Namaskar and other gestured greetings
The traditional placing palms together happens here too, but you’ll also see a modified salute—right hand held vertical at the center of the forehead—and fingers grouped together at the lips. This last when used as a greeting asks whether you have eaten, and is mostly used by someone who knows you well enough to ask after your well-being. It can also be an invitation to lunch, assuming you know the person pretty well.
Popular watering hole
One of Chennai's popular pubs. `Bike and Barrel' seems to be where a lot of the young student crowd heads to at the end of the day.
Quaint memoribilia for decor, a pool table and a DJ, are among the things that define the look and mood
Fort St George Church
St. Mary's Church is the oldest Anglican church in India. It was built in 1678-80 AD. The tombstones in its courtyard are the oldest British tombstones in India. This ancient prayer house solemnized the marriages of Robert Clive and Governor Elihu Yale, who later was first benefactor of Yale University in the United States. The church is popularly known as the 'Westminster Abbey of the East'.
General Post Office
The General Post Office dates back to the late 19th century and is another superb example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. Facilities available are speed post, registered post, parcel, insurance, e-billing, and e-posting.
Open: 8am-8.30pm Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm Sun.
MISSIONS WORK In TAMIL NADU
Besides having always wanted to see some of the south of India, this trip was built around visiting a girlfriend who was a Missionary there. So, on Sunday after church, we travelled in their old rickety bus to 2 villages far out of Chennai, to visit and the Pastor spoke to the people for their message.
View along the way from the bus.
Ladies of the village listening to the Pastor speak. The tiny ramshackle 'building' in the background is their "Church". Shortly after I was there, it competely fell down, but with the Lord's provision, it is being built again!
The Pastor's daughter leading children in song.
Going to visit at the house of an elderly sick villager