Serene


This isn't the first time that a Chennai beach forms the setting for a post. And it probably won't be the last. And every time I have written about the waves, it has always been with fondness, and serenity. This week's photo challenge, Serene comes at the most appropriate time. It has been a month… Continue reading Serene

The temples of Mylapore – a photo story


Mylapore is to Chennai, as Chandini Chowk is to Delhi. One of the oldest residential areas of Chennai, Mylapore is home to a colourful bazaar as well as a number of temples. Last year, we decided to explore this area on foot. We began our journey at the Kapaleeshwarar Kovil. Of the numerous beautiful temples… Continue reading The temples of Mylapore – a photo story

Vibrant Chennai


Along one of the ends of Eliot's beach in Chennai is a long colourful mural depicting city life in Chennai. Here's one portion of the mural for this week's Photo Challenge. For more vibrant images, visit the Daily Post. PS. I haven't been able to catch up with posts from you for a while -… Continue reading Vibrant Chennai

Homecoming


The shrines at every street turning. The fifty square feet kolams. It looks beautiful. The yelai sappaadu and the million varieties of everything. The nongu and manga inji. It tastes exotic. The aroma of freshly ground coffee. The incense and malligai. It smells heavenly. The taalams of the kutcheri audience. The rustling of the Palm… Continue reading Homecoming

The magic of Margazhi

Kolam at Chidambaram Temple

While I was in Chennai last year, I received a message from a friend of mine: 'So are you coming tomorrow?' 'I'm in Chennai right now', I replied. 'Ooh Margazhi. Have fun!' I didn't understand what she meant by that. I had visited Chennai during the winter months a few times in the past, but apart… Continue reading The magic of Margazhi

Death by chocolate!


Being late December, it was no surprise to see Christmas Trees decorating the airports of Delhi and Chennai. But I should have known the large candy sticks at the exit of Chennai Airport were more than just festive decorations - they were a sign of things to come! We ate out almost everyday. And for… Continue reading Death by chocolate!

Serenity

That tickles!

The sound of the waves crashing against the shore, the softness of the moist sand between the toes and the pleasant sea breeze worked together to create magic.

Old Habits Die Hard!

In All Shapes, Sizes and Colours

A trip to Chennai is incomplete without a visit to the beach - and collecting sea shells! Here's the latest addition to the ever growing collection - most are broken, but we still brought them home 🙂 Related Links: These photographs were edited by my good friend An Old Post - Somewhere Beyond The Sea

Somewhere beyond the sea…


For the past few days, I've been in Chennai, and its been quite a stay. To me, Chennai is synonymous with the sea. Perhaps it is because it is the one thing Delhi lacks. On every visit to Chennai, I eagerly look forward to go to the beach. This little post is something I wrote a very long time back.