Monument http://chennai-in-focus.com/taxonomy/term/329 en Rajiv Gandhi Memorial http://chennai-in-focus.com/country-life/government/rajiv-gandhi-memorial-sriperumbudur <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Rajiv Gandhi Memorial</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20079.jpg?itok=mtdirLZc" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20078.jpg?itok=iFHmqdiH" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20091.jpg?itok=RMcxOths" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20060.jpg?itok=UqEMGMDW" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20106.jpg?itok=iqHE17jb" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20094.jpg?itok=gDsl15KE" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20099.jpg?itok=Kur81prP" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20057.jpg?itok=RVn5GzM9" width="1000" height="750" alt="Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/29/2018 - 19:24</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The <strong>Rajiv Gandhi Memorial</strong> is a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial">memorial</a> to Indian prime minister <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiv_Gandhi">Rajiv Gandhi</a> at the site where he was <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiv_Gandhi_assassination">assassinated</a> at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriperumbudur">Sriperumbudur</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India">India</a>.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajiv_Gandhi_Memorial">Rajiv Gandhi Memorial</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/264" hreflang="en">Sriperumbudur</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 13:54:50 +0000 admin 106 at http://chennai-in-focus.com AIADMK http://chennai-in-focus.com/aiadmk <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">AIADMK</span> <div id="flexslider-2" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/aiadmk-1.jpg?itok=YDP75IWH" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chennai In Focus - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/aiadmk-2.jpg?itok=3W3rXyAQ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chennai In Focus - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/aiadmk-3.jpg?itok=gFlMHwOV" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chennai In Focus - All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:23</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) (Tamil: அண்ணா திராவிட முன்னேற்ற கழகம்) (lit. All India Anna Dravidian Progress Federation) is a state political party in the states of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, India. It is currently in power in Tamil Nadu. It is a Dravidian party founded by M.G. Ramachandran (popularly known as MGR) in 1972 as a breakaway faction of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). Since 1989, AIADMK is headed by J. Jayalalithaa, the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. The party headquarters is in Royapettah, Chennai, and was gifted to the party in 1986 by its former leader Janaki Ramachandran, wife of MGR. The party headed its coalition to win the Tamil Nadu assembly election 6 times to head the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.aiadmkallindia.org/">All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">Gopalapuram</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:53:47 +0000 admin 84 at http://chennai-in-focus.com N S Krishnan http://chennai-in-focus.com/n-s-krishnan <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">N S Krishnan</span> <div id="flexslider-3" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0167.jpg?itok=fjBQDWaH" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0166.jpg?itok=aWCqrbDd" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0165.jpg?itok=l0sm9JL1" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kalaivanar N S Krishnan - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 11:58</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nagerkoyil Sudalaimuthu Krishnan (Tamil: நாகர்கோயில் சுடலைமுத்து கிருஷ்ணன்), popularly known as Kalaivanar and also as 'NSK' was a leading Tamil film comedian, drama artist, playback singer and writer in the early stages of the Tamil film industry - in the 1940s and 1950s.</p> <p>Born in Ozhuginachery, Nagercoil, in the princely state of Travancore, India on 29 November 1908, his stage and cine-screen comedy performances were unique and always carried a message for the people. 'Kalaivanar' N. S. Krishnan died at the age of 49, on 30 August 1957.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N._S._Krishnan">N. S. Krishnan</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/81" hreflang="en">GN Chetty Road</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 06:28:24 +0000 admin 75 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Anna Arivalayam http://chennai-in-focus.com/anna-arivalayam <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Anna Arivalayam</span> <div id="flexslider-4" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/anna-arivalayam-1.jpg?itok=oEegSMaI" width="1000" height="750" alt="Anna Arivalayam - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/anna-arivalayam-2.jpg?itok=mgJHenaa" width="1000" height="750" alt="Anna Arivalayam - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/anna-arivalayam-3.jpg?itok=jlr_911N" width="1000" height="750" alt="Anna Arivalayam - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:13</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DMK's current head office built in 1987 is named as Anna Arivalayam. One of the major roads in Chennai was named in <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._N._Annadurai">Annadurai honour</a>, Anna Salai--it was previously called Mount Road, and a statue of Annadurai now stands there.