Tag: Gordon Woodroffe

  • A Lost Legend in Leather

    A Lost Legend in Leather

    The demolition of the Gordon Woodroffe building, listed as a heritage structure by the High Court, shows how toothless our laws can be made into

  • How Chennai got a Port – 1

    The Chennai Harbour extends along the entire eastern side of First Line Beach (Rajaji Salai). If you had been visiting this city in the early 1800s, you would have scoffed at the idea that Madras could ever have a decent port. The surf was notorious and so was a strong current and the old ships…

  • The mother of all Chambers of Commerce in South India – 1

    On 29th September this year, the Madras Chamber of Commerce and Industry held its 176th Chamber Day. It marked the end of a year-long quartoseptcentennial celebration of one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the country. The Calcutta Chamber was the first, founded in 1833 was the first but it folded up a few…

  • Championing Enterprise – 175 years of the Madras Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    I really had a blast doing this book. It was my sixth and documenting the business history of Tamil Nadu was one great learning experience. The Hindu covered the book release –http://www.thehindu.com/business/article2499770.ece By way of my thanks I am listing below all those who helped in putting this book together. They have all been acknowledged…