... 90% of the billboards advertise saree or jewellery brands (the rest advertise politicians)
... you hear 'let's go to the beach' a lot more than 'let's go home'
... the auto drivers treat you like a millionaire
... you're served 4 chutneys with 2 idlis
... you find not all bakeries are run by non-resident malayalees (introducing iyengar bakeries)
... potential grooms are classified in to just 2 categories - IIT-M grads and non IIT-M grads
... sidewalks barely permit one-way traffic of pedestrians
... you offer a copywriter a job, and he offers you a chance to hire him to your Bangalore office
... you've just arrived from Bangalore, and you're wondering why you took so long
Well I'm in Chennai after 32 years in Bangalore, and I'm loving it. A chilled beer tastes twice as good (click to know why). My car which hardly moved on Bangalore roads is quite happily zipping through Chennai. I work in my network's smallest office but have the biggest opportunity.
Here's to Chennai.