Subramaniam Badrinath is a former Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed middle order batsman. Badrinath has represented India in One test matches. In first class cricket, he was captain of Tamil Nadu earlier. In the Indian Premier League, he represented Chennai Super Kings till 2013 and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2015, he has represented the Indian Board President's XI on several occasions. He was named in the 30 man provisional squad for the 2007 Cricket World Cup but did not make it to the final squad. Badrinath studied in Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan school located in K. K. Nagar, After School He Completed His Studies In GURU NANAK COLLEGE Chennai. Badrinath was a prolific scorer for Tamil Nadu in first class cricket. In 2008, Badrinath has signed for the Indian Premier League side Chennai Super Kings, he was considered as one of the candidates in line for a spot in the middle order of the Indian test team and made his Test debut on 6 February 2010, scoring 56 in the first innings at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
He gained the selectors attention during the 2011 IPL season, playing an important role in the team's success and becoming known as "Mr Dependable" and reliable for Chennai Super Kings. Due to that, his performance in the domestic season, he received a spot in the Indian squad for their tour of the West Indies. Following the retirement of V. V. S. Laxman, Badrinath was called back to the Indian Test cricket team to play New Zealand at home, he was unsold in IPL 2014 players auction and was picked up the Bangalore franchise as a backup in 2015. In 2015, he moved to represent Vidarbha in first class due to limited opportunities with Tamil Nadu. In August 2018, he retired from all forms of cricket, he was appointed as fielding coach for Vizag Victors Cricinfo Player Profile: Badrinath Subramaniam Badrinath from RoyalChallengers
Theagaraya Nagar known as T. Nagar, is an affluent commercial and residential neighbourhood in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, it was constructed between 1923 and 1925 by the Madras Presidency government of the Raja of Panagal as a part of town planning activities initiated according to the Madras Town Planning Act of 1920. The town was named after Justice Party leader Sir P. Theagaraya Chetty; the streets and localities in the new neighbourhood were named after important officials in the provincial government. Built as a residential neighbourhood, the neighbourhood is now considered the largest shopping district in India by revenue, it is known for its plethora of saree and jewellery retailers, including Pothys, Nalli Silks and Saravana Stores. The neighbourhood is served by Mambalam railway station of the Chennai Suburban Railway Network. T. Nagar is considered one of the city's major central business district, the other being Parry's Corner, the centre of the city. Pondy Bazaar serves as the satellite commercial hub for T. Nagar located around the Thyagaraya Road.
T. Nagar is located about 10 km from Chennai Airport and about 8 km from Chennai Central railway station, it lies to the west of the arterial Anna Salai and is loosely bordered by Saidapet to the south and southwest, West Mambalam to the west, Kodambakkam to the northwest, Nandanam to the south, Nungambakkam to the north, Teynampet to the east. T. Nagar is associated with Mambalam, a common name for the entire area of Thyagaraya Nagar, West Mambalam, C I T Nagar and Pondy Bazaar. Panagal Park is located at the centre of the neighbourhood connecting five vein-roads of the neighbourhood: North Usman Road, South Usman Road, G. N. Chetty Road, Thyagaraya Road and Venkatanarayana Road; until the turn of the 19th century, the villages to the west of Mount Road formed a part of Chingleput District. The Long Tank formed the western frontier of the city; the Long Tank was drained out in 1923. That same year, the administration of the Mambalam zamindari, situated to the west of the Long Tank, was relinquished by its hereditary chief.
The region had several paddy fields. During 1923-25, the township of "Thiyagaraya Nagar" named after Sir Pitti Thyagaraya Chetty was carved out of the southern part of the erstwhile Mambalam zamindari. A park was developed at the centre of this new locality and was named in honour of the Chief Minister, as Panagal Park. Soon afterwards, Pondy Bazaar began to make its appearance. According to historian S. Muthiah, it was known as'Soundarapandia Bazaar' after Justice Party politician W. P. A. Soundarapandian Nadar. A well-planned residential area was created. Most of the streets in the new locality were named after provincial cabinet ministers, Justice Party bosses or officials in the administration; the laying of suburban railway line from Egmore to Kancheepuram in 1911 resulted in a station at Mambalam. The first bank of the locality was opened in 1935, followed by a second one, the Indian Bank, in 1937. Retail industry started proliferating in the region with the establishment of Nalli Chinnasami Chetty's textile showroom in 1928, upgraded as the first Kancheepuram silk sari shop of the area in 1935.
