Chronicler and author Sriram V. and his group at Royapuram on Sunday.
A group of 40 heritage lovers discover that history and architecture are seamlessly woven together in this north Chennai neighbourhood » 1 comment
Clive’s House is well maintained and the group of heritage enthusiasts was allowed to walk through the sprawling erstwhile residence. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan MADRAS 374

Walk brings alive ruins at Fort St. George

It’s 7 a.m., early for a Sunday morning, and a serpentine queue has formed outside the security booth in Fort St. George. Sacrificing their Sunday lie-in and brunch and br... » 1 comment
With the travel needs of the city and vehicular population increasing by the day, Chennai Metro is expected provide commuters some relief from traffic congestion. Madras 374

Is Chennai Metro the answer to city’s traffic woes?

Not unless it is supplemented by integration of various modes of transport, says Sunitha Sekar » 15 comments
Author and epigraphist Pradeep Chakravarthy spoke about temples, movements in music and religious conversion , at the Marundeeswarar temple — Photo: M. Karunakaran MADRAS 374

Of music and Hindu history, carved in stone

If you are to participate in author and epigraphist Pradeep Chakravarthy’s heritage walks, then you have to be accompanied by a schoolgoing child. On Sunday morning there was only one ch... »
They moved at a maximum speed of just 7 kmph but the trams that ran in the city for 67 years left behind many pleasant memories. Photo: The Hindu Archives MADRAS 374

When trams on rails dominated Chennai roads

Run by the Madras Electricity System (MES), trams on rails dominated Chennai roads back then and remained a convenient mode of transport for office-goers » 1 comment
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