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CELEBRATION:
Happy Birthday, Chennai

From a tiny fishing hamlet to a bustling metropolis with major automobile units, a thriving IT industry and pride of place as the cultural capital of South India, its been a long and eventful journey for Chennai, erstwhile Madras, which turned 370 Aug. 22.

It was on this day in 1639 that British administrator Francis Day got permission from the wards of Chennapa Naicker, a chieftain ruling the fishing hamlet near Madras Harbor to construct Madraspatam, as it was referred then by the British. A Siliconeer photo essay.



(Above): The Horse and Rider, Anna Salai.


(Above): Parry’s Corner, one of the oldest business districts in Chennai.


(Above): Ripon Building, which houses the Chennai Corporation, was completed 1913. It is named after former viceroy Lord Ripon.


(Above): Tidel Park is one of the many software parks in Chennai.


(Above): An IPL match in progress at M.A. Chidambaram Cricket Stadium.


(Above): MRTS Train station in Chennai


(Above): Chennai Metropolitan Police Patrol

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COVER STORY
Pandemic and Panic:
Swine Flu FAQs
The global swine flu pandemic is causing understandable alarm. Siliconeer presents answers to frequently asked questions.


TRIBUTE
Father Nahin, Baba Kaho:
Hindi Scholar Kamil Bulke
The first person to demand the right to write a doctoral thesis in Hindi was a Jesuit of Belgian Flemish descent. Ved Prakash Vatuk outlines the remarkable life of Baba Kamil Bulke.


SUBCONTINENT
Waiting for Justice:
Dalits in Jajupur
India’s independence has a hollow ring for dalit landless farmers in Jajupur in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi District, writes Sandeep Pandey.


OTHER STORIES
EDITORIAL: Swine Flu Pandemic
IN MEMORIAM: Senator Ted Kennedy (1932-2009)
CELEBRATION: India Independence Day
NEWS DIARY: August
TRIBUTE: Happy Birthday, Chennai
SUBCONTINENT: Swine Flu in India
SUBCONTINENT: India's New Bill: Education for All
CELEBRATION: The Other Pakistan
RECIPE: Broccoli Masala
TRAVEL: Skiing the Alhambra
AUTO REVIEW: 2010 Kia Soul +
COMMUNITY: 2010 U.S. Census: Be Counted!
BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Kaminey
BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
TAMIL FILM REVIEW: Kandasamy
BUSINESS: News Briefs
COMMUNITY: News
INFOTECH INDIA: Briefs
HOROSCOPE: September

ENTERTAINMENT
2009 IIFA Awards, Macau
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ENTERTAINMENT
81st Annual Academy Awards
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay




ENTERTAINMENT
IIFA Awards 2008
A Siliconeer Exclusive Photo Essay





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