Chennai – Slice of Life 4

Govindarajan, 54, Advocate:

I came to Chennai for my higher studies in Law. Although I stayed at my relative’s house, I hardly knew anyone in the city back then. Coming from a lazy small-town life, Chennai’s hustle and bustle was both intimidating and fascinating at the same time. With the meagre amounts that my father could afford to send from the village, I sustained myself until I finished my course. Later, I started my practice and slowly built up my reputation and income. Today, I can say I am in a comfortable position financially and socially also, I have made a lot of friends. Looking back, I can say it was a good decision to come to Chennai for the profession I was interested in.

5 Comments so far

  1. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 1:43 am

    There are some ppl that like chennai, there are some people that love chennai and then there are some people that lick Chennai. This is really adolescent, i Cant help but think that you are making up these characters…

  2. thennavan (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 1:49 am

    Hey Spineless Anon :-), these are my friends and relatives so far whom I have covered (except the auto guy who is a regular in any case). Would it help if you had to know their addresses, contact numbers and horoscope?

  3. tsk tsk (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 2:06 am

    whatever man… but your posts have this constantly repeated glorified stuff abt chennai. all am saying is – I wish you put in some realism abt the city rather than just go on and on and on and on and on abt how great it is and how much u want to make a temple of Chennai mata and pray all day to her like some PMK/DMK taperecorder. Chennai isnt utopia and does have many shortcomings in front of other places.

  4. Kokki_Jacobus (unregistered) on May 7th, 2007 @ 10:31 am

    yea, when thennavan isn’t proudly talking about tamiZh and how you need to know tamiZh to live in chenNAI he’s off glorifying the city. yes the city means a lot to me, i grew up there and miss it whenever i’m away but still to only look at one side is madness. i think there was a pretty stupid discussion (on sify probably, not too sure) a few months back on the ‘best city’ in india. predictably everyone was out to defend theirs and there was a lot of mudslinging. our city is far from perfect; wake up and smell the stench we’re in (and its not just the cooum!)

  5. iMaGellan! (unregistered) on May 11th, 2007 @ 3:16 pm

    wow kokki! you just hit it off with me!!! hey, come one let’s be realistic, i have lived in chennai, delhi, gurgaon and now bombay. every place has its good and the bad.
    i can say bombay is filth (the indian bombay), the old one is so beautiful…a lot of bombay brings a multitude of memories of my own chennai lying in complete disregard and disrespect.
    is it all we can do to our cities and homes???

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