New leaves spring from a tree (Sterculia foetida) in my compound during the extended lockout.
It is May Day today and my mind goes to the Triumph of Labour Statue on the Marina. This statue was instaled in the first year of my life in Madras – 1958-59. It was designed and sculpted by the noted RoyChoudhury wh was the first Indian Principal of the Madras School of Arts and Crafts. The body language of the labourers reminds us of the US Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima.
The statue is admired by many and comes into prominence on May Day. At other times, its base is the sanctuary for tourists, idle hangers-on or stray animals.
It is one of the first statues on the Marina. Little could I have imagined in 1959 that the whole place will be a jungle of statues and mausoleums.
While the lockdown continues, I pulled out this photo from my archives. September 2018. By lanes of Mount Road. (Anna Salai)
Old ironing lady inTondiarpet recharging before her arduous task of ironing the clothes.
One can’t be overcareful these days. Stay home: stay safe.
Though typewriters are almost extinct, I am told that they are being used in some Government offices. As a result, there are some typewriting institutes still survive, like this one on Kutchery Road.
From The Chennai Photowalk: The Streets of North Mylapore.
Sunrise over a small temple in Nemam Village near Chennai
The Chennai Photowalk
The newly created pedestrian plaza in Pondy Bazar under the Smart City plan, is a great place for families to spend time together after or before or instead of shopping.
Hope stakeholders will keep it that way.
Saris to protect the new vehicle.
From Ezhil Nagar : Photowalk for a Cause #3
Such posters and slogans have been around for some time. Is there any improvement on the ground?