Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chennai’s favourite season

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Come December and everyone in Chennai knows it is the music season, that period of the year when Carnatic music, the classical music of South India, is heard at various places in the city. Not that it is not heard

The Royalty of Royapettah

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Why Royapettah? Several explanations have been given for this name but the most convincing one is that, because it belonged to the Nawabs of Arcot it became Raya (ruler’s) Pettah (district). And, after the British took over, the royal family

The road that flowed through Chennai’s history

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Mount Road or Anna Salai connects Fort St. George to St. Thomas Mount. Let us look at what is on this historic thoroughfare in the stretch to the South, after Gemini Circle.
Dominated by the flyover, this intersection of Mount,