During the Second World War, the city was evacuated due to the fear of Japanese bombing. All the shops were closed and the economic activity was halted for a few days that followed; the reason behind the naming of Pondy Bazaar still remains controversial. According to one version, Devaraj Mudaliar of Pondicherry opened 10 shops on Sir Thyagaraya Road and started calling it Pondy Bazaar. Madras historian S. Muthiah, in his book Madras Rediscovered, claims that the area was known as Soundarapandia Bazaar, which the government retained without changing. Save for two of the streets, which were named after two workmen and Govindan, who died while digging trenches for the new drainage system in the locality, all the tree-lined streets were named after the stalwarts of the ruling Justice Party. Star-rated hotels started appearing in the locality with the opening of a three-star hotel named Residency in 1991; as of 2006, there were seven hotels with over 80 percent occupancy rates. Some of the well established and popular hotels are Hotel Saravana Bhavan, Adyar Ananda Bhavan, Mansuk,etc.
With the increase in retail activities in the neighbourhood, several famous theatres such as Sun and Rajakumari have given way to commercial complexes. From its early days, Thiyagaraya Nagar remained one of the most preferred residential localities in the city; the population grew exponentially during the 1930s. In its early days, film artists such as M. K. Thyagaraja Bhagavathar, T. R. Rajakumari, N. S. Krishnan, Vyjayanthimala, N. T. Rama Rao, Manorama, Sivaji Ganesan and T. S. Balaiah set up their residences here. T. Nagar's bazaars are frequented by a number of shoppers. On a typical weekend, the number of people who move about on Pondy Bazaar, the suburb's principal commercial area, might soar up to 500,000. During festival season, because of the discounts and reductions offered by dealers of silk sarees and jewellers, this number might reach 2 million. On a lean day, about 200,000 pedestrians traverse the roads around Panagal Park, the central part of the neighbourhood. Thyagaraya Nagar is one of the busiest shopping districts of Chennai.
The neighbourhood is considered to be the biggest shopping district in India by revenue. There are a number of apparel and utensil stores based in Thiyagaraya Nagar. By some estimates, the shops in the neighbourhood together accounts for revenues of nearly ₹ 20000 crores annually. However, official estimates put it much lower at over ₹ 10000 crores, still double that of New Delhi's Connaught Place and Mumbai's Linking Road which account for
Matriculation is the formal process of entering a university, or of becoming eligible to enter by fulfilling certain academic requirements such as a matriculation examination. In Australia, the term "Matriculation" is used; the state of New South Wales offered the School Certificate up until it was replaced by the RoSA in 2011. In the late 60s and early 70s all states replaced matriculation with either a certificate such as the Higher School Certificate, in Victoria and NSW, or a University entrance exam such as the Tertiary Entrance Exam in Western Australia; these have all been renamed as a State-based certificate, such as the Victorian Certificate of Education or the Western Australian Certificate of Education. In Bangladesh, the "Matriculation" is the Secondary School Examination taken at year 10, the Intermediate Exams is the Higher Secondary Examination taken at year 12. Bangladesh, like the rest of, still uses terms such as Matriculation Exams and Intermediate Exams taken from the days of the British Raj although in England itself these terms were replaced by'O' or Ordinary Level Examinations and'A' or Advanced Level Examinations respectively.
In Brazilian Portuguese, the word "matrícula" refers to the act of enrolling in an educational course, whether it be elementary, high school, college or post-graduate education. In Canada, the term is used by some older universities to refer to orientation events, however some universities, including University of King's College, still hold formal Matriculation ceremonies. Trinity College at the University of Toronto holds formal matriculation ceremonies, during which time incoming students are required to sign a matriculation register, making the practice the closest in format to that conducted by Oxford and Cambridge colleges of any university in North America; the ceremony at King's is quite similar to the matriculation ceremonies held in universities such as Oxford or Cambridge. In Ontario during the era with grade 13, satisfactory completion of grade 12 was considered junior matriculation and satisfactory completion of grade 13 was senior matriculation. In Nova Scotia, at the present time, Junior matriculation is grade 11 and senior matriculation is completion of grade 12.
At Charles University in Prague, the oldest and most prestigious university in the Czech Republic, matriculation is held at the Great Hall. The ceremony is attended by students commencing their studies, it is intended as a demonstration of the adoption of student's duties and obtaining of student's rights. The ceremony itself involves students taking the Matriculation Oath of the University and symbolically touching the Faculty mace and shaking the Dean's hand. Other Czech universities hold ceremonies similar to the one just described. In Denmark, the University of Copenhagen holds a matriculation ceremony each year; the ceremony is held in the Hall of Ceremony in the main building of the University. The ceremony begins with a procession with the rector and the deans in academic dress and other regalia; the ceremony continues with the rector listing the different faculties, after which the different student, shouts when their respective faculty is mentioned. The rector delivers a speech, after which the rector and the deans leave the ceremony again in procession, after which a party is held on university grounds, to mark the admission of the new students.
