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... is just as busy, noisy and at times chaotic as any other Indian city. To be fair, the girls are not too keen on this and find it quite stressful at times. We however have learned to kind of love the noise and the chaos as part of what India is. We might even miss it!
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Although we did really love walking around Pondicherry it was getting sweltering hot and we found that we often had to spend afternoons indoors ...
... but aside from that they don't have money within the community. They also make a point that Auroville 'belongs to no-one', it transcends nationality. It feels very much like the 'green fields' at Glastonbury. I'm sure there are problems and it's not for everyone but you can't blame them for giving something different a go. I order a Ice Chai tea and some Irish exchange students who have been working in Chennai I meet at the coffee shop say that the gold building at the centre ...
... for a while there. It was a lovely place. That same night we met some local guys at a restaurant because we had to share our table with them. It was good chatting with them. We learnt about Auroville. I had seen it in my research, and had wanted to go there, but not really known what to expect or where it was. We caught a 3 wheeler there, as it is about 12 km away from Pondicherry. Auroville is a community set up by the same couple who started Sri Aribindo Ashram. ...
Keep the bike, decide we would like to explore more of Auroville. First arrange transport, overnight bus to Madurai. Booked a double bed. We have decided to to go to Cape Comoron, renamed, Kanyakumari the tip of India where the the three oceans meet and we will break the journey at Madurai. Leave tonight at 10.30pm. Very pleasant drive through the fields, see some rice paddies, and explore Auroville. Went to the Tibetan house, and had a long chat with ...
... don't miss out, just because it is sold on the road-side.
My trip to Pondicherry was filled with activities. After the pool sessions, I had to go to SITA - a cultural exchange place. Here I had signed-up for my Kolam classes. I learnt Kolam - the art of making designs at the entrance of the house to welcome visitors. It was for one and a half hour. The house in which the 'school' is located is decorated traditionally and it is a ...