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.
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.
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
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.
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.