1947: A Madras story

What was it like to live in this city the year India celebrated its much-awaited independence?Seventy years have passed since that momentous date. One that changed the lives of billions living and those yet to be born. But what was Madras like during the historic year of 1947? And what did everyday life look like?…

Gandhi in a suit?

Nobody in India had seen Gandhi in a suit. Often criticised as the “half naked fakir” for the lack of attire, many didn’t believe their leader had even worn one. But they got to see it on 23rd August 1940. Around 1937, AK Chettiar a young photographer, while crossing the Atlantic on a ship, observed…