Chennai is one of those cities in South India that have a right balance of tradition and urbanization. The city is diverse with culture, heritage, and tradition that would make you want to say, “Chennai is a city but Madras is an emotion.” In a recent quora answer, an individual from another state who resided in Chennai talks about the 10 best things the people of Chennai hold dear to them. Here is what he had to say:
1) The Culture – Dramatics, Classical music concerts, Bharatnatyam shows, Quizzes, Spelling Bee contests, Art movies, Painting exhibitions – You can find at least one of these almost every single day, in any of the many auditoriums.
2) Madras Filter Kaapi is the best thing one can have early in the morning, with a plate of hot Pongal. Do try the Karpagambal mess in Mylapore. YUM!
3) Cycling at 4 am to Besant Nagar or Marina Beach beach to catch the sunrise, and then to grab breakfast in Mash or Murugan Idli (Or Pupil in the evening) at Elliot’s beach is the best way to spend a Sunday morning.
4) Rs.120 per Movie – Any day, any show. For class movies, go watch Ajith. For method acting, go watch Vikram. For mass movies, go watch Vijay. For epicness, go watch T Rajendar. But, to witness divinity, one must watch only Thalaiva. Rajini, the Boss.