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://www.dmk.in">Anna Arivalayam</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/15" hreflang="en">Anna Salai Road</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 09:43:56 +0000 admin 61 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Kamaraj Memorial House http://chennai-in-focus.com/leaders/kamaraj-memorial-house <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kamaraj Memorial House</span> <div id="flexslider-5" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Kamaraj-1.jpg?itok=e9Qy3FwB" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kamaraj Memorial House - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Kamaraj-4.jpg?itok=a3dvJlAp" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kamaraj Memorial House - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Kamaraj-5.jpg?itok=SP_yMBg7" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kamaraj Memorial House - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Kamaraj-9.jpg?itok=DjO2JKAM" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kamaraj Memorial House - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Kamaraj.jpg?itok=bLAP6Gmi" width="1000" height="750" alt="Kamaraj Memorial House - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/23/2018 - 19:35</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><em>Kamaraj Memorial House is built in the memory of the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Kumarasami Kamaraj. </em> <strong>Kumarasami Kamaraj</strong> (Tamil: குமாரசாமி காமராஜ்) better known as K. Kamaraj (15 July 1903 – 2 October 1975) was an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1954-1963 and a Member of Parliament during 1952-1954 and 1969-1975. He was known for his simplicity and integrity. He was involved in the Indian independence movement. As a high ranking office bearer of the Indian National Congress, he was instrumental in bringing to power two Prime Ministers, Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964 and Indira Gandhi in 1966. In Tamil Nadu, his home state, he is still remembered for bringing school education to millions of the rural poor by introducing free education and the free Mid-day Meal Scheme during his tenure as chief minister. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously in 1976. The domestic terminal of the Chennai airport is named "Kamaraj Terminal" in his honour and the Madurai Kamaraj University has been renamed after him.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._Kamaraj">Kumarasami Kamaraj</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/278" hreflang="en">Thayagaranagar</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 14:05:15 +0000 admin 46 at http://chennai-in-focus.com M G Ramachandran http://chennai-in-focus.com/leaders/m-g-ramachandran <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">M G Ramachandran</span> <div id="flexslider-6" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr.jpg?itok=b6Den17d" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%282%29.jpg?itok=X1yHI_xn" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%283%29.jpg?itok=0_-KefY8" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%284%29.jpg?itok=Vm7Uzu2t" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%285%29.jpg?itok=S4mO7VTt" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%286%29.jpg?itok=bM8Znx_9" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%287%29.jpg?itok=8yX2u3gv" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%288%29.jpg?itok=Hp5tOPeY" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%289%29.jpg?itok=-2dHYYOC" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/mgr%20%2810%29.jpg?itok=GTTam9_R" width="1000" height="750" alt="Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/23/2018 - 18:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Dr. M G Ramachandran cemetery on kamarajar salai, the marina beach-front road.</p> <p>Maruthur Gopalan Ramachandran (Tamil: மருதூர் கோபாலன் இராமச்சந்திரன், Malayalam: മരുതൂര്‍ ഗോപാലന്‍ രാമചന്ദ്രന്‍) (January 17, 1917 – December 24, 1987), popularly known by his initials MGR (Tamil: எம்.ஜி.ஆர்), was an Indian film actor, producer and politician.</p> <p>In his youth, MGR and his elder brother, M. G. Chakrapani became members of a drama troupe to support their family. Influenced by Gandhian ideals, MGR joined the Indian National Congress. After a few years of acting in plays, he made his film debut in the 1936 film Sathi Leelavathi in a supporting role. In the late 1940s he graduated to leading roles and for the next three decades dominated the Tamil film industry.[1] He became a member of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and rose rapidly through its ranks. He successfully used his popularity as a film hero to build a large political base. In 1972, he left the DMK to form his own party the Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (ADMK). In 1977 he became the chief minister of Tamil Nadu - the first film actor in India to become the chief minister of a state. He remained as chief minister till his death in 1987.</p> <p>In Tamil Nadu, he has a reputation for philanthropism and is considered to be one of the greatest political leaders and actors of the state. He is idolized by his followers as Puratchi Thalaivar (lit. Revolutionary leader) MGR has been honoured with the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M._G._Ramachandran">M. G. Ramachandran</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">Marina Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Sat, 23 Jun 2018 12:46:20 +0000 admin 45 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Vivekananda House http://chennai-in-focus.com/vivekananda-house <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vivekananda House</span> <div id="flexslider-7" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_7823.jpg?itok=sWDTSq-R" width="1000" height="750" alt="Vivekanandar Illam | Vivekananda House | விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_7803.jpg?itok=omYte-Nz" width="1000" height="750" alt="Vivekanandar Illam | Vivekananda House | விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/v-house-cif.jpg?itok=1kVNj-Yc" width="1000" height="750" alt="Vivekanandar Illam | Vivekananda House | விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/vivekananda-house-5.jpg?itok=jt2P6xIN" width="1000" height="750" alt="Vivekanandar Illam | Vivekananda House | விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/vivekananda-house-6.jpg?itok=UrvWETFQ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Vivekanandar Illam | Vivekananda House | விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 15:27</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vivekanandar Illam (Tamil: விவேகானந்தர் இல்லம்) (or Vivekananda House, also called Ice House(Tamil: ஐஸ் ஹவுஸ்), Castle Kernan, etc.) is a structure at Chennai, India. It is remembered as the place where Swami Vivekananda stayed for nine days when he visited Chennai (then Madras) in 1897. Vivekanandar Illam now houses a permanent exhibition on Swami Vivekananda set up by the Chennai branch of the Ramakrishna Math.