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May 24, 2017

Mural art on a house – does this painting tell a story?

Mural art on a house - does this painting tell a story?

Mural art is becoming popular nowadays. Here is another example – a house near Bishop Garden has been painted with beautiful scenes and designs. Maybe these are scenes from a folk tale or fairy tale. At Central Avenue, Greenways Road, […]

May 10, 2017

Chithra pournami today; people enjoying the view at the beach

Chithra pournami today; people enjoying the view at the beach

The moon was big and bright in the sky today. It is chitra poornima and many people were beginning to gather at Marina beach to enjoy the cool breeze and snack on some milagai bajji or crispy corn by the […]

May 9, 2017

NAC Jewellers distributes buttermilk during summer

NAC Jewellers distributes buttermilk during summer

Two huge plastic buckets, about 100L capacity each, are filled with buttermilk everyday. Starting at 12 noon, this buttermilk is distributed to passersby, outside NAC Jewellers on North Mada Street, Mylapore. Plastic tumblers are used, which can be cleaned and […]

May 4, 2017

Beat the heat with sweet and cool muskmelon juice

Beat the heat with sweet and cool muskmelon juice

A cup of chilled sweet melon juice, bright orange in colour, with tiny chunks of fruit floating in it. Savour the taste and sip it slowly, it is almost enough to forget the scorching summer heat. Venkatesan has his musk […]

May 1, 2017

Alwarpet temple celebrates Sri Ramanujar

Alwarpet temple celebrates Sri Ramanujar

Sri Kothanda Ramaswamy Udaiyavar Devasthanam temple which is run by the Bashyakara Religious Trust, celebrated Sri Ramanujar’s 1000th birth anniversary on May 1. The ceremonies have been going on from April 22. This is the 157th year the temple is […]

May 1, 2017

Cool and shady park provides respite from the heat

Cool and shady park provides respite from the heat

His name is Kumar. His work takes him to many parts of the area, mainly near the beach, under the glare of the hot sun. Today being May 1, his duties were light, so Kumar decided to escape the afternoon […]

April 25, 2017

Bandh today: most shops closed, autos off the road and protests in some places

Bandh today: most shops closed, autos off the road and protests in some places

The bandh called today by a few political parties in the Opposition has had some effect in the city and this neighbourhood. Many autos are off the roads, 90% of stores, even the nook shops remained closed and offices are […]

April 24, 2017

Music promoter Thirupoonthuruthy V. Venkatesan passes away; he highlighted Narayana Tirtha’s works

One of Carnatic music’s passionate and dedicated promoters, Thirupoonthuruthy V. Venkatesan passed away early on Sunday at his home in R. A. Puram. Best known for promoting the musical works of Sri Narayana Tirtha who composed extensively on lord Krishna, with […]

April 22, 2017

Prayer for rain; At Sri Karaneeswarar Temple tomorrow

A special prayer for rain has been arranged at Sri Karaneeswarar Temple, Bazaar Road, Mylapore tomorrow morning. Sri Thiruganansambandar’s pathigam will be read and a varuna japam will be held. Devotees will then carry the water used for the japam […]

March 18, 2017

Mango season is here !

Mango season is here !

The first of the mangoes are here. Though they are not visible in the fruit stands or the main market yet, the fruits are making an appearance in some shops in the area. The picture is shot at Lakshmi Fruits […]

March 4, 2017

Panguni fest at Sri Kapali Temple: basic schedule

The annual Panguni festival of Sri Kapali Temple will be held in early April. Here is the simple schedule of the festival’s key events – April 2 – Flag hoisting ( kodiyetram) April 4 – Adikara Nandi April 6 – […]

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