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Travelling by boat along the Kerala waterways from Kollam to Kochi, I decided to make a midway stop for a 24-hour visit to the Amritapuri Ashram. In Varkalla I’d met two former ashramites who’d told me enough about it to pique my curiosity, and as I didn’t even need to make a detour to visit […]
A little salty for my taste.
The story of a small, idyllic community changed irrevocably by tourism is one we see replicated time and time again across the world, and it’s a story written into the cliffs, the sea and the sand at Varkalla Beach. Against my better judgement I arrived here on Friday morning, aware of what I was letting […]
The Meenakshi Temple at Madurai is, as mentioned in the previous post, the main reason for visiting the city. It can be seen towering over the skyline for miles, glimpsed partially above houses and at the end of streets, or in its entirety from the numerous rooftop restaurants that crown the hotel strip. The temple […]
On Monday night Dad and I left Bangalore on an overnight sleeper train bound for Madurai, a city which is notable for the Meenakshi Temple and, as far as I can tell, not much else. Leaving the apartment for a new and unfamiliar place made me realise how much I’m thinking of it as home […]
It’s been a while now that I’ve been writing about the city and my adventures in it, without properly mentioning one of the most notable parts of my life here: the new apartment. It was sold completely unfurnished, and we’re filling it up piece by piece; even so, it’s not much to look at inside […]