Half awake, eyes half open, I get up from my bed. I take a look at my phone to have a sense of the time. It’s 11.30 in the morning. On any other day, this would have stunned me up. Those tasks which I am supposed to complete in the next couple of hours would have started dancing wildly in my mind. Which task to take up first, which should be the next? I would have hurried up to get ready in the minimum to minimum possible time. For some time, even guilt of awaking so late would have crept into my mind. Getting up at 11.30 in the morning really screws up your time-planned activities of the day. But today, my actions are not the same. They are different. I rub my drowsy eyes off and say, “It’s just 11.30.” Today, it’s Saturday. No classes, no project submissions, no research, nothing. I go near to the door and pick up the newspaper. I am anxious to find something interesting, apart from the daily political and business news. And to my surprise, I stumble upon an article written by Shoba Narayan on a sweet transition of Chennai – from a typical conventional city to a new, edgier hub where people are still close to their culture. The Tamil Culture. For a moment, I fix my eyes on to the article to assure myself, ‘yes, it’s an article on Chennai, its culture and traditions and how things have evolved in Chennai.’ Since I have been back from Chennai (recently, I spent 2 months in Chennai, May-June, doing my internship as a part of the MBA program), I have been missing it a lot. I really love Chennai. A mention of Chennai by way of its culture and traditions, the Tamil language, the Tamil food or the Tamil movies refreshes the memories of my stay in Chennai. And it compels me to visit my blog again and again and read and re-read my Chennai experience.
You can read Shoba Narayan’s article on “The new, edgier Chennai” over here.