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Old May 8th, 2012, 04:12 PM   #241
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yes i am talking about most films that have themes like oru kal oru kannadi with Santhanam or Vivek telling the same type of jokes over and over again. Stupid folks think they are funny.

My wife made me spend 500 rupees on that piece of thrash.
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Old May 8th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #242
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yes i am talking about most films that have themes like oru kal oru kannadi with Santhanam or Vivek telling the same type of jokes over and over again. Stupid folks think they are funny.

My wife made me spend 500 rupees on that piece of thrash.
I cannot understand what is historic or related to chennai that you watched a movie.. can we keep the thread postings relevant please..
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Old June 26th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #243
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A view of the flyover coming up over Gemini Circle, in July 1972. The landmark construction has stood the test of time in traffic planning.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #244
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Madras Port – the result of determination & perseverance



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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:34 PM   #245
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Madras Port – the result of determination & perseverance



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Eppidi irundha Madras ippidi asingam aiduchu. cha. ippo lam kaattu palli naatu pallinu local peru vechu kocha padutharanga. Mount Batten port of Madras - evlo beautiful a irukku kekkarathukku. Adha vittuputtu kaatu palli? yen kollapakathu voonan nu vekka vendiyathu dhaney
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Old June 30th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #246
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Eppidi irundha Madras ippidi asingam aiduchu. cha. ippo lam kaattu palli naatu pallinu local peru vechu kocha padutharanga. Mount Batten port of Madras - evlo beautiful a irukku kekkarathukku. Adha vittuputtu kaatu palli? yen kollapakathu voonan nu vekka vendiyathu dhaney
so u don't wannu b original ,naming in native Tamil for our places .Rather love to be duplicate,copy the westerner's n English even in naming our own places also .

Good ,nalla olimayamaana edhirkaalam theriyudhu ..
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Old June 30th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #247
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so u don't wannu b original ,naming in native Tamil for our places .Rather love to be duplicate,copy the westerner's n English even in naming our own places also .

Good ,nalla olimayamaana edhirkaalam theriyudhu ..
their names are classy man. Okay then why are we discussing things in English bro. Lets discuss in Tamizh.

ha ha nailed you. I was just playing in Vivek style - in fact the current name is good enough for me and i was just checking out your reactions.
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Old July 1st, 2012, 09:12 AM   #248
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their names are classy man. Okay then why are we discussing things in English bro. Lets discuss in Tamizh.

ha ha nailed you. I was just playing in Vivek style - in fact the current name is good enough for me and i was just checking out your reactions.
Friend ,expected this...

dhaaralama naama Tamizh layeh pesalam ....mikka magilchi.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #249
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Chennai's first Mall of Fame

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The history of Spencer & co. goes back to 1863-1864 when a small "General Merchant's" store was established by Charles Durant and J.W.Spencer. The Growing business was moved in 1895 into new premises built in the Indo-Saracenic style on Mount Road. The Landmark building was destroyed in a fire in the year 1983. The name Spencer's is still associated with the shopping experience, through Spencer's Plaza, on the same site, being Madras's first mall.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 05:13 PM   #250
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A madras harbor scene by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1870's

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Old August 15th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #251
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That building on the left is still there!!
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:10 PM   #252
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That building houses the Chennai GPO now.. As usual poorly maintained on the lines of other heritage buildings in Chennai, especially it's neighboring ones on the Rajaji Salai.. Makes me sad.
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Old August 17th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #253
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kappal ootiya tamizhargaley vaazhga vaazhga. komanam mattum katti vegaatha veyil la kashta pateenga. inniki software company la cool a okkandu life ensoy panreenga
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Old August 17th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #254
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That building houses the Chennai GPO now.. As usual poorly maintained on the lines of other heritage buildings in Chennai, especially it's neighboring ones on the Rajaji Salai.. Makes me sad.
Huge money was spent on restoring it after badly damaged in a fire in 97 or 98. I still remember the pic in Vikatan paper.. Technically all are office building with no special status..
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Old August 17th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #255
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Huge money was spent on restoring it after badly damaged in a fire in 97 or 98. I still remember the pic in Vikatan paper.. Technically all are office building with no special status..
Chetpet branch post office in taylor's road poirukeengala? bhooth bungalow only
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Old August 20th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #256
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When Madras was bombarded by the Germans

20-Aug-2012, The NewIE



This is perhaps one distinction of Madras that is truly historical in the real sense. Being one of the most important colonial centres of the British Raj, Madras that is now Chennai, by 1914, had already gained a fair bit of reputation as a colonial naval base. But on September 22 that year, the city entered the history books by being the one Indian city to be bombarded during World War I.

The German warship that accomplished this feat, ‘SMS Emden’, is among the legendary war cruisers that traversed the oceans in the 20th century. For its achievements, it was aptly called the ‘Swan of the East’, indicating both its beauty and prowess.

Not many who witnessed the bombardment of Madras on that fateful night are alive today, making it extremely difficult to get a first hand account. However, there exists a treasure trove of literature on this legendary light cruiser, including the book written by its iconic captain, Karl von Muller and the now popular The Last Gentleman of War: The Raider Exploits of the Cruiser Emden by RK Lochner.

Seventy-seven-year-old lawyer M R Sehsadri, a long time resident of Madras who is currently in New Delhi, says that the bombardment is a tale that was often repeated by his father M Ramanuja Iyengar during his childhood.

He says while the threat of war was indeed looming large on the country, the night, according to his father, was quiet. Accounts of the night reveal that the light cruiser entered the harbour undetected by the stationed British forces. The shells targeted the Burma Oil Company tankers built in the harbour, destroying several of them and starting a huge fire. Lochner’s book, on Page 111, wonders if the British had any clue about the war. He asks,” Didn’t the port authorities know anything about the war, or did Madras feel so impenetrably secure that it could flaunt precaution?”

The book also mentions that the beacon light, probably an allusion to the lighthouse then situated on the Madras High Court complex, flashed “unexpectedly” when the cruiser approached the harbour, making their approach easier.

However, the crew was considerate. The book says that “Emden’s target was angled so that even an inaccurately aimed shell would not fall in the narrow streets.” Interestingly, a few shells also fell near the Madras High Court premises, bringing down a compound wall. A plaque commemorating the incident was placed on the High Court premises, while the unexploded shells are now kept at the Government museum.

Even before the British forces could retaliate, the cruiser moved its shelling to a merchant ship, and sneaked out and headed towards Pondy. Some accounts also claim that an Indian national was aboard the cruiser helping the crew execute the attack.
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:03 AM   #257
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Dont if it was already posted.....

Superb set of photos depicting Madrasapattinam.....

1. Spenser Plaza


2.Old Thambaram


3.First automatic signal in Madras


4. Parrys corner signal


5. Madras Tram

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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:07 AM   #258
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6.Guess everyone could read it


7.Dont know when


8. Probably Mount Road


9.Chennai Central


10.Gemini Flyover - During its construction
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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:10 AM   #259
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11. High Court


12. Kothaval Savadi market


13. Classic Marina


14. Rippon Building


15. Dont know if it has been photoshopped....


16.Chennai Ambulance Service 1940


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Old August 20th, 2012, 11:20 AM   #260
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ambassador car and auto hasnt changed one bit. Central looked very clean. Almost like a European country.
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