i was at parrys today. no not the french capital, this is the other one in chennai, where everything other than fellow human beings can be bought for a price.
this is probably the third or fourth time i have been there, (and the first time in the night) and i felt as if i was in a different city altogether. the entire area gave me an eerie feeling. it was nowhere near the chennai that i know.
for those who have not been to parrys, relate it to an extended ranganathan street, extended atleast by a few kilometers, the roads are a typical indian bazaar, with hawkers yelling at the top of their voices, customers negotiating even louder and above all policemen appearing once in a while using their lathi on an occasional hawker's cart and generally doing what they do best.
but this was not like a ranganathan street experience, for one the shoves from fellow passerbys were much stronger, more like pushing, the curses were much louder and there was an eternal fear that some one behind is going to pick your pocket.
something just does not feel right. there was a constant voice in my mind that was telling me that i was not in madras anymore. these are not the same vociferous people i know and love. i was only way too pleased when i jumped into the car rolled up the glasses and left thankful that nothing was broken and nothing was was lost.
the feeling was profound and lasted much after i left the place for good. on telling about this to a friend who resides in north chennai, he simply said dude, you finally understood it, chennai is not one, its two cities put together. one is below the cooum and the other, above it. he further told me that the feeling was mutual and exactly similar to what he experiences when i take him to subbaiyas.
is it really that way??
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Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Announcing the second Edition of barcamp chennai!!! its been a very long wait!! but finally we are very happy to announce barcamp chennai 2. tentatively we have placed it on the 18th and 19th of October.
Barcamp is an unconference and that means that if you want to be there, you have to help us ;)
you can join us and help us by volunteering, blogging, speaking, or as shyamk puts it generally creating chaos to keep us all active.
Personally i am feeling very happy because this is going to be the first barcamp in chennai that i am attending, (the previous barcamps that i attended were all in bangalore, which btb just wrapped up its 7th edition)
For those who desire to read a much more bigger explanation about the concept of barcamp chech the barcamp website, or its wikipedia entry here. even more info ?? JFGI.
to know more join the BCC mailing list at http://groups.google.com/group/BarCampChennai
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Friday, September 05, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
quoting someone "google is entering the browser war 2" with chrome.
the gates will open for public beta 12 midnight, today, across hundred odd countries.
a lot of interesting questions pop up..
is this the first step towards a google OS?
is this going to sink firefox??
is this going to flop miserably??
waiting for it eagerly
this is browser war 2. war one was between netscape and microsoft where netscape was shown the finger.