A friend seeing my status on Facebook asked me “What, you are on a jaunt again ? ” I relied saying ” Home .” The status said that I was heading to Chennai aka Madras . His prompt reply was “I thought Bangalore was home.” I was planning to reply – ” Bangalore is where I live, but Chennai is home .” I went for a photowalk today, my second and the 17th organised by the photowalkers . The walk was not just in my hometown, but also in my locality and even though the weather was very hot , I couldnt resist the walking down the streets .Incidentally, my story on the birth of the city was published in Jet Wings in the January issue.
(The milestone says 3 Km to Chennai – from Egmore over bridge to Fort St George -Parry’s corner )


  1. Kamini 23 February, 2009 at 19:17 Reply

    I understand the sentiment entirely.
    Any hope of reading you article on the history of Madras on this blog? Which issue of Jet Wings did it come out it?

  2. Kamini 4 March, 2009 at 01:06 Reply

    Just a couple of days back I was on a Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Chennai, and to my delight the February issue of their magazine had your article on the history of Madras. It was a lovely read.

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