Heels and Wheels

Heels & wheels

At the Heritage Auto Show organised by The Madras Heritage Motoring Club at the Ramachandra Convention Centre. Visitors admiring a prize winning two-wheeler.

“Esteemed” Leader

The Leader and the Esteem
The Leader and the Esteem

The walls in Tamil Nadu are made unsightly by posters and paintings by political parties and social organisations, of which there seems to be no dearth. Compared to this, I was pleased to see the public walls in Odisha – Bhubaneswar, and Puri- painted with attractive local motives.

I know that there have been some initiatives to have more pleasing walls in Chennai, but the political juggernauts always have their way.

Here, a popular leader boldly glares at passers-by ( now that he is out of the shadow of his father).  Or is he eyeing the car?

The Omnipresent Maruti Omni

Abandoned Maruti Omni van
Abandoned Maruti Omni van

The Maruti Omni was one the first multi-utility vehicle in India. When Maruti introduced the van the initial reaction was not very enthusiastic. After cleverly positioning it as a spacious family vehicle it gained popularity. In fact, it was an all-new category in India.

So it was painful for me to see this Omni abandoned on a roadside in Perungudi – that too near a burial ground!