</p></div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivekanandar_Illam">Vivekanandar Illam</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">Marina Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 09:57:18 +0000 admin 33 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Madras War Cemetery http://chennai-in-focus.com/madras-war-cemetery <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Madras War Cemetery</span> <div id="flexslider-8" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0113_0.jpg?itok=PDLOST_w" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_7989.jpg?itok=k9Fz5oTX" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_7500.jpg?itok=DRryjr-O" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_8886.jpg?itok=mvNEzlb6" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/_MG_0168.jpg?itok=QJplA8VW" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/_MG_0235.jpg?itok=z_AtgKwn" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/_MG_0268.jpg?itok=kU8QJ7ra" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/_MG_0280.jpg?itok=ZijyGNK9" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_4430.jpg?itok=KX5gb7NS" width="1000" height="750" alt="Madras War Cemetery" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:46</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Madras War Cemetery is a war cemetery and a memorial in Nandambakkam, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured. The cemetery contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It was established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is currently maintained by the CWGC in partnership with Government of India</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madras_War_Cemetery">Madras War Cemetery</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/176" hreflang="en">Nandambakkam</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:16:54 +0000 admin 30 at http://chennai-in-focus.com LIC http://chennai-in-focus.com/lic <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LIC</span> <div id="flexslider-9" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/lic-hdr.jpg?itok=9tjLaig0" width="1000" height="750" alt="LIC - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/lic-cif.jpg?itok=f42fpW9_" width="1000" height="750" alt="LIC - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/lic-new.jpg?itok=HFY5VqVP" width="1000" height="750" alt="LIC - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/lic-building-chennai-4.jpg?itok=svhp0J5r" width="1000" height="750" alt="LIC - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/lic-building-chennai-1.jpg?itok=HBDpo5Nf" width="1000" height="750" alt="LIC - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:26</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>LIC Building</strong> is a 15-storied building in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai">Chennai</a>, India, serving as the southern regional headquarters of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_Insurance_Corporation_of_India">Life Insurance Corporation of India</a>. It is the first skyscraper built in Chennai<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building#cite_note-4">[4]</a> and a famous landmark in the city. Located on the arterial <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Salai">Anna Salai</a> (formerly Mount Road), the building is 177 ft tall. LIC Building was the tallest building in India when it was inaugurated in 1959<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building#cite_note-ReachingTheSky-5">[5]</a> and was surpassed by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumbai">Mumbai</a>'s first skyscraper, the Usha Kiran Building, in 1961, which is about 80 m high.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building#cite_note-6">[6]</a> The building marked the transition from lime-and-brick construction to concrete columns in the region.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building#cite_note-7">[7]</a> The building is known for using pile foundation technique for the first time in the region.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building#cite_note-DC_ATallLandMark-8">[8]</a> It was the tallest building in Chennai for over 35 years before being surpassed by the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyatt_Regency_Chennai">Hyatt Regency Building</a> (erstwhile Magunta Oberoi) in Anna Salai and the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arihant_Majestic_Towers">Arihant Majestic Towers</a> in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koyambedu">Koyambedu</a>, both in the mid-1990s.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIC_Building">LIC Building</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/15" hreflang="en">Anna Salai Road</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:56:03 +0000 admin 28 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Lighthouse http://chennai-in-focus.com/lighthouse <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lighthouse</span> <div id="flexslider-10" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/light-house-cif.jpg?itok=KTWUyDhB" width="1000" height="750" alt="The Madras Light House | Lighthouse, Chennai | சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chennai-marina-beach%20-lighthouse-1.jpg?itok=duo0gYAH" width="1000" height="750" alt="The Madras Light House | Lighthouse, Chennai | சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chennai-marina-beach%20-lighthouse-3.jpg?itok=XdanNCp3" width="1000" height="750" alt="The Madras Light House | Lighthouse, Chennai | சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/chennai-marina-beach%20-lighthouse-6.jpg?itok=tJaQZAS0" width="1000" height="750" alt="The Madras Light House | Lighthouse, Chennai | சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3260.jpg?itok=Evxk6VId" width="1000" height="750" alt="The Madras Light House | Lighthouse, Chennai | சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:02</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Madras Light House (Tamil: சென்னைக் கலங்கரை விளக்கம்) is a lighthouse facing the Bay of Bengal on the east coast of the Indian Subcontinent. It is a famous landmark on the Marina Beach in Chennai, India. It was built by the East Coast Constructions and Industries in 1976 replacing the old lighthouse in the northern direction. The lighthouse was opened in January 1977. It also houses the meteorological department and is restricted to visitors. It is one of the few lighthouses in the world and the only one in India with an elevator.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lighthouse,_Chennai">Lighthouse, Chennai</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">Marina Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/329" hreflang="en">Monument </a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:32:35 +0000 admin 27 at http://chennai-in-focus.com