|Chennai has changed a lot these past years, it seems to be a happening city, beamed my cousin who came down from Calcutta .
Aye, that’s something nice to hear, especially from someone like you, I said.
What do you mean by that?
Well, you always thought we were a conservative lot, didn’t you, I said.
By the way, what have you been doing this past one month, did you catch up with your buddies ? I asked.
Oh, yes, that’s how I’ve been able to observe the change. I ‘ve had a wonderful time right from day one, visiting all the new eating places , shopping malls and seeing movies,good ,bad and indifferent , he beamed.
Have you been to the Book stores as well ? I asked remembering his love for books.
Oh, yes, I did last evening and purchased a dictionary which was quite expensive. When the salesman was about to bill it, I had asked him to open it just to check if the CD was in place, and imagine our shock when he did, he said.
Was the CD missing, I asked, not too surprised though.
The salesperson and I never thought book lovers who were supposed to be educated could be expert thieves, stealing something from right under his nose! I thought Chennaiites were better behaved, he said.
I think stealing has no geographical barriers, I observed remembering how we tourists lost our valuables while on a tour of Europe.
n.meera raghavendra rao