Sweat,Silks and Saravana Bhavan July 24, 2008Posted by megcloud9 in Uncategorized.
Three things synonymous with a place called Chennai
Had been there from the 16th to the 19th (July!) with just one agenda in mind.
Yes, cousin’s wedding nearing soon and we were there to shop for sarees. The choice, range and variety enthralled us .Starting at ten am every morning we would explore the nook and corner of all possible stores on Tnagar .
1st day –RMKV-decent variety but bad pricing so a thumbs down later we went to Pothy’s ,landed at the right place .We shopped till we dropped buying sarees for all our relatives and this store has 6 floors and a saree for any budget –from 1k to 100000 !Next stop Nalli’s ,which is also a place with a lot of old world charm :D and lovely silks.
2nd day-Pothy’s again (: but also explored Kumaran’s and The Chennai Silks ,all a thumbs down.My recommendation for temple jewelery @ Chennai would be Sukra Jewellers,Check out their site. I bought some nice stuff here too:)
Caught the Shatabdi back home n reached Blore at about 10:45 p.m.
The heat wave was bad while we were at Chennai but somehow did manage thanks to A/C cars ;) lol . I shiver in AC cars here in Blore :)
One thing that completely mesmerized me while we were at Pothy’s ,there was the Aadi(Aashada)sale going on and the place was completely jam packed,even in the expensive sarees section,the crowd remained monstrous,the women always liking a saree that someone else had already selected and then making a run for it if the other party rejected it.Staff members keeping an eye out for people who are suspicious characters.Me asking for coffee a hundred times before it came to me in a small cup at the store,the crowd resembling a fish market,the vegetable counter where Pothy’s gave away 4 apples for a purchase of 10k,a vegetable packet for every purchase of 1k and so on.. these scenes will remain etched in my pea brain :D
Saravana bhavan is a fab place for lunch and dinner.i love the ambience,quality of food and service there.they have like a zillion branches and if you do visit Chennai do not miss their Mini Idlis :) which is available only at their speciality restaurants if I am right !
So here I am back now,recovering from a sore throat ,thanks to drinking water ,juice,coffee,tea everything possible while @ Chennai ,so been a bit lazy on the blog-o-sphere . will get back to normal in a few days..
Sweat,Silks and Saravana remains a sweet memory :) Vannakam ,BTW I bought a Pattu pavadai after a long long time this while @ Chennai:)
PS: The power cuts back here @ Blore are so annoying !!!