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Know your neighbourhood: Kolathur

Kolathur, one of the fastest growing residential areas is located in the northern part of Chennai. Kolathur is believed to derive its name from the word kulams the Tamil word for “ponds” as the locality has a number of ponds. The area is one of the State Assembly constituencies in ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Tambaram

Tambaram is a suburb located in the southern part of Chennai. An inscription from the 13th century describes Tambaram as Taamapuram. The locality has significant historical importance as many places of historical significance are located in and around this area. This area has an important place in the Pallava history ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Anna Nagar

Anna Nagar, a well planned residential locality is located in the north-western part of Chennai. Formerly known as Naduvakkarai, Anna Nagar derives its name from Tamil leader C. N. Annadurai. It was planned and developed in the early 1970s by the Tamil Nadu Housing Board after the World Trade Fair ...

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Know your neighbourhood: Velachery

Velachery is one of the important residential and commercial localities in Chennai. Velachery derives its name from the Tamil word “Vel” which represents king or leader (it also denotes Lord Sri Narasimha Swami) and “Chery”, another word in Tamil which means a place where people gather. Until the 90s, Velachery ...

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