The Chennai that is Madras. People buy a ton of gold jewelry in the city.

The Madras that is Chennai

capital of Tamilnadu

Women who insist on compliments

Shiva and Parvati. Bronze statues.

Thrifty or value-for-money?

The Tamil paradox

Jil jil Jigarthanda
Archival image of a Tamil couple

A sense of the numbers

Kitchens contained

Tamilnadu’s cultural touchstones— brass vessels, filter coffee, brightly coloured cotton sarees, bazaars, afternoon siesta, early-morning weddings, all remain reassuringly unchanged.

Kitchens contained

Tamilians are candid

Sivagami bronze statue.
Shailaja Jayaraman at a Chennai wedding

My link to Tamilnadu.

Vazhiya Senthamizh Vazhga Nal Tamizhar!

Let Tamil thrive, let Tamilians thrive!

Vanakkam! Vandanam! Namaste! Namaskaram!