In Finland, Matriculation is the examination taken at the end of Secondary education to qualify for entry into University. The test constitutes the high school's final exam, in other words it is a high school graduation exam. Since 1919, the test has been arranged by the Matriculation Examination Board. Before that, the administration of the test was the responsibility of the University of Helsinki; the German term Immatrikulation describes the administrative process of enrolling at university as a student. This can happen for winter semester and, depending on the degree program for summer semester, it does not involve a ceremony. A prerequisite for matriculation is the Abitur, the standard matriculation examination in Germany, for regular universities and Fachhochschulreife for Fachhochschulen. Both Abitur and Fachhochschulreife are school leaving certificates which students receive after passing their final examinations at some types of German secondary schools. In Hong Kong, the term is used interchangeably with the completion of sixth-form.
After sitting for the Certificate of Education examinations, eligible students receive two years of sixth-form education, upon completion, they sit for the A-level examinations. Most secondary schools offer the sixth-form programme, there are a few sixth-form colleges. Students obtaining good grades in the A-level examinations will be admitted to a university; the education reforms of Hong Kong in the 2000s have replaced the fourth- and fifth-form education, which prepared students for the HKCEE, the sixth-form education with a three-year senior secondary education, which leads to the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. The last sixth-form students graduated and took the A-level examinations in 2012. In India, it is a term used to refer to the final year of 10th class, which ends at tenth Board, the qualification received by passing the national board exams or the state board exams called "matriculation exams". India still uses terms such as Matriculation Exams and Intermediate
Allu Arjun is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu cinema. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Arjun appeared in Sukumar's debut film Arya, his role in Arya was his breakthrough, earning him his first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and he won a Special Jury award at the Nandi Awards ceremony, two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury and the film was a critical and commercial success. He next starred in V. V. Vinayak's Bunny playing the role of a college student. Critics praised his mannerisms and dancing, his next film was A. Karunakaran's musical love story Happy, he starred in Puri Jagannadh's action film Desamuduru, in which he played the role of Bala Govindam, a fearless journalist who falls for a woman with a darker past. Arjun has won five two Nandi Awards. Allu Arjun was born in Tamil Nadu to film producer Allu Aravind and Nirmala, his paternal grandfather was the film comedian Allu Ramalingaiah, while his paternal aunt is married to Chiranjeevi.
On 6 March 2011, Arjun married Sneha Reddy in Hyderabad. He has a son named a daughter named Arha. In 2016, Allu Arjun started a nightclub named 800 Jubilee in collaboration with M Kitchens and Buffalo Wild Wings. After playing as a child artist in Vijetha and as a dancer in Daddy, Arjun made his adult debut in Gangotri. Arjun appeared in Sukumar's comedy Arya, his role in Arya was his breakthrough, earning a first Filmfare Best Telugu Actor Award nomination and he won a Special Jury award at the Nandi Awards ceremony, two CineMAA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor Jury and the film was a critical and commercial success. He next starred in V. V. Vinayak's Bunny playing the role of a college student. Critics praised his efforts and dancing, his next film was A. Karunakaran's musical love story Happy, he starred in Puri Jagannadh's action film Desamuduruin which he played the role of Bala Govindam, a fearless journalist who falls with a woman with a darker past. His next film was Bhaskar's Parugu, where he played the role of Krishna, a happy-go-lucky guy from Hyderabad who helps his friend to elope with his love, only to experience the wrath of the woman's father and the emotional struggle he felt.
Idlebrain.com wrote: "Allu Arjun is pretty excellent in the first half as the characterization in the first half is vibrant and needs loads of energy. He carried the entire first half on his shoulders, he excelled in the emotional scenes in the second half."After playing in a guest role in Shankar Dada Zindabad, he starred in Sukumar's psychological action drama Arya 2. He played the role of Arya, an orphan, behaviorally sick in that he is consumed with possessiveness for his friend Ajay, who never accepts him. Sify wrote: "Allu Arjun is full of energy. Though he plays the part with negative shades, his characterization could evoke a lot of sympathy from the audiences, his dances are mind-blowing and he excels in emotional scenes." Idlebrain.com wrote: "Allu Arjun is perfect as Arya. His character in the movie has the qualities of a psychotic and he portrayed the character flawlessly, he shined in emotional scenes in the second half of the movie. Allu Arjun is the best dancer of current era in Tollywood.
