Published 30 April 2007
Bio , India , Tenzing , Travel & Adventure
Tags: autorickshaw, backwaters, Betsy Jacobs, Chennai, Chennai Central, Deepa Krishnan, elephant, India, Kerala, Kochi, Kochin, Kuruchikuppam, Madras, Madurai, Malgudi, Namaste, Pondicherry, Puru Kothari, sleeper bus, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Tamil, Tamil Nadu, Tenzing, Varalaxmi Krishnan
More than one friend has complained that I have neglected to report on Tenzing’s visit to South India at the end of March. I have been a bit busy. But better late than never.
Continue reading ‘Malgudi Days’
In December, we spent a few days in the beautiful village of Alampoondi, in rural Tamil Nadu, visiting the Gandhi Rural Rehabilitation Centre. GRRC runs a variety of educational, medical, and livelihood programs for physically and mentally challenged adults and children in the villages near Alampoondi in central Tamil Nadu. They now have a shiny new web presence, thanks to volunteers at CharityFocus!
Visit the new website at www.grrc.org.in.
And if you are in the market for excellent handloomed cottons, consider buying from GRRC’s excellent artisans. I just had three great new kurtas made from their wonderful fabrics — you should too!
A number of factors kept us in the states beyond our scheduled departure date in early October, and we didn’t land in India until early December. November is the heart of monsoon in Pondicherry, where we live, though it is common for the rains to linger a bit after the calender page has been turned. When we arrived to day-after-day of clear blue skies, it seemed plain that we missed monsoon this year.
Continue reading ‘Monsoon’
Published 10 December 2006
Tags: Alampoondi, India, Tamil Nadu