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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lok Sabha Election Results online

The Lok Sahba elections have just got over in India. Tamilnadu participated in the last phase of polling held on 13 May 2009.

Election Commission of India is all geared up for the counting. The counting exercise will start at 8.00 am IST on Saturday - 16 May 2009 and finish by end of day. A clear picture about the leading parties and alliances should emerge within few hours of results getting announced.

Election Commission has launched a new website for the public to track the results on real time basis. The Lok Sabha Poll results website run by Election Commission provides authentic results in a variety of dimensions with following information available at just a click away !

State wise trend - Constituency wise Leading & Trailing candidates with margin
Party wise trend - Party wise number of Winners & Leading seats in each state
State wise winners list
Parliament Constituency wise all candidates vote count
and much more

It will be amazing for the people who wish to closely track the results and statistics to visit this website as it offers real time information of poll results.

Check it out and be part of all election result excitements !

Can't wait till 16 May, then have a look at Exit poll results published by Times of India, NDTV and others by taking samples from the public who responded their support to various alliances and parties like NDA, NPA, Third front, Fourth Front, Congress, BJP, Left parties, DMK, ADMK, DMDK, Prajarajyam etc., giving hopes for many including Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, L K Advani, Karunanidhi, Jayalalithaa, Mayawati, Prakash Karat to become the next Prime Minister of India.

But the official resutls on 16 May 2009 holds the key which will decide as to who will form the next Govt. in India.

Let's wait and watch !

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tamilnadu HSC Exam Results 2009

The results for the HSC exams held in March 2009 are scheduled to be announced on 14 May 2009, as it appears on news papers and many websites.

The results will be released at 9.00 am and the same can be viewed on the internet. There are many websites offering this information on 14 May 2009. Following are some websites where you can check the results of your near and dear if you have their regn. number:

http://tnresults.nic.in/
http://results.nic.in/
www.kalvimalar.com

We wish all the best to all students awaiting results !

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Chennai Special Travel Deals

Chennai Special launches Travel Deals section at Chennai Special Travel Deals



This section is dedicated to offer up to date information on travel deals currently available online, with special focus on deals available for travelling to and fro Chennai.

Many websites are now offering services to book tickets online for Buses, Flights, Trains, Hotels and holiday packages. Chennai Special will provide information on such services by consolidating all Chennai related travel offers available online at one place under this section.

Chennai Bus Tickets Online booking is the first post on this section specialising on Travel deals. This post provides information about Bus Ticket Online Booking services offered by Akbar Travels as available on Easy Reach India. This information will be useful to frequent travellers on the following popular routes:

Click on your route / destination for more info:

Chennai to Bangalore, Bangalore to Chennai, Chennai to Coimbatore, Coimbatore to Chennai,
Chennai to Trichy, Trichy to Chennai, Chennai to Tirunelveli, Tirunelveli to Chennai, Chennai to Madurai, Madurai to Chennai, Chennai to Velankanni, Velankanni to Chennai, Chennai to Rameswaram, Rameswaram to Chennai and more...

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Chennai Special Foods Abroad

Chennai Special foods like Idli, Dosai, Briyani, Meals etc. are available abroad at these places.

Chennai / Indian food restaurant in Thailand:
Contact Mr Sokkan at phone no. 026350956

Chennai / Indian food restaurant in Curacao (Netherlands Antilles):
Contact Mr Michael at kavitadewani23@yahoo.com

Chennai / Indian food restaurant in London City:
Curryleaf, City Road, London (Located in the middle of Moorgate & Old street underground stations, at walkable distance from the stations on City Road)

Reader please feel free to add more contacts worldwide by filling the details in the comments..

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North West Indian Food Festival at The Residency Towers

The Residency Towers has organized The North West Frontier Food Festival to showcase India's culinary heritage. Master Chefs Ashfaque & Irfan Qureshi (sons of the Legendary Grand Master Chef Imtiaz Qureshi) are being flown in from Delhi to bring the authentic Kebabs and Curries to Chennaiites. The festival will include succulent kebabs such as Hyderabad's Shikampur and Pathar ke Kebab to Lucknow's Murgh Tikka Kaali Mirch & Gilawati Kabab.

