I went out today on my first photo walk, organised by the Chennai Photowalk group on Facebook . We took an early morning stroll through Perambur in the north of the city. The meeting point was a huge Catholic church, Our Lady of Lourdes, and I suspect this woman was lighting a candle to beseech deliverance from the paparazzi all around her.
About thirty or so camera-laden Chennai-ites turned up. The group has an outing of this sort every two weeks.
This morning was a wonderful chance to capture the city as it starts to get into gear for the day.
This is Susannah - she had popped down to her local tea stall to get some idli to take home for breakfast. I'd never seen idli prepared before - but there were about as fresh as it's possible to be.
Nearby, two women were painting kolam outside their home - an abstract or geometrical decoration which is believed to bring prosperity. As with everyone else I came across this morning, they were only too pleased to be photographed.
And in Murasoli Maran park youngsters were being trained in an Indian martial art - all about how to twirl and strike with a stout bamboo cane,
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