Choice of two-wheelers. Hope she will make a smart choice.

Smart Bikes is an interesting concept. Wonder whether it will succeed in a city like Chennai.

From the Chennai Photowalk #234


Faces of Nanganallur 7

High court officer

Seeing a large number of camera-wielding men and women, this gentleman stopped his scooter and chatted with us. He introduced himself as Mr Ramesh, an officer in the High Court. When I mentioned the building in which he was working he was rightly proud of its history and heritage. He added that in case we want to visit and photograph the High Court building we must approach the Registrar General. However, he was not confident about permission being granted.

The Chennai Photowalk #145 Streets of Nanganallur

Sony A 6400 with Sigma 30mm F1.4, DC DN

f/1.4, SS 1/1000, ISO 100

Monster from Marvel Studios

A parked scooter viewed through a perforated plate.

From the Chennai Photowalk. Retrowalk #78 General Patters Road.

Sony A 6400 Sony E 18-135 mm f/3.5- 5.6 OSS

Personal Transport

Then and now. Royal and common.

Pleasure and Vice

Pleasure and vice

Scooter named ‘Pleasure’ chained to a vice.

Form the photowalk Chintadripet

Precious Cargo

Water- the precious cargo
Water- the precious cargo

In water starved Chennai, a pot of water can be precious. This man is carefully carrying 2 pots of water from a water tank in Washermanpet.

From The Chennai Photowalk #136

Kolam: Always Bright and Cheerful

Old house with kolam
Old house with kolam

The house may be old and run down, but the morning kolam (rangoli) is always bright and cheerful.

An old house on Sachidanandam Street, Purasawakkam, Chennai.

Swachch Bharath

Sweeper at the Thiruneermalai Temple
Sweeper at the Thiruneermalai Temple

The man seemed to be doing his job diligently. I only hope the people do not take it as their right to litter the place and expect others to clean up after them.

Wedded to the vice

Wedded to vice
Wedded to vice

This scooter branded ‘Pleasure’ is wedded to a vice by a chain. A sight in Chintadripet, a centre for autorickshaw workshops.

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?