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Get Above 45 On This Checklist To Prove You're Really From Chennai

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  1. Check off the statements that apply to you:

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    You have nearly gotten into a fist fight with an auto guy over the rate
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    You have wished horrible things on some auto drivers, and you have shared your life secrets with some other auto drivers
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    Whenever friends from other cities talk about how great their place is you have shut their argument down with the ₹120 ticket cap for theatres
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    You know who the Aandavan of Alwarpet is
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    You've gone to the 4 a.m. show at Rohini Theatre for a Thalaivar release
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    You've stood in line for a ₹10 ticket
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    You've stood in line at a TASMAC
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    You don't have any shame in asking your foreign return friends to pick up copious amounts of booze from the duty free store for you, because TASMAC
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    You used to have a bootlegger before "elite" TASMAC opened
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    Now you know which of the Elite TASMACs have the best stuff
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    It's taken you a while to digest, and accept the fact that Anna Nagar and Shollinganallur are considered "city limits"
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    You've watched the sun rise at Elliot's beach
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    You've watched the sun rise at Marina beach
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    You've watched the sun rise at Thiruvanmiyur beach
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    You cannot get enough of the maanga and kadala sundal at the beach despite your mother's warnings about its possible effects on your stomach
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    You've shot balloons at the Marina beach and felt very dangerous
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    You've had biryani at SAMCO
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    You've had biryani at Velu Military
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    You've had tiffin from a Kaiyendhi Bhavan
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    Your first pizza was from Hot Breads
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    You've had food at Saravana Bhavan so many times now that it's literally the last place you'll go to when you're hungry
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    ...And yet, every time you travel, you end up going to an HSB branch at least once. AT LEAST ONCE. ADMIT IT.
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    You've had chaat, jalebis and baadam milk at Mint Street
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    You've had the keera vadai at Karpagambal Mess
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    You can't stand sweet sambar
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    Your school field trips/excursions have consistently been to Birla Planetarium, Egmore Museum, Guindy Zoo and Crocodile Bank
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    Your first "road trip" with your friends/cousins was to Pondy
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    Your vehicle has been checked by the police for booze smuggling on your way back from Pondy to the city
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    You've bribed a policeman
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    You've refused to bribe a policeman
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    Your vehicle has been apprehended and you have been made to blow into a policeman's breathalyzer while returning home late
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    You've been to a kutcheri at The Music Academy
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    You've frequented sabhas during the December music season not for the concerts, but for the canteens
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    You've seen a play at The Museum Theatre
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    You've taken the MTC bus to get around
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    You once passed on ticket change from the bus conductor that was actually meant for you
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    You honed your elbowing skills by taking the 21C
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    You’ve taken the suburban train
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    You've taken the MRTS
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    You've taken the MRTS during off-peak hours and spent your time in the (empty) station and in the (empty) train praying that you don't get abducted
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    You hate the metro rail construction that's happening right now and blocking up all the roads
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    When a part of the metro was inaugurated though, you took a ride anyway, just to see what the fuss was about
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    Each time you pass the first (and original) Landmark, you look in that direction and your heart sinks a little
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    You've been to a cricket match at Chepauk
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    You've been to a rained out cricket match at Chepauk
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    You think, no, you know, that the greatest IPL team ever is the Chennai Super Kings
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    You know whose number 9841072571 is
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    You judge people based on whether they say "Chennai" or "Madras"
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    Girls: Your first bra was from Naidu Hall. Boys: Those headless bra statues on Naidu Hall's display were a subject of endless fascination during your teenage years
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    You miss street shopping at Pondy Bazaar
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    You have a guy at Ritchie Street who can fix any gadget
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    You've gotten lost inside Spencer Plaza
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    You've gotten lost in Ranganathan Street
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    You've always wanted to shop at Amethyst and Anokhi but ended up becoming too broke for it just by paying for the coffee there
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    You still refer to Crowne Plaza as Adyar Gate
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    You don't know from where this trend of adding "ji" to fully tamil sentences came from, and you don't understand it.
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    You add "ji" to fully tamil sentences.
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    Most of the swear words you know are those that you picked up while yelling at/being yelled at in traffic
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    You would never admit this openly - but you're actually not offended by the word 'Madrasi' because as far as you're concerned, you *are* Madrasi
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    You volunteered during the Chennai Floods of December 2015, and thought the whole 'Spirit of Chennai' thing was a little silly at first, but you don't ever remember being more proud of your city than you were then.

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