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Chip On The Shoulder Much, Lonely Planet: South India?

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“Chennai has neither the cosmopolitan, prosperous air of Mumbai (Bombay), the optimistic buzz of Bengaluru (Bangalore) or the historical drama of Delhi. It’s muggy, polluted, hot as hell and difficult to get around. Traditional tourist attractions are few. Even the movie stars are, as one Chennaiker put it, “not that hot”.

The opening paragraph of the section on Chennai — or Chennai (Madras), I should say. I mean, Chennaiker? Hello? I’m no Chennai apologist, but do your damn research at the very least before you dive into the dissing, Amy Karafin.