From a central Asian soldier's campfire to a Mughal emperor's feast, the kebab has traveled a long way to find fame in India. Babur's Persian cooks first introduced Kebab to India. The word 'Kebab' is a combination of the Persian word "kum" meaning little and 'aab" or water indicating the method of its preparation. As Indian chefs adopted Persian culinary styles, they added their own nuances of traditional spices, creating a new culinary style that came to be known as the cuisine of Mughals. Like other ethnic foods brought by immigrants and travelers, the kebab has become part of everyday cuisine in multicultural countries around the globe.

Come enjoy the alfresco dining experience at 'The Crown" the roof top restaurant at The Residency Towers from 28th January to 9th February, 7pm onwards. It is sure to delight your gastronomical taste buds!!!

We look forward to welcome you and your guests at The North West Frontier Food Festival

For enquiries and reservations contact:

THE RESIDENCY TOWERS
SIR THIYAGARAYA ROAD
T.NAGAR
CHENNAI - 600 017
TEL : +91 44 28156363
FAX : +91 44 28156969
EMAIL :
sales.towers@theresidency.com
WEB :
www.theresidency.com

The Residency Towers has a comprehensive Business Centre with Board Rooms, Office Rooms, Chamber Room and the RESI-NET.

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Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Special Buffet in Chennai

Chestnuts roasting on a fire, the smell of roast turkey, and warm tinkling lights will tease your senses! Santa Claus giving gifts to your family and Christmas Carols being sung in perfect harmony to complement the perfect meal you’ll have – all this and more on 24 and 25 Dec at The Residency Towers!

Imagine the most sumptuous feast, On 24th, at The Crown Our keyboard artist Francis will be playing Christmas Carols and our tables will be groaning under the weight of roast turkey with cranberry sauce, pate platters, stuffed eggs, Yule Logs and Plum puddings with sabayon sauce!

For Rs. 700 with a complimentary beverage voucher including house wine and Rs. 500 for a child under 10, you could enjoy the ambience of The Crown restaurant. The Deck – our al fresco dining option offers seating for Rs.1000 for an adult which includes a welcome drink, 2 complimentary beverage vouchers (which also includes house wine) and our hearty feast!

On 25th, gift yourself and your family a festive buffet lunch or dinner at The Crown. At Rs. 700 for an adult (complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine)and Rs. 500 for a child, with Santa, a magician and a keyboard artist playing Christmas Carols, this is a steal. For dinner, the rates are the same; and if you prefer al fresco dining, its Rs. 800 for an adult with 2 complimentary beverage vouchers including a glass of house wine, a welcome drink and unlimited food.

At Main Street, our Chefs have chosen mouth watering recipes that will make this a Christmas eve feast you’ll fondly remember. The festive menu also has traditional Christmas goodies such as Roast turkey with cranberry sauce, exotic baked vegetables, cold cut platter and Austrian Apple pie. This is priced at Rs. 700 complete with one complimentary beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500 for children below 10.

You could always ring in the birth of the messiah by celebrating with food. Our midnight buffet at Rs. 450 per head could be your treat to yourself.

On 25th, Main Street offers up more goodies for you and your family. At Rs.700/- per adult it includes 1 beverage voucher including a glass of house wine and Rs. 500/- inclusive of 1 aerated drink for children under 10.

A crafted menu at Southern Aromas will make this a Christmas feast to be cherished; a minimum charge of Rs. 600 will be levied on 24th and 25th; we expect lunch and dinner to be unforgettable with Sharmila, a Bharatanatyam dancer entertaining you. In addition to the foot tapping music, Christmas carols will also be played at Bike and Barrel on both days. For further queries, call our festive desk at (044) – 28156363.

" Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year".

Source - Event promotion email from The Residency Towers

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Year Gifts to India

Easy Reach India Shopping section has a lot of Gifting options for this new year !

The range of gifts available for delivery all over India are:

Cakes, Chocolates, Combo gifts, Digital Diaries and Organisers, Flowers,Gents watches, Gift certificates, Home decor, Kitchen appliances, Ladies watches, Soft toys, Sweets, Trendy bags and more Unique new year gifts

In the corporate gifts section has a new attraction - India Today diaries which has a range of organisers, planners, year book and diaries.

Easy Reach India has tied up with Myntra to present a range of personalized gifts for this new year season. Myntra has a plethora of personalized gift options - Watches, Calendars, Teddy bears, Notepads, Mugs, T-shirts, Greeting cards, Key chains, Posters and much more.. One can upload their favourite image and emboss it on any of these gifts that they order for their beloved. So get ready with your picture to place a personalized gift order for the new year 2009.

