Sunday, June 5, 2011

Briefly, Chennai

Daylight faded as one arrived in Chennai. The Marina beach, stretching for 12 kms, is the longest beach in the world and tucked away in one corner, opposite the Fort St George, is the MGR memorial, erected in honour of the movie star turned Chief Minister of the State of Tamil Nadu
It was hot, sultry and there was so much salt content in the air that the camera lens and my specs, both misted up as soon as we got out of the car. Decided to call it a day 
And then, encounter with a DJ..
Mantu Singh, spinning mostly MTV stuff but with lofty ambitions!
The city looked refreshingly cool and clean in the morning. To one accustomed to the filth and sheer pressure of population in Mumbai and Kolkata, Chennai was decidedly nearer to civic heaven of sorts and almost all buildings wore a fresh coat of paint
The new Chief Minister smiles down to her subjects, near TTK Music Academy at Royapettah, where we had a Seminar
And then, back to Mumbai where the laburnum outside my bedroom window was in full bloom, welcoming the imminent onset of the monsoon!


  1. What a lovely post. For a time out of time, I was there seeing it with you. Just lovely. The laburnam is glorious!

  2. Yeah, in my very short stint with Chennai, I found it cleaner in comparison to other cities. Had a long walk at Marina and also paid a visit to a Gurudwara. The mangoes I tasted there, could not find that taste anywhere. So, whenever, anybody visits Chennai, I advise them not to miss mangoes in Chennai. Have you tasted the Safeda mangoe there ? Have you visited Mahabalipuram ?