Sunday, 1 January 2012

Widening Horizons

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


  1. Thanks GB, for visiting my blog and your kind comments! Cheers, Ruby.

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit. It's the funniest thing I've read in a long time.