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The etymology of some Chennai place names

Of late, I keep getting this message on WhatsApp, Facebook and email that claims to give information on how various localities in the city got their names. 438 more words

Hidden Histories

The Drain Man

It stands rather forlornly on Anderson Road, Egmore, on the same side as Asan Memorial School. Indeed, it, and the compound wall that still survives by its side though almost obliterated by the rising road level, was once part of the campus that encompassed the school as well. 529 more words

Hidden Histories

Chennai - from the pavement

A city should be remembered by both its ‘sights and sounds’.  But these days, shuttled around as we are in air-conditioned cars, there is only restricted sights and little sound. 886 more words


Chocolate laboratory

Have you ever tasted a spiced chocolate drink? Have you ever had cakes and brownies in beakers and jars? OMG! Really?

Yes, I had such awestruck experience in Sandy’s Chocolate laboratory, which is located in Nungambakkam, Chennai. 160 more words


Dear Chennai

Humid air, huge crowds yelling words you can’t understand a thing out of, dosa stalls in every corner, welcome to the city of Chennai. For the two years I’ve spent here, I know I spent every other week complaining about your heat and being unable to communicate, but now that I’m leaving, I’m going to miss you terribly and all the lovely people you introduced me to. 839 more words

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Lavash, Nungambakkam

Mom and dad went to Bangalore today, leaving us kids back home. We came back from work and were famished. With no interest whatsoever in eating at home, we bickered a bit as to where to have our dinner and finally decided on Lavash – a restaurant specializing in Mediterranean cuisine. 965 more words