Grandmother of all PJs, Batman and Robin?

I returned to Chennai for the weekend, and was treated to normal home food prepared by mummy and granny, which I now consider special… Sigh, missing the thengai podi (coconut powder) and amma’s pepper rasam. Of course, anyone away from home will echo my feelings. So the point here is that, the unthinkable happened at home yesterday, around 5 pm. 😀 Here’s an excerpt of the conversation between myself and amma, with granny listening to us. The conversation was in tamil.

Amma(A): *eating dosa* “Prasan, don’t you want some dosa? Is noodles enough for you?”
Me(M): “No,ma! In Bangalore, I eat idli or dosa daily for breakfast. I would prefer to eat pongal at home alone.”
A: “Oh! Do the nearby hotels serve all kinds of dosa?”
M: “Yeah, ma. Open dosa,rava dosa in food court. Uthappam, masala dosa blah blah in nearby hotels..”
A: “Wait! You forgot to mention one… Set dosa? Do they serve them too?”
*Before I could respond, granny interjects!*
Granny: “Definitely they will have SET dosa… After all, Prasan is in SET labs!!”
*Amma and I were speechless*

And on a fine saturday evening, enroute to a friend’s home in Choolaimedu, i came across a juice shop, with the following banner


Ice crimes? When did Mr.Freeze land in India, and specifically in Chennai? 😉 Anyway, I was trying to imagine Mr.Freeze selling cold drinks in the summer season 😀

P.S. Couldn’t take a photograph of the banner, because the shop owner was looking at me suspiciously when i was lingering outside for more than a minute. 😦 😛