The Street is My Studio

Street Studio

A common sight. Aspiring models and photographers use the painted walls of Indira Nagar MRTS station walls as a backdrop for their shoots.

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Scrap Art

A cheetah made from machine scrap.

This installation has come up opposite the Ramanujan IT park on OMR under the MRTS tracks.

The beast and the floral design make an intriguing contrast.

Scooter or Devil?

Devil faced scooter
Devil faced scooter

Spotted near Besant Nagar (Elliot’s) Beach, Chennai.

Could this qualify for a place in the ‘Faces of Chennai’ album?

Temple Chariot motif

Gajalakshmi motif from a temple chariot
Gajalakshmi motif from a temple chariot

Marundeeswarar temple, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai

Marundeeswarar Temple, Thiruvanmiyur

One view of the marundeesrarar temple, Thiruvanmiyur.
One view of the Marundeesrarar temple, Tiruvanmiyur.

One of the 275 paadal petra sthalangal. Appar and Gnanasambandhar have sung about this temple and the presiding deity in the 7-8th century CE. Shiva is believed to have imparted knowledge to Agastyar about the herbs and their curative properties. Hence, the name Marundeeswarar.

Location: Tiruvanmiyur, East Coast Road (ECR) Chennai.[12°59’6″ N 80°15’37” E]

Healthy Pursuits

At the Independence Day Park, Nungambakkam
At the Independence Day Park, Nungambakkam

Daily Post #244

Kotturpuram Tree Park

A path in Kotturpuram Tree park
A path in Kotturpuram Tree park

Kotturpuram Tree park is a wonderful result of the efforts of an NGO Nizhal, who converted a barren riverside land into a beautiful arboretum complete with walkers’ path.

Faces of Chennai: from Nepal

Nepali devotee at a Chennai Temple
Nepali devotee at a Chennai Temple

This gentleman, Jung Bahadur (?) from Nepal was coming out of the Agastheeswarar temple, Nungambakkam with a handful of flowers.

Faces of Madras: Old lady shopkeeper

Old lady shopkeeper of Nungambakkam
Old lady shopkeeper of Nungambakkam

On Mada Street near Agastheeswaran koil, Nungambakkam. She seems to be an old timer here and the neighbours were affectionately calling her ‘mami’.

The World is My Studio

The world is my studio. Nungambakkam
The world is my studio. Nungambakkam

At Josier street, Nungambakkam. The Chennai Photowalk. 14th August 2016