Friday, June 29, 2007

A Northie's view of our Singara Chennai

Source: Orkut again ..


I am another misery-stricken North-Indian who has been sentenced to
2 years RI to Chennai

Some Facts about this land 'of missed opportunity':

Language - Tamil, tamil and tamil. Even if they know hindi, they dont speak up.

People - We never heard anyone laughing here (I wonder if they ever laugh or shout)
So conservative, that no one talks even in the bus

Food - Idly, sambhar, rice, dosa, vada, pongal
We have to cook our food ourselves (unbelievable naa).

Weather - summer from october to feb and rest of the year it's deadly summer.

Lesiure - Dormitory, dirty sea beaches on weekends

Rent - 6.5 K / 1 BHK
Advance - 6 months

Aata - Rs. 26 /kg

Apple - Rs 100 /kg

Orange - Rs. 10/piece

Banana - Rs 3 /piece

Mausambi Juice -Rs 18 /glass

Phulka - Rs. 15

Interesting facts and incidents :

1. Here you cannot buy a needle after 6 PM (strange).

2. We asked an auto driver, "hindi aati hai"?. He replied in hindi "Hindi nahi aati".

3. The most common suffix here is 'a', e.g.
straight - straighta
2 cup tea - 2 cupa tea

4. Even dogs eat curd rice.

5. In north, names are like Gori Shankar, gauri prasad etc. Here the names are like Kaliraj, kalicharan etc.

6. When there is a 't' in any name, they add 'h' to it.
jayant - jayanth
bharat - bharath

7. Here is a culture of adding mystical alphabets after ones's name, like Mahesh R, Sandeep T etc.

8. Cable connection is of no use here as only tamil channels are broadcasted on cable TV, if anyone wanna watch hindi channels then you need to buy a set up box (Rs.4000).

9.No Night Life!


ajit said...

ya da rite, chennai sux!!!

codemastercool said...

i beg to differ sg, i dont agree with your views one bit.

no. one, as prakash said on his blog, there are a variety of cuisines available these days, theres no shortage of fast food.

no 2, how do R and T qualify as *mystical* letters?

codemastercool said...

there are quite a few more points that can be scrutinized, but it if i typed them here, ppl wud think i ripped them off prakash's blog!

G said...

hahahahaha... awesome :D

I'm the biggest victim to the geetHanjali syndrome , to being with :(