Monday, January 12, 2009

Chennai Sangamam

Great Idea, this Chennai Sangamam. As someone who'd lived in the chennai all along, never really had a chance to see the traditional / ancient folk art forms like therukoothu first hand. And here i was, at the Anna Nagar Tower Park venue - right in front, positioned beside the speaker ( to get front row shots) of the artists. The crowds were amazing..could have been atleast 5000 or more people. A great feeling of togetherness and celebration! Thanks Kanimozhi for the fun! Iam sure this will keep these dying arts going a long way.
And here are a few snaps from i wish i had a faster lens and dint have to shoot at ISo 1400 - hate the grain.

Yama - The God of Death ; Chandraguptan his book keeper, right next.
Yama having a word with Shakuntaladevi (??)
Love the look from this part of the crowd!


Anu said...

i so completely agree!!I made a quick visit to the natesan park during the sangamam days - i have never seen anything like that bbefore -whoah!
Also being this major foodie,managed to grab a 'virudhunagar barotta'.But I should say this year with the 5 star graded hotels doing the food business - the taste was not so authentic,nothing close to the food we got to have last year!!
That apart - am thinking this 'Sangamam' is going to be doing some amazing business in the coming years!

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