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Madras’ love for all creatures, great and small





Wherever we go, there it is. The COVID-19 pandemic has overwritten several scripts, laid to waste the plans of all.


And this year, as the city celebrates Madras Day, in commemoration of a pact inked 382 years ago, it makes sense to anchor the overarching them to the distributions a pandemic causes.


For a week, these columns will open a window to the past to examine aspects of the city that are in some way connected to such disruptions.


While Madras Day events are low key and the usual pomp and frenetic activity that Chennaites see during this week in August are missing, people have taken the online route, as with most things these past couple of years.


For Chennai is still a city that its residents love, and harking back to its connect with good of Madras is an annual ritual that has come to stay.







Source: The Hindu Chennai 22.08.2021, pg.4.