Aspirans Garden Colony – Who is it named after?

Barbers Bridge – Given that there was never a Hamilton in Madras, why did this story of Hamilton-Ambattan-Barber come about?

Chennai – What is the origin of its name?

Drivers Street – Why is it so called? It is just off the Ophthalmic Hospital in Egmore

Egmore – Why does it have this odd name?

Five furlongs road (Velachery)- Why should it be called this? It is much longer than that

Goda Bagh – Where is the historic proof that this was the old name for Kodambakkam?

Halls Road – If the one in Kilpauk is after Col Hall, what about the one in Egmore?

Iron Mongers lane – Was it named after the trade or a particular iron monger?

Jeenis Road, Saidapet – Who was Jeeni or Jeenis?

Kolakarapet – Why should this downmarket locality in Royapettah be called so?

Limbdi Garden – Where exactly was it located in Royapettah?

Madras – Why did this name come about?

Neils Statue – Where exactly is it now?

Old Pensioners Lane – Pensioned from what?

Puduppet – Why are there two of them, one off Chintadripet and the other off Royapettah?

Queen Supayalat and King Thebaw – Where exactly were they kept in Madras before being taken to Ratnagiri?

Raja Kilpakkam – Why this royal prefix?

San Thome – Was St Thomas really buried here? There are disputes among Christians over this

Tinnevelly Settlement – Where exactly was it in Perambur?

United India Colony – Why is it so called?

Vodakalu Street – The old red light area. Which of the streets leading off First Line Beach was it?

West Mambalam – What is the origin of the name Mambalam (there is no historic reference to Maha Bilwa Vanam)

Xavier’s Street (George Town) – Why does it get its name? There is no church for the saint there.

Yeldham’s Road – When did it drop its y, and why?

Zam Bazar – Was it a wine market to be named after Jam/Zam?

Before you turn the page upside down to check for answers, let me assure you that I do not know any. Which is why I am asking them.