Thursday, December 17, 2009

Chennai's new fashion statement.

The rain god is back with a bang in Chennai and today was one of the coldest days of the year by far.You may think i'm exaggerating. Maybe I am.hehe..But u cant stop a chennaite from bragging when the mercury drops even just a milli.Trust me, today's weather was "romantic". It rained in the wee hours in the morning.,but not good enough for schools to be called off.I had a bet with the kids in the block here.Half yearly exams are on and they dearly prayed for a holiday!.I won the bet (muahahaaa... i know im evil!!).

Anyways, now that I'm unemployed and all that I have loads of time to kill in the evenings. I decided to hit Usman Road around 6pm to porikify some cheap trinkets and stuffs.Since the weather was good, I decided to walk it up.I didnt even cross my street when i noticed something was amiss.Seriously!!. People and fellow passerbys sported something funny on/over their ears.It was a flab of stretched fluffy woolen cloth on both the ears connected from behind the head with a flexible thingy. It wasnt the same from person to person..some pink,fanta orange and some with the nike tick on both ears. I even spotted one with Vijay's vettaikaran print on it.
Even the "street corner " tea kadai bhai was wearing it..

"Bhai, rendu boomer thaanga",I asked. I didnt shift my gaze from the hideous thing on his ears.His was military camouflage pattern.

"Bhai, Athu enna? unga kaadhule???", I piped curiosity beckoning.

"Ithuva??...Earmuffs ma"... As he adjusted the thing with both his hands so proudly showing it off (I cudnt help rolling my eyes)

"WHAT the heck ??? ear muffs ah?..Why are you wearing it??? "

I could sense. He smirked at my ignorance of the most "in" thing in chennai. I smirked harder when he failed to catch the sarcasm in my voice of the above previous question.

Thats when it dawned on me. Everyone on the street had one pair on.The road side romeo's played carom board, all with a pair of earmuffs. The paatis and thathas all sported colorful muffs on their way to the temple. Platform stalls on usman road were selling these earmuffs like hot cakes. Two for twenty five bucks. People thronged around these stalls to pick the more fancy/colorful ones than the previous customer. They were'nt too embarrassed to even smack it on their ears then and there.I understand its cold in chennai,I know its raining and all that.But EARMUFFS IN CHENNAI...really?? you must be kidding me.Grrr........

I muttered "madness" under my breath as I returned home and opened the gate only to see my dad reading the evening newspaper in the portico with a pair of black earmuffs on......

No further comments .I end my post here!

26 comments:

arvind said...

Yenna Koduma sir idhu!!

Carpe Diem said...

hahhaha...ya ya i noticed it last time wn i visit India. I was surprised and couldn't stop laughing..

Carpe Diem said...

//I even spotted one with Vijay's vettaikaran print on it.

ROTFL

Carpe Diem said...

//Anyways, now that I'm unemployed and all that I have loads of time to kill in the evenings.


Hope you having great time :P

gils said...

earmuffs mite be due to the noise...

chennai girl said...
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chennai girl said...

haha.Even i noticed , thought i should get one for P, but he strictly refused. He even refuses to wear scarf or monkey cap or even cotton balls in the ear to school.(u.k.g only, athukke ipaadi)(his van comes by 7.40a.m)

TheUncanny said...

@ arvind...

I know sir!!! :P

TheUncanny said...

@ Carpe Diem

//ya ya i noticed it last time wn i visit India.//

Oh, appove va!!!! juper..naan ennamo ippo thaan makkal loose aiytangolo paathaen!!!

TheUncanny said...

@Carpe Diem

//Vijay's vettaikaran release today//

I heard life insurance prices have shot up over night!! hehe...

TheUncanny said...

@ Carpe Diem

//Hope you having great time :P//

Yes, Absoulutely..Only thing i'm broke!! buhuhuuuu

TheUncanny said...

@ gils

//earmuffs mite be due to the noise...//

hmmm...Interesting insight..thts oneway to justify the madness!! hehe

TheUncanny said...

@ chennai girl..

tats so sweet, He sure knows how to look kool braving against the weather...hehe.. go P!!!!

kanaguonline said...

namma makkal Chennai Kooda konjam cool aana city than nu scene create panranga nu nenaikeren :D :D

TheUncanny said...

@ kanaguonline

correcta sonneenga!!! namba makkal wont miss an opportunity to show off tat it gets cold even in chennai...Cant blame them too..

R-ambam said...

vaalga chennai ! avangalai ellaam iluthuttu vanthu Chicago la christmas paaka sollanum :)

Carpe Diem said...

exactly R-ambam naanum atha thaan ninaichen :D

TheUncanny said...

@ R-ambam and Crape Diem

haha..chance-e illa...namba makkal chicagolam vantha gethu kamipipanga...decency maintain panuvomle..hehe...

K.Kiran said...

Kavitha,

In the coming days we will get to see Snow even.It will start with Fog initially and then start snowing gradually.
This was the epicentre of our discussion sometimes when we sit on Beastnagar Ramp.:-)

Long live Chennai.

TheUncanny said...

@ Kiran

Kiran, It will be green day in hell before it snows in chennai. :D :D

TheUncanny said...

//Beastnagar Ramp.:-)//

Waav, wat a place on earth!!! sitting on the ramp thing sharing steamed corn and talking nothing..eternal bliss! (going into flashback)...sigh!

Carpe Diem said...

//Beastnagar Ramp.:-)//


wow missing chennai man..varen varen seekiram odi varen

K.Kiran said...

Oops,I mean Besantnagar beach Ramp.Thank God,you all were able to decrypt it :-)

Long live Chennai :-)

K.Kiran.

TheUncanny said...

I guess we have too many besi ramp lovers here...someone whud come up with an exclusive post for that..

Aaarti said...

oh yes.. been seeing way too many ppl wearing those damn earmuffs around the city.. onnume puriyala..!! chennaila winter weara??!!! :P

TheUncanny said...

yeah...new line of trendy winter clothing exclusively for Chennai..hehe.. :)))