That is the reason why he made hugely difficult dances appear fluid and effortless in the first four songs of the movie."Arjun starred in two experimental films in 2010. The first was Gunasekhar's Varudu. Rediff wrote: "Allu Arjun has put in a competent performance, subdued when necessary and volatile when needed." While Rediff stated: "He's a good dancer and does justice to his role." His next film was Krish's Vedam. His next release was V. V. Vinayak's action film Badrinath, he played the role of Badri, a warrior, assigned to protect the shrine of Badrinath by his Guru, to whom he is loyal. Idlebrain.com wrote: "Allu Arjun has taken tremendous pain in traveling to Vietnam to learn south-east-Asian martial arts for this movie. All his hard work shows up in the movie where he appears more like a warrior from south-east-Asian regions with a pony tail and leather gear, he is amazing with fluid movements in the dances. He is good with fights." The movie completed a 50-day run in 187 centers. After Badrinath, Arjun appeared in the film Julayi, an action comedy that released in 2012.
Arjun played the role of Ravindra Narayan, a street-smart yet spoilt brat whose life takes a drastic turn after he becomes the witness of a huge bank robbery. The Times of India wrote: "Allu Arjun puts in a confident performance as the loveable rogue. It's a role, right up his alley and he carries it off with a characteristic panache, he lights up the screen with his dancing in particular, pulling off some pretty challenging dance moves." He was nominated for the SIIMA Award for Best Actor. He starred in Puri Jagannadh's action thriller Iddarammayilatho, playing the role of Sanju Reddy, a guitarist with a dark past; the Times of India wrote: "True to his tag of "stylish star", Allu Arjun looks trendier than before. His character of a guitarist, a street performer in Barcelona, was at its best sketchy, looks different from his previous films, he once again proves that he is a good actor and because of the action director's meticulous planning, he makes perfect expressions in all the fight scenes."
In 2014, he appeared in a cameo in Vamsi Paidipally's Yevadu. The Hindu wrote: "Allu Arjun shows what an actor can do in a short role, in the few minutes he packs his experience, internalises the character and makes an impressive exit as he loses his identity." His next film was Surender Reddy's Race
Kindergarten is a preschool educational approach based on playing, practical activities such as drawing, social interaction as part of the transition from home to school. Such institutions were created in the late 18th century in Bavaria and Strasbourg to serve children whose parents both worked outside home; the term was coined by the German Friedrich Fröbel, whose approach globally influenced early-years education. Today, the term is used in many countries to describe a variety of educational institutions and learning spaces for children ranging from two to seven years of age, based on a variety of teaching methods. In 1779, Johann Friedrich Oberlin and Louise Scheppler founded in Strasbourg an early establishment for caring for and educating pre-school children whose parents were absent during the day. At about the same time, in 1780, similar infant establishments were established in Bavaria. In 1802, Princess Pauline zur Lippe established a preschool center in Detmold, the capital of the principality of Lippe, Germany.
In 1816, Robert Owen, a philosopher and pedagogue, opened the first British and globally the first infants school in New Lanark, Scotland. In conjunction with his venture for cooperative mills Owen wanted the children to be given a good moral education so that they would be fit for work, his system was successful in producing obedient children with basic numeracy. Samuel Wilderspin opened his first infant school in London in 1819, went on to establish hundreds more, he published many works on the subject, his work became the model for infant schools throughout England and further afield. Play was an important part of Wilderspin's system of education, he is credited with inventing the playground. In 1823, Wilderspin published based on the school, he began working for the Infant School Society the next year. He wrote The Infant System, for developing the physical and moral powers of all children from 1 to seven years of age. Countess Theresa Brunszvik, who had known and been influenced by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, was influenced by this example to open an Angyalkert on May 27, 1828, in her residence in Buda, the first of eleven care centers that she founded for young children.
In 1836 she established an institute for the foundation of preschool centers. The idea became popular among the nobility and the middle class and was copied throughout the Kingdom of Hungary. Friedrich Fröbel opened a "play and activity" institute in 1837 in the village of Bad Blankenburg in the principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, Thuringia, as an experimental social experience for children entering school, he renamed his institute Kindergarten on June 28, 1840, reflecting his belief that children should be nurtured and nourished "like plants in a garden". Women trained by Fröbel opened kindergartens around the world; the first kindergarten in the US was founded in Watertown, Wisconsin in 1856 and was conducted in German by Margaretha Meyer-Schurz. Elizabeth Peabody founded the first English-language kindergarten in the US in 1860; the first free kindergarten in the US was founded in 1870 by Conrad Poppenhusen, a German industrialist and philanthropist, who established the Poppenhusen Institute.
