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How tiny was my city

A view of Anna Nagar from the Anna Nagar Tower. Named after former Chief Minister C.N. Annadurai, it was developed in the early 1970s by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board. It spans an area of 5 sq. km and is located on the site of Naduvakkarai and Mullam villages.

Music

Unsung songs

Gana singers B. Pasupathy, R. Vicky, A. Ismail and A. Kaadhar at Doomming Kuppam beach. Young boys who want to become professional Gana singers begin their learning process at the age of 14 or 15.

Cinema

Celluloid city

T.R. Rajakumari in

Inscriptions

Stones of record

A view of the Asthana-e-Moula Ali dargah in old Pallavaram. This was a rock-cut cave temple during the reign of Mahendravarman I Pallava in the 7th century A.D. and home to the oldest inscription in Madras belonging to the Pallava period.

Literature

The place to be

Narana Duraikannan. He used the city and its localities objectively to tell his stories.

Place names

A place for murderers!

A street in

War & the city

Emden, the raider

SMS Emden. The light cruiser rained 130 shells on the city, targeting harbour installations and Burmah Oil Company fuel tanks.

People

Demographic mosaic

Jain women in a religious procession at Royapettah.

Corporation

The first civic body

A view of Ripon Building, the seat of the Corporation of Chennai. It was built in the neoclassical style by Loganatha Mudaliar in 1913.
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How tiny was my city
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