Take your Pick

Religious harmony or..?

Balamurugan, Jannathul or Jesus. Add to that a placard warning you that there is only one God. Take your pick.

A scene from Seven Wells, Chennai

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From Darkness to Light

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IIT-Madras
IIT-Madras

At the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

असतोमा सद्गमय। तमसोमा ज्योतिर् गमया।
मृत्योर्मामृतं गमय॥ ॐ शांति शांति शांति – बृहदारण्यक उपनिषद् 1.3.28.

“Aum Asato mā sad gamaya
Tamaso mā jyotir gamaya 
Mṛtyormā amṛtam gamaya
Aum śānti śānti śāntiḥ ” (Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 1.3.28)

meaning of which is –

“From ignorance, lead me to truth;
From darkness, lead me to light; 
From death, lead me to immortality
Aum peace, peace, peace

Courtesy: Quora

From The Chennai Photowalk.

Thanks also to IIT Management and Prof.Sachin Gunthe.

Madras Club

Madras Club on Adyar
Madras Club on Adyar

How can a blog of Madras Nalla Madras be complete without an image of the ‘prim and propah’ Madras Club?

This picture was taken 3 years ago around the same time of the year in the morning from across the river Adyar.

Cafe Coffee Day

A Cafe Coffee Day outlet in Besant Nagar
A Cafe Coffee Day outlet in Besant Nagar

One of the many outlets of the highly successful Indian Brand Cafe Coffe Day. A brand that is in the news now for all the wrong reasons after the suicide of its founder Siddhartha.

From my archives.

Baby on a Bus – Truck Art 2

Baby on a Bus
Baby on a Bus

More on the Truck Art series. A bus at Ekkattuthangal.

From The ChennaiPhotowalk.

 

Truck Art

Truck art on the windshield
Truck art on the windshield

Trucks, buses, vans and other commercial vehicles sport very interesting pictures and wordings. ‘Horn OK Please’ is universally known.

My idea is to showcase some of these graffiti here.

Drishti for the Comrades

A communist memorial
A communist memorial

I have always been curious about the various forms of artefacts displayed to ward off the evil eye (Drishti). I have been capturing some of them and presenting here.

This house which commemorates the staunch communist members of the family has images of Ganesha as well as other drishti artefacts.

Muneeswaran

Muneeswaran - rear view
Muneeswaran – rear view

A colourful and tall statue of Muneeswaran dominates the skyline in Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal.

Even a monochrome rear view is quite imposing.

From The Chennai Photowalk

 

Dwarapalakas

Gatekeepers
Gatekeepers

In front of a mandapam opposite Sri Kapaleeswara swami Temple, Mylapore, Chennai

Daily Newspapers

Newspaper in the park
Newspaper in the park

The print survives, again.

A scene from a park in Saidaper, Chennai