Category Archives: Sundays in my City

Internationally Famous Landmarks in my Hometown CHENNAI

Welcome to Chennai, bustling metropolis, IT and automobile industry’s destination, historic city with its interesting amalgam of conservative old world charm, art and culture and intelligence, education, world savviness and political awareness and debate.
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The Disappearing Beaches

Swachh Beachside Story It was barely two days after Women’s Day was celebrated with great enthusiasm and with hopes expressed for a better deal for oppressed women. Then TOI came out with a prominent Page 3 story that was anything but … Continue reading

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Chiming Chennai

The soft chant of the Suprabatham in the beautiful voice of MS Subbalakshmi awakens the city. In some neighbourhoods the peal of church bells and the call of the Muezzin wafts through the air. Religion is a living breathing, integral … Continue reading

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Madurai Collector Mr Sahayam –Refuses to take a bribe

Under A Dangerous Motto – Madurai Collector Mr Sahayam Under A Dangerous Motto By refusing to take bribes, the Madurai collector has earned 18 transfers in 20 years, a modest house and bank balance and lots of respect by PUSHPA … Continue reading

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In answer to Delirious–here are some famous sights and sounds of my city. Rice is the staple, curry on top,papad and banana chips to facing left. To the right is a cup of payasam or milk and molasses pudding and a … Continue reading

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Sundays in my City–Goodbye Jayshree Venkatraman

Today, Sunday 17th April, has been a sad day for me. I wished my good friend Jayshree a final goodbye at a prayer meeting followed by a sumptuous lunch. Jayshree’s life has been a battle. Every issue she had to struggle … Continue reading

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Sundays in my City-The Morning After

Today, Sunday India woke up on Cloud 9…..the air was warm, the feelings were euphoric and the mood was totally upbeat. India won the World Cup in Cricket last night…a feat last done 28 years ago in 1983. It has … Continue reading

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Sunday, down memory lane

Sunday in Chennai Sundays used to mean rest from routine. It was a time when we would visit relatives, go shopping and eat sinfully decadent food like fried yam and Avial, a mixed vegetable yoghurt based curry. Watching a movie … Continue reading

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