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... children and also for the health of their children. We see several little kids with no hair which we think may be cancer patients. There are 4 huge towers which are again beautifully painted.
The rest of the day is for shopping. We pick up some place mats and more jewelry. Allen is on a roll and I'm the lucky recipient. I'm now the proud owner of a magnificent emerald and bracelet of rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Lucky me!
... So we fight our way onto another bus for the winding road up into the mountain town of Kodaikanal.
My first task after finding a good cheap room is to venture out into the cold night air and recharge my phone with some data. This is made more complex than it should be because the SIM card is from Kerala, and here in Tamil Nadu the pricing structures are different. As I try explaining this to the chap with very limited English who works in a small kiosk ...
... would make its way through, now and then, but mostly there was room for pedestrians only. We'd occasionally see people at home inside their living spaces but most of the ground floors were used for businesses; tiny food shops, laundries, tailors, gold stores, etc. They were compact versions of the same type of businesses you'd see on the main boulevards. We got the sense we were peeking behind a curtain ...
... to the Harijans. Gandhi fasted, he wanted Hindus to be one and for untouchability to be wiped out. Temple doors were flung open to welcome the previously shunned Harijans and the British attempt to split them failed.
In 1939, **** kicked off with Hitler and Britain tried to drag India into it, but India was like, get ******! We'll help you as a free nation. You reckon you're fighting for freedom? Well free us ...
RK organised a guide for us this morning, and we met him in front of the Palace. Built by a king in 1636 it was the largest palace in south India. His son however wanted to live in Trichy, and so demolished a large part of the palace and used the material to construct his new palace there. This palace was abandoned until 1866 when Lord Napier, the Governor of Madras decided to restore it. It is massive and imposing, and though repainted in 2009, has ...