The first publicly financed kindergarten in the US was established in St. Louis in 1873 by Susan Blow. Canada's first private kindergarten was opened by the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1870. By the end of the decade, they were common in cities. In 1882, The country's first public-school kindergartens were established in Berlin, Ontario at the Central School. In 1885, the Toronto Normal School opened a department for kindergarten teaching. Elizabeth Harrison wrote extensively on the theory of early childhood education and worked to enhance educational standards for kindergarten teachers by establishing what became the National College of Education in 1886. In Afghanistan, children between the ages of 3 and 6 attend kindergartens. Although kindergartens in Afghanistan are not part of the school system, they are run by the government. Early Childhood Development programs were first introduced during the Soviet occupation with the establishment in 1980 of 27 urban preschools, or kodakistan.
The number of preschools grew during the 1980s, peaking in 1990 with more than 270 in Afghanistan. At this peak, there were 2,300 teachers caring for more than 21,000 children in the country; these facilities were an urban phenomenon in Kabul, were attached to schools, government offices, or factories. Based on the Soviet model, these Early Childhood Development programs provided nursery care and kindergarten for children from 3 months to 6 years of age under the direction of the Department of Labor and Social Welfare; the vast majority of Afghan families were never exposed to this system, many of these families were in opposition to these programs due to the belief that it diminishes the central role of the family and inculcates children with Soviet values. With the onset of civil war after the Soviet withdrawal, the number of kindergartens dropped rapidly. By 1995, only 88 functioning facilities serving 2,110 children survived, the Taliban restrictions on female employment eliminated all of the remaining centers in areas under their control.
In 2007, there were about 260 kindergarten/pre-school centers serving over 25,000 children. Though every government c
State Highway 87 (Karnataka)
Bannerghatta Road is an Indian State Highway in Karnataka that connects Bangalore with towns of Bannerghatta and Anekal. It has a total length of 49 kilometres, it ends at Anekal town. In 2011, the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike announced that the road would be widened in several places and underpasses and flyovers would be built at major junctions; the Government of Karnataka has cleared the second phase of Namma Metro which proposes a third line from Gottigere to Nagavara via the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. The project has been designed to reduce the traffic load on Bannerghatta Road and is considered important, as the area continues to develop as an urban centre. However, further clearances from the Central Government are required before the renovations can commence. Under upgrade plans, the road will be widened to 45 metres from its present width of 20-25 metres at an estimated cost of ₹137 crore; the main junctions and traffic hotspots on this road are at Adugodi, Dairy Circle, Sagar Hospital, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, N. S. Palya, Arekere Gate, Hulimavu Gate, Bannerghatta Circle, Koppa Gate and Jigani Industrial Area.
The NICE BMIC peripheral ring road cuts this road a little beyond Gottigere. In one of the first private-public partnerships in the city, South Avenue, Bannerghatta Road has been widened to four lanes by Mantri Developers, for five kilometers south of Jayadeva underpass; the Diary Circle and the Jayadeva grade separators are on this road. Bannerghatta Road has intersections with many major roads, such as Hosur Road, Outer Ring Road, NICE Road. Sri Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwara Temple Santhome Parish Church Bilal Masjid The prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore located between Bilekahalli and Arekere. Christ University is located a few meters away from Dairy Circle and the School of Business Studies and Social Sciences campus is located at Hulimavu. Near south end of B. G. Road Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan is located, Sherwood High is located near the NICE road intersection. Furthet away AMC Institutions such as AMCEC,AMC college, AMC PU college and AMC school are located. An all boys boarding Sarala Birla Academy is located on BG road, close to the Bannerghatta National Park Major hospitals are located on this road.
