Friday, 22 August 2014

Happy Birthday Chennai!

Today on the Twenty-second of August, Chennai a.k.a Madras is a whopping 375 year old city. It is a city that has shades of both modernity and ancientness. Formerly, a major British town and port, this city has expanded gradually and presently home for an odd 4.7 million people. Home to various cultures, languages, food and lifestyles, this is one rare city that also embraces the same of other nations. Defined by its hotness, many people feel that it is too hot for them.

For the past three weeks, there have been various events conducted to celebrate her birthday.

In an effort to make it a memorable birthday, Times of India started with a promotional ad of a music video "Namma Chance-ey Illa Chennai" - about Chennai, composed by 'kolaveri' star, Anirudh. Do watch the video below.

This was followed by the Hindu (alongside Murugappa Group), advertising its own music video, the "Madras song". Both the videos have gone viral over the internet. They picturise life in contemporary Chennai in a precise manner.

Last year for the A-Z challenge, I wrote 26 posts corresponding to the 26 letters of the alphabet about Chennai and its related things. You can check it out here .

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