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Sunday, April 09, 2006

rasam sweat and nariyal pani

vannaakkamm

me in chennai ... last 2 days have been exciting and boring at the same time. Waiting on railway stations for the train to come and then waiting in the train for the destination to come is really boring. sadly i experienced both.

in a boring train journey one of your constant companions are the ads of hakims and doctors who can treat all 'gupt' ailments. these ads can be seen from the train window almost everywhere in India. hours before reaching chennai when i peeked outside the train window i can see these ads in a script that was way different from hindi. i got the second signal of stepping into annaland when rasam was served as a starter instead of soup. train was a few hours from chennai but for me chennai had arrived.

i must say that so far i m impressed by chennai. apart frm the usual hassels of dishonest auto richshaw drivers, alien language and excessive garam masala in my kadai veg (btw it had only capsicum and beans in the name of kadai veg) chennai has been mostly gud.

i thought that kolkata was hot and humid but a day in chennai and i feel kolkata is a hill station. the gud part is that the heat makes me drink more of orange juice and nariyal pani. must say that the nariyal pani here is the best i ever had. it was zimplee waasum (thats simply awesome in tamil).

next 8 weeks are surely gonna be rocking .. m looking forward to a gud time at office and hopefully an AC aprtment... definitely more of nariyal pani, some Rasssam and a species called Tam Babes (is this an oxymoron) ...

ciao (i dunno how to say bye in tamil)

7 Comments:

  • u shud say .. I dunno YET how to say bye in Tamil.. have a gr8 summer..

    By Blogger Atul, at 4/10/2006 8:17 AM  

  • will see u on the 20th. apna cell no do bhai.

    By Blogger abby, at 4/11/2006 7:33 PM  

  • Hehehe I can see that you are having a rocking summers in idliland. I guess one reason for you liking the place maybe because, given the skin color contrast, people might be mistaking you for a foreigner and treating you very well......;)

    By Anonymous Y2, at 4/21/2006 11:46 AM  

  • @Atul
    2 weeks here and i haven't learnt even a word of tamil ...

    @Y2
    come on !!! Tams are not that dumb ... waise i doubt i have the looks of a foreigner .. may be they think i m an alien ...

    By Blogger Prayank, at 4/22/2006 4:03 PM  

  • but anyways....its time for a new one from you, its been days since last post and i guess you have atleast learned how to say bue in tamil ;)

    By Anonymous Abhishek, at 5/02/2006 9:00 AM  

  • @ abhi - yaar time or resources dono ka hi crunch hai .. anyways lets c .. kuch dino ki mahulat de do ..

    By Blogger Prayank, at 5/02/2006 1:28 PM  

  • Man... I miss nariyal pani... :(

    By Blogger Sayesha, at 5/06/2006 7:43 AM  

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