Monthly Archives: October 2009

Spiritually challenged

Pondicherry – even the name evokes a thrill. This most French of all the Indian cities is about 150 kms or about three hours drive from Chennai. Pondicherry (or as it is called in modern parlance…Pudicherry – not nearly as … Continue reading

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Neyveli

Three days at Neyveli this week. Neyveli is a government town – part of  the Lignite Corporation. They mine (open cast) in the land beside Neyveli and make HUGE mountains out of the sand left over after retrieving the Lignite … Continue reading

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Weekend wanderer

Wanderings led me to the Museum in Chennai. It is a place full of colonial glory – from the Royal Albert lookalike Museum theatre at the front to the buildings behind, full of the trappings of a long ago British … Continue reading

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Haven

Chennai is a busy sprawling metropolis, which can at first sight appear to be rather chaotic and sprawling. It is true that the roads are full of cars motorbikes, motorised rickshaws and people –  all intent upon arriving at their … Continue reading

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