Tuesday, April 03, 2012

On why I love Chennai--Blog marathon post 12

Chennai is a place that evokes so much in me emotionally. I spent a few  crucial years of my growing up there.I am proud to say I finished my tenth grade from Kendirya Vidyalaya IIT Chennai and I have such treasured memories associated with the IIT campus and my school. Lush green forest all around, deers  who would visit us at lunch time (we had a 'watch duty' a student who had to 'guard' our lunches when we went out lest the deers in the campus eat it!)

It was a wonderful atmosphere to grow up in.

I used to play basketball for my school (later represented my region thrice for in the KVS  Nationals which was a huge honour) and I have fond memories of many many happy hours here.

The IIT  guys (the nerds)were always the target of the butt of jokes from us the 'cool girls'. Those days they carried their trademark cloth bag slung over one shoulder. (probably their way of making a fashion statement :D ). We once challenged them to a basketball match . (The IIT Chennai guys team versus the girls team of KVIIT) and they lost. Heh heh. Yeah, we (the girls team) were really good. One of the best in the country--we hold the record for winning the Gold in the Nationals thrice. Of , there is no way the IIT guys would have beaten our school guys team.(Our school guys team was really excellent)

We had a sports hostel attached to KVIIT and the guys in the sports hostel were awesome when it came to Basketball as well as Volley-ball and Athletics as they mostly earned their place there on sports scholarships. They were a talented lot.




The reason for me to travel down the memory lane is that I will be visiting Chennai soon for the launch of my third book! Many of my classmates as well as school mates will be there and I so look forward to meeting them all!

If you happen to be in Chennai on 6th, do come and say a hello! I would love to meet you too.

Here is the invite.



I am so looking forward to this trip.
Will keep you updated on what unfolds.

Watch this space!
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15 comments:

  1. my area school girl ur :) he he

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  2. Hey, Preet!!!, (Sorry,, bt I lyk to modify d names, eventually shortened 'em :) ).
    I read your 2nd book, "Lyf is wat u mak it." its a nyc story, though guys dnt usually lyk reading a female author, but i rly lyk ur writings, and th buk ws rly a gud one(Inspirational, motivational, and providing a meaning of lyf).
    I cant b there in Chennai, but hope u had a gud tym with ur old pals, good luck!!

    -hitesh

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  3. The chennai IIT campus sounds cool:) There are high chances of my being posted in Chennai if I take up a software job...I feel better about it somehow!:)

    Love your writing!:)

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    http://shubhisrevels.blogspot.com

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  4. good luck with your trip....and just a small typo - isn't plural of deer "deer"? or maybe my English is outdated?

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  5. Shachi: :) An example of usage.."You can see four deer grazing in the garden, but if you looked at all the deer in the United States, you might find four types of deers: red deer, roe deer, white-tailed deer, and moose."
    So I guess I will have to investigate how many types of deer(s) are there in IIT campus ;-)
    Was trying to convey what it was like-- Please forgive the slipping on the grammar :)

    Shubangi: Though the Weather is really hot, there are a lot of things you can do in Chennai. It grows on you as a place. I don't know how it is now--I was talking about 25 years back! :)

    Tarang: thanks!

    Hitesh: Thanks or should that be thx :P :)

    Sandeep: same pinch :)

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  6. Each line shows the love you have for this city and most importantly your school. Memories are so precious..its a cushion for all of us, when we really need support.
    NIce to see pieces of them here.
    All the best for the Chennai launch :)

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  7. All the best for the launch Preeti :) and your blog marathon is coming out very well:)

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  8. preethi, i am the one who have been writing mails too :) wish to meet up in chennai :)

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  9. I like your post. As I am one of that nerdy guy who got opportunity to live in IIT-M campus as being an Engineering student. :P
    Your post brought me a smile on my face.

    Thanks.

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  10. Will be there for sure...I am so glad I ll get to meet u.I am so looking forward for the evening :)

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  11. Ho... My god ur cmng to chennai but iam going outstation on that time.. What a bad luck i had... Iam going to miss u...

    Iam reading ur 3rd book now...
    It is very intresting.... Love ur words...

    I was egarly waiting for ur 4th one...

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  12. Aah, the good ol' wonder years in the campus seem like a faraway dream now...but boy, was it fun studying at KV IIT M!

    Am sure most of the folks still living in Chennai will be dying to meet you. My regards to all those whom you meet there and all the best for the launch!

    Cheers!!

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  14. I have never lived in Chennai,but I know lot of people who really love that city in spite of the weather..There must be a real charm in that city that attracts so many people

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