Articles by Indu Balachandran
Dec 24, 2012
Chennai’s kaapi act that’s hard to copyYou still have to come to Chennai for the real filter coffee. As every Madrasi great grandmother will tell you, it all starts with the right proportion of coffee and chicory seeds, roasted just so over a fire, then immediately powdered in a good old handgrinder bought in Mylapore’s bylanes.
Nov 26, 2012
South meets North: Chennai weddings turn over a new leafFusion food, (or should that be confusion food) is drawing the crowds to rave reviews in halls everywhere.
Oct 29, 2012
Mustafa Centre: How India dug its feet into SingaporeMustafa Centre, a humongous shopping mall, is a slice of India right at the heart of Singapore.
Oct 16, 2012
Now it’s time for Tamil-Shamil, starring Sri Deva…One thing for sure: the script for 'Tamil-Shamil' will definitely depict the amazing way Dilli-wallahs come well prepared for a transfer to Chennai. So on Day 1 in Chennai, they are ready to interview prospective maids with this Tamil sentence: “English Teri Ma?”
Oct 05, 2012
In Chennai, we have our gold and eat it tooAfter that unusual meal, I step outside to find that I’m only a gemstone’s throw away from Chennai’s bustling gold haven –Usman Road—where thousands flock everyday, fuelled by a gold obsession that’s hardwired in our DNA.
Sep 20, 2012
Talking the walk in ChennaiWhy Boat Club road in Chennai is a morning walker and gossip hound's paradise.
Sep 07, 2012
Sridevi’s English-vinglish can thank ChennaiWhen baby Tamilians learn the Tamil alphabet from their ammas, they find that one particular letter pronounced ‘pa’, could well be ‘pa’ or ‘ba’ or even ‘fa’.