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2007-06-19
Name: Editor Have you been to Chennai? Are there other places in Chennai that you believe a tourist should see? Do you think that more states should follow Chennai' s example, by setting up cultural villages like Dakshinachitra?
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Name: Nell Dikson
Subject:  RE: Chennai City
Chennai is one of the four metropolitan cities and also an important part of South India. The city sited on the coastal region includes the scintillating natural beauty of sea beaches. They are the most suitable...
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2007-06-21
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Name: G
Subject:  contrast
I don' t want to go to Chennai or any othe rmetro city cos I already live in one! Yes they would be different but what I' m looking for is complete contrast! I would love to go to a village and soak in the rural ambience. or a deserted inaccessible hillstation and medidate like the sages. at least i would go to a city in some other country. perhaps foreigners would enjoy visiting Chennai. as any other Indian city.
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2007-06-20
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Name: Loganand
Subject:  Aaargh!
My personal experience with Chennai was quite bad. I mean the people are nice but are too conservative. I have had so many problems there, despite knowing how to speak Tamil. Displaying affection in public, even if it' s your own wife, is usually frowned upon in the whole of India, but its Chennai where it' s a criminal offence.

The weather is really bad. Every other place usually has a BEST TIME TO VIST, but with Chennai, you can never be sure. If forty degrees is not bad enough, the frequent power cuts can be a good cheap way to get a sauna bath. My friends who drink could never get a half decent pub or bar. If anyone is visiting Chennai, I would suggest going to Mahabalipuram, Rameshwaram, Pondicherry, Kanyakumari also.
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2007-06-25
#4
Name: Loganand
Subject:  Of Course
Yeah, dude I´ m prejudiced. I´ m sorry if I hurt your feelings. See, my grandparents are from Chennai, so don´ t take it personally. But even if you say you like the city, you´ re prejudiced.

There are some good things about Chennai. The development has not been as haphazard as other cities such as Bangalore or Mumbai. But Chennai is far from being a metro, it´ s hardly cosmopolitan... In Mumbai, you can order food at any time, and people will get it to your doorstep. With Chennai, it´ s very difficult to get reasonably decent food after midnight... So many of my female colleagues had a hard time gettign a place to rent, simply because they were women...Chennai is good for families who want their children to grow up with conservative values...It´ s bad for everyone else.
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2007-06-21
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Name: rashmin
Subject:  your prejudiced
i have travelled often to Chennai and while its no London, Paris or Aukland, i quite like the city. It certainy has it own unique charm and I find the people quite warm and welcoming. It may be a little hot at times, but that hardly justifies your commetns!
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2007-06-20
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Name: Veli
Subject:  cities
I used to live in Chennai. Never saw any of these sights. it was just work and back home. like any other city. just experienced the crowd, the heat and the pollution. i don' t think cities can be really rejuvenating holidays. cities are never beautiful after all. at least in the conventional way. we urbanites of cours emust content ourselves with the occasional dawn and the infrequent chirp.
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2007-06-21
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Name: Veli
Subject:  nomadic
Hmm I agree. It would be nice if the original culture and flavour were retained evrrywhere. but then nothing endures but change. we cannot prevent commercialization and globalisation. in fact it is predicted that all the continents will rejoin to form one huge one. we may have one homogeneous unit finally.
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2007-06-20
#8
Name: nomadic
Subject:  To Veli
Well, yes and no. I mean, technically speaking, there is no reason why an entirely new city cannot be a refreshing and novel experience.

Look at the people, the different dresses, climate, food habits, architecture, flora, fauna... the list is endless and the intoxication of taking it all in is what makes travel addictive.

THe reason why this doesn´ t always come through is because globalisation is now threatening the variety that is the spice of life everywhere!

Why only another city, when I toured through Rajasthan, it was dismaying to see even little rural shacks displaying billboards with one of the ´ Khans´ promoting his brand of cola. It is only time before every little bit of local flavour is completely destroyed, all in the name of the global village...
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