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... handing out Calypso cup drinks as we walked by :-) ahh, memories! Pondicherry had chalk designs. Mamallapurum have broken/smashed fruit scattering the streets outside gates and doorways of buildings. We learn that this only happens once a month after the first 'dark night' on the moon cycle. People take a big fruit and smash it on the street to clear their sins. The fruit looks like a melon but is red in the centre. It's a fruit is not edible. We had a walk along the beach and came ...
One of the aspects about India that has always fascinated me, is the reverence for their religion. For most Christians in the West, Christmas or Easter are seen as times to attend church as a family tradition (sometimes begrudgingly) and observe the rituals for that time of year. India, however, is vastly different. Religion and culture are one in the same. As in most religions, there is always a wide range of dedication that comes with each person and what they choose to partake ...
Chennai's Central Railway station is HUGE. I make my way out through the sea of people, and head over to the nearby city bus stand. Now where is bus 15B? Wait, I see 15A. Close enough. I literally jump on, because for some reason at this bus stand the bus drivers don't like to make a full stop. I was quite amused as man, woman, and child would make a mad dash towards each bus, hopping on like it was no big deal.
I ask around if 15A would get me to the Central ...
... on the road, it merely altars the avatar of its manifestation. Instead of the incessant thumping of the steering wheel to bring forth the horn, the headlights become the weapon of choice. As you approach empty bends in the road, as you spot another vehicle coming towards you along a straight, as you sneak up on a dog or a cow or a pedestrian it is not sufficient to assume your high beams (or the noise of your engine) will be enough to signify your presence. No. ...
... but I turned into a spectacle for locals, and about 15 young Indians were gathered around me. I then got ready to move on, and walked back through the little market on the beach, there they really were not so friendly, and they just glared at me until I walked past, I quite enjoyed it.
I was then taken to Santhome Cathedral which is where the tomb of St.Thomas is. It was an incredible cathedral, a crystal white colour and huge. A nice Indian ...