Be a Madrasi, enjoy the sundal

When a Madrasi wants to spend sometime catching up with friends or go out as a gumbal, he should go to the beach or to the temples for a divine atmosphere. Thats the hypotheses. Why do I say that?

Number One: Public places like beaches and temples provide ample entertainment. People watching is something you could indulge in, the panoply of people is wide and amusing.
Number Two: Its cheap! You could buy yourself a plate of bajji or sundal and enjoy your evening watching the sun set or that maami who thinks she will be purified if she does the sit ups in the temple.
Number Three: You can sit there for hours on end for FREE. Unlike places like Ashvita – The coffee shop which charges obnoxious ‘cover charges’. Their idea goes like this. If four people go together and only two dishes are ordered, then, the bill will contain cover charges for the two other people who did not order. Sacrilege. And the cover charge is not a trivial amount, it is Rs.25! You could buy yourself a plate of garlic bread for that same money instead of paying cover charges.
Number Four: You are not expected to behave yourself at a beach. You can express yourself without inhibitions. Everybody there is in his own world. At least nobody in particular owns the beach to kick you out of the beach because you were laughing aloud. But the temple authorities could, it is better to maintain a low profile at temples.
Number Five: You don’t have to strain much to communicate. In coffee shops and pubs alike music is too loud, the why is something I have been trying to understand. What could the logical reason behind the loud music culture in pubs and coffee shops be?!

Anyway, I rest my case.

10 Comments so far

  1. ram (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 3:39 am

    Miss Biswas please do not use derogatory language here unless you haven’t noticed we don’t like to be referred to as Madrasis you mole. Unless you would like us to refer to you as jhatka, patti, hindi wallah.

  2. annoynomas (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 3:59 am

    Good Post.

    May I suggest the title…

    Cheap thrills for Chennaivasis!

  3. ramses (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 8:26 am

    hmm grow up should be apt for you.

  4. kumar (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 11:13 am

    That was an absolute piece of truth well recorded. I am surprised `RAM’ chose to speak like an ULFA activist! I wonder what appeared derogatory? Madrasi? or Maami? I wish some people who are yet to understand the federal structure and the multi-ethnic culture of India, take up some active learning and grow up, before they start commenting an offending other readers, let alone the author! RAM should meet a few sardarjis who crack sardarji jokes and laugh aloud as much any other would do!

  5. D (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 1:13 pm

    Ram dude, there’s a fine line between political correctness and paranoia! I’m a Madrasi and I take absolutely no offence in being called that. I don’t see how it can be “derogatory”. Besides, the context – and not the word itself – usually decides whether offence was intended or not.

  6. BottleMani (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 5:02 pm

    when did metblog start poaching from other blogs?

  7. SGS (unregistered) on February 6th, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

    How true ! Beaches & Sundal/Bajji, Temples & peaceful mind, Spencers/City Centre & T.Nagar, Hot sun & cool beer .. I miss Chennai ..

    btw, I’m a madrasi/chennaivasi, dont get offensive, besides the context.

  8. madrasi (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 12:05 am

    if madrasi is no offense,
    Sumitra is a hot Hindi/bengali maami , right?

  9. ag (unregistered) on February 7th, 2007 @ 2:51 am

    hmmm. in the end i don’t understand her ‘case’. what does she want to convey?

  10. ajay (unregistered) on February 8th, 2007 @ 11:07 am

    Maybe you should write about eating Bengali food and yes would you like it if we called you a bungali or crapcutta what do you think about that susmita.

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