Devotees submit locks along with their prayers at the Karuppusami shrine of Muneeswaran Temple at Burma Colony, Ekkattuthangal.
This woman in matted hair was spotted in Triplicane near the Parthasarathy Temple just before the Ther festival.
An old-fashioned brass lock and a collapsible door. Is this one of the famous Dindigul locks which The Hindu wrote about a couple of days ago? click here for The Hindu story.
During the evacuation of Madras at the time of WWII, in some houses, the locks on the doors were stolen for their brass content. See Madras Minutes.
Little child playing with a knife and the locks.
A bazaar scene in Saidapet.
Early morning, peeping through a half-open gate in a narrow lane in Triplicane, I spied this table with an assortment of articles. Toothpaste with brush, two locks, one chain, a teddy bear on the top of the table with a broom under a hand pump.An everyday scene. Perhaps, Sherlock Holmes would have a more dramatic explanation.