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

Holiday


It's a Saturday, and I'm in the mood for enjoying a holiday 🙂 Winter has pretty much set in around where we stay. The warmth of the sun will be most welcome now. This is post #18 in this year’s NaBloPoMo, or as Ra calls it Nano Poblano NaBloPoMo = National Blog Posting Month =… Continue reading Holiday

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

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

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.

Beyond The Sea…

waves

I've always been fond of the sea - perhaps because I live in the mainland. Visiting a beach is a luxury. I love the way the waves playfully tickle my toes. At the same time they warn me - I'm aware that the sea is trying to pull me close... It is the Bay of… Continue reading Beyond The Sea…

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.