The Duniya Look: Chennai

Experience the languid joys of Chennai, a city filled with temples and traditions, with a modernity juxtaposed against an ancient yet living civilisation.

Idly central! Ratna Cafe in Chennai

There are many idly sambhar places in Chennai, but my favourite is Ratna Cafe; the idlys are perfectly hot and squidgy, and the sambar finger-licking good!

Chennai marks ten years since tsunami destruction

Chennai is commemorating ten years since the day a wall of water came ashore at Marina Beach, killing over 130 people.

A tasteful pause for Japanese in Chennai: Teppan

The delicate flavours of Japanese cuisine are an acquired taste for many Chennai locals, but for those who dare, Teppan really hits the mark.

With eTramping: Chennai for under $25 a day!

As Lonely Planet names Chennai as one of their top ten cities for 2015, we're exploring the capital of south India for less than $25 a day!

Benjarong Chennai’s authentic Thai flair

Benjarong Chennai proves that Indians have an appetite for authentic Thai food, despite the cuisine still ranking behind Chinese in the popularity stakes.

Stix offers a change from the Chennai Chinese routine

Although it has been quite some time since I last visited here, reviews suggest that nothing has changed; Stix offers a different, quality kind of Chinese dinner in India's southern city.

Chennai welcomes Tamil New Year

Tamil New Year will be celebrated today in Chennai and Tamil Nadu, as well as by Tamil populations around the world.

The Chennai Kitchen; Madras Pavilion at ITC Gardenia

The Madras Pavilion in Chennai was a welcome addition to Chennai's buffet food scene when it opened in late 2012; a range of food from across India, and pleasant, posh, contemporary (but not stuffy) surroundings.

Chinese New Year ushers in the year of the horse

Today is the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar year, with Chinese communities welcoming the new year around the world at midnight last night.