Any festival in Chennai is incomplete without a trip to the shopping haven that is Pondy Bazaar. Originally called ‘Soundarapandiyanaar Angaadi’, this got anglicised like many other things in … Continue reading Pondy Bazaar
That’s how OMR is pronounced. OMR (Old Mahabalipuram Road) or the Rajiv Gandhi Salai, is one of the most happening places in Chennai. Also perceived to be a … Continue reading Oh Emm Aar!!
Well, One of the most remarkable feature of Chennai as a city is that it is safer than many other metro cities. With decent connectivity and helpful people, it … Continue reading Nirbhaya and Nightlife
It has been quite an experience blogging my way through the A to Z Challenge Thinking about topics, checking if the topic would be fine to be written about, the reception … Continue reading Half-Way Mark- Update
Madras or Chennai, is incomplete without the famed “Margazhi” festival. Margazhi is a tamil month which falls roughly between the 15th of December and 14th of January. This month is famous … Continue reading Margazhi
L is for Life and Love, which is abundant in Chennai. Next in list comes the Light house. Located in the end of the Promenade on the Marina beach, this … Continue reading Light House
Two topics that are very close to my heart. Kabali refers to Kapaleeswarar temple in Mylapore, Chennai and Kaapi is, of course, our own filter coffee. Mylai Kapaleeswarar temple … Continue reading Kabali and Kaapi
This is a guest post by my close friend Raji.
I was asked to do a post on J by Megha. I was a bit clueless. Ofcourse the first J word related to Chennai that came to my mind was Jaam Bajaar (Actually spelled as Zam Bazaar) Even a few of my friends suggested that word. It is something all Chennaiites and 90s kids would know I suppose.
Of all the 20+ years I have spent in Chennai I have never set foot on the said bazaar. I even thought that such a place does not exist. So what is this Jaam Bazaar I am talking about?
It is a song. A song that was sang in the beautiful Chennai tamizh. Something so iconic that even if we don’t know the movie or even most of the lyrics we will know these two lines easily.
A slang that Chennai is so known for. For people hailing from the south part of Tamilnadu, Chennai tamizh is this not so pleasant slang to hear. Even the normal conversation would sound abusive for them. But this is Chennai for you and me. This song and the female who appears in it is so iconic that her Chennai tamizh is just spot on.
Just sharing one more video with her iconic chennai tamizh dialogue!
Ready for a gastronomic delight?? This is about the staple tamil breakfast named ‘idli’. Made of wet batter of rice and lentils and left to ferment overnight, this food item … Continue reading Idli
Chennai is known for its weather which goes along these exact words- Hot, Hotter, hottest. It’s true. The normal weather here on any given day is upwards of … Continue reading Hot, Hotter, Hottest