EYES FROM MUMBAI, SIGHT OF CHENNAI#

IMAG7964_1.jpg                  THERE ARE ALWAYS THOSE “SOUTH-INDIA CALLS” THAT NEED TO BE ATTENDED AT CHENNAI . UNLIKE MUMBAI , FOR A “BROUGHT-UP IN MUMBAI” PERSON LIKE ME VISITING CHENNAI CAN BECOME A BIT HARD ON MY LIVING STYLE AND ALSO TEST MY ENDURANCE LEVELS!!

THE THING WITH PEOPLE IN CHENNAI IS THAT UNLIKE SOME OF THE CITY WHERE THE FILM-LINE’S WHO’S WHO RESIDE AND OF COURSE THE ELITE COLLEGE GOING CLASS, THE REST OF THE CITY STAYS WRAPPED UP IN A COCOON OF FAKE-INTERPRETED SELF DEFINITIONS OF TRADITIONS. NOW THIS MAYBE A LITTLE TRICKY TO UNDERSTAND; MUMBAI’S MARINE DRIVE AND BANDSTAND BOAST OF MANY SHORTS,JEANS AND MORE OF A COMFORTABLE AND INDEPENDENT , “NOT BOTHERED OF OTHER PEOPLE JUDGING” ATTIRE – SYSTEM. HOWEVER IN CHENNAI , THE LOCAL STREETS WILL HAVE AN EYE-FULL TRYING TO JUDGE YOU BY YOUR CLOTHING.

IF AT ALL YOU GET OUT OF THE HOUSE IN YOUR BOY-TROUSERS[THAT’S WHAT MY USUAL DRESSING IS] YOU SHALL HAVE ALL THE ATTENTION TO MAKE YOU FEEL NOTHING LESS THAN A FEMALE- “KHAN” . OF COURSE I DO ENJOY THE ATTENTION I GET BUT I’M NOT QUITE SURE ABOUT HOW MUCH MY RELATIVES THERE APPROVE OF IT THOUGH. AND THE BIGGEST IRONY HERE BE THAT PEOPLE COME TO KNOW YOU ARE FROM “BOMBAY” FROM THE WAY YOU BEHAVE!

NOW THAT BECOMES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR MY GRANDMOM TO BOAST ABOUT HER MUMBAI – RESIDING DAUGHTER.

BUT AFTER ALL EVERYTHING IS’NT BAD ABOUT THAT PLACE. WHAT MUMBAI  CAN’T BEAT ABOUT  CHENNAI IS THE SIGHT OF EVER-EXPANDING OPEN SKIES AND TREES FROM THE TERRACE [ & THE OTHER THING BEING THE ROASTING SUMMER VACATIONS].

ONE MORE PROBLEM IS THAT YOU START SPEAKING “HI-MIL”[HINDI+TAMIL] WHEN YOU REACH THERE MAKING PEOPLE WONDER WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU AND AFTER YOU LAND IN MUMBAI YOU PICK UP AN ACCENT THAT THOSE SOUTH-INDIAN TEACHERS HAD , BACK AT SCHOOL.

FINALLY, CHENNAI MIGHT FEEL FAMILIAR WITH ALL TAMIL-TAMIL AROUND BUT OVERTIME IT GETS NAUSEATING AND SUFFOCATING.

WHATEVER BE LIKE ,

NOTHING FEELS LIKE HOME ,

AND HOME IS MUMBAI ❤

 

 

 

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