Romantic Places to Visit in Chennai ?

#16 May 31st, 2005, 00:17
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Mutu, Adyar is actually a district of Chennai, quite large; it is not the name of the gardens you are thinking of. I guess it takes its name from the river that runs through it

You're right, they belong to the Theosophical Society and are really magical . And they are in Adyar

Pavie, I have an idea for you... calm down, take it easy and let your lady show off her local knowledge and organise a few things for you!

I know how it is: when I met my lady here I wanted to show that I knew my way around, knew how to handle things and wasn't just needing a guide or something like that. Now I just acknowledge that she's spent her whole life here compared to my three months and she is a native Tamil speaker compared to my three words...

Oh, I hope you don't mind my saying this . You probably know it anyway.
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Hey mutu, thanks for the tip. Can I go fora walk there if its private? mmmm... I was told that the other "garden" was a haven for "suspicious" activities hehe :P
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Originally Posted by Nick-H Pavie, I have an idea for you... calm down, take it easy and let your lady show off her local knowledge and organise a few things for you!

I know how it is: when I met my lady here I wanted to show that I knew my way around, knew how to handle things and wasn't just needing a guide or something like that. Now I just acknowledge that she's spent her whole life here compared to my three months and she is a native Tamil speaker compared to my three words...

Oh, I hope you don't mind my saying this . You probably know it anyway.
Thanks nick the thing is the ladys just been in Madras for the past 4 years or so and my tamil is as good as hers hehe (mmmm maybe I should mention that its been 10 years since I conversed in tamil with amyone)....

Truth be told shes been cracking her cute little head with ideas on where to take me, just thought ill get some ideas and make things a little easy for her Ive just been telling her not to stress out too much and im not quite keen on where or what we do as long as we are spending time together. She told me that its not possible to do anything outside between 10am and 4pm cos its so blooming hot! so well I guess it will be tamil movies and shopping centres during those times....

Its all good
#19 May 31st, 2005, 11:00
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Glad you didn't take offence . The written word so often portrays only part of the picture, and, however clearly the writer writes, he can never know how the reader will read

Be interesting to hear a little more of your backgrounds and your story...

By the way; it really is cooling down here now. There are even cloudy days whenit is not too bad in the midday sun.

The Theosophical Society grounds are open to the public, but I think they have odd hours. I've only been once; been meaning to go back ever since.
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Nick, the theosophical society is one thing i missed during my weekend visit. hope to make it next time. went around the place a couple of times though. sure looks to be a peacful place...
miles to go....

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#21 May 31st, 2005, 12:50
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Originally Posted by Nick-H Glad you didn't take offence . The written word so often portrays only part of the picture, and, however clearly the writer writes, he can never know how the reader will read

Be interesting to hear a little more of your backgrounds and your story...

P.S. I deleted most of the content on this message guys... I googled "pravie" and this message popped up...... and I dont mean to sound like a paranoid weirdo but I think I gave out too much info there...Not that I have anything against you guys, but yeah.......you know what i mean
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#22 May 31st, 2005, 13:32
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It's a beautiful story, and the background is really interesting: thanks.

I do think that this kind of "introduced" rather than "arranged" marriage is probably the best of both worlds. It is also probably how many marriages begin all over the world, Indian or not.

It's a real shame that I'm flying back to London on 29 June, just before you arrive. But then, you'll be far too busy to meet other IMers, I'm sure

It would be good to know your lady's story too, but privacy is obviously an issue. I guess I've told a few things here about my lady in various posts, but I know she would not welcome it if her life history were to be posted...

Are you planning to return to Australia together? I guess that is where your home is now.
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thanks for pointing the privacy thing out..... I think I understand the feeling, its a different thing meeting in person and speaking about stuff like this, but posting on a public forum is a little scary........

Haha, I edited out most of my post above and just put out whats relevant!

By the way, I never miss up an opportunity to hook up with IMers... I particpate on about 5 forums regularly out of which I run my own and ive met some interesting people on forum get togethers....

Wouldnt mind hooking up with anyone while im there if you are interested! its alwasy good making new freinds in new places! and hey ill be there with my girl
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#24 May 31st, 2005, 15:31
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Well, I have to admit that I'm curious.

Without prying too much... you say she has been here 4 years, is she Sri Lankan too?
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Nope shes an Indian shes been around a fair bit but now in Chennai. Shes a Tamilian, so its great that we both speak the same lanugage
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#26 May 31st, 2005, 18:42
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Originally Posted by Bigzero Nick, the theosophical society is one thing i missed during my weekend visit. hope to make it next time. went around the place a couple of times though. sure looks to be a peacful place...
We stepped into their place "by accident". This very friendly old guy from New Zealand invited us to sit down and told us a lot about the society. Was very nice and intresting!
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Originally Posted by pravie Hey mutu, thanks for the tip. Can I go fora walk there if its private? mmmm... I was told that the other "garden" was a haven for "suspicious" activities hehe :P
Yes, you can go for a walk there. They have certain opening hours which I unfortunately don't remember (was it at lunch time?). They definitely close at 4pm.
By the way I would dissuade from suspicious activities in this place. ;-)
#28 May 31st, 2005, 20:07
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Originally Posted by mutu ... ... ... By the way I would dissuade from suspicious activities in this place. ;-)
Yep; I seem to remember signs stating that it is for spiritual and uplifting stuff only.

I suspect that they don't include romance Pity.
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Hi Pravie,

I was delighted to hear about your love story. Hehe..cant help but be a little curious. So hows the planning going? I understand that its her town but after all it is a proposal..and so romance and customs dictate it more than it being her hometown. After the proposal maybe she can show you more of her town...right? Women always remember that special day when their love proposed to them. It doesnt matter if its in her hometown or his hometown or on the moon...it will always hold a special place in her heart Anyways havent spoken to you in a while, so just dropping by to say hello! Take care and keep in touch buddy!


Ciao!
#30 Jun 2nd, 2005, 05:04
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Originally Posted by pravie Nope shes an Indian shes been around a fair bit, Coimbatore, Banglore and now in Chennai. Shes a Tamilian, so its great that we both speak the same lanugage

How did my parents get to know her? her parents own the flat that my parents are renting in coimbatore
Hey I have family in Coimbatore...I bet they might know each other. Somehow everyone seems to know everyone in a place like Coimbatore. I used to go there every summer to my grandfather's place, it was so much fun.
Good luck with all your plans!

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