Chennai has three climates, I’m told repeatedly by its residents – hot, hotter and hottest. They’re not wrong – the temperature, as you’d expect in a city previously called Madras, known to Brits as a curry with a kick, rarely falls below sweltering. And it’s this heat that has helped to shape the character and industry of India’s fourth largest city, situated in the south-east on the shores of the Bay of Bengal.
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