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The Chennai Metroblog

Yo folks! It gives me immense (and this is not a loose word I bandy around) pleasure to announce that Chennai is now a Metro city.

Yes folks. Chennai, namma Madras, is the second Indian city to go Metro. Welcome, and with drum rolls and applauses and fanfare – The Chennai Metroblog

So, what is Metroblogging? Here’s the Metroblogging team with the answer

With almost 40 active sites, Metroblogging is the largest and fastest growing network of city-specific blogs on the Web. From San Francisco to Bangkok, from Karachi to Toronto, Metblogs are a hyper-local look at what’s going on in the city. Our hand-picked core of regional bloggers give each site a new perspective on daily life; less calendar listings, more friendly advice. With Metblogs, you can read about life and times in your neighborhood, your favorite places to visit, places where you’ve never been, or get a feel for them all with the daily “best of” blog on the hub at

There’s also a Wikipedia article on Metroblogging with a lot of info.

So, there you have it. Chennai is the 44th City. Here’s the news

03.24.06 :: #44 : Chennai

Continuing our theme of cities that have been recently renamed, we’re happy to introduce Chennai which used to be called Madras. Wikipedia says that Chennai is called “the Detroit of South Asia” because of the auto industry focus there, but we’re happy to call it the 44th Metroblogging city. It’s also our second metblog in India – stop by and check it out.

So yeah! Stop by and check us out.
Us in this case, to begin with, are

  • Nancy Gandhi

  • Lavanya

  • Keerthivasan

  • Vatsan

  • Kiruba

  • Kaps

  • Moi

We are hoping more bloggers from Chennai sign on and get the buzz happening. Do drop by, with your comments and feedback. Much appreciation will come.

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  1. I was born and raised in chennai, but I moved to the states around 6 years ago.
    But I miss chennai, miss everything about it…
    .I am glad that the Chennai metblog is up…:D
    Is there anyway that I can join? Or should I live in Chennai, to join?
    Kudos to you guys!

  2. Thanks CCG, I made it ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. hi,
    i am from chennai and have started blogging recently. can i join the chennai metroblogging team? do visit my blog site to know more about what i write.

  4. Ilavanji: Much honoured that you would choose to honour me by sharing your PhD Dissertation on Blogging. But sorry, I will have to pass up the opportunity.

    @Sheky: I have mailed you the details man

    @Ravi: Thanks sir. My mail to you contains the rest of the dope

  5. Congrats to you CC and all on the chennai metblogs team All the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. it’s been a long time since i saw ur page.howz life?

    chennai into metroblogging is really good news.BTW r there any qualifications to join the team?cos i too am interested to join.

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