Archive for the Shopping, Stores Category

January 12, 2021

Pots for Pongal on sale at Mandaveli market

Pots for Pongal on sale at Mandaveli market

The buzz  that surrounds a festival is first evident in a marketplace. In the Mylapore zone, you get to feel that in the street markets of Mylapore’s mada streets and on Mandaveli Street. Last weekend, at least two hawkers of […]

December 20, 2020

Banas boutique moves to new space in Alwarpet. Block prints is special here.

Banas boutique moves to new space in Alwarpet. Block prints is special here.

Banas the fabric shop (originally called Banas Ethnics) has recently resumed its business after the pandemic break and is now at a new address close to where it was located in Alwarpet. Banas specialises in block prints, the age-old technique […]

December 13, 2020

Shopping for Christmas begins but is low-ley

Shopping for Christmas begins but is low-ley

Shopping for the festival of Christmas is slowly taking place in the ‘fancy’ goods stores in Luz and Mylapore. With less than two weeks to go for the annual festival, people were seen shopping in some shops in and off […]

November 11, 2020

Deepavali shopping buzz is muted around Mylapore’s stores

Deepavali shopping buzz is muted around Mylapore's stores

The facade of Vivek’s store in Luz is brightly illuminated. As is its sister stores across Royapettah High Road. Metres away, on Kutchery Road the well-lit showcases of Gani’s, a popular clothes store for women are drawing in a steady […]

November 5, 2020

Aavin offers variety of sweets for festival season: Alwarpet store is well-stocked

Aavin offers variety of sweets for festival season: Alwarpet store is well-stocked

Aavin has released a whole variety of sweets for the Deepavali festival season. And you can shop for them locally at the Aavin store on C. P. Ramaswamy Road in Alwarpet ( at the Dr. Ranga Road junction). Stuffed dry […]

October 11, 2020

More shoppers check out kolu bommai stalls but hawkers not happy with sales

More shoppers check out kolu bommai stalls but hawkers not happy with sales

Finally, the shoppers began to stream into North Mada Street in Mylapore to take look and shop for bommais for this Navaratri season. They kept coming in since 4 p.m. and some took home bommais that appealed to them. Hawkers […]

September 24, 2020

PETS 101. A one-stop store for all your pets’ needs.

PETS 101. A one-stop store for all your pets' needs.

During the lockdown, P. R. Athreyan, a resident of Mylapore for more than four decades, realised that many pet owners could not get quality food for their pets. They had to make do with the ones they got. So he […]

August 21, 2020

Potters of Mylapore skip making clay images of Vinayaka this season

Potters of Mylapore skip making clay images of Vinayaka this season

This is one artisan community that was reduced to mere numbers. Now, the virus has also badly affected them. The potters of the ‘kosapet’ of Mylapore are not making any images of lord Vinayaka this season. This community which resides […]

August 20, 2020

Bommai hawkers are back on North Mada Street

Bommai hawkers are back on North Mada Street

The colour is back on North Mada Street in Mylapore. At least, some of it is. The kolu bommai hawkers are back on the sidewalk braving the dangers that the virus till poses. This morning, a fair number of hawkers […]

August 2, 2020

Fresh pakoda and hot samosas: there is always a crowd to clean it up here!

Fresh pakoda and hot samosas: there is always a crowd to clean it up here!

There are Mylaporeans who cannot but check out on their favourite snacks store every other day. Even the pandemic condition does not dampen their desires. And one shop which exhibits that desire is this ever-popular store on Mathala Narayanan Street […]

July 23, 2020

The Lazars of San Thome bank on home-made food service to bolster finances

The Lazars of San Thome bank on home-made food service to bolster finances

More and more people are launching home-based services or businesses in these times. To bolster their incomes which have been affected during the pandemic times. The Lazars in San Thome is one such family. Though the man of the family, […]

July 10, 2020

How the popular Senthil Softy Zone did a smart move this lockdown: baked and sold bread!

How the popular Senthil Softy Zone did a smart move this lockdown: baked and sold bread!

For over three decades, rose milk and Softy at Senthil Softy Zone on Kutchery Road has been a favourite for Mylaporeans. Then there are snacks too –  Samosa, Cutlet and the like. As with most businesses, this snacks joint was […]

June 26, 2020

Pharmacies in Mylapore shut down today from 7 am to 11 am to protest against the death of two Thoothukudi shopkeepers

To protest against the death of two Thoothukudi shopkeepers allegedly in police custody, pharmacies in the neighbourhood have shut down today (June 26) from 7 am. They will remain closed till 11 am today. Says the manager at Karuppiah pharmacy […]

June 5, 2020

Mangoes from Andhra orchards sold by San Thomite; door-delivered

Like to order for good quality mangoes – Banganapalle and Immam Pasand – grown in the orchards of Chittoor in Andhra? Contact San Thome resident Aagnes Lazar who, with her husband is arranging its sale in the south side of […]

June 4, 2020

Popular ghee, oil store offers door delivery, digital payments. And follows strict norms at premises.

Popular ghee, oil store offers door delivery, digital payments. And follows strict norms at premises.

T. Karthikeyan, owner of Ambal Oil Stores located in a mere 100 feet space, has been in business on Royapettah High Road, opposite Sri Anjaneya Temple for well over two decades.  And is a destination for Mylaporeans. It sells cow ghee, […]

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