Chennai 600005 #MadrasDay
Chennai 600005 is Thiruvallikeni or Triplicane – here is a brief look at its profile #MadrasDay
Poetry on Chennai – 5
In my series on Poetry on Chennai, I look at Thirumazhisai Azhwar’s pasuram on Thiruvallikeni
Libraries, Books, Authors & Newspapers Of Triplicane
Where did The Hindu newspaper start? Where did the first Tamil magazine to be published by a woman function from? Where did Subramania Bharati spend his last years? Where was the most authoritative history of Madras written? Where is the only handwritten newspaper in probably the world brought out from? Where were some of the…
How did Puli Bone Bazaar Get Its Name?
Walks for Madras Week 2015
The schedule of heritage walks for #MadrasWeek2015 is out. Book now!
Songs on Sri Parthasarathy
The samprokshanam or kumbhAbhiShEkam of the Sri Parthasarathy temple in Tiruvallikeni will take place today. On this occasion, a brief article on some of the composers who have created songs in praise of the deity
His name is Khan
John, Jani Janardhan… This was the first thought that came to my mind as I crossed this road which connects Peters Road in Royapettah to Bharati Salai (Pycrofts Road) in Tiruvallikeni. Had they decided to name a street partly after the 1984 Hindi film in which our very own superstar Rajinikanth played a triple role?…
The northern origins of a southern temple
Today it is a fully Dravidian temple with rajagopuram and several local utsavams, but the Kamakala Kameswarar Temple was built by Kayasths from UP.
When Madras first voted
Remembering the 1937 elections to the Madras Legislative Assembly, the first somewhat ‘mass-based’ polls that our city experienced.
Living in fear of heritage
This is the centenary year of the mathematics genius Srinivasa Ramanujan’s journey to the United Kingdom. This journey marked the beginning of the world sitting up and recognising his extraordinary abilities in his field and is surely a matter of pride and celebration for our city, from where he had set out. And yet, one…
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