Chennai Tsunami

The Day Before Tomorrow

The ground beneath my feet trembled. The place was shaking all over. My comp fell down from the table. The wall clock just slipped down to hit my head straight. It had 6:45 am on it’s hands and it stopped. I just realised it was a earthquake and quickly opened the door and ran faster and faster. It shook and I rolled down the stairs. Down and Down. Rolling.

Well, that was just a an exaggeration. I could possibly have a nightmare of sorts today just like this one. But truly it trembled. Just a little.

One unassuming december sunday morning was going to be an unforgettable one, specially for the ones who lived in Chennai. As I was about to wake up, this morning it was a feeling that someone was just playing with the cot. There was a thin shake and it stayed for a while. Even before I realised it was a earthquake it was over. It lasted just for a minute before it died down taking away so many lives all over Asia alongwith it.

Was in Adyar today and took a stroll after the quake to see if I was the one who was insane to think it was a earthquake. I understood I wasn’t alone. However, I didn’t comprehend the loss until it was announced in the televisions. Had been to the Besant Nagar beach now to see what had happened to the Chennai’s proud asset. The beach memorial where Chennai Blogger meets are held is just so close to the sea. The original shores aren’t too be seen and the beaches(Marina, Besant Nagar, Santhome and Thiruvanmiyur) have become museum pieces. People are coming in hundreds to watch the sea take over the shores.

This title doesn’t hold a connection to the day after tomorrow movie but the day before tomorrow(it’s today…come on) will be remembered down the memory lane. Sometimes Headline News happens just beneath you without you realising it is one.

16 thoughts on “The Day Before Tomorrow

  1. Hi, is anyone collecting money for rescue efforts and for supporting the sick and displaced? This is a real sad thing ! I saw some pics of dead young children in Royapettah in Hindu’s website. I hope the people help others out rather than just go to Marina to see the disaster.


  2. u shocked me with startin para!!!

    i slept through the tremor but i got really scared, (i live in royapettah) when ppl started shouting “the sea water is rising steadily !!!” and “the wave was so powerful that it demolished the light house” that is where i tot OH GOD WE ARE GONNA BE FLOODED!

    one of the dopes even started shouting that the water is rising and that all families should lock thier rooms,homes and head for the terrace.

    Only aft seeing sun news, i fond out that the water was surging back.shew!


  3. I slept through the whole thing..only after those images and flash news on the telly,i realised the havoc in Chennai.


  4. I visisted the entire stretch till Mahabalipuram. Very empty and very different ECR. Almost all the resorts and shops closed. People from nearby slums have come to the road and are staying there 😦

    May the souls rest in peace. Very sad thing to have happened.


  5. 😦 don’t know what to say.wish i could help instead of simply watching all of it on telly….and hearing 2nd and 3rd hand versions of it.didnt even realise the impact of the whole thing until afternoon…and it’s even more depressing when you consider how life will go on as usual a few days from now. oh well.


  6. Earthquake

    I got the image above from IRIS. The map is actually a realtime interactive seismic monitor. You can find it here..

    I am sure by now you are aware of today’s earthquake. The red colour denotes that it happend today and the circumference of the rin…


  7. Do you know any website where we can make donations? I checked the PM Relief Fund and Red Cross websites. They don’t seem to have options to pay online.


  8. CM said that all good hearted and generous people can help. So we can donate but chennaiites can find where to donate. We can talk to our office and they will arrange for that.


  9. Thanks for the news concerning Adyar. It’s the only news about Adyar and the tsunami that I’ve found. Please inform me as to how Kasthuribai-Nagar is doing, if you know that area in Adyar. What do you mean by “museum pieces?” // The whole world is trying our best to help you guys over there. Hare Krishna, Hare Ram…


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