Saturday, January 12, 2019

A big surprise on the Dr Radhakrishnan Salai Walk

Our Walks have got great responses this far.
Foodie Sridhar Venkataraman had some 40 plus people sampling food at the area's hot joints. In that group were a couple of foreigners and a few people who live in the area, visit the temple and big stores but haven't checked out the small snacks joints.

On Saturday morning, Nivedita Louis was wondering why only two people were at the start point - Children's Garden School - for the Dr Radhakrishnan Salai Walk.
But in minutes, the crowd swelled to 25. 

The big moment - when the group was invited into Dr Radhakrishnan's sprawling bungalow - Girija - by the former presidents's daughter-in-law, Dr Gopal's wife.
Paintings, books, curious, vintage furniture; the group feasted on the old world charm of a Madras bungalow. 

Walks have to be curated patiently - many hosts don't want people to pester them; or probe. But a Walk leader like Nivedita who do some homework, provide some surprises to the group.

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