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Chennai: Pitch Black darkness complements the dark skies above as I enter the Madras Crocodile Bank with its sandy floor and dark green plants on the either side of the aisle. There are five of us, including a baby boy and me and as we are handed torchlights for our night safari, we check them and proceed towards our safari.

Like cat’s eye on the roads to help vehicles navigate the road in the night, there are shining mirages everywhere, it’s only when we get there do we realise that these are they eyes of the reptilian inhabitants of the…

Chennai: The tea maker at Sunoj Tea Stall and Cool Bar, V. Nallusamy is busy raising his one hand with a glass of tea and an empty glass in the another hand going up and down like a yo-yo in clockwise motion.

This is the story of Chennai’s tea stalls which are there in almost every locality around the nook and corner. Nallusamy is the tea and coffee maker at Sunoj Tea Stall and Cool Bar in West Mambalam’s Jubilee Road area. …

Chennai: For M. Eniyavan, the bland but nutritious idli is more than rice flour and urad dal. He makes numerous varieties of the rice cakes.

“I have made 2,547 varieties of idlis which I displayed at an exhibition,” he said sitting in his office in the Kuppamedu area of Kodungaiyur.

The exhibition was held in 2017 at Raja Annamalai Mandram in Parry’s for which he said he held a record.


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