Chennai Book Fair is an annual pilgrimage for me: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2010. For those who are not in Chennai and will miss out on the annual Chennai Book Fair, I would like to share this photoblog with nearly a hundred photos that I shot for your benefit. Hope you all get a feel of a virtual tour of the fair, since it is about books, I have focused on the book titles readable and not the shops and surroundings :-) [Disclaimer: By no means this coverage is comprehensive or the photos are my endorsement/liking. I have…

I just observed that the Apple iPhone XR is the same price in India as in the USA. The reason may be that this model alone is Assembled in India under the “Make in India” initiative. It cost Rs.43,000 (USD 650) in the USA, adding the state sales taxes will make it the same as in India (Rs.50,000). Refer the article – Finnish firm Salcomp, a key supplier of chargers for Apple, is investing in it’s Chennai manufacturing facility (the defunct Nokia plant). Compare this with iPhone 11 and all other higher models including iPhone 11 Pro or iMac computers…

For decades I have been to Pondy Bazaar, T.Nagar, Chennai for shopping. It never felt this good and fun to walk around the area. Thanks, to the new pedestrian plaza and the free electric buggies for senior citizens. A news item says over Rs.40 Crores was spent on the improvements under the Smart City Program. Hope the Chennai #Corporation and the State Government allocates funds for regular maintenance as well.

The Ladies Market at Law Garden, Ahmedabad sold only ladies wear, here at Lal Darwaja you get everything else. A lot of places for street food mostly non-vegetarian variety – not my plate of food. When we went it was around 8 PM, so most of the shops had closed for the day.