Category: India Today
Should Auto Sector drive the Budget?
Should Auto Sector drive the Budget? The industry appears to think so but then it can only be one of many claimants. #UnionBudget2020
History of Big Street
Big in history If you walk down Triplicane and asked for Veeraraghava Mudali Street, chances are that you will draw a blank. But ask for Big Street and everyone in the area will tell you. Today even the Chennai Corporation signboard refers to it as Big Street. The thoroughfare, contrary to its name is…
A Market of Thieves The area behind Central Station is divided into streets with quaint names such as Rattan Bazaar, Flower Bazaar, China Bazaar and Mat Bazaar. One among these is Evening Bazaar Road which branches off Poonamallee High Road opposite the Madras Medical College and leads you to George Town. In early…
Bunder Street and Tyagaraja
http://indiatoday.digitaltoday.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=9253&Itemid=1&issueid=59§ionid=20&secid=30&limit=1&limitstart=1 A street that hosted Tyagaraja Bunder Street is a narrow thoroughfare in George Town, full of fruits and vegetable shops and wholesale stationery outlets. In its time it was the home to the Dubashes, wealthy merchants who acted as middlemen between the East India Company officials and the traders of Madras. Then…
History of Cathedral Road
I began a series of monthly articles on the heritage of Madras, taking one street at a time for India Today (Simply Chennai section) . While getting them to stop editing what I send has been a big issue, I enjoy doing the series. Here is one on Cathedral Road The truncated version of this…
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