Xtra Silra

The blog prompt for this comes from my ever vibrant friend Buroos who lives and breathes Chennai. Many cities have their own rules, which might even indicate borderline OCD and obsession. Chennai is no exception to that trait. From "Avoid Rajnikanth and Oh Bangalore so great" to " CSK is supreme", Chennai city has its own... Continue Reading →

Vanakkam Chennai!

Imma Chennai City Gangsta!! 😛 Before you guys think I am crazy enough to say this, let me say I am. Chennai means that much to me. Besides having a bazillion memes that glorify Chennai and its people ( Chennai is a name, Madras is an emotion!!), this city is a pleasure to live in,... Continue Reading →

Tea Kadai Bench

Tea Kadai Bench indicates the benches put outside the tea shops in South India. In this part of the country, this is not just a mere aspect of timepass. It is much more than that. Tea kadai benches are the places were the menfolk in the rural areas catch up with the latest news and... Continue Reading →

Sowcarpettai

This post has been written by a good friend Kishor.  He is a story teller and a very talented person who has an inclination towards comedy and movies.  His posts can be read at Blind Man's Bluff and you can check his videos out at "Moving Images" on YouTube.  Sowcarpettai – First thing that comes to mind... Continue Reading →

Pondy Bazaar

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 Chennai.  Pondy bazaar is the place where you can go with a thousand rupees and still rake in the moolah for that money.   The... Continue Reading →

Nirbhaya and Nightlife

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 is easy to survive in Chennai. When incidents of harassment and rapes were haunting the country's capital, Chennai stood strong with its record of claiming... Continue Reading →

Half-Way Mark- Update

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 among the readers, the new friends, reading my fellow bloggers' posts etc have been amazing so far. It is making me a better person and... Continue Reading →

Margazhi

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 for Fine arts, in Chennai. Numerous sabhas organise concerts and programmes classical dance and music. It is a month filled with music and dance all... Continue Reading →

Kabali and Kaapi

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 is a temple build for Lord Shiva.  Legend says that this temple is equivalent to Mount Kailash among many other interesting stories.   Located in... Continue Reading →

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