The Duniya Look: Chennai

In this photography project on UrbanDuniya, we explore our four dynamic cities through their colours, faces and fashion. In a series of beautiful images, we capture the iconic look, the stunning locations and the sensual textures of the places we call home. We began last September with The Duniya Look: Lahore, celebrating Pakistan’s cultural capital, and continued in November with the urbane sensibility of The Duniya Look: Melbourne and then the alluring confidence of The Duniya Look: Sydney in January.

Today we complete our journey around the duniya, with the laid-back charm of Chennai, India’s southern metropolis; an overgrown collection of fishing villages strung along the Bay of Bengal. Chennai is a peaceful and friendly city of traders, workers and rickshaw-wallahs; a busy yet leisurely city filled with temples and traditions, with a modern history juxtaposed against one of the world’s oldest living civilisations. And in the end, it all comes back to the the long, languid beach at sunset.

Join us as we experience the subtle joys of this centre of Tamil culture, with Ananthi Rogini, Mazhar Ahamed, Aamir Suhail Khan and Tim Blight.


Comments (8)

  • Antonina Reply

    Interesting photography, I especially liked the last one – a girl in saree at the seaside. Also, fantastic doors at two other photos.

    April 18, 2015 at 12:52 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thank you!! Just trying to show the world how we do things down in Tamil Nadu 🙂

      April 18, 2015 at 10:59 pm
  • Andrew Reply

    tres chique!

    April 18, 2015 at 10:37 pm
  • Sarah Reply

    These images are absolutely stunning! You capture the beauty of urban India so wonderfully and have me wanting to book a ticket to Chennai!

    April 26, 2015 at 10:30 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Awww thanks Sarah!! I hope I’ve been able to share a bit of what I love about Chennai with the world 🙂

      April 27, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  • Agness Reply

    I can’t get enough of Chennai, especially now, when I see these beautiful pictures of locals. This woman is absolutely beautiful!

    May 1, 2015 at 6:41 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      I hope you can visit Chennai one day!! Thanks for stopping by, Agness 🙂

      May 2, 2015 at 7:43 pm

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