Musing on Madras, from Madurai

Tirumalai Nayak Mahal, Madurai Years from now, when the grandchildren cluster around me and ask me what I did during the great flood of Madras, I can only shamefacedly tell them that I was holed up i...

Ancient idol to be restored

The Mahabaleshwar Temple, suffused with India’s ancient heritage and religiosity, was built during the reign of the Kadamba dynasty that held sway over the State during the 4th-6th centuries CE. &nbs...

Of a forgotten king and his city

THEN ‘n’ NOW: Sivalingam found in Pakkirasami’s farm. On the Chola trail in Kumbakonam with doses of history, myth and reality As they say, human stories flourish almost anywhere. S...

Statue may be a lost work by Donatello

Renaissance scholar Andrew Butterfield with a wooden, gilded cherub that he and several other experts believe is a lost work by Donatello, one of the defining artists of the Renaissance, at Moretti F...

A slice of Indian tradition

Sri Dhandayuthapani temple at saigon The Hindu temples, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City display different architectural styles. Rekha Suresh Kumar writes. Just ov...

Soiree, Sadir and story-telling

P. S. Ramulu Chetti ‘Dancing in the Parlour’ unfurls an evening of Madras Presidency’s Sadir, music,history and story telling, on August 23, 6.15 p.m. at the Luz House, Mylapore, to commemorate Madra...

When a house became a hotel

Vivanta by Taj Connemara as it is today  Here’s why Connemara is very much a Madras landmark As it turns out, Lord Connemara liked to party. And though this was in the late 1800s, there was nothing e...

The curd-sellers of Kennedy Street

15mpCurdSeller It is rather typical of several Mylaporeans to pride themselves on the fact that their area has two streets named after John F. Kennedy. Sadly for them, Kennedy Streets 1 and 2 have no...