spent the last 1 week in chennai/blore.
My age old impression of chennai changed a little bit for the better
this time around. The people are coming in, the public transport is
decent and the people err. the mass rules. The centre for reservation
exists in chennai ( it was the first state to have pro reservation
demonstrations :D) and it seems the movement will only get stronger.
God save the king. I have always thought of chennai as the land of
dichotomy. On one hand you have hte leading political parties going
gung ho about atheism etc and on the other hand you have a spectacular
pouring of faith every morning. But its mostly the women that i have
observed, thats one thing across TN you find hardworking women and
loitering men. The men have things like politics, booze and caste to
discuss, while the mortal women are left to think of issues like
rearing up children etc. Caste is very clearly in, and people from
marginal voting castes will soon be out of tamilnadu unless htey are
extremely rich, extremely brilliant or both. The first withering state?
not yet, the institutions that the meritorious built are doing fine and
will do so for another 10 yrs and then the chaos would begin.
Me and sud spent the first day at prusty's watching champions league (
after his bro in law took us out for dinner on his bday), the second
night me ash and sud were at jeeths place after a night at ranjeeth,
and then the next day me spent at venkat's after he decided he dint
want ot travel to chennai ( our man if off ot spore ). After returning
from blore, i stayed for one more day for an intvw at Irevna( more on
Chennai has srue changed ( i stopped noticing i think). I went ot
Tiruverikadu, the buzz is gone from the place. The sellers of religion
are there and so is the goddess, but i dint feel anything