Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dosas & More

I don’t know what I should say about the land of the idlis and the dosas. I really don’t want to sound racist since this is public space and freedom of speech is not supported by the IT act of the year XXXX.

Sometimes we see things around us which are so clichéd that you sigh ‘this happens only in India’. Ok it is pretty understood that some guy writes some derogatory remarks about our congress leader and he is put behind bars just because it is not supported by the IT act. But since congress is the ruling party, it can flex its muscles and get something done or proven in a court which is above the fundamental rights of an Indian citizen. Now I suppose that fundamental rights are the base of the constitution, and I don’t even want to know on who and why was this constitution drafted in the first place.

Ok, back to the point, I wanted to say something that would take the stress out of me being in Chennai. This place is so peculiar and strange that sometimes I get confused between “CHENNAI” and “CHINA”. And there, right there I wrote it in caps, now am sure if a someone from Tamil Nadu reads it he would go saying expletives beyond my understanding of their language. But with all due respect I wrote it in CAPS for people who are dyslexic so that they don’t read either word twice and fight with themselves on why would someone type the same word twice on a boggle.

Drifting back to what Chennai is about. Its all about maamis (women who eat, get fat, think about getting married to some guy in the US, probably nerds), IIT-M grads (now if I write they are something something something, all these guys would say “this f***** didn’t get through so he is jealous, well am pretty proud of scoring me 153468 rank in the IIT entrance), Anna university (nothing bad about this place, except that even in courses where English is the medium to teach students, the faculty would blab in Tamil), and of course how I can I forget Hotel Sarvana Bhavan, (a place where you’ll get one Vada with 3 chutneys and Sāmbhar)

Now I really don’t hate this place, its just that I don’t want to be here. Specially in a firm where I have a few sardars running a company full of tamilians. See it gets back to the clichés that this country gives and you love it for this.


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