It is Madras Day today- the day, a settlement called Madras aka Fort St George was born more than 350 years ago, courtesy the British. Personally I do not think it is a defining moment in the city’s history, but it is interesting to see the way the settlement eventually became the city, adding villages that even date back to the 4th century. It is a city that is both old and new , a city to me that is forever in transition.
Every year around this time, I am happily roaming around the streets of Madras (Chennai), the city I call home , walking with a group or solo, soaking in the ambiance and taking some random photographs .Madras to me is not just about a city or its history, the people and their culture .
It is about a place that nurtured me, gave me an identity and a sense of belonging. It is about a spirit that can never be explained but can only be felt.