Tag Archives: Chennai

Welcome to the Hotel California

Living in a new city can sometimes be overwhelming. Especially, if you don’t know the local language. Things as simple as getting a ticket in the bus could be complicated. Ultimately, it takes a LOT of gestures and broken words to make yourself understood. You may go through a dozen crappy experiences before you end up with the right thing. But at the end of the day you have an awesome story to tell and a treasure trove of experience to share. That being said, don’t expect an awesome story from this post. 😛 Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fresh

When I saw the words ‘Fresh’ and ‘Taste’ in this week’s photo challenge, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘Filter Coffee’. Chennai is rather famous for its filter coffee. It is typically served in an ever-silver tumbler … Continue reading

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Through the door…

I found was a wooden Marapaachi doll. Padma’s doll. My only souvenirs from Madras……. Continue reading

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What not to do during a power cut

There’s that sickeningly sweet voice telling you to “Please check the number you have dialled”.
– In those rare occasions when an actual human picks up your call, you hear the redundant answer “In another half an hour Madam”.. That’s probably the 3rd half an hour I’m in. Apparently he was teaching me the time paradox. Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Big

Back from hibernation, my dear bloggers ! It’s been a really long time since I logged on to WordPress and I thought I’d break the streak with a weekly photo challenge. I have three Big entries here. This picture was … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Wrong

The bird looking through the bars somehow conveyed a sense of their freedom being snatched away Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Fleeting Moment

I was rummaging through my computer to find a suitable picture .. Well, I have three and two of them from my early morning beach-walk a couple of weeks back. That one is my favourtie of the lot. It has … Continue reading

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An ode to Chennai….

You see people picking up conversation with total strangers in buses and trains.. Talking about everything from Politics to personal stuff like long lost friends.. Continue reading

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