In the last post I made the comment that whilst I had already reached 2012 I would have slept and awakened again before the rest of my non-New Zealand readers had arrived there. I was, of course, thinking about my known regular readers most of whom are in Europe or the Americas. Then it occurred to me that I had absolutely no idea how far behind me India was apart from the fact that it was approximately half way between New Zealand and Europe by longitude. Then I started thinking about the latest blog I had looked at because Adrian had recommended it. Over the nearly 4 years I've been blogging I've rarely strayed out of my small blogworld. I just add the occasional blogger as he or she comes along - usually to my blog via someone else's - and their blog appeals to me.
As a result I have come to know various parts of various countries that I would not have visited nor known before. I have also got to know more intimately some places of which I had some scanty knowledge. So when Adrian suggested his readers should take a look at a fellow ranter I couldn't resist having a look at Ruby's Unheard Melodies which turned out to be from Chennai in Tamil Nadu in India. I had no idea where Chennai was. Nor, I am ashamed to say, did I know that Madras had been re-named Chennai. So now I am a little bit more knowledgeable and by reading some of Ruby's rants (sorry, posts, but I couldn't avoid the alliteration) I've been gradually learning a bit more about Chennai and, hopefully, understanding a bit more about a world culturally far removed in many ways from those worlds I inhabit.
|A = Chennai in India's Tamil Nadu|