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.

Cheers

God Bless

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100!

Simply saying, this is my 100th blog post in Words and Lines!

100I had no idea of what is blogging is all about, until I started a blog of my own a few years back in Blogger. Later I shifted to WordPress and there was no looking back. 

Blogging was one of the beautiful things to happen in my life. I met many awesome people through blogging, and made many good friends too. It was through blogging that I joined the Chennai Bloggers Club and in a way it was from there I started to socialize a lot. The meetups, tag-blogs were all so much fun and brought in more friends every time. During the AtoZ April Challenges, I came across several blogs and met many good bloggers. As a part of the IndiBlogger contests again I was able to connect with some amazing people. 

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Univercell Sync!

Kaitav wanted to celebrate his 23rd birthday by gifting a new phone to himself. Of course mobile phones could be ordered online and get it delivered at your doorstep, but he wanted to have a ‘personalized’ hands-on with the phone that he was to buy. So he hit the nearby mobile phone showroom to check out the phones. The showroom was spacious and looked good. The phones were arranged according to their brands, neatly over the spotless white racks. Seems good enough, but something is missing…

Shaila wanted to gift a good phone accessory to her friend. There was a wide variety of options available over the e-commerce websites. But she wanted to ‘experience’ the gadget she intended to buy, before gifting it to her pal. The showroom nearby had a range of such items. Different phone accessories from different brands, with varied specifications were on display. Awesome, but the lack of something is obvious…

As you should have guessed by now, the something that is missing in and linking both the cases is a ‘personalized experience’ of a particular gadget that one wished to purchase. Many showrooms may come close in delivering a personalized experience but none as much as the new Univercell Sync does!

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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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CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG #7 | Red

This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.

The colour theme for today’s post is Red

Apples, Strawberries, Cherries, Maples, Chillies, Rubies, Blood, Tomatoes, Roses…

Red is surely the favourite colour of nature. Some of the best things of nature are red. 

Red also made our childhood awesome with Santa Claus, Little Red Riding Hood, Scarlet Pimpernel…

A symbol of celebration and auspiciousness, no festival is complete without involving the colour red. 

The colour of prestige, walking over the Red Carpet is considered an honour.

Cheers

God Bless

CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG #6 | Orange

This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.

The colour theme for today’s post is Orange

Orange – The colour of spirituality. Also that of dawn and dusk (The metaphor of life – birth and death).

Orange – Representing Sacrifice – one of the greatest virtue that can be possessed.

Orange – This word brings back the childhood memories of playing Oranges and Lemons, and the tug of war that continued after it. Awesome days those were!

Orange – For a foodie, it always means the wonder fruit and also the yummy carrot. And the hot spicy masala! + Fanta/Mirinda 😉

Cheers

God Bless

CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG #5 | Yellow

This post is part of the Chennai Bloggers Club’s CBC VIBGYOR BLOG TAG where some of us will write a post on the colours of VIBGYOR each day starting 1st of September to the 7th of September.

The colour theme for today’s post is Yellow

Yellow – a beautiful colour. Considered auspicious by moms, grandmoms and even McDonalds. The craze for ‘Yellow Stuffs’ in India is enormous. Starting from the humble turmeric, present in every Indian kitchen, to the lustrous metal Gold, which is also present in every Indian locker, yellow can be found everywhere. The lemons that hang in front of the vehicles, the saamandhi flowers that adorn the God portraits, the manja pai carried by some grandpas’, the smileys that add life to the comment battles in FB, our National Animal, above all (literally) our life giver – the Sun…the list can never end.

While sitting hopeless, still thinking about yellow, Google gives me a chance to add an yellow photo…:P

P.S: As moms and grandmoms say, Yellow is for Guru, for whom thursdays are dedicated. So yellow becomes doubly auspicious on thursdays. And today is thursday, also Teachers Day. Now that’s called coincidence! 😉

Cheers

God Bless