Legendary Breakfast spots:Ballal Residency

I was born and raised in Chennai. Our home was at the heart of the city in an area called Gemini- named after the famous Gemini Studios. Over the course of the 30 odd years that I lived in Chennai, we moved many times within the city, however, one bond neither withered nor weakened. That…

A Tribute to Rayar’s Mess, Chennai

A 630am jog to Marina Beach reminds me that my forever home city of Chennai wakes up early. Joggers, walkers, Tai-chi practitioners, humour club members, athletes, Sportsmen, Trainers, Coaches,Photographers, Acrobats, Fishermen, Swimmers, and Galli Cricketers playing their ‘bet’ matches, throng the 2nd longest beach in the world morning after morning. For many, the beach is…