Photos can be a potent tool in understanding history. For instance, the image of a bawling, naked little girl running down a road has described the horror of the Vietnam war more eloquently than all the scholarly articles on the subject. During the ongoing Madras Week, we invite our readers to use this tool to create a pictorial record of our city.

The photos that make an eloquent commentary on Chennai will be published in Downtown.


Starts - Monday, August 19, 2013 at 11 a.m.

Closes - Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 11 p.m.


- All photos must be original work

- Photos must be taken in Chennai

- 5 photos per participant

- Photos must be no more than 1.5 MB in size. High resolution images of photos will need to be available on request

- You can vote for as many pictures as you like, but only once per photo

- Photos upload and voting on-line only

- Registration at The Hindu Shutterbug is via email id or Facebook

Submit pictures, vote for the pictures you like and share them on social media. Encourage everyone you know to participate with photo entries or as voters. All photos will be visible on-line at

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