Tuesdays and Chennai Traffic

I live in West Mambalam (Chennai) and everyday to come to work in Habibullah Road T.Nagar, I have to drive through the T.Nagar Panagal Park Shopping crowd and traffic. The distance of less than 3 Kms can take on peak hours more than 30 minutes. The main reason is the pedestrian crossing (can you believe it they don’t have a overbridge here) near Nalli/Pothy’s textile stores and the traffic jam in front of New Saravana Stores. Anyways, today I made the journey in about 10 minutes – thanks to it being a “Tuesday”. In Tamilnadu Tuesdays are considered inauspicious and people don’t buy new items or start new work on Tuesday. Because of this, the shopping districts in Chennai are not crowded on Tuesdays – if you want to do relaxed shopping then you should avoid the other 6 days in the week.

Anyways I like Tuesday’s a lot – One because of less traffic while coming to work and second I was born on a Tuesday 31 years back. So do you agree with me that Tuesdays are lucky :-)


  • Rajan

    Hello Mr.Venakat

    Nice to see your web blog growing and would like to add a comment , there was a nice concept and graet personality and place called 30 minutes at habibullah road and i was taken back by the warmth and servise they provided by it s manager Mr. Murali ,nice things do happen and but unfortunately he was out before i can see the worse happeing .
    no welcome no servise and to add the worse muniyandi vilas people and arya bavan guys running the place now , sad to see a place decaying in such a way in such a fast pace

  • karvi

    Dear Venkat,

    You can join me in your Tuesday club.
    Stay connected with me.

    I used to come often T.Nagar. I visit 30 Minutes in T.Nagar Habibullah road.
    It’s a cool place for meetings and sort of arranging fun.
    I recommend all my friends network to visit this most economic/best place in Chennai
    Relax for a while and thank me for the recommendation.

    Tell more about you.