Hearty wishes to the visitors for a Happy & Prosperous new year 2009 !

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Send Christmas Gifts to India

Easy Reach India Shopping section has added a lot of new gift items for this Christmas !

Christmas Gift categories include Holy Gifts, Sweets Shop, Candles, Flowers, Cosmetics, Combo Gifts, Apparels, Jewllery, Soft Toys, Leather Items and much more. Christmas Cakes section has a lot of options to choose from Christmas Plum Cake, Rich Plum Cake, Black forest, Vanilla, Butter scotch, Pine apple and more.... A special range of fancy cakes in the shapes of Donald duck, Pussy cat, Teddy bear, Car etc. are available for delivery exclusively at Ahmedabad

All these items can be ordered for delivery as a Gift to your beloved anywhere in India, including metros like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Nagpur, Jaipur, Chandigarh and more places as specified in the site !

Hearty wishes to all site visitors on the occasion - Merry Christmas !!

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kathipara Flyover Directions to use

Kathipara Flyover is open for public use. We had published the aerial view of the flyover, a.k.a grade separator in our earlier post on the above subject.

As grade separators are new to Chennaites, it is still not comfortable for many motor riders to effectively make use of this infrastructure. Click here to view the Kathipara flyover map with instructions to use from all directions.

Hope this helps to ride over the grade separator !

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Chennai International Airport - Information for Visitors

Visitors willing to wave-off their hands to their friends and relatives leaving abroad from Chennai International Airport are allowed to enter into the Airport visitors lounge in the departure area. The entry is restricted when there is any security alert triggered by the Government.

The visitors are required to buy tickets from the respective counter situated near the departure entry. The tickets are issued by the Airports Authority of India. Presently the ticket is sold for Rs.60/- to admit one person in to the lounge which is valid for two hours from the time of issue of the ticket. The ticket has to be retained by the visitor and required to be produced on demand by any Airport official.

This ticket entitles the holder to enter for legitimate purposes only for one occasion within terminal building, visitor concourse area except check-in, Arrival, Immigration, Tourist, Customs, Security - hold and operational areas. The ticket is not transferable, hence the holder who has bought the ticket has to use it for their own entry purposes only. The tickets once bought can not be returned back to the counter as it is not refundable. Children of age above three years would not be allowed entry without tickets.

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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Petrol Price cut in Chennai

In wake of falling crude oil price in the International markets, Govt. of India decided to reduce petrol and diesel prices in India by Rs.5.00 and Rs.2.00 per litre respectively. This is with effect from 00:00 hrs on 6th Dec 2008 (Midnight of 5th Dec).

While the premium petrol prices have been already reduced by petrol bunks in Chennai, after this announcement regular Petrol and Diesel are selling at 49.66 and 34.98 respectively.

It is stated by the authorities that it is only an interim measure, as the crude price faces high volatality in the markets. However the households are left with no news regarding LPG cylinder price. It is expected to get price cuts for LPG cylinders only in the next round of review of petroleum prices depending on the crude oil price movements in future.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Yoga, Knowledge and Meditation Camp in Chennai

Pranayam Dhyan Shibir - Yoga, Knowledge and Meditation Camp with Swami Sadyojathah and Shri Girn Govind conducted with the blessings of HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Date: 14, 15 and 16 Nov 2008.

Participate in this camp for a disease free body and stress free mind, which is the birth right of every human being. Change your life in three days.

Venue: Basket Ball Indoor Stadium, 82/1, Playground Street, Kilpauk Garden, Kilpauk, Chennai 600010. Timing: 6 - 8 am and 6.30 - 8.30 pm

For more information, contact: Phone - 42073322, 98414-26232, 93810-94103, 99402-15124

Email: dcc.chennai@gmail.com, Website: www.artofliving.org

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Italian Speciality Food at Residency Towers

The Crown has an Italian Connection

Dust off your copy of 'The Godfather' and brush up on your Italian because The Crown now has an impressive Italian Menu. We're not talking the meek pastas and the bland Lasagnes that dot most menus.

Chef Satish formerly of the now defunct El Savatore has gone to great lengths to make this as authentic an experience as possible. With only the freshest vegetables and finest herbs and oils imported, this is a new experience to this City's diners!

