Madras Week Special 2012
Adyar - 3
Adyar is rich in biodiversity and boasts of a creek and estuary; not to forget the Madras Boat Club and Theosophical Society that have given a distinct identity to this place... more
Adyar - 2
Germs of seeds of many ideas, including the founding of the Indian National Congress, were sowed under the green canopy of the mammoth Adyar banyan tree... more
Adyar - 1
Adyar was a quiet, vibrant and verdant area of south Chennai that became home to the Theosophical Society, Raj Bhavan, educational institutions and the cancer institute... more
Mylapore - 5
Usha wraps up the Mylapore exploration, recounting what it is like to be in that part of the city during the Navarathri fest when the roadside ‘kolu’ shops do roaring business... more
Aadhikesava Perumal Temple
Mylapore has such a pride of place in Vaishnavite lore that it is impossible to beat it: One of the first three Azhwars, Peiazhwar, incarnated on a lily on a small stream here... more
Mylapore – 4
Usha continues her perambulation of Mylapore and finds that eminent personalities like flautist Ramani and neurosurgeon B Ramamurthi brought credit to the place... more
Mylapore - 3
Usha is so taken up with the legends that surround one of Chennai’s oldest settlements, Mylapore, that she is piling on more information about its ambience and leading lights... more
Mylapore - 2
Usha writes in details about the important festivals of Kapaleeshwarar Temple that make people throng the area to participate in the festivals and receive blessings... more
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