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Chennai – The Underestimated Metropolis

Chennai – The Underestimated Metropolis

Walking down Marina Beach with the sea breeze bringing in uncannily familiar and soothing olfactory sensations, I cannot help thinking to myself how this city perched on the shore of the Bay of Bengal has managed to make itself dear to me in a relatively short time. Maybe it is my fascination for seaports, maybe […]

Writing tips from Jeffrey Archer in Chennai

As I strolled into the Odyssey bookstore I found it bustling with activity and anticipation. I asked one of the stackers and was told that a very famous writer was arriving soon. I had to press him a bit more until he confided that Jeffrey Archer was the man of the hour. Not that I […]

Photography: Glimpses Of Old Madras

Photography: Glimpses Of Old Madras

I reproduce here some vintage photography of Chennai or Madras as older generations still like to call the city. These photos have appeared elsewhere before and in my understanding the copyrights on them have expired. Quite nostalgic they give glimpse into the city that still lies beneath the modern high-rises, concrete flyovers and shopping malls. […]

Back in India

It’s been quite a while since the last post and lots of water has passed under the bridge. I won’t bore you with long explanations why there has been no posts, but I do apologize to all the subscribers. ¬†Time to breathe new life into the blog. So much has happened during the last six […]