Tag Archives: Tamil Nadu

Meditation in the Nilgiris

I have never been really good at meditation. The minute I am told to “let go”, “don’t think”, my mind starts making laundry lists of things to do. A few decades ago I bought guiding tapes and recently downloaded apps, … Continue reading

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Pondicherry. En français dans le texte

About a week or so ago, when E. said he had to spend a few days in Chennai, I hoped along, and after his meetings were over, we hired a driver and headed South to this little charming seashore town … Continue reading

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A four-hour trip to Tamil Nadu

India is full of festivals and auspicious days and celebrations. Most are religious, or governmental special days. This time of year is the four-day festival of Sankranti. I think. Honestly, I am confused about the name. At school kids wished … Continue reading

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Architectural ignoramus

Before moving to India, I studied as if I were to pass the entrance exam to the rest of my life.  I read everything I could get my hands on, almost indiscriminately.  And it pretty much paid off.  However, there … Continue reading

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To Chennai from the back seat

My spot in the car is behind Sathya and that’s where I sat for over 700 kilometers, on our road trip to Chennai. We went by car because my passport needs to be renewed, and once you leave it at the … Continue reading

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