Saturday, 22 August 2009

A birthday bash

there are somethings that cannot be put off - even by an incorrigible procastinator like me. and topping the list of such things is birthdays - not just any birthday, but the birthday of a city ! yes, and why not ? what better way to show your love for your city than to celebrate its birthday....


370 years ago, this day (August 22, 1639), a contract entered into by the East India Co. with the local rulers for a piece of land paved the way for the birth of a city which has been growing ever since....Madras, or Chennai - call it whichever way you like, is one city that truly deserves to have its birthday celebrated....


from filter kaapi to frappe, carnatic to jazz, sada dosa to a Subway melt , kaasu maalai to crystals - here is a city where you can have it all ! vibrant, bustling, constantly changing, and yet still maintains a certain character and charm to call its own...

to me, and many like me, this will always be home, wherever our travels and may take us.....

it is indeed wonderful that the efforts of a thoughtful few have borne fruit and resulted in a birthday bash which this city rightfully deserves ! so, Happy Birthday Madras, aka Chennai !

may the celebration reach greater heights in the years to come !

ofcourse, as i write this, chennai would have already seen the first rays of August 23rd, and the curtains would be drawn today on the weeklong celebrations....

visit this site for more details on the Madras Day

3 comments:

  1. cant agree with you more. the city has indeed come a long way... and there's always an early dawn freshness to it unlike other indian cities that are still yawning at 8/9 in the morning... or the busy mumbai that wont even care for a hi-bye.

    but as you said, it has culture, cricket, coffee, cusine, chutney and cutchery all in delectable blends!

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  2. the city now has current cuts too.

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    1. of course... only its not 'power cut' anymore - its mostly shutdown and 'power up' for a few brief hrs...

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