Ashoka Mithran

  Chennai, for a city of its size and importance, is singularly lacking in buildings of any antiquity, mainly because the original settlement was a creation of East India Company purely as a trading centre. In the early part of the 17th century, it...
There is a training institute in Choolaimedu High Road. The Asian Research Institute functioning from Chennai is sponsored by the Japanese. Japanese is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn. And if you by any chance master it, it...
At one time there was a plan to improve the facilities at the Perambur railway station to match that of the Central Station. But that is a pipedream now. If only the road over-bridge could be completed there may be some improvement, perhaps. For the...
Today, if someone says that Saidapet is synonymous with elephantiasis would anyone believe it? They might think that the Adyar River flowing there should be the reason. But when elephantiasis was prevalent, the Adyar River was very clean indeed. In...
  The Valluvar Kottam is a memorial for the poet-saint Tiruvalluvar is shaped like a temple chariot. It is said that this chariot is, in fact, the duplicate from the temple chariot in Thiruvarur. A life-size statue of the saint has been installed...
  Madras or Chennai as it is called now means many things to many people. It is the cultural capital.  It is a talent hub. It is known for its Idly, sambhar, temples, forts, talent and many other.  For people who do not belong to the city, it is a source of livelihood. Chennai is a melting pot of various cultures and it is growing from strength to strength.  My Madras and your Madras are different, but it means something for all of us.A city deserves celebrating its...
  Madras or Chennai as it is called now means many things to many people. It is the cultural capital.  It is a talent hub. It is known for its Idly, sambhar, temples, forts, talent and...
Information about Egmore Museum: 1.       Egmore Museum was established in 1851 2.       Second oldest museum in India 3.       One of the largest museums in south Asia. 4.        The museum complex consisting of six buildings and 46 galleries covers an area of around 16.25 acres of land. 5.       The museum was originally...
Information about Egmore Museum: 1.       Egmore Museum was established in 1851 2.       Second oldest museum in India 3.  ...
It is a very important landmark in the Mount road where everything one wants to buy comes under one roof. You can buy Clothes, accessories, books, music players, cds, and food products; everything you can get you can get your hands on. It was actually the first departmental store in the Indian Subcontinent and also one of the biggest shopping malls in South Asia when it was built. But the original building was razed under fire in 1983. Now people in Chennai prefer Express Avenue, City...
It is a very important landmark in the Mount road where everything one wants to buy comes under one roof. You can buy Clothes, accessories, books, music players, cds, and food products;...
Madras Boat club is one of the oldest rowing centres in India, approximately 140 years old. Few Englishmen in 1867 started this club in the backwaters of Ennore. Later in 1892 it was shifted to the current location on the river banks of Adyar. In the year 1898, the club coat was adark blue with brass buttons and the club monogram .This is still in use even today without modification, was adopted by the then committee. In the year 1967, Mr.M.M.Muthiah became the club's first Indian president...
Madras Boat club is one of the oldest rowing centres in India, approximately 140 years old. Few Englishmen in 1867 started this club in the backwaters of Ennore. Later in 1892 it was shifted to...
A well known memorial of a well known person, MGR Memorial House in Chennai is dedicated to MG Ramachandran, who was India's first actor to become a chief minister and that too for three consecutive terms until his death. Considered as one of the greatest political leaders and actors of the state, his followers idolize him as Puratchi Thalaivar (Revolutionary leader). He was honoured with Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of India. The memorial house is situated at Arcrot Street, T....
A well known memorial of a well known person, MGR Memorial House in Chennai is dedicated to MG Ramachandran, who was India's first actor to become a chief minister and that too for three...
  Chennai, for a city of its size and importance, is singularly lacking in buildings of any antiquity, mainly because the original settlement was a creation of East India Company purely as a trading centre. In the early part of the 17th century, it was essential for any overseas trading centre to be fortified against the possibility of an attack. A group of buildings were built within the Fort at different times for different purposes with the increasing needs of the East India Compan...
  Chennai, for a city of its size and importance, is singularly lacking in buildings of any antiquity, mainly because the original settlement was a creation of East India Company purely as ...
Madras War Cemetery is located at about 5 kilometres away from the airport and 14 kilometres from the central railway station. The GST Road (Great Southern Trunk Road) leads from the airport past Trident Hotel to Kathipara roundabout. The way is via Mount Poonamall Road, passing at the foot of St. Thomas Mount. The cemetery can easily be found on the right hand side of the road 1 kilometre from St. Thomas Mount. Madras War Cemetery and memorial was created to receive Second World War...
Madras War Cemetery is located at about 5 kilometres away from the airport and 14 kilometres from the central railway station. The GST Road (Great Southern Trunk Road) leads from the airport past...