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Apollo Hospitals near Arekere junction Fortis Healthcare near Arekere Junction A lot of malls can be found on Banneghatta Road. Gopalan Mall, near Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology Vega City Mall, near outer ring road and Bannerghatta road T Junction Royal Meenakshi Mall, near royal hermitage Shoppers Stop Brand Factory
Nungambakkam is a locality in Chennai, India's sixth largest metropolitan city. The neighborhood abounds with multi-national commercial establishments, important government offices, foreign consulates, sprawling educational institutions, shopping malls, sporting facilities, tourist spots, star hotels and cultural centers. Nungambakkam is a prime residential area in Chennai; the adjoining regions of Nungambakkam include Egmore, Chetput, T. Nagar, Kodambakkam and Kilpauk. Nungambakkam is one of the oldest parts of Chennai, it formed the western limits of Madras until the 1960s, it was part of Madras since the 18th century. According to K. V. Raman's The Early History of the Madras Region, Nungambakkam features in an 11th-century copper plate pertaining to Rajendra Chola. According to the Chennai Corporation's records, Nungambakkam village, under a Mughal firman, was handed over to the British along with four other villages in 1708; these five villages were hence forward known as the'Five New Towns'.
Since Nungambakkam has been a part of Madras city. Public buildings and colleges rose in the 1850s. In the early part of the 20th century, Nungambakkam rose as one of the upper-class European residential areas, housing civil servants and influential members of the city administration; the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica records the presence of vast empty spaces and parks in Nungambakkam. Most of Nungambakkam's principal lanes, such as College Road, Haddows Road and Sterling Road, are over 100 years old and appear in a 1909 map of Madras city. Sterling Road consists of trees in both the sides, rare to see in the heart of a metropolitan city. Pizza Hut, Pizza Corner, Mexicano Griller, Maplai Restaurant, Coffee day Lounge, World of Titan, KFC, Reebok, NIKE, ADIDAS, Just Born, Chicking, BASICS etc. all have opened their shops in Nungambakkam. Traffic is high in Nungambakkam during peak hours due to various road junctions which connects some important places in Chennai city. There are a lot of ATMs and branches of various international banks such as Standard Chartered, Deutsche Bank etc..
The Women's Christian College was established in 1915. The Good Shepherd Convent known as the Good Shephered Higher Secondary Matriculation School was established in 1925. Loyola College was established as an arts college in 1925; the subdivisions of Nungambakkam include Mahalingapuram, Lake area, Village road, Sterling road, College road, Shenoy road and Haddows road. Three out of the city's four prime residential areas. Good Shepherd Higher Secondary Matriculation school,Loyola College, MOP Vaishnav college, SDAT Tennis Stadium, Mexicano Griller, Ispahani Center, Women's Christian College, Valluvar Kottam, GG Hospitals, SIMS Hospital, PERS Enterprises Pvt LTD Childs Trust Hospital and Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan are some of the city's prominent landmarks; the SDAT stadium hosts the Chennai Open. Valluvar Kottam, dedicated to the Tamil Saint-Poet Thiruvalluvar, is a popular tourist attraction in Chennai. Nungambakkam is the Occidental cultural district of Chennai, being home to the Alliance Française and Max Mueller Bhavan.
It is home to many expensive western fashion boutiques and malls. The Regional Passport Office of Chennai is located on Nungambakkam; this office issues passports to half of Tamil Nadu. Nungambakkam is home to the Austrian and South Korean consulates in Chennai as well as the British Deputy High Commission. Mahalingapuram Sree Ayyappa Temple Mahalingapuram Ayyappan - Guruvayurappan Temple conducted its Kumbhabhishekam, for which the high priests of the Sabarimal Temple performed the Ashtabandha Kalasham. About four decades ago, there existed in the Chennai Metropolis no temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa. In the absence of any institutionalized service, devotees proceeding to Sabarimala during the Mandalam-Makaravilakku seasons had to fend for themselves. Indeed, Ayyappan Vilakku used to be conducted in several areas of the city as an annual feature, enlisting the support of local devotees. One such area was Nungambakkam. Educational Institutions in and around Nungambakkam are Sri krishnaswamy matriculation higher secondary school Loyola College Good Shephered Higher Secondary Matriculation School MOP Vaishnav College Women's Christian College Vidyodaya Matriculation School Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Panimalar Polytechnic College Pearl Academy of Fashion Management Institute for Financial Management and Research Institute of Computer Accountants IEC Technologies Liba Informatic Center Mazenet Solution NIIT Vicapri Labs SISI Nungambakkam is well connected to other parts of the city.
Many of the state-run Metropolitan Transport Corporation buses run through Nungambakkam. Nungambakkam has its own Suburban Train Station on the Chennai Beach - Tambaram Railway Station railway line, which connects it to other parts of the city; the Nungambakkam station is among the top three EMU stations, along with Chromepet and St. Thomas Mount, in terms of the number of persons who use the facilities on the Chennai Beach-Tambaram section every day