Monthly Archives: August 2014

Madras 375 – Videos

Our Chennai a.k.a Madras is 375 now, Though I know her only for some 25 years, she is too close to my heart than any other places on earth. I thought I would compile some of my favorite Chennai videos here in this post to celebrate her 375th birthday.

You can’t separate chennai and Tamil Cinema a.k.a Kollywood. Following are the few songs from tamil movies which highlights our awesome city.

When I hear the name “Madras” this will be the first song that will strike my mind. If you had guessed correctly, Its “Madrasa suthi pakka poren” song from the movie May Madham. Such an awesome music by A.R.Rahman , lyrics by Vairamuthu and that wonderful Manorama Achi’s voice.

This song “Vaama Duraiyamma” from the movie Madrasapattinam depicts the old madras and was set during the british period. I like this song because of the effort taken by the makers of the song to bring back few old landmarks in chennai and the attention they gave to it.

Madras Nalla Madras” song is from the movie Anubavi Raja Anubavi. This song describes chennai from the perspective of a farmer who is new to city. Music my great MS Viswanathan and sung by  TM Soundararajan.

“Vanakkam Vazhavaikkum Chennai” song from Marina movie. This song portraits how chennai is a city for all.

Apart from film songs, there were many songs which got produced to celebrate the spirit, beauty and uniqueness of our Chennai.

This one is my most favourite The Madras Song produced by the muthappa group and well sung by Shakthishree Gopalan.

Next favourite will be Chennai Chancey illa song, composed and sung by Anirudh, Produced by Times of India. Seriously Boss, Chennai Chancey Illa !!!

Update : Another Chancey Illa Version of Chacey illa Chennai, Love the cinematography in this.

Following both videos are visual treats, Madras is Beautiful and Madras is Calling by Madras Photo Factory. Really loved watching them.


This one is the promo video of this year The Wipro Chennai Marathon, It shows chennai from a runners point of view and few famous running routes.

Moral of the story : Keep our city clean. Drive safely and responsibly. I ❤ Chennai, You ❤ Chennai and WE ❤ Chennai. Let Chennai be a happy place on earth as always, Just like the video below.

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One Aspect I Want To Change In Chennai – The CBC Tablog 2

This post is the part of Chennai Bloggers Club’ super initiative “CBC Tablog-2”. The exercise is where few bloggers write about a common subject and tag each other posts as a chain-blog. The subject for this Blog Tag is ONE ASPECT I WANT TO CHANGE IN CHENNAI. The tag was passed to me by Muthiah Sriram who blogs at Life As It Comes, you can read what he like to change in this post. A special mention to Kaushik Govindaswamy who designed the below logo exclusively for the Tablog. And special cheers for all those 30 bloggers (including me) who took part in this.

The CBC Tablog 2

There are many things I wish to change, But it’s all about that One part of chennai. The part of chennai I grew up. Though I no longer reside there, It’s the part of chennai my heart still belongs to, It’s The North Chennai.

I Wish is to change the mindset of most of the chennaites, who think that chennai doesn’t exists beyond Beach Station in north. Like most in the westeros who doesn’t know what lies beyond the wall (you can ignore this Game of Thrones stuff). It’s the places like Tondiarpet, Royapuram, Tiruvottiyur which were prominent areas of madras in north when it was formed. Have no idea why they lost their importance with time. The much spoken about places in Chennai like T.Nagar, Anna Nagar, Velacherry, Tambaram, etc. were added much later.

I wish i could change the intention of politicians to keep north Chennai under developed and just use it for their vote bank. When suburbs and newly developed area grow predominantly in terms of facilities and infrastructure, I wonder why north Chennai is pretty much same for all these years. Though It’s one of the densest parts of Chennai in terms of population, It heavily lacks basic amenities like health, sanitation, education, public transport, road, etc. I wish government spend more on developing these areas. I even felt miserable when Chennai Metro Train project didn’t extend till north Chennai as it was initially planned to, I wish I could change that too.

I wish I could change the way how movies and other media portrait north Chennai, come on guys all there are not rowdys, goons and people with bad mouth. Might be a very few be like whats been portrayed in movies, but most of the people here are normal ones like you and me. Whenever I read news papers, mainly the english ones, I try to find is there any news about these areas in their metropolitan section, mostly I end up with nothing. Is that they only write about the places where their circulation is more or they just simply ignore?

North Chennai Trivias

  • Royapuram railway station is south India’s 1st railway station which was inaugurated in 1856
  • World famous Royal Enfield bullets are only manufactured in Thiruvottiyur.
  • Chennai Port is the 2nd largest port in india next to Mumbai.
  • Ennore Port is one of the emerging ports in India which won “memorandum of excellence certificate” award from Govt of India for 2 consecutive years.
  • Kasimedu fishing harbour has been identified as one of the 6 major fishing harbors in India in terms of volume and one of the major hub for seafood export industry. It also acts as a research centre for Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute.
  • Thyagaraja Swamy & Vadivudai Amman Temple at Tiruvottiyur is one of the oldest temple complex in Chennai, which is said to be exist since 7th Century.

Let the peace and harmony prevails, Let all live a happy and healthy life.
I Love you Chennai ❤ ❤ ❤

I pass this on to Sushmita who is an ardent Nature admirer and a great fan of great wall of India Mr Rahul Dravid. She blogs at A Blog of Scenic Nature – Beautiful Creations of God and A Tribute to Mr.Dependable Of the Indian Cricket – Rahul Dravid. Coincidentally we both are from same area and got graduated from same college.