High octane Tamil singer, songwriter, and rapper, Ranjani Ramadoss, grew up in Chennai influenced by the collision of old and new India.

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Besant Nagar

Public beach
34, Elliot's Promenade, Odaimanagar, Besant Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090, India
Besant Nagar

"I also love being in the water — all the beaches in Chennai are amazing, including Besant Nagar. There's a lighthouse where you can go for the view, with good spots nearby to eat what we call sundal — a mixture of beans or chickpeas with raw mango and carrots, rice, salt, pepper, and masala — which tastes amazing."

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Moonrakers Restaurant

Seafood restaurant
34, Othavadai St, Fisherman Colony, Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India
Moonrakers Restaurant

"There are great restaurants like Moonrakers Restaurant, where you can have great meat and rice. I don't eat meat, but my friends won’t stop talking about it."

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Sangeetha Veg

Vegetarian restaurant
65, Greams Rd, Thousand Lights East, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006, India
Sangeetha Veg

"Sangeetha Veg serves the best giant ghee roast dosa — a miraculous food, like a crepe, extremely tasty with amazing fillings and condiments."

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Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream

Ice cream shop
23, Wallace Gdn 3rd St, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600006, India
Amadora Gourmet Ice Cream

"I’d also take friends to an ice-cream shop called Amadora, where they use only local ingredients and have South Indian flavors, like filter coffee ice cream."

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DakshinaChitra Museum

Museum
R6FR+4M4 DakshinaChitra Heritage Museum, SH 49, Muthukadu, Tamil Nadu 603112, India
DakshinaChitra Museum

"Each time I've been to DakshinaChitra was lovely. They have an amphitheater and they are reviving cultural performances with dance and different forms of art that are dying. They bring artisans in to keep the art alive."

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SPI Cinemas

Cinema
3rd, Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600026, India
SPI Cinemas

"SPI Cinemas has movie theaters all across the city — and the buttered popcorn is the best thing that exists. They have spice dispensers that you can load up on how much flavoring you want. I'd also like to watch a Tamil blockbuster movie because it's really fun. The fans in the theater are dancing and whistling."

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