Days of our Lives!

August 18, 2006

Enga area, ulla varathaaa…

Filed under: My Cup of Socie-Tea,Top Draws — Santhosh @ 12:03 AM
20 reasons why my Madurai is better than unga Bengaluru :

  • No traffic signals or bus stops right at the end of fly overs, no 300-seconds signals, much better traffic sense.

  • The best public transport:

  • Buses take you to your destination much faster and cheaper, you don’t have to wait for any bus more than 3 mins, and they ply 24 hours a day.
  • Auto drivers don’t have their own route plans, will carry bags for women, and are still the kids’ heroes.

  • You don’t have to book a ticket a month in advance to watch a movie, and you can have a proper movie experience with whistles and cat calls and comments.

  • You can find something hot to eat at 3am, real estate is in keeping with the facilities provided, and lodging is cheap and can be booked for that night’s stay.

  • A proper mingling of the masses takes place. No cine-halls, temples, parks, transport and schools are exclusive of any particular class of people.

  • Adhi kalaiyil vaasal thelithu, kolam poduvadhu.

  • A house by definition has a backyard and a compound wall.

  • Your maid does not earn more than you do.

  • School girls still have this innocence about them that you can give your heart for.

  • Intelligence is still measured not on how much you speak, rather on what you speak.

  • Friendship – a commodity that’s fast becoming scarce in the metros.

  • Neighbours know your baby’s newest word.

  • Men are still masculine and women, feminine.

  • Street cricket rules!

  • Half sarees and malli poo give you a feel that can never be bought elsewhere.

  • Temples don’t look like museums, don’t have ushers, and you can spend your day alone with your tears.

  • You can take a walk at 2am.

  • It’s the driving that impresses the girls, not the vehicle.

  • The newspapers carry real news from around the world, not what JLo does with her kitten’s daily waste.


  1. Men are still masculine and women, feminine….Street cricket rules!….School girls….It’s the driving that impresses the girls….:)

    Comment by prakash — August 24, 2006 @ 4:17 PM | Reply

  2. machan… super da….100 thula oru varatha da.. intha post uu..

    Comment by Sathappan Sathappan — August 24, 2006 @ 10:22 PM | Reply

  3. hey this is really good…happened to go thru ur previous posts also, i m very much interested in reading Quidditch Through The Ages and fantastic beasts, can u tell the link of the e-version?

    Comment by divya — August 25, 2006 @ 11:41 AM | Reply

  4. kick ass 🙂

    Comment by gnothi seauton — August 27, 2006 @ 8:27 PM | Reply

  5. @Prakash:)namma area, ulla varadhaaaa…..

    Comment by santhosh — August 27, 2006 @ 9:21 PM | Reply

  6. @Sathso welcome back to blogosphere da…ena orae CAT puranams aaa?

    Comment by santhosh — August 27, 2006 @ 9:22 PM | Reply

  7. @Divyathe link i used to download it has expired…i’ll mail them to you…

    Comment by santhosh — August 27, 2006 @ 9:23 PM | Reply

  8. @Raakeshyep, and let’s make sure it hurts!

    Comment by santhosh — August 27, 2006 @ 10:09 PM | Reply

  9. 1 reason why namma bengalurus better than madurai – Any language you speak gets a courteous response in the same language.Bangaloreans know Tamil, English and Hindi in addition to Kannada and will respond in the language the question is asked. Unlike tamilnazis who will respond only in tamil even when spoken to in englishCheers.

    Comment by Octa — August 27, 2006 @ 10:33 PM | Reply

  10. U are stoneing machha 😛 …Stay gold@OCTA well do they reply back in the same lang? rather I prefer saying they kill trying to..Speak what u know,not make people learn what u speak…in no way is Bangalore better,I bet,what may…

    Comment by : --> Mind it or not this is by Shishir — August 29, 2006 @ 12:33 AM | Reply

  11. @octaummmmmmy post was for people living in the place, not for visitors…getting replies in diff tongues does not take away the frusto of traffic jams or the anger at the autowallas, does it?also the reason you get replies in all languages is bcoz people from all corners come here for a living…but then you are entitled to your opinionthat’s why we have an Article 19 in the Indian Constitutioncheers

    Comment by santhosh — August 29, 2006 @ 4:43 PM | Reply

  12. @shishirhey machannice to catch you here…

    Comment by santhosh — August 29, 2006 @ 4:49 PM | Reply

  13. apdi podu da en singa kutti

    Comment by Anonymous — August 30, 2006 @ 8:00 PM | Reply

  14. @ShishirPlease practice what you preach. Stick to tamil if English is too much of a challenge. PLEASE! Taanga mudeelai!@SantoshYes, for people living in Bangalore and visiting Madurai, the tables are turned. Anyways, the autowallahs in Bangalore are a million times more courteous than the ones in Chennai atleast (Not seen Maduraiwallahs, so cant comment) and they DO use the meter.And the reason for the multilingual culture in Bangalore is because we are more tolerant and have open minds towards other languages and cultures. And sadly, due to the software coolie invasion, we are paying a price for that.And yes, thank god for Article 19, else we would’ve been having this conversation in hindi :DBTW, nice blog. I’m raakeshs friend in lko.njoy.

    Comment by Octa — September 7, 2006 @ 6:02 PM | Reply

  15. @octaso all said and crapped, i take it you’re from bangalore, rite?

    Comment by santhosh — September 8, 2006 @ 10:46 PM | Reply

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