Isle to My Life

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[caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="300"] An Aerial View of Marina Beach[/caption] 376 & still counting… Today, on August 22nd, 2015, Chennai has completed 376 years of its existence. Yes! It’s the “Happy Birthday” of the then called “Madras”, now named as “Chennai”. Though, I am a North Indian by lineage, I am gifted, rather would say privileged, to be born and brought up in this beautiful city. Beyond the attitudinal stigmas of the travelers towards the city, Madras has been painted with a significant history, pulsating beauty and charismatic warmth. Originating as a small space grant to East India Company by Nayak of Wandiwash, who was a part of the Vijayanagar Empire, Madras was formed on 22nd August 1639. The history of Madras is stamped with incidents such as wars, treaties,…
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