Chennai: She’s a Sullen One, I tell ya.
A friend of mine and I, got together to meet up over coffee, partially entailing to proto.in coming up and the inevitable tasks that are pending at hand. I guess the success of any initiative is directly proportional to how stressed and tied up you are at a few days before and after the blessed days, I guess. But I am certainly digressing here.
Apart from the discussions, while he asked me why I still stay in Chennai, I guess the answer was simple, “There is a certain warmth about this city that one can’t deny”.
chennai is blamed and accused of being a traditional lady who just refuses to party with the crowd. But if you ask me, apart from Chennai and Mumbai, there is no other city I would ever live in. Perhaps Pune and Hyderabad in some levels do share the spirit, but they are also a bit behind in terms of the times, the values, the history and all that chennai is uniquely known for.
If you ask me, whats great about this city is that sense of ownership and belonging. Most cities, especially bangalore are having too much of a floating population that it is quite easy to get lost in the sea of immigrants, or perhaps revel in the joy of living among strangers, but for me, I doubt I’d enjoy that.
We dearly love our dosas and idlis, and you know, yet among all the midst of the complaining about the narrow roads, the potholes, and the politicians who take liberty of blocking all the roads just so that they can inaugurate some self-promoting show, this city still has a flair that is hard to resist.
Anyone wanna do something on Jan 26th for this city?