Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Conservative City

I drafted this and let it rot for a long time, and since so many people are talking about it now, I thought maybe I too should vomit.

People are under the misapprehension that Chennai is a very conservative city. Actually, it is a highly hypocritical city (the whole state is). Unlike other cities, where everything happens in normal view, in Chennai, everything happens underground. In my vacation to my hometown, I found out a lot of things (due to me venturing out to certain places, where I've never gone before), that are inconsistent with this 'conservative city' tag.

Tamil Nadu has the highest incidence of AIDS in India - patient zero is supposed to be from Namakkal.
Tamil Nadu is the main source for eunuchs all over India.
Tamil Nadu might have low per-capita alcoholic liquor consumption numbers, but the profitability of manufacturers and sellers tell otherwise
Tamil Nadu has the highest number porn movies produced per head
Tamil Nadu is a top state in abortions - not just limited to female foetuses, but by underaged girls also.
If you believe the police statistics and newspaper numbers, TN has the highest number of prostitutes and gigolos.

Some people might think these are nothing, but I get my pants up in a bunch because these are the same people who jump up and down over the same things that they do in secret.

All data collected from some wellplaced sources :-| Maybe they could be misleading me, and I could be wrong, or could be bang on target. Maybe I am generalising based on a few stray incidents. Maybe I am trying to bury my head in the sand and say nothing of this sort happens.

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Blogger PacketGuy said...

I have lived in downtown Chennai for 4 years (then Madras) during 1988-1992, and these statistics appear to be bang on target to me. In fact I am surprised more people don't know about it. There are better odds of Clinton being a virgin than Chennai being conservative.

February 07, 2006 9:38 PM  
Blogger Lumbergh-in-training said...

Hehe, a 'Madrasi' :-)
what I've written happens wildly in the suburbs (India's own desperate housewives, eh?)

February 08, 2006 3:09 AM  
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