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AS SIMPLY CHENNAI TURNS SEVEN, A FEW READERS TALK ABOUT THEIR ASSOCIATION WITH IT
As Simply Chennai turns Seven, a few readers talk about their association with it
S VASUDEVAN, 58, President, Emabssy Property Developments Ltd
SIMPLY CHENNAI provides readers with a lot of things to do and see around the city. Some of the write- ups about the city are very nostalgic for people who have fond memories here. There is a lot of scope to bring out the uniqueness of Chennai in the magazine.
BHARGHAVI JAGANNATHAN, 26, Manager, Corporate Communications, 5 Senses Restaurant
The magazine carries information about good live acts in the city like bands, stand- up comedy, theatre and dance shows. This gives us something different to do, apart from visiting the regular resto- bars and movies. It’s also good to see information about new restaurants, hotels, pubs and boutiques with a budget range. This caters to people from all economic strata.
SWATI DHIR, 37, Director, Business Development, Hilton, Chennai
SIMPLY CHENNAI gives you an insight into the city, especially for someone like me who was not born here. Also, I’m a big time foodie and your restaurant reviews help me pick the best places to eat at. I would love to see voices of common people included in the magazine; this would make it all the more diverse.
USMAN ALI, 54, Chief Marketing Officer, Asvini Foundations
It was nice discovering restaurants like Idli Vilas, Azzuri Bay and Tangerine through SIMPLY CHENNAI. I have been in the city for so long and I didn’t even know of these places.
T SURESH BABU, 51, F & B Manager, Hotel Deccan Plaza, Chennai
SIMPLY CHENNAI is a great platform to knowwhat is happening in the city. When I moved to Chennai I was looking for ways to explore this city better and a magazine like SIMPLY CHENNAI gives you just that. With write- ups on new places in town, you’re also exposing the ITcrowd to a large variety of leisure options they have in the city.
VS SURESH, 46, CMD, Real Value Promoters Private Limited
Everything about Chennai is appreciable. It is the cultural capital of India and is flourishing in important sectors like IT and Automobile. So, a magazine like Simply Chennai puts forward this growth for people to know. It reflects the average Chennaiite, his taste, culture and lifestyle. And that is what makes it significant.
NAOMI CINDY HOYDONCKX, 36 PR & Business Development Manager, Savera Hotel
As a magazine, INDIA TODAY and its supplements are well respected. SIMPLY CHENNAI provides comprehensive coverage of the city and informs people on what they can look forward to here— be it ongoing events, new restaurants or things to do. The magazine vouches for what the city is doing, and that is the best part.
AJAY TG, 26, Head, Strategy & Business Development, Hotel Accord Metropolitan
For one, it is good to see separate sections for the local and the national editions. In SIMPLY CHENNAI, I see a lot of importance given to local eateries and stores. As an avid traveller, when I come into the city, I look out for things to do and quick tips on where to go. And SIMPLY CHENNAI has been of help at times like these.
M. SHANMUGA PRIYA, 32, Head– Sales & Marketing, Vision India Real Estate Private Limited
I find SIMPLY CHENNAI to be an innovative concept. It offers you good diversity from the main magazine’s serious, issue- based stories, with its light, easy and yet informative reads. I particularly love the reviews and find them in- depth and fun to read.”
G VENKAT PRASAD, 50, COO, L& T Urban Infrastructure Ltd Tamil Nadu Project
INDIA TODAY is a reputed name and its supplements live up to its stature. SIMPLY CHENNAI is a good concept, as it informs people, especially the locals on how much the city has in store for them. It informs them of things they probably wouldn’t know about in their city. I do feel that there’s a lot more scope for infrastructural development in Chennai and would love to see stories that extend that scope.”
N RAMESH NAARAYAN, 45, Manager, Business Development, Hotel Ambassador Pallava, Chennai
For a city like Chennai, which is so diverse and culturally rich, a magazine such as this does well to capture its spirit. I particularly enjoy news about the various food outlets in the city. It is informative and engaging.