Chennai Chronicles…

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Corn And Cheese πŸ™‚

This will be a short one. I just got back this morning from Chennai, after spending 3 daysΒ  of the long weekend there. These are some of the highlights:

  1. My belt broke on my way to the bus stand, Thursday night. My pant was a bit too loose and I spent the journey in mortal fear of being arrested for indecent exposure.
  2. The bus, when I finally boarded it, was a bit too stuffy, because of a lack of an air-conditioner. I sweated my way to a fitful sleep.
  3. On reaching Chennai, I had 10 cigarettes and no matches to light them with.
  4. I had 11 meetings throughout the long weekend and still did not get my jobs done.
  5. I realized that ‘Darjeeling Tea’ in five-star hotels is actually hot, tea-flavored water. And it costs way too much!
  6. Drank white wine in water glasses and drank water in wine glasses.
  7. I’m not suited for a humid weather. I can’t survive in coastal cities, because I can single-handedly solve the nation’s water problems by sweating.
  8. ‘Egg Masala’ in Chennai is actually a boiled egg with salt and red pepper sprinkled on it.
  9. I can’t speak Tamil to save my life. And, a weird, throaty combination of Hindi and Kannada makes a bad substitute.
  10. One of the three changes of underwear I had brought along belonged to my terrorist brother. So, I was stuck in Chennai for three days with only two changes of underwear. You don’t want to know what I did.
  11. Met Archie, Arvind, Vishesh, Apar and Aparna in a small bloggers’ meet. Yeah, I met Vishesh. I’m not kidding. He’s for real.
  12. On the way back, I got stuck in the very last seat of a ridiculous excuse of a bus, in between two people who gave me a run for my money in the sweating department.
  13. Every time the bus hit a bump, I was flying high, literally.
  14. I arrived this morning in Bangalore, sleep deprived, but in one piece.

Phew, not quite a short one, eh?

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

32 thoughts on “Chennai Chronicles…

  1. omg… hahaha!! too much!
    anyway look at it this way… u learnt so much at one short go πŸ˜€ esp on how to live three on two underwears!! lol and no, i dont want to know what u did! πŸ˜€

  2. @Reema
    Believe me (us, boys),You dont want to hear the answer!!!

    Did you touch the Vishesh? Is he really human and not a smiley bot?

  3. Been to Chennai from U.S. twice — stayed once at Taj Connemara and once at Park Hotel. Would love to come back, but I hear what you’re saying about the heat and humidity, especially this time of year

  4. Aiiyyo paapa.
    I can commiserate. Like you I am so not suited for coastal weather. I have a visit due to Bbay at some arbit point. Am dreading it already.

  5. ha ha ha…half ur things belong to your so-called terrorist brother…even this….

    Na! Na!! am not saying anything more…


  6. @PurpleBeats
    Hehe! πŸ˜€
    Most hilarious picture ever! And you can’t ignore this post! You, of all people!! πŸ˜€

    Hehehehe!! πŸ˜€

    It happens, sweetheart! πŸ˜€

    Hehehe! Yeah, I’d call this an educational trip! πŸ™‚

    HahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahahaHahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Yes, I did touch The Vishesh… πŸ˜€

    Come back in winter! πŸ˜€

    @Winnie The Poohi
    LOL…!! πŸ˜€

    @La Vida Loca
    Yup… I’ve lost 10 kgs in sweating! πŸ˜€

    Hehe! It happens! πŸ˜€

    Haha! πŸ™‚

    Seriously! πŸ™‚

    I didn’t wanna incur your wrath! πŸ˜€

  7. “I can’t speak Tamil to save my life. And, a weird, throaty combination of Hindi and Kannada makes a bad substitute.” Wanna-come? πŸ˜› Hehehe

  8. Sob Sob ! I missed you ! Sob Sob !! On second thoughts, for your point No.10, Im glad I wasnt there and I pity the rest πŸ˜€

  9. hehehe.. πŸ˜€

    candid as ever, btw we would need a big desalination plant if u are to solve the nation’s water problem.. πŸ˜€
    lets name it “nikhleri”.. πŸ˜€
    i won’t be a buyer though… πŸ˜€

  10. @Joel
    LOL… Wanna-come! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Hehe, you should! πŸ™‚

    Ask Suda, man! πŸ˜€

    Haha, thanks! πŸ˜€

    Hehehehe!! Very funny! πŸ˜›

    @Biju Matthews

    LOL… You were saved by your own forethought! πŸ˜€

    Nikhleri…!!! Hahahahahaha!!! Good one, dude! πŸ˜€

    Hmmm, so you’re alive! πŸ˜€

  11. I live close to the place where the board is put up. I pass by it everyday. I did find it corny the first time I read it.

  12. Now a days, “sweat” is a word which is not there in my dictionary. πŸ˜‰
    So where did you guys meet?

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