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Pondicherry [Sep. 25th, 2006|05:22 pm]
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Change: some things do, some things don't; Pondicherry.

I had been to Pondy when I was a kid and the only things I remember now are sitting by the beach, the pebbles at the ashram, the halo around the mid-day sun and the sleepless train journey back, my first train journey actually. Was there last weekend with ashokd and ashvinm, driving all the way.



17 16 Mystery 15 Evolution?
14 Lunch 13 12
11 10 Pillars 9 Policeman
8 Use me 7 Cycles 2 6 Cycles 1
5 Who, me? 4 An Indian touch? 3
2 Old fan

1 Street kid

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[User Picture]From: sajith
2006-09-25 01:17 pm (UTC)
That's a lot of cycles!

I like the first yellow wall picture and the stained glass window.
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-09-25 01:22 pm (UTC)
The town is just the right size to make the cycle the best way to get around.
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[User Picture]From: arunshanbhag
2006-09-25 01:42 pm (UTC)
is this is new puducherry?
loved the pic of feet behind shutters! Very nice!
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-09-25 01:51 pm (UTC)
new? I am confused!
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[User Picture]From: deponti
2006-09-25 02:16 pm (UTC)
Pondicherry is now going to be Puducherry..ironic, because "pudu" in Tamizh is "new"...and it ought to be, technically, Puducheri, new settlement...

LOVED the feet behind the rolling shutter with the rubber sandals...and of course you know my general reaction to all your pics of shapes and forms and lines and angles!

Where was the stained glass? I thought I knew Pondicherry well, but that's something I haven't seen! Isn't the town lovely? I have very happy memories of it. My family is from a village within 20 km of the town, and many of them lived there (in Lawspet, which of course I called "Inlawspet"!), and two of them did their MBBS, and MS, from JIPMER.
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-09-25 02:34 pm (UTC)
The stained glass is from the Church of the Sacred Heart(Église du Sacré Cœur as the board said in French), right opposite the railway station, it is having its centenary celebration in 2008-09.
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[User Picture]From: arunshanbhag
2006-09-25 03:43 pm (UTC)
I recently read that Pondicherry has been renamed - Puducherry
see here:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/5365248.stm
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-09-25 04:09 pm (UTC)
then these are pics from Puducherry :) changing the name does not change the place.
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[User Picture]From: arunshanbhag
2006-09-25 04:40 pm (UTC)
it likely does not even make a difference to the folks who live there. Just the politicians!

beautiful pics from whatever you call the place!
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[User Picture]From: deponti
2006-09-25 02:17 pm (UTC)
Pondicherry is also referred to as Puduvai in Tamizh.
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From: shamitb
2006-09-26 10:38 am (UTC)
Liked Use Me and An Indian touch?
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From: mkrishna80
2006-10-02 12:03 pm (UTC)
You cant take photos inside the ashram itself right? dint u go to the beach? dont see any photos from there..
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[User Picture]From: deepsan
2006-10-03 05:45 am (UTC)
The only place accessable in the ashram is the samadhi and yes, cameras were not allowed inside. The only beach we saw was the one on Beach Rd, but it was not so much of a beach, we spent more time roaming around the french quarter.
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