Antipasti, Zuppe, Insalate, Primi Piatti Dello Chef, Secondi Piatti and Dolci may sound like something you’d hear in a street fight but these are the delicious, mouth-watering courses you’re likely to immerse yourself in when you’re dining at The Crown.

If you’re wondering what these tongue twisters mean, just peek into the menu which describes these delicacies with so much love, it is sheer poetry.

Slivers of garlic sizzling in olive oil, shallots caramelizing with that perfect Chicken breast, Porcine mushrooms swimming in a perfectly blended soup, the creamiest gnocchi to ever grace your palate, and the perfect marriage of Panna Cotta with Strawberry and fresh fruits are some of the Italian Wonders you’ll experience at The Crown.

With a wonderful selection of Indian Wines to accompany your meal, and the most enticing smells emanating from our Kitchens, we guarantee you’re head will be swimming after a meal here!

The Deck, open to the skyline, offers a panaromic view of Chennai, and the restaurant with its high dome and luxurious seating along with a keyboard artist will make your evening will be complete.


Kindly call 28156363 for Reservations. Buon Appetito!

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Chennai Shopping Deals

With Tamil festive season round the corner, shopping plans are on the cards among people in Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, Tirunelveli and other towns and villages. It is obvious that people wish to make much value out their money by making wise shopping decisions.

There are a lot of information flowing through various media viz., news papers, radio, TV, internet etc. But how do you make sure you get the best out of all deals ? Here you get the help of MyBudgetShop.com to find information on all ongoing shopping deals in the city, collected from various sources as stated above.

Visitors of MyBudgetShop.com can search, find and compare any products of their choice. The product range available are Mobile phones, MP3 Players, IPods, Laptops, Flowers, Cakes, Gifts, Flight Deals, Apparels, Home Appliances, Jewellery and much more.

The website also offers product reviews, website reviews, seperate section for Hot Deals and facility to compare and buy products from respective vendor websites. An important feature of this website is that it has the facility to search products by deliverable location from various online shopping websites. It is an one stop solution to find the right website that has service to your desired location for delivering your favourite gift, anywhere in India. This feature would reduce your effort in searching many websites to find the one delivers to your desired location.

Make use of MyBudgetShop.com to reduce your shopping efforts with an increased rationale towards your shopping decisions. Happy Shopping !!



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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Kathippara Flyover Aerial View

This is the aerial view of Kathippara Flyover coming up at Guindy in Chennai. This picture was shot from a flight that was flying low before landing at Chennai Airport, a week ago. A flight wing tail is visible on the top left corner of the pic.

The elevated path in the middle is the 100 feet road coming up and turning to the right towards airport on GST road. Presently this elevated path has been opened for traffic that has reduced a lot congestion in the Kathippara junction. Prior to this it was a nightmare to cross Kathippara junction from either side.

However the traffic flowing from Guindy on the GST road towards Ashok Nagar on the 100 feet road is not well connected as of now since the flyover construction is still being carried out. This traffic is taking an alternate path through St. Thomas mount to touch 100 feet road towards Ashok Nagar.

Kathippara Flyover constructon is expected to be complete by March 2009.

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Petroleum and Gas Price Hike in Chennai

Govt. of India announced the hike in petrol price on 4th June 2008, following the soaring price of crude oil in the international market. The hike announced has made the petrol and diesel costlier by Rs.5.00 and Rs.3.00 respectively. As usual many newspapers and politicians started debating the components of the petrol price and finally Central Govt. recommended the state governments to reduce the sales tax to reduce the burden on the common man.

The history of petrol price hike in Chennai shows an absolute increase of 77.36% in the last 6 years (Rs.31.05 in 2002 and 57.07 in 2008). The historic price data as available on the Indian Oil website gives the following information.

Last 5 years Petrol Price change in Chennai, India

Source: Indian Oil Website.

LPG cylinders used for cooking are also not spared. The price of cylinders are hiked by about Rs.50/- to cost Rs.339.60 in Chennai which is the lowest price tag among four metros, as it appears on the IOC website. In January 2004 it was Rs.248.55 which has seen a hike of 33.63% in the last 4 years.

