Old House

Old house in Shenoy Nagar
Old house in Shenoy Nagar

Though not old enough to get a heritage tag, this house in Pulla Reddy Avenue, Shenoy Nagar stands out amidst the overall development of multi-storey concrete structures.

How long will it hold against the onslaught, I am not sure.

The Chennai Photowalk #112

 

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Good idea

Wall flower?
Wallflower?

If the garden does not have enough flowers, paint some on the walls. Good idea?

From Independence Day Park, Nungambakkam.

Lord Save us…

Crucifixes and Auto rickshaw
Crucifixes and Auto rickshaw

The autorickshaws of Chennai are notorious for fleecing passengers. So, this scene at Besant Nagar seems to say. ” Lord save us from the autorickshaws”! Or is it the autorickshaw drivers saying,” Lord, save us from the  policemen”?  In either case, the Lord’s intervention is required.

Another Reflection

Near Flower bazaar Police station
Near Flower bazaar Police station

After overnight rains, Chennai city is either flooded or full of puddles. Small consolation that it at least gives some photo-ops!

Newspapers

Tamil dailies spread out on the pavement for distribution
Tamil dailies spread out on the pavement for distribution

All over the world, the electronic and online media have affected the print media adversely. India is one of the few countries where the newspapers and magazines are holding out against this onslaught in terms of circulation, readership and advertising revenue. May not be for long. Tamil Nadu, despite lagging behind Kerala in literacy and media penetration, still has a healthy press in terms of variety, and circulation.

A scene from NSC Bose Raod, Sowcarpet, Chennai. Scott Kelby Photowalk, October 1, 2016, led by Stuart Kinkade.

Newspapers ready for distribution
Newspapers ready for distribution

The Goddess of Kothawal Chavadi

Kanyaka Parameswari temple.
Kanyaka Parameswari temple.

The prime locality of Kothval Chavadi, the erstwhile wholesale vegetable market of Chennai was owned by the Kanyaka Parameswari Temple. The land recovered from the market is now an Arts & Science College for women.

Brisk trade still continues in the area under the benign gaze of the goddess.

Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk, Chennai, 1st Oct 2016

Inviting samosas

Hot and spicy samosas
Hot and spicy samosas

The hot and spicy samosas with green chillies look very inviting here. But early morning around 6 am on the narrow bylanes of China Bazaar , it did not look so appetizing while dodging puddles and cycle rickshaws.

Scott Kelby World Wide Photowalk, Chennai, 1st Oct 2016. 

Chair on display

Chair on a show case
Chair on a show case

At an upmarket furniture showroom in Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai.

The Chennai Photowalk.

Matador or Photographer?

An intrepid photographer
An intrepid photographer

In my ‘The World is My Studio’ series.

For the Chennai Photo walkers, the world is a studio. This intrepid photographer is ‘doing a matador’, precariously positioned to photograph a stray cow on a near-dilapidated bridge across the Adyar at Ekkattuthangal.