The New year started with a bang with an array of disparate events taking place not only in Chennai but in the neighbouring States where we happened to be present to attend a few we were invited to. On the literary front were the book launches and on the social side were birthdays, pre-marriage and House warming functions.
Chennai society which was once branded as a conservative city, has undergone a drastic change which is evident from the way events are being celebrated, notwithstanding their nature. We find serving cocktails has become a necessary part of an event, perhaps the only exception is a birthday celebration, especially of children. Bangalore too seems to have caught up with Chennai in this respect and Hyderabad appears to lag behind for the moment, will not be surprised if it follows the common thread to keep up with the joneses, its neighbours.
n.meera raghavendra rao