Canine Sangamam

The Day After…

The morning after the inauguration of Chennai Sangamam, the canines are having a Samgamam of their own.


Tuskers Take over the Town

Elephant sculptures

Elephant sculptures put up at Elliott’s Beach, one of the venues of Chennai Sangamam – Namma Oru Thiruvizha is drawing a lot of selfie seekers. The installation seems to be made of cane or some sort of reed. the thiruvizha is to promote Tamil traditional arts and culture.

Soan Papdi Seller

Soan Papdi seller from Maharashtra

Happy New Year to all my followers and readers. May 2023 bring you a lot of joy and peace of mind.

This is my 1137th post on this blog. Looking forward to your continued support.

Meet Mr Salim Khan, from the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. He sells Soan Papdi near the Marina Lighthouse. So, you thought the inward migration is only from states like Odissa, Bihar and Bengal, not to mention Bangla Desh? People migrate wherever they find that their efforts and skills are required.


Mini Merry Go round

The merry-go-round fascinated you when you were a child.

It still fascinates you as now as a photographer.

Marina Beach, Chennai.

“Annie Get Your Gun”

“Target practice

It is Sunday morning. 7 a.m. at Marina Beach. This lady has already laid out the balloons and air rifles to invite clients to try out their shooting skills.

Mending Fishing Nets


The monsoon is approaching and the sea is rough. Going out fishing is dangerous. That doesn’t mean that the fishermen are not busy. There is a heap of fishing nets to be meticulously mended.

From the Photowalk organised by The Photographic Society of Madras.


Somersault at Marina Beach

At Marina beach and Elliot’s Beach, it is a common sight to see groups of youngsters practising various acrobatic jumps including multiple somersaults.

This one at Marina has a perfectly positioned needle point at the fulcrum.

From the Marina photowalk organised by Photographic Society of Madras with Mr Deb Lahiri from Kolkata as the mentor.

Special Occasion

Sadhu at the Beach

Some people from the Jain community feed pigeons every day at the beach. Last Sunday was special for them. The senior Sadhu from Rajasthan was visiting Chennai and he took time to participate in the feeding at Elliot’s beach.
ISO 100, f/2.0 1/200 sec.

Feeding the Birds


Some philanthropists feed the pigeons daily at the Marina and Elliot’s beaches. The quantity of grain fed every day runs into hundreds of kilograms.

It is always a pleasure to watch the flock of birds take off together and land again for no particular reason after a quiet meal. This also gives a great photo opportunity. Even if you have hundreds of such pictures, every frame is different. One such frame from a recent visit to Elliot’s beach. The famous Schmidt Memorial is hidden behind the flock.

Sony ILCE-6400 with Sigma 30mm F 1.4 DC DN

f/1.4, S.S 1/1600, ISO 640

Processed on LR

Colours and Stripes

On the Elliot’s Beach promenade.