I was surprised after reading an article in the supplementary of THE HINDU last Thursday. Another related article in the newspaper the following day aroused my curiosity even more. The second article had details of an exhibition in Chennai that was on till Sunday evening. I didn’t want to miss the exhibition. So I visited the exhibition with my wife on Sunday afternoon. And what an eye-opener it was!?
I wrote this post for the 375th Madras Day in 2014. I have added additional information and few more stamps for this year’s (377th) Madras Day.
Being born and brought up in this lovely city and being a stamp collector, I don’t have a better way to show my love for this city than through stamps.
Here are some Indian stamps on well known landmarks in Madras i.e., Chennai.
I love traveling by train, but I have never been a frequent traveler on the Chennai Suburban and Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) trains. I have used the suburban trains occasionally and the MRTS very rarely. However, I have fond memories of traveling in suburban trains during childhood to my aunt’s house in Thirunenravur. I have traveled on the Chennai Central-Sulurpet route couple of times during my first job. That train crosses a backwater near Minjur. It was so lovely to see fishermen in their boats during sunrise and sunset there. The reflections of the lights at a factory near the backwater were beautiful at night.