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Chennai Quiz

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Chennai Quiz

  1. 1. Singara Chennai<br />
  2. 2. Singara Chennai<br />Most Prominent ones:Mahatma Gandhi and Thiruvalluvar<br />Others:<br />Robert Caldwell <br />ConstanzoBeschi (VeeramaMunivar) <br />SubramaniyaBarathiyar<br />Subhash Chandra Bose <br />George Uglow Pope <br />Annie Besant <br />Bharathidasan<br />Kamarajar<br />Avvaiyar<br />ThanthaiPeriyar<br />
  3. 3. Singara Chennai<br />Statues on Marina Beach road<br />
  4. 4. Singara Chennai<br /> Thomas X was the third son of Edward X and Anne Vaughan, of Leighton Hall, near Welshpool. Realising the potential for business and commerce in India, X came to Chennai, South India, in the late 1780s. He set up a modest business of piece goods and banking on 17 July 1788. The business he set up continued to grow and X became a household name in Chennai. Even after 200 years, one of the major central business districts of Chennai derive its name from Thomas X.<br />
  5. 5. Singara Chennai<br />Parry and Parry’s corner<br />
  6. 6. Singara Chennai<br /> Built in the Gothic Revival style, the original one was designed by George Hardinge . The station was later modified with the addition of the central tower and other changes by Robert Fellowes Chisholm . The redesign was eventually completed in 1900.What structure are we talking about???<br />
  7. 7. Singara Chennai<br />Chennai Central<br />
  8. 8. Singara Chennai<br /> Where in Chennai would you have a Hindu shrine, a Buddhist shrine and a church in one place?<br />
  9. 9. Singara Chennai<br />The Theosophical Society<br />
  10. 10. Singara Chennai<br /> How many oil lamps were traditionally lit at the Nawab of Wallajah’s Assembly Hall during Muharram?<br />
  11. 11. Singara Chennai<br />A thousand lights!<br />
  12. 12. Singara Chennai<br />What statue on Marina beach is reminiscent of a famous WWII photograph of the American Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima?<br />
  13. 13. Singara Chennai<br />
  14. 14. Singara Chennai<br />Located closer to the Elliot’s beach this memorial is a piece of architecture and also a landmark for the region. A plaque on the memorial states that it was built to commemorate the gallantry of a European sailor, who had drowned near the spot trying to save the lives of others on December 30, 1930. <br />
  15. 15. Singara Chennai<br />Karl Schmidt Memorial<br />
  16. 16. Singara Chennai<br /> This structure is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic style of architecture.<br />One of the main attractions of the building is the Westminster Quarter chiming clock. This was installed by Oakes and Co. in 1913. The clock has a mechanical key system, which is wound every day. There are a total of 4 bells, which were cast by Gillet and Johnston in 1913.<br />Commissioned in 1913, it was built by a builder named LoganathaMudaliar. the Building took four years to build at a cost of 750,000 Rupees.<br />
  17. 17. Singara Chennai<br />Rippon building<br />
  18. 18. Singara Chennai<br />The name of this locality derives from Saint Thomas, one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.<br />The local Christian belief is that apostle St. Thomas came to India in A.D.52 and was martyred in A.D.72 at St.Thomas Mount, a different part of the City, and was buried here(X). A church was built over the tomb of the Saint and the area near the church is known X church.<br />X Cathedral Basilica is one among the three churches claimed to have been built over the tomb of an apostle. The other two are St. Peter&apos;s Basilica at Rome, Italy and the Saint James the Great at Santiago, Spain Santiago de Compostela.<br />
  19. 19. Singara Chennai<br />San Thome<br />
  20. 20. Singara Chennai<br />X was founded by the Nawabs of Carnatic in the 18th century AD and was named X after Sayyid Khan, the army commander of the Nawab&apos;s forces. <br />When the kingdom began to decline, X was occupied by the British East India Company and was made the administrative headquarters of Chengleput district.<br />
  21. 21. Singara Chennai<br />Saidapet<br />
  22. 22. Singara Chennai<br />A delta formed from the deposition of the sediment carried by the river Cooum towards its journey to the Bay of Bengal is called X (which means Shaped/Formed/Created Land in Tamil) and later-on X1 Colloquially.<br />
  23. 23. Singara Chennai<br />X-AmaindaKarai<br />X1-Aminjikarai<br />
  24. 24. Singara Chennai<br />X is a famous locality in Chennai.<br />It is believed that the name X itself might have been derived from the Urdu word meaning &quot;Six gardens&quot;.<br />
  25. 25. Singara Chennai<br />X-Chepauk(Chebagh)<br />
  26. 26. Singara Chennai<br />X was once X1 (meaning &quot;blessed with a son&quot;). <br />This name derived from the belief that the deity in the SanthanaSrinivasaPerumalKoil there granted the blessing of parenthood to childless couples. <br />After persistent mispronounciation, the term “X1” in course of time became “X “and became the name of the place<br />
  27. 27. Singara Chennai<br />X1- &quot;magapperu“<br />X- &quot;mogappair&quot;<br />
  28. 28. Singara Chennai<br />X, a locality of Chennai, South India, is the place where the first railway station of south India was constructed, and from where the laying down of the second railway line of the South Asia commenced in 1850s. <br />This railway line extended from X (Madras) to Arcot, then capital of the Carnatic region.<br /> This railway line was opened for traffic on July 1, 1856.<br />
  29. 29. Singara Chennai<br />X-Royapuram<br />
  30. 30. Singara Chennai<br />X is a large, primarily commercial, locality in Chennai, India.<br />It is named after a stalwart of Justice Party, which was in power when the settlement was laid out.<br />The Long Tank formed the western frontier of the city. The Long Tank was drained-out in 1923. A residential suburb was conceived in the middle of this reclaimed land by the Justice Party Government of the Raja of Panagal . <br />A park was developed at the centre of this new locality and was named in honor of the then Chief Minister, as Panagal Park<br />
  31. 31. Singara Chennai<br />T.nagar or Theagaroya Nagar(named after Sir PittiTheagaroyaChetty)<br />
  32. 32. Singara Chennai<br />Lord Y is known so because he taught sage Agastya about some magical medicine. Since then The Y temple has been a place of worship for people with diseases and various problems with their health.<br />It is said that even The Sage Valmiki came here to The Y temple to worship The Lord.<br />After this incident, this place was to be known as X1, after a long period of time, the name gradually changed to X.<br />
  33. 33. Singara Chennai<br />X1- Thiruvalmikiyur<br />X- Thiruvanmiyur<br />Y-Lord Marundeshwarar<br />
  34. 34. Singara Chennai<br />This place in tamil literally means a place of coconut trees.<br />This is due to the coconut groves that once existed there.<br />
  35. 35. Singara Chennai<br />Teynampet<br />
  36. 36. Singara Chennai<br />The place around the water tank was called as X in Tamil.<br />A residential locality is called as Y in Tamil.<br />
  37. 37. Singara Chennai<br />X-Thangal<br />Y-Pakkam/Vakkam<br />

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