It is too obvious for the world community that we should do away with petroleum products and and find ways to use alternate sources of energy and fuel to replace petroleum. But none of the nations give priority to this except for their ambitious talks during such price surge in international market. Developed nations should keep their nuclear agenda away and take the issue of replacing petroleum on top priority to invent a renewable source of energy.

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Monday, May 5, 2008

Snow World in Island Grounds Chennai

Chennai is blessed with another Snow World in the city to chill off this summer season. The first Snow World in the Abirami mall is very popular among the Chennai crowd, which is set in the Abirami Mega Mall premises itself.
The new Snow World is joint initiative of the Tamilnadu Tourism Board and Spell Bound on the Island Grounds in Chennai, at a cost of around Rs. 3 crores as it appears on the media. This Snow World will be open for just a month from 1st May to 1st June.
This is the next attraction on the Island Grounds after the Trade Fair conducted earlier in Jan 2008. Snow World on the Island Grounds is spread about 75,000 sft. It has many attractions for kids like Ice Skating, Video games, Go Kart, Toy Train, Magic Shows, Freeze cold room and lot more. Big kids can enjoy the music and dance shows. But the public feel that the entrance fee of Rs.150/- per head is not so pleasing.
Namitha acts as the brand ambassador for this Snow World and she will celebrate her birthday there in the Snow World premises soon.

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Panagal Park Flyover getting delayed



The new flyover connecting the T Nagar bus stand along the South Usman road on an elevated path till new GRT Showroom on the North Usman road is built across the Panagal Park junction just in front of Lalitha Jewellery and new (Birammandamai) Saravana Store as shown in this picture. This work was also started along with North Usman road flyover but some how Panagal Park work is getting delayed. There seems to be a plan to connect this Panagal Park flyover to GN Chetty road flyover but work on GN Chetty road is still in preliminary stages that no pillars are even seen there. While Panagal Park flyover has been built up to pillar level, North Usman Road flyover connecting Mahalingapuram across Kodambakkam high road is nearing finish

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North Usman Road Flyover



















A flyover connecting the North Usman road to Mahalingapuram across the Kodambakkam High Road was started about 6 months ago. Within this short period, work has come to near completion that only the side walls are under construction as shown in the picture. This picture was shot while riding in an autorickshaw from T. Nagar to Kodambakkam. State minister MK Stalin son of CM Karunanidhi visited the flyover recently and took a walk over it to oversee the work in progress. We can expect the flyover to be opened for public by April 14th.

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Friday, February 29, 2008

Traffic blues in Chennai - Kathippara Junction

Kathippara Junction is worst hit by Chennai traffic in the last two days since the Industrial Estate bypass road was closed for laying. Traffic flowing from Ashok Pillar towards Guindy would normally take a turn through industrial estate and the rest going towards Airport would go straight through Kathipara Junction. Due to the blocking of industrial estate bypass road, both the traffic heading towards Guindy and Airport were forced to take the Kathipara Junction route, which is already conjusted due to massive flyover constructions started an year ago. This caused the traffic jam that choked the entire stretch from Ashok Pillar till Kathipara Junction. We could witness strange frown on the faces of all vehicle ridres who had to undergo this unnecessary difficulty caused due to poor planning by local administration and traffic control authorities. Sudden blockade of a frequently used bypass is really a mess. Road laying is for good but it could have been done in two phases by laying one side of it at a time and allowing traffic on the other. Public was put it in to immense trouble due to this poor planning by local administration implementing road laying without considering traffic consequences. Vehicle riders could show their wrath against this inconvenience caused to them only to their vehicle and other riders by picking up quarrels for not moving. City buses as usual played nasty on the roads by plying through the extreme left and extreme right without any lane discipline and frightened the small vehicles on the road. Since this road is still used to exit the city from Koyambedu bus terminus, all moffusil buses also were part of traffic jam besides city buses. The local admistration could have attempted to reduce this rush at Kathipara junction by informing all moffusil buses to exit through Maduravoyal bypass road leading to Perungulathur on the GST road on these two days. It is surprising to note that Maduravoyal bypass road is not so crowded even though it is open for public transport. Inspite of having an alternative exit route through Maduravoyal, moffusil buses are still using the Kathipara Junction to exit from city towards south. Chennai city traffic controls, Metropolitan development authorities, locan administration dept., National Highways and so on are seem to have too little botheration about public convenience. Generally people say we Indians have very high toleration limits. It seems to be true when we look at these attorcities not being resisted or even criticised by the public in a metro city like Chennai. It is surprising to note that even medias are not paying attention to these issues in their publications as much as they make hypes for cinema artists and other petty topics of no use.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

A day of Rain and Shine !

