Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Knives

Some of the benefits of living in Chennai you start taking for granted. We can have veggies and fish delivered fresh to the door everyday! Doctors (some of them) make house calls. And when you call a doctor, you don't have to talk to a nurse first.

And you can get your knives sharpened professionally for Rs. 100 (about $2) for an unlimited number of knives, scissors and blender blades! And the man comes home and does it for you.

15 comments:

Ranjani said...

Nice!

LA_Ram said...

This is a dying breed of eco friendly artisans. They just use their sharp honing skills (pun intended!) and foot power to speed up the hand-carried spinning flywheel machine!

Los Angeles Ram

Aaarti said...

Hi Arundathi

Wow, cool blog you have here... am also from chennai, and well, i can so totally relate to all you write here...

and u actually saw a Lamborgini..woww.. all i see are Audis n BMWs... :D

words-flow.blogspot.com [thats me]

Shankar said...

This is one of the few things which you just cant get anywhere, anypart of the world... Jus luv Chennai for how comfortable its made us be..:)

Arundathi said...

Ranjani - Yup!

LA_Ram - true that its a dying breed. Sad but true.

Aaarti - I believe it was a Lotus and not a Lamborghini. Thanks for stopping by.

Shankar - you're right. You tend to take these things for granted in Chennai - until you live somewhere else! :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

That is true. Joy of living in India is something u can't cherish any where on earth for me. Car pic looks gr8. Congrats on u r 100th post.

Arundathi said...

Thank you Kitchen Flavors. Yes, living in India is indeed unique!

Vaishali said...

all this is great, no doubt. But what i really can't get over is that i have to buy water to drink and cook! even a water purifier is of no use here.

Arundathi said...

Hmm, Vaishali - Actually even in the US we used a water purifier at home buts lots of people bought water. With the amount of pollution and infection, it's better to be safe anywhere in the world.

goooooood girl said...

So good......

Bharti said...

ya know...ur post is making me think about the man. What about him? We take so many of these things for granted in India. But what about this guy who's spending his life doing this? Does he even realize that what he is doing is an art to some and that people in other countries would be amazed that he actually goes to people's homes to this!
Isn't life weird?

Arundathi said...

Y'know, Bharti - I was so excited to see him. I mean, I sharpen my knives but its nothing close to professional. He was amused that I was excited. I paid him way more than he asked for plus I asked him to come back at the first of every month. Also got all my neighbours to sharpen their knives too - i tell you, he thinks i'm crazy! lol!

i totally know what you mean - he's such a rare species - I wish he would know somehow that he's more appreciated.

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

hey nice post... well i never thought of chennai that way..
nice post.. and nice blog too..
catch you round...
ciao

Cilantro said...

Nice post. I think due to security reasons they have become a dying breed of artisans ....Life is so easy and yet so complicated in Chennai. It is all in the mindset.

Arundathi said...

Thanks Harini for stopping by!

Cilantro, Yes I agree - you can decide to like it or hate it! It has a range of reactions from most people.