Friday, July 11, 2008

Mumbai ???....Chennai ??????

Been a while since I last posted. Well my last post seemed rather controversial or in lighter terms one that played host to a lot of difference in opinion. I guess most people got me wrong …..a clarification for those who did not read me properly…..gossip is not bad and I do not recall or see myself having mentioned it to be either!It adds spice to life – no doubt! But it would be good if one knows when to say what, where to say it and how to say it! J may be this as well would probably be an open invitation that would trigger an argument…am open to it!....:-)

Well I just got back to Pune from Bombay after 2 months of a thoroughly enriching summer internship at Chennai. Was just comparing the two cities( Mumbai and Chennai) and here is what I found.
Chennai climate is BAD! ( Bad would be an understatement…I would prefer the Mumbai Rains to it anyday! )
The Auto Drivers/ Taxiwala’s of Bombay are so much more cordial in comparison to Chennai!.( A few may have difference in opinion..but I guess that may be a one of incident which would make you so…..the second I got out of the airport and sat in the auto, this was the first thing that came to my mind! )

The Chennai Junk Food ,am sorry to say is just average…….( now I am sure the chennaites would say that I did not know where to go and find stuff )…….but that is not my idea of junk food…you should find stuff when you are hungry( not having to go from one end of the city to the other to find a particular thing)
Chennai has too many people who booze! ( Imagine you find people drunk in the bus at 9 in the morning)
In Chennai ladies in the bus are always quarrelling!!!!!!!( Duh! Gets on to my nerves)
In Chennai you cannot hang out with friends at beaches and stuff at night. You have cops who would accuse you of indecent and improper behaviour.

Hmm ok I guess enough of bad mouthing the city…..I think it had its share of positives as well
Hmm…may be the simplicity of people out there is nice…..Hard to find that trait in Bombay!!!
For the Carnatic Music fanatics, Chennai is the place to be!
‘Malli poo’( Mogra )….I simply love the fragrance….you find it everywhere!
The cost of living……. so economical and affordable!
Eating on Banana Leaves! ( very hygienic! )
The local trains are better out there ( But I would still prefer travelling on the foot board in the Mumbai Local trains)

The A/c or Deluxe buses whatever you call them… Chennai are better than those in Mumbai.
Chennai does not get flooded often ( but I honestly don’t mind Mumbai Rains )
Beaches are cleaner than those in Mumbai ( eg. Kalpakkam Beach!! )
Ok I cant think of any more stuff….ohh yes one more negative …..the malls out there are SAD….not that they are great in Mumbai….but then I think in Mumbai they are better!..
So overall…….. as of now I think maybe Mumbai is still better!!!


Padma said...

Trust me except for music...Chennai doesn't really sounds exciting for me...Mumbai traffic is bad...but still thats what keeps us going...ain't it..Finally Mumbai is the place where one has to be to experience the madness...

vijay said...

for me chennai is the place to be....because the biggest plus dad and mom are there :P :P :P

vijay said...

anyway nice comparison b/w the two metros.... frm a mumbaivasi.....!!!

wat abt the pollution ... which is better???

prashant said...

The comparison u did of the two metros was good or bad i dont know...
becoz i am not from chen nahiii.
but i like the positive aspects that u pull down into words abt the chennaiii especially the south indian specialityyyy
‘Malli poo’( Mogra )….
Eating on Banana Leaves!
Beaches .............

Shreenath said...

littl unfair. - but eveyrone has their opinions.. chennai junta wudn like mumbai., mumbaikars wudn like chennai largely. its mutual.

Sneha said...

Chennai : Auto drivers never run on meter! They bloody loot you in daylight. About the beaches, try going to Marina, which is the most popular beach and also equally dirty. Which is the case with Juhu and Chowpatty, considering we have only two beaches.
Cost of living is definitely not affordable. Especially when you have to travel by auto. The bus is nothing like Best.
But you have the awesome-est curd rice at Chennai.
And Chennai does get flooded. Areas like Triplicane, Velacherry, Royapetah etc etc. Combine that with high tide, the whole city falls apart.
god, am I cynical or what. I miss Bombay.=(