Pardon me for loving Chennai so much. I just can’t seem to hate the place despite the bad water (I am sure Coimbatoreans would agree with me) and worse climate!!!
In a comeback of sorts, Sandy started learning carnatic music again. Yes, I have restarted my stint with music (I just can’t leave anything alone for good, can I?) after a rather long gap of 12 years! I attended my first class this morning. Is it just for time-pass or am I really passionate about music - is not something I have an answer to at this point of time.
Last Saturday, I visited Dakshin Chitra with a group of friends and had a lot of fun. For people who are not familiar with places in and around Chennai, Dakshin Chitra is a place along ECR (about 20 kms from Chennai) where there are model traditional houses from each of the four South Indian states.
The place also offers an opportunity at kindling your creative side through activities ranging from basket weaving to pottery to paper art. For the women, there is a pretty good crafts shop with a decent collection of clothes, books (about India), posters, jewelry and other stuff. I, Anjana, Mohamed, Bala and Seems had a great day, although it was too hot for my convenience!!!
On Sunday, I had gone to Chennai CitiCenter mall and saw a mad rush at the various stalls put up by The Hindu for Women’s day – stalls from mehandi to caricature drawing to cookery – you name it. Not to mention women in bright costumes and even brighter make-up!!! Sunday also marked my first visit to Abhirami Mega mall at Purasaiwalkam – is it far from Thiruvanmiyur or what!!!
All in all, I had a rocking weekend, spent time with lot of friends and roamed around the city like crazy and found one thing that I’d like to repeat forever – Chennai truly rocks!!!