Favourite food and pastimes
Like a good Madrasi, I love my curd and rice. If there is rasam and potato, then, it is just slice of heaven. There is nothing more pleasing than rasam with curds although I know that many would cringe at that combination.
Chennai has changed a lot over the years. There are new parts of Chennai I've never been to, and lots of flyovers and malls. But I do feel sad that some old buildings or trees have been cut down in the name of construction. There are, however, still some pockets where the city has retained its old charm. We have some great restaurants and the MRTS looks pretty good.
We got our own place in Chennai last year. We just love staying there and have brought little mementos from all our travels to make it a cosy little home.
My favourite time of the day is the morning, sitting in the garden and watching the parrots and squirrels. We have a nice time with our families in Chennai and it is always fun to have people home.
For me, Chennai is just home. The moment you arrive, the morning coffee, the familiar faces, the beaches give that inexplicable sense of homecoming.
Image: A triumphant Anand rides on the victory ratha through the streets of Chennai after winning the World Championship.