Important Boss Person: Naidu Hall is now split and one of it is called Nai Ha.
Me: Oh dear. Why?
Important Boss Person: They just removed ‘dull’ from it.
Me: Uh huh.
(Note to Self: When boss cracks lame jokes, learn to laugh violently)
Amma is orrey upset. Naidu Hall family has fought with each other, she says. Just like Whatizname Ambani versus Whatizname Ambani. The Pondy Bazaar store has been divided right in the middle.
Which Hall to go to, amma wails.
Naidu Hall, the store that traditionally sold under-garments and blouses at some point got hip and began to retail all items hi-fashion. It was essential to every woman’s fashion needs. Dubai Atthai used to say that its reison d’etre was that it stocked bras and blouses in all sizes, thus empowering well-endowed Tamizh women.
Sad only this is. Madras, T Nagar and Pondy Bazar shall never be the same again.