Friday, February 27, 2015

Don’t Cry For Me, Chennai

Don’t cry for me, Chennai
The truth is I never left you in my heart
Now it is time to say
Do Svidaniya

We may have settled in California
Our kids born and brought up there
Owning a home in the Bay Area
So many friends and family there

Temporary residence in Chennai
The past six months
Many things I will miss
A few things I won’t

OD’d on cricket in TV
OD’d on several Indian cuisines
OD’d on travel within India
OD’d on Tamil movies in theaters

OD’d on Obama                                 
OD’d on all his drama
OD’d on Modi Kurta
OD’d on Thodi Raaga

Experienced the Chennai weather
All the 3 beautiful seasons
Hot, Hottest, and
Murder

Don’t cry for me, Chennai
The truth is I never left you in my heart
Now it is time to say
Do Svidaniya

PS: Leaving for California on March 1.

PPS: The title of this post is inspired from the song “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina”.

23 comments:

  1. Oh you're leaving Chennai?
    Newsflash - NOBODY CARES!
    Good riddance.

    Regards,
    Saidai Duraisamy
    (Mayor of Chennai)

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  2. Why aren't you inspired by these songs/lyrics instead?

    I'm going going, back back, to Cali Cali.
    (Notorious B.I.G. - Biggie Smalls)

    California dreamin` on such a winters` day...
    (The Mamas & The Papas)

    If you're going to San Francisco...
    (Scott McKenzie)

    Nonetheless, welcome back to the greatest place on earth!

    Regards,
    Jerry Brown
    (Governor of California)

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  3. I am glad you have good memories to take back from Chennai. Wishing you a safe and happy trip. Waiting to read more of your blog posts from California :)

    Destination Infinity

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  4. I am glad you had some really good times in Chennai.
    By the way things are going (very slow development)soon many would be forced to leave India.
    You can consider yourself lucky you can come and go, and enjoy the good things of both countries

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  5. Glad you experienced good times in Chennai and safe travels to CA. Have a comfortable one.

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  6. hahah! hot, hottest and murder cracked me up! Nice to know that you still love India! Dasvedaniya!

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  7. Hot, hottest, and murder :-)

    This is Sparta!

    My bad, This is Chennai!!!

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  8. Thanks for your comments Your Worshipful Mayor. You cannot get rid of me that easily. I am coming back next year for a month.

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  9. That Gov for your comments. I know the Federal and State income tax deadline is on April 15. That is why I am rushing back to pay my dues.

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  10. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. And, thanks for your wishes.

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  11. Thanks for your comments Rama. I think I should consider myself lucky.

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  12. Thanks for your comments Ankita. If I had stayed in the months of April/May/June, I would found another (stronger) word to describe.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Asha. And, thanks for your wishes.

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  14. Thanks for your comments Karunesh. As I replied to Ankita, if I had stayed in the months of April/May/June, I would found another (stronger) word to describe.

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  15. Good to know that you enjoyed many things here, in Chennai. With all the draw backs our place is our place. Do you like this song? I like, though I don't like the actor!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OjzTxntdxk

    Enjoy your trip back home with sweet memories.

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  16. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. I like this song. But this patriotic song will be played in almost every country in this world.

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  17. Good to know you had a nice time here :-)

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  18. Good to know you had a nice time :-)

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  19. I hope that you have reached back safely... Not just Chennai, India will also miss you!

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  20. Oh! I have been guessing the same whenever I was looking for your updates. I hope you both have reached home safely! Happy to know that you had pleasant stay here :)
    TC! Keep smiling :)

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  21. Glad that you had a good time. I liked your experiences that you shared during your stay in India! Now looking forward to read you live from CA :)

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  22. Tch,tch...our loss and neighbours pride!
    6 months is a pretty long time. A city invariably gets under one's skin in such a period. Glad you ODed on quite many objects.

    P.S- I loved the nasty farewell and jovial welcome back from both Mayors!
    P.P.S- Can you edit so we see your reply below the corresponding comment? It makes the give& take more fun to read.

    BTW, I detected a noticeable ease in posting comments on your blog now. Thanks for making it smoother.

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  23. whoa! you are back to SF!! :)
    At least now you escaped the much dreaded Agni nakshatram season - which is beyond murder itself :)

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