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Old 29th January 2009, 13:46   #166
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The weather of Chennai is what keeps me away from visiting it even for a day!
Sir, Chennai does not like sissies who are not tough!

Thats just another way of saying what you were saying


And BTW, it does snow where you come from, doesnt it?
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The weather of Chennai is what keeps me away from visiting it even for a day!
Do agree that the Chennai weather is nothing much to talk about, with the 3 seasons being hot, hotter & hottest. But for someone from Hyderabad to say that Chennai weather sucks, is like .
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Old 29th January 2009, 13:59   #168
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Do agree that the Chennai weather is nothing much to talk about, with the 3 seasons being hot, hotter & hottest.
So, I guess we are in the 'Hot' climate now. Man, Hot is so kewl.
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So, I guess we are in the 'Hot' climate now. Man, Hot is so kewl.
Wow, Hot is Kewl..Our man SB is running away to kewler places on some excuse or other..time to take care of the "surprise"..
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So, I guess we are in the 'Hot' climate now. Man, Hot is so kewl.
I like it!

Waiting for end-of-the-season-sale on Air Conditioners now!
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Sir, Chennai does not like sissies who are not tough!

Thats just another way of saying what you were saying


And BTW, it does snow where you come from, doesnt it?
Well, It doesn't snow here! But People don't sweat like crazy here as compared to Chennai! (well, I took bath 4 times in a day for the couple of days I was there and then got a bashing since the water was bought and not from the bore-well as it was dry!)


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Do agree that the Chennai weather is nothing much to talk about, with the 3 seasons being hot, hotter & hottest. But for someone from Hyderabad to say that Chennai weather sucks, is like .
One word as an answer - Humidity!
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So, I guess we are in the 'Hot' climate now. Man, Hot is so kewl.

100% - hot is definelty cool..

try being in cool climate and then u realise its not as great as its made out to be...

I'd rather sweat it out and have a nice cold shower than wait for half hour for the heater to heat the water so that i can wash my
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@esteem_lover

Really cool pics

Meanwhile, i continue to drive around, dropping by a BMW dealer, test driving the Linea, checking out Swifts, Citys , goats on the road. In Chennai!.Cheers!.
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I thought hoardings were removed from Chennai, but in the pics posted by nick, i noticed hoardings.
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Old 29th January 2009, 19:37   #175
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every country will have its own inconsistencies US or ugandaa, india or UK.
chennai is looking good in those photographs.
it is true that there is a regulation governing the street lighting around airports.

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I thought hoardings were removed from Chennai, but in the pics posted by nick, i noticed hoardings.
Yeah that must be a private hoarding..there are no hoardings on public roads AFAIK!
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Nice images. Madras (What is Chennai ?! - If you say Chennai, you're not from Madras !!) looks a lot neater in these photographs, than it actually is.

Was there last weekend - some observations:

1. Motorists stop at the STOP line - something unheard of in Bangalore.
2. At about 5 in the morning, my taxi driver stopped the car at a red signal for a full minute, and moved only when it turned green (Secret: Hidden Traffic Police Cameras)
3. Accent Police Cars look good - but how effective are they? Can someone throw light?

Raja
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2. At about 5 in the morning, my taxi driver stopped the car at a red signal for a full minute, and moved only when it turned green (Secret: Hidden Traffic Police Cameras)
I see vehicles ( except for some two wheelers and autos ) waiting for the lights to turn green even at 3am.
The hidden cameras are effective. I paid a fine for jumping a yellow light at 1am.

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What exactly is hoarding?

Man those advertisement boards are HUUGE!
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Was there last weekend - some observations:

1. Motorists stop at the STOP line - something unheard of in Bangalore.
2. At about 5 in the morning, my taxi driver stopped the car at a red signal for a full minute, and moved only when it turned green (Secret: Hidden Traffic Police Cameras)
Have observed the same almost two-three years back. The traffic slows down & stops when the signal is amber.

I used to smile at some of the visible cameras while riding pillion with my uncle!

I used to see some Auto races happening near Triplicane few years back. Do they still have those?
Another Observation: Even though some of the roads are relatively narrow, there are no huge traffic jams due to sensible driving. It is completely opposite where I stay!
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