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India Today - - SIMPLY CHENNAI - Com­piled by Saranya Chakra­pani

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.

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