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Saturday, January 01, 2005

This Year's First Post: For the Marina

A lot of firsts. For the first time, I made a bunch of Europeans eat a South Indian style Christmas dinner. For the first time, I got to work part-time here. For the first time, in my memory, my city has been hit this bad. Distance only seems to worsen the pain. But I do have to thank so many bloggers who have helped me get the right info in time and more importantly, to have enabled me to pass on something to others here. The BBC too has been doing a great job.

I am not daftly superstitous enough to think that I should not start a New Year's worth of posts on a gloomy note, but I do feel that it is only testament to our spirit as people on this world, to bounce back and make a difference today.

Good luck and godspeed to all those who are helping out in the relief work!

I sure miss my beaches now! Take care of them for me will you?


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Comments to This Year's First Post: For the Marina

Have a great new year mdeii. BTW, we miss the beaches too. Either its closed officially or we are afraid of taking a leisure tread there.

But I did wander on Besant Nagar shore that sunday after the tsunami attack when I didn't know how severe a tsunami could be. It was completely ravaged.

Do you remember the evening when you, me and ravages were chatting on thiruvanmiyur beach sand. I remember we making a remark about the horizon that was so wide open in that beach. that place is out of shape and the horizon now haunts.

posted by Blogger lazy geek 

11:34 pm, January 01, 2005
 

Hi

Glad i found ur blog ( a good blog u have as well). hope u dont mind updating me on the situation in Chennai. My parents from Malaysia are in T.Nagar on a holiday. I read in a local paper that Chennai is chaotic with smell of dead bodies and such. but could you let me know if things are normal ? they are flying back on the 4th so i am a bit anxious.
thank you so much

venga

posted by Blogger indianbear 

7:52 am, January 02, 2005
 

That was a nice beginnging post for the new year. Quite a different one.

I too miss the pristine beaches of Marina and Elliots, which I frequented everyday. (In the mornings). What has happened is something I can never think of.

posted by Blogger satosphere 

11:02 am, January 03, 2005
 

hey anand...

I feel the same as u do. Being in lucknow doesnt bring you any closer to home. The distance prevails and a strange uneasiness and helplessness pervaded for a few days after the disaster.

I wonder when again I shall visit our beaches without the thought of giant waves without ever crossing my mind..! It is strange feeling fear for nature! All that has been possible for me to feel till now are grandeur, beauty, and thankfulness for the beaches, sand, and the waves. Fear is a new thing. Let's see!

Forget me. The fisherfolk...how shall they look at that spread which is a source of their livelihood!! Confusing emotions!??

MaheshC.

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

4:17 pm, January 03, 2005
 

happy new year dude!
"Good luck and godspeed to all those who are helping ..." - sounded like a line samuel l jackson would say from a typical hollywood disaster movie!!
adithya

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

2:34 pm, January 05, 2005
 

happy new year dude!
"Good luck and godspeed to all those who are helping ..." - sounded like a line samuel l jackson would say from a typical hollywood disaster movie!!
adithya

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

2:35 pm, January 05, 2005
 

Sure...we wud take care of your beaches. Just that distance...might increase the pain. But so does proximity to the tragedy.

My blog: http://ouchmytoe.rediffblogs.com

posted by Anonymous Anonymous 

11:52 am, January 06, 2005
 

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