Day 6 and 7 – At Chennai on a training

A badly needed weekend
Nothing new in that though. Generally all weekends are badly needed. After an intense training for five days, it was a great relief.

In the morning, we had decided to go for a ‘brunch’ at Murugan Idli shop (at GM Chetty Road). We reached there at about 11:30 – really hungry having had no breakfast. Even though the shop is a bit small, the food here is really great. Moreover, the food is served in a traditional way on a banana leaf. They also have an innovative way of serving water – disposable plastic glass put in a smaller steel glass. We tried a lot of different dishes there, including sweet pongal, which was really great. Other customers around were quite friendly and also showed us how first we needed to sprinkle some water to clean the banana leaf. However, people became a bit alarmed when we told them that we had come from Pune (i.e. due to H1N1 flu). The filter coffee was a bit mild here, but tasted great. After a really heavy meal, an afternoon siesta was badly needed.

In the evening, we went to Spencer Plaza. It is a huge shopping complex with almost all the varieties of shops and brands. When I checked its history in Wikipedia, it is supposed to be originally built in 1863. Later, when it was destroyed by fire in 1985, it was rebuilt.

Sunday morning starts at 5:15 am
We went to Marina beach today morning. Our plan was to reach there before sunrise, so that we see the scenic view of the horizon. Even though we reached on time, we could not see sunrise because of the clouds. However, the atmosphere on the beach was amazing. I have seldom felt so fresh on a Sunday morning.

Back to exam days
Our ‘badly needed weekend’ was eclipsed by the fact that there was supposed to be an online test in the Training on Monday morning. Hence, spent most of the Sunday reading and revising.

6 thoughts on “Day 6 and 7 – At Chennai on a training

  1. Hey nice to know u exploring a lot of Chennai..i wud have loved to have idli at murugan’s ..have heard from HOMP..ROCKY N MAYUR on NDTV good times..that it is the best place for idli..make sure you have more fun n keep sharing such experiences..N joy the Sunny Chennai… n yes lot of coffee is not good for health.. 😉

  2. @Purvi: Oh.. I did not know that Murugan Idli has featured on HOMP too…. and I’ve heard that filter coffee is actually good for health.. 🙂

  3. @Nalini: Thanks for the appreciation…. I just started putting pictures on my blog during this visit…
    I checked our your blog too… it’s really interesting..

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