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... Porthamarai Kulam ("Pond with the golden lotus"), in the Tamil Legends the pond is supposed to judge the worth of a new piece of literature. Authors place their works here and the poorly written works are supposed to sink and the scholastic ones are supposed to float. I didn't see anyone throwing books or work in, but I like the history behind it. After a full day of sightseeing we had a coach to catch to Pondicherry, another overnight bus. Much Love Han ...
... slow and steady manner and gradually passes through the numerous toll plazas before getting into the hillocks and valleys of the neighbouring districts. The landscape is pretty much devoid of dense forests or hilly terrains on the course of the entire journey, and will instead consist of small hills and a couple of coconut trees. Small temples dot the way.
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... very hard. It is constant noise, heat and dust. It was nice to have a swim in the hotel pool. One other unusual experience for us, is that for the last few days we have not been able to indulge in our pre-dinner drink. At the Chettimadu Mansion, it was explained that as we were staying in a family home, and this family didn't drink, no alcohol was available. That made sense and a night without a drink sounded fine. However, I was quite surprised ...
... probably my perfect life). But we were very ready to leave its little bubble. We shared our sleeper compartment with a pretty Keralan girl who was going back to Madurai to finish her Masters in Engineering. She wanted to know what our parents thought about us travelling so far from home: "we can't even go to Trivandrum without them calling every 5 minutes". I like the way train trips can kind of force you into talking to people, though it can sometimes be a bit awkward. It's ...
... eye completely. Some 25-30 years ago a new technique was pioneered in the US, inserting new lenses as part of the surgery. Dr. V, still alive at this time and striving for perfection, was not satisfied that they were unable to provide these new Intra-ocular Lenses (“IOLs”) for their non-paying clients because of the cost. No matter, he just set up their own manufacturing arm “Aurolab” who now make these lenses and export ...