An update for Earth's Day, to my current favourite place on earth- Velachery and Chennai.
Velachery has two outlets of Reliance Fresh!- one close to my place on Velachery Main road and the other on Velachery bypass( 100 feet road) . Both are way too crowded and desperately need an express counter , else there is likelihood of the veggies going from fresh to stale by the time your turn to bill and pay comes up.
The locality has a jewellers by name NSC which was smartly launched with Akshaya Tritheya ( the Indian Gold Rush- actually an auspicious day to buy gold) and a coffee pub ( finally) called Coffee World.
I really cannot fathom why no movie multiplex has been floated in this area....
Check Storytrails out- I love this concept. Would be great to be a part of an endeavor like this. And to begin with I wish to experience the Dance and the Bazaar trails once launched.
I missed a lovely air show on Marina on Sunday because we had gone over to Sri Kalahasthi. More on that later.
Also missed an official trip to Bangladesh, since I opted out. It was only fair since my colleague was doing a lot more of the legwork on it. It is one of those countries ( along with Nepal and Sri Lanka ) where an Indian does not feel poorer or too far away from home. So if you want a global experience you can forget it. Sri Lanka is like Kerala or Goa, Nepal is like Ladhakk meets Nainital. Not just are we a part of the same Indian sub-continent with a common past but we also share cricket, cuisine( in part) and clothing. The 3 Cs that dominate our life.
My memory of Bangladesh is what my father brought back to us when I was in school. Cheap cotton t shirts, moodas, Jamdani saris, palm jaggery and a small grain rice to make kheer with. And some very cultured doctors who were just very Bengali to me, a South Indian brought up in Mumbai.
Hopefully my colleague gets me back some palm jaggery. Else will have to check with Reliance Fresh if they can source it.