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My dear Chennai,

I have known this for quite sometime but din have the heart to tell you. Now I have to. I am leaving you soon. I will be moving to a new city, exploring it and maybe fall in love with it someday. You are all I've known and it breaks my heart that I have to move to a new place now. People scoff at me for loving you so dearly. Oh Chennai is so hot, there are only three seaons- hot, hotter n hottest, do you hav any nice places to see around in Chennai? People in Chennai only speak Tamil, nobody knows English/ Hindi, The people in Chennai are so conservative, I heard the men in Chennai move around shirtless on the streets wearing only a dhoti?. All these are remarks I've heard time and again and have vehemently argued on your behalf. One word against you and my blood boils. I know your roads so well. Yes you are pretty big and i have not visited most parts of you. But still when I visit a new part of you, I am never scared. I know I am safe. The autowalas are rogue…

Its my perception!

Women chatting at office.

Woman 1: I had a fine evening, how was yours?
Woman 2: it was a disaster. My husband came home, ate his dinner in three minutes and fell asleep in two minutes. How was yours?
Woman 1: Oh it was amazing! My husband came home and took me out to a romantic dinner. After dinner we walked for an hour. When we came home he lit the candles around the house and afterwards we spoke for an hour. It was like a fairytale!

At the same time, their husbands are talking at work.

Husband 1: How was your evening?
Husband 2: Great. I came home, dinner was on the table, I ate and fell asleep. It was great! What about you?
Husband 1: It was horrible. I came home, there's no dinner because they cut the electricity because I hadn't paid the bill; so I had to take my wife out to dinner which was so expensive that I didn't have money left for a cab. We had to walk home which took an hour; and when we got home remember there was no electricity so I had to light candles all over…
Its strange the way a change silently creeps up into your life. Very slowly n gradually. But at some point you will feel it hit your face. And at the most unexpected moment. Its that moment I dread.