I am part of this super awesome group called “Chennai Bloggers Club”, CBC in short. We are a group of unique, witty, and jovial bunch who have strong bondage to Chennai aka Madras. As a part of the group, we are blogging on CBC TABLOG 2, it is the second year. TABLOG is something where a single topic is chosen and a bunch of bloggers blog on it. The topic for this year is “One aspect that I’d like to change about Chennai.” Before me 6 other lovely bloggers have blogged on this topic, and the most recent one who blogged is Kalyani, who has this amazing blog. Show her lots of love by visiting her blog!
Now, coming to the topic, what would I like to change about Chennai? Well, I wanted to write a big thesis on beach cleanliness, civic sense, etc but those were all well discussed. So, here I am with a lighter topic – Pani Puri! Yeah, you read it right. I wanna change the Pani Puri 😛 Well, you know what’s the biggest nightmare of a foodie like me? It’s eating bad briyani or bad pani puri. Well, I hunted various shops for pani puri in Madras, ranging from roadside vendors to the Taj. Nowhere, trust me nowhere it was authentic. At times, people do suggest me few places, but at the end of the day, I am not satisfied. One might question what is so important about Pani Puri. Pani Puri is elixir. DOT. Every major city has nice chat stalls at street ends, except Chennai. There are places like Gangotree serving authentic chaat and pani puri, but it is way too costlier. That awesome feel of eating 8-10 golgappe for 5 bucks in roadside pani puri stall, damn that’s ecstasy. I wish more authentic pani puri stalls come in the city.
If you think, I was so silly to write on Pani Puri, I must quote that Pani Puri is a vital, survival, and crucial food for a foodie like me! Also, there are lot of posts that are going to talk about more strong topics and aspects those need a change. In fact, there is this lovely lady, whom I proudly call as soul sister, Umasree is blogging tomorrow about the same topic! She is a very jovial and kind person; also, she is a blogger whose blog shouldn’t give a miss. She works in IBM and blogs at Umasree.
Here is a lovely logo for the TABLOG by engal chella pillai Kaushik (our little boy! The IIT guy!)
Chalo, It’s my birthday today! When this is getting published, I will be happily eating chocolate cheesecakes!
Love & Cheers,