Obeisance

 

Sleeping devotee
Sleeping devotee

This street dweller seems to be paying obeisance to his Gods in his own special way.

From Linghi Chetty Street.  George Town, Chennai

 

 

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Welcome Drink

doorway with bottle
doorway with bottle.

Empty liquor bottles adorn a doorway (with bars!) on Linghi Chetty Street near the Mallikeswarar temple, George Town on a Sunday morning.

Probably, the signs of a Saturday night binge.

The Chennai Photowalk . The Retrowalk #44

Eclecticism

Saibaba in an Amman Koil
Saibaba in an Amman Koil

Shirdi Saibaba idol in an Amman Koil in Krishnan Koil Street, Mannady, Chennai

The Chennai Photowalk. The Retrowalk #44

Wings and Wheels

Carts & Angels at a temple
Carts & Angels at a temple

At the entrance of Malleeswarar Temple, Linghi Chetty Street, Mannady, Chennai.

The Chennai Photowalk: Retrowalk #44 -The Bankers’ Walk.

 

Unpaired and Discarded – What is your story?

single shoe
single shoe

From a children’s play area in Independence Day Park, Nungambakkam

What could be the story behind? Let your imagination run free.

Why did the child remove the shoe before entering the play area? Many Indians consider footwear as an impediment – not as protection for the feet.

Was the other of the pair lost or only misplaced? Was the child under the care of the mother or the father who was distracted by that woman in the tracksuit?

What was the reaction of the mother/father /parents when they found the that the shoe was lost? Was the child upbraided or the spouse or both?

Though this is a child’s shoe, there is a message for senior citizens like me. When the spouse is no more, the chance of complete isolation is more likely.

I am sure other storytellers can come up with absorbing stories. Try.

 

 

 

Local competition

Shakthi soap
Shakthi soap

FMCG giants like Hindustan Unilever, Proctor & Gamble and ITC better watch out!. Here comes the local competition ‘Shakthi Soaps’ – door delivered in a moped.

A scene in Nandmbakkam

Navaratri

goddesses
goddesses

Navaratri is around the corner. This festival over 9 days celebrates and worships many forms of the Goddess.

A view a temple wall in Ekkattuthangal.

See also 10 Mahishasuramardinis  in my other blog, Stone Stories 

 

Homeless Jesus

Homeless Jesus
Homeless Jesus

Statue of Homeless Jesus at St.Thomas Mount, Chennai.

The original concept is attributed to a Canadian sculptor who put up the first such image of Jesus sleeping on a park bench in a church in Toronto. Since then, several facsimiles have been put up in several churches around the world.

Supermen

superman mural
superman mural

At the entrance to the Park Town MRTS station.

 

Aattu kallus on the Main Road

People in Chennai do not think twice before throwing their discards on the streets – be it garbage, abandoned furniture , construction debris, packing materials and what-not.

Recently I saw three grinding stones (the pestle part of an Aaattu kallu, used for grinding idli -dosa batter) right on the busy Rama Krishna Mutt Road opposite to Mylapore tank.

What next?