Tricolour Anyway


Red, white and blue – still it conveys the emotion.



Catch it

A silhouette at the Schmidt Memorial, Elliot’s Beach, Besant Nagar

Pleasure and Vice

Pleasure and vice

Scooter named ‘Pleasure’ chained to a vice.

Form the photwalk Chintadripet

Symbol of Hope or Despair?

Water pump

The hand operated water pump can be a symbol of hope or despair depending on whether it is still a source of water or abandoned.

From the Chennai Photowalk #138 M.C Road, Washermanpet


Bracketed exposure !

If it is Sunday, it must be photwalk.

From the photowalk of CIT Nagar and Madley road.

Flower Seller

Woman selling flowers
Flower seller

This old woman is a regular flower seller on Mada Street, Mylapore. This was taken on a festival day. I was wondering if she got more business that day than usual for all her efforts.

Pink Modakam?

Tomorrow is Ganesh Chaturthi. Pillayar is fond of Modakams or kozhukattais. Modakams are dumplings usually made of coconut and jaggery filled in a rice flour covering.

The lotus flowers, also offerings for the God look like pink dumplings.

Underwear and the Economy

Imitations of branded underwear on sale at Pallavaram Friday market

The humble underwear, once categorised as ‘the unmentionables’ is in the news in a big way.

First it was the Oxford English dictionary which included ‘chuddies’ as an English word.

Then came Azam Khan, who used the underwear jibe against his female opponent, Jaya Prada.

Now with the discussion on the economy getting the media space it deserves, the ‘Alan Greenspan Underwear index’ hit the headlines. According to Greenspan the sale of Men’s Underwear gives a fair indication of the state of the economy.

The Economic Times reported that the sale of inner wear fell sharply in India in the previous quarter indicating a slump in the economy.

Does the slump in underwear sales reveal so much about the economy and increase in sales cover up something? (pun intended)

Anyway, men of India, gird up your loins to pull up the economy. Go out and by your underwears.

Hair Stylist at Work

A barber and his client
A barber at work

A barber at work in his salon in Seven Wells. From a photowalk many months ago.