A harmony of past-present-future

I’ve posted about CBC – Chennai Bloggers Club many times earlier. CBC is a group of some amazing bloggers connected to Chennai. Many interesting activities are initiated and all of us participate in it enthusiastically. The latest one is ‘The CBC Tablog – 3’ where each person posts on the topic ‘Chennai – A blend of the traditional and the modern’ every day, for a series of days. Today i’m publishing this post as a part of ‘The CBC Tablog – 3’.

The previous post in this tag was published by Deepak Raghuraman here – ‘Chennai – A Pendulum Swinging Between Tradition & Modern‘. Deepak is an awesome blogger. His blog Namma Area is a one-stop for anything and everything that you need to know about Chennai. And not just that, there is a load of useful information required for day-to-day activities posted by him. So please do check out his blog.

Madras~Chennai – A harmonic blend of the past-present-future

Waiting for Puliyodharai packet~ Thiruvallikeni Parthasarathy Temple,
Checking the darshan ticket ~ T.Nagar TTD.

Jogging in the morning ~ Panagal Park,
Relaxing in the evening ~ Semmozhi Poonga.
Having a Sumptuous breakfast ~ Mylai Karpagambal Mess,
Planning a fast catch up ~ Hard Rock Café.
Slurping at home ~ Strong Filter Coffee,
Flirting as you roam ~ Café Coffee Day.
A full plate of ~ Idly,
Also a plateful ~ Momo.
Of yesterday romance ~ Pilot Theatre,
Or 3D every Dimanche* ~ Luxe Cinemas.
With four different chutneys ~ Masala Dosa,
While four different toppings ~ Pizza.
Peeking at the past ~ Royapuram Railway Station,
Gazing at the future ~ Ashok Nagar Metro Station.
Old than a century ~ Armenian Church,
Bold and glittery ~ Injambakkam ISKCON.
Fun and frolic ~ VGP Golden Beach,
Come and few alcoholic ~ ECR Resort.
Wonder of the past ~ Spencer Plaza,
Wander as you pass ~ Express Avenue.
Rangapuravihara ~ Margazhi Utsavam,
Rock and Roll ~ Rock Fest.
Pure vegetarian ~ Udupi Hotel,
Pasta and Italian ~ Themed Restaurants.
Sundal and seashore ~ Marina Beach,
Sure this doesn’t bore ~ Elliot’s Promenade.
Chepauk is the base ~ Test Match,
Kilpauk is the case  ~  CSK.
The big bold brother ~ Suburban Railway,
The little in making brother ~ Metro Network.
Shop and sweat ~ Parry’s Corner,
Drop and sweat ~ Siruseri IT Park.
Glorious Madras ~ Glamourous Chennai.
Truly a melting pot,
Come on, Give it a shot.
You will not regret,
For the experiences you get.

If you are uninitiated about Chennai, the first line in every stanza represents the face of the old Madras and second, the trend of modern Chennai. Both are thriving simultaneously today and that’s the beauty here. 

Chennai is a beautiful harmonic blend of the past, the present and also the future. All are equally accepted and celebrated, which makes it a wonderful cosmopolitan city.

*Dimanche – Sunday in French

‘The CBC Tablog – 3’ is to be continued by Vid Dev, who would be posting on this topic tomorrow. She blogs at The Pensieve. A talented person, she posts about music, her myriad thoughts and many more in a fantastic way. Wishing all the best and waiting for her post tomorrow.


God Bless


The CBC Tablog – 2


CBC Tablog 2

This post has been published as a part of ‘The CBC Tablog – 2’. Read the previous post in this tag by Susan Deborah here – One aspect of Chennai that I would like to change’
Thanks to Susan for passing the baton. She blogs at Meanderings and Reflections’ and is a great pillar of support for CBC*. She is an amazing person, who comes up with innovative, yet thoughtful concepts such as this tag, which motivates the CBCians to blog and come up with good action.

And here goes my post for the topic of ‘The CBC Tablog – 2’

What aspect of Chennai that I would like to change

Chennai is a melting pot built of people with varied cultures. In spite of the various lifestyles that exist here, there is a single unique charm about Chennai, that makes it beautiful and alluring.

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