I am from the time when Madras became Chennai!
Call it Madrasapattinam or Chennai Managaram
"Home is where the heart is!"
I would always proudly say “I was born in Chennai and grew up in Chennai". This place has taught me how to walk, laugh, cry, like, love, fight and fight back.
I say Chennai and the next thing that comes to my mind is
Idli, dosa, pongal, vadai, kozhukattai, upma...that's what I have been eating as breakfast all my life.
Filter coffee or ginger tea... is what I wake up to in the morning
St. Thomas Mount...Born in St.Thomas Mount Hospital, I have always lived around this place, went to school down hill
St. Dominic's and it's green pin-a-form. This is my school. We were called "pattani ponnunga (meaning the green peas girls)" by the neighboring schools
Kathipara Junction... I have seen this place evolve into what it is now
Bessy beach or Marina...Sea shore is one which we Chennaites are always proud off
Childrens' park & Gandhi Mandapam are walking distance from home
Theo"sophi"cal Society... the ghostly place in Chennai! Did you know Ghost research happens there ?? Beware! it has Sophi in it !!
University of Madras... I love its ancient vintage looks
Madras Christian College... Want to live US student life in India?...This is where you should be! I did my Post graduation there
CSIR Campus...This is where I work! The green patch between the concrete blocks ...I mean Ascendas and Tidel
Scorching sun and unpredictable rains are Chennai's identities
I can write endlessly about Chennai... well there are going to be other posts. Find the next one by Charan here
Find the link to the previous post on What Chennai means to me by Prasanna here
Note: All the pics are clicked by me in Chennai