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... Tibetian Settlements:
I did not expect so many Tibetans in one place and that too in south India. The settlement is a monastery and we had a privilege of watching them do the ritual. It was an eye opener on not to be prejudicial about what one can expect in an environment. Pictures explain more.
Located by Brahmagiri hill and is the source of famous south Indian river Kaveri. At that time, we criticized worshiping the ...
... temples and in the bookshop a monk starts explaining his religion (although his English isn't great) and he says that life is like a dream. At dinner Vladimir shows me some money he has left over from his trip to Iraq. Next year he wants to visit Yemen amongst other places. I ask if it's dangerous there and he say 'yes' although it was pretty obvious what the answer was going to ...
... way, we stopped at a coffee shop which sold coffee grown and processed locally. They even had a grinder and roaster inside the shop. The two ladies who were in the shop were very sweet and nice. They told us that no road went from Talakaveri to Manipal but we decided to trust (for some unknown reason!) gMaps more than them. While paying for the coffee they realized we weren't carrying enough cash, and fell slightly short of the bill ...
... changes is our ability to access it.
These are things which India has brought to the forefront of my memory. Here, where man, animal, and garbage mingle in a single cohesive chaos; there is no denying the inter-related nature of the way we live our lives. In some parts of the world isolation is more easy. There is always the possibility of hiding behind computer screens and telephone receivers; always a way to inhabit nothing more than ...
... old temple area, there were signs of recent developments. Cement blocks painted with white and orange striping (which is very common at Indian temples), recently replaced the natural stones that probably historically served as the base of the shrine. There was also a newly constructed dirt road leading to the temple, whereas previously the access was just a footpath. And like our observations along the shola forest trail, trash was evident on the ...
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