Kalyana Mandapam

Kalyana mandapam
Kalyana mandapam

The mood is always cheery and colourful inside a kalyana mandapam irrespective of the atmosphere outside.

A view of a mandap in Perambur.


Waves of Fashion

a store front in Anna nagar
a store front in Anna nagar

A storefront from my archives. Photowalk in Annanagar.

President’s Row

Abdul Kalam dolls
Abdul Kalam dolls

There is no doubt that Mr. Abdul Kalam was the most popular President. His popularity is spread over all sections of the society. No wonder, dolls of his likeness vie for space with gods and other divine figures in North Mada Street, Mylapore golu doll market.

For more golu doll pictures: https://photos.app.goo.gl/5AieNZSaoMV5Gv9u6

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Twin Pillayars
Twin Pillaiyars

Two Pillaiyar idols ready for sale at the potters’ colony, Kosapet in Chennai.

May the Lord who removes all obstacles bless us all.

Mercedes (Hub Caps)

This ancient car (Standard Herald) was spotted in a narrow lane in Royapettah. Reminded me of my Blue Herald I used to drive in Bombay between 1974 and 1979.

This car is probably used for some ceremonial occasions. For now, it occupies half the width of the narrow street.

Waiting for the Guru

Waiting for the Guru
Waiting for the Guruji

These Marwari women were waiting near the entrance of their apartment complex to welcome their Guruji who was visiting Chennai. The menfolk had gone ahead to accompany the Guruji.



Fruits and Berries

Fruits and berries

A fruit and berries seller near the lighthouse in Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram)