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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 ...
Still inflicted with flu I travel two hours across to Kushalnagar which is 5km Northwest of Bylakuppe. This was one of the first Tibetan refugee camps set up to house those fleeing Tibet following the 1959 Chinese invasion. Anyone can visit the town but only Tibetans can stay overnight as a permit is needed for anyone else who wishes to sleep there. After the first night I wake up ...
... instead of our brains and we left Madikeri without withdrawing cash or filling the bike up. This tiny mistake cost us more than 2 hours and a lot of headache later on in the trip. We decided to visit Bhagamandala and Talakaveri before leaving for Manipal. Talakaveri was around 50 km from Madikeri and the road started off well. The whole way was covered with coffee plantations and home-stays. There was a golf course on the way too. While ...
... 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 ...
... flat with numerous escaped ornamental woody and herbaceous species. These characteristics immediately reminded me of the old farmsteads in Acadia. There, old apple trees, day lilies, and lilacs are telling signs of past human use. Here we first observed a lone fruiting orange tree, naturalized hydrangea, and other ornamentals plants even before we saw the remains of the old house. I suspect that no matter where one travels, the landscape can provide ...
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