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It still is advertised as the city of destiny whereas as a good friend of mine put it aptly as the city of dust-iny, which is inevitable because of the dusty beaches, dusty roads, dusty buses and nearly dusty everything. There are some really good roads in the form of the highways to compensate for the lack of them elsewhere. Good roads generally beget great drives and being a beach city some great sunsets. Great sunsets, there are many with litter free beaches thanx mainly to the efforts put in by the local authorities who manage a workforce that cleans up the city by night.
This gets us to the main reason and the germ behind this piece-meal of writing. Great drives? I’ve realised they exist only in
The city however is a foodie’s delight with some really nice bakeries and restaurants serving delectable cuisine from everywhere, hotels that offer great buffets and a la carte at affordable prices and food served otherwise that burns stomachs and pockets equally. That it invariably tends to be cooked the gulti way with lots of spices and equally copious portions of fat can be overlooked from time to time when the growl of the stomach assumes epic proportions over common sense. No wonder then that the hospitals abounding the city offer quality services to the greedy and......to the needy too.
 Gulti: Please refer to a previous article regarding Port Blair and Andaman for the exact picture.
 Monster Truck Madness: A really stupid computer game that makes the player believe he/she can drive like a trucker under the effects of cocaine, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol that leaves the player with myopia and a migraine. This self-belief is shattered when the skills are tested on road leading to innumerable accidents en route to monster truck nirvana.
 Chirus: (abbr) Chiranjeevis- roughly translated to ever lasting. Refers to the omnipresent fans of the gulti superstar  who would do anything to emulate their silver screen idol, often with disastrous consequences to others invariably and at times to themselves too.
 Superstar: A general confusion surrounds this ominous term and its usage with regards to SRK, Bachchan, Sachin and his truly endorsing band of merry men in blue, Rajni deva and his compatriots from Kollywood or to Chiranjeevi, Mahesh babu and their ilk of logic defying heroes from Tollywood to the holy steps of the High Court over rights, wrongs, copies and copyrights.