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Pandit Ravi Shankar (1920-2012)


Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar is no more. An ambassador of music, he took Indian ragas from the banks of the Ganga to concert halls and homes across the globe. A legend who harmonised with the Beatles and Bhimsen Joshi with equal ease. A snippet of his colourful life in pictures.





Animal planet in Chennai
With Madras Corporation taking charge by 1866, the Madras Zoo as it was called, became the country’s first public zoo to be formed.

Purasawalkam: From old town to shopping hub
Vellala Street off Purasawalkam High Road mirrors the metamorphosis that the once quaint neighbourhood has undergone over the past three decades.

Tambaram: A suburb older than Madras itself
It is a little-known fact that the southern suburb of Tambaram is older than Madras itself.
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