
Migrant labourers helping build the cities infrastructure. Taken months ago.
Now with most of the migrant having returned to their homes during the lockdown, Chennai Metro is finding it difficult to find the labourers for completing the remaining work.
Boys of Kannagi Nagar waiting for a joy ride in an auto rickshaw under the benign eyes of Lord Muruga.
Next in the series on last mile in the supply chain.
A migrant vendor selling 3-D pictures in Pondy bazaar a couple of months ago. Wonder where he is now!
An immigrant minding the store on Kutchery Road Mylapore.
Migrants, Casual labourers, self-employed, small time service providers etc. are all value adders in our economic chain. I call them DEVAs (Deep End Value Adders). They are visible, yet invisible because we ignore them or take them for granted.
From my archives I am posting a few of these DEVAs (includes both genders) in a series.