Today Chennai witnessed a day of rain and shine. The sky was cloudy since dawn and started shining now and then. Suddenly it started pouring in the some parts of Anna Nagar at about 11.45 am. The shower continued for about 20 minutes and stopped as it started shining again!!
When some parts of Shanthi colony was wet, say from 1st main road to 6th main road, the other part from there till 100 feed road did not find even a single drop of water on the road!!

While we moved through 100 feet road (inner ring road) towards Vadapalani, the sky became cloudy again at 12.20 pm and it was showering heavily for about 10 minutes. The whole stretch from Koyambedu till Vadapalani was wet. It started shining again which stopped the rain. The city had a sunny day thereafter.

Other parts of Chennai also witnessed similar trends and received little showers that helped to cool the environment that is getting warmed up towards the summer season ahead.

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

New Holiday Spot in Chennai !

34th India Tourist and Industrial Fair 2008

Island grounds in Chennai was jam packed due to mass entry of holiday enthusiasts finding their way to spend the Sunday evening at the fair when we had a round-up on 03 Feb 2008. It is the regular spot where the fair is conducted in the past many years.

Surprisingly, the entrance of the fair was engulfed by long queue of cars besides non-stop flow of two wheelers. Does it indicate improving life style of Chennaites? Nevertheless it confirms that the tourism fair is the hot spot for all class.

As we entered in from the rear entrance on the Anna Salai, we had to take a long haul to reach the ticket counters. It is recommended to enter from the main entrance on the beach road to watch the fair in the right sequence.

The fair is full of shops, stalls, dizzy rides, exhibits, snacks and all those accessories of an ideal fair. This year we find many thriller spots like Dracula cave, Den of the Ghost etc. as a result of overwhelming response from public in the previous years. But visitor feedback indicates that the excitement did not meet their expectations.

Food and snacks stall are of plenty in number offering varieties ranging from pop corn, sugarcane juice, candies, bajji, bonda, delhi appalams & more. A news paper report says, 10,000 appalams are prepared per day, that are dried in the sun to be oil fried and sold in the evening.

Next exciting thing in the fair are the dizzy rides - cup & saucers, giant wheels, roller coaster, bumper cars, kids train and what not? Majority of the crowd revolve around these rides and enjoyed them more than once some times. After all the rides are not so expensive when compared to the excitement that they have in store to offer to those ride lovers!

Shops as usual had all those routine stuff ranging from cooking ware, arts & crafts, home decors, electronics, etc. Interestingly a fancy shop that was pulling the crowd was having a large collection of articles offered at a flat price of Rs.10/- each. To our surprise we have noticed even stalls for computers, mobile phones & accessories etc. Woo the customer in the middle of their excitement seems to be the funda of selling those white goods in a tourism fair stall. Hope it helps them to improve the visibility of the brand and the price offers that they make to the public. Right place to catch the attention of thousands of people. It makes sense !

Other interesting stalls are the ones that displayed fishes in aquariums and birds in cages. Those are crowded by kids to watch those tiny little living things catching their attention. Other stalls that children enjoyed are the science exhibition, dancing mickey etc.

Last but not the least are the stalls set up by the government departments. Revenue, Electricity, Slum clearance board, Railways and Police are some to mention. Good work and interesting content did not fail to attract people who were patient enough to come in queue and take a glimpse of every stall till the end.

The tickets are priced at Rs.7.00 for adults and Rs.5.00 for children. Fair is open for public between 3.00 pm to 10.00 pm on weekdays and 11.00 am to 10.00 pm on Sundays and holidays. City buses are plying through this hot spot connecting all parts of Chennai. A special city bus counter is available in the beach road entrance / exit to guide the public to the buses that keep coming in so that none are left stranded even at the odd hours after the close of the fair in the night. It is learnt that the fair attracts as much as 60,000 visitors on a holiday. That makes this fair a preferred holiday destination for the Chennaites, within the reach of their city.

Hope this write up gives a realistic feel of visiting this fair. Being in Chennai it would not be fair if you do not visit this most happening spot at least once.

More about the fair soon. Watch this space !

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