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Before I went to India, I’d never tried tea or coffee but it didn’t take long for the addiction to set in. Continue reading Chai wallah
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Clustered near Ramanthaswamy Temple was a Brahmin restaurant with the crispiest masala dosas. Continue reading Rameswarm’s Brahmin restaurant.
No traffic sounds disturbed the lull of Rameswaram except the occasional tinkle of a bicycle bell. That changed when a new Tamil movie came to the roofless movie theatre. Continue reading Can you ever get away from advertising?
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Rameswaram Island located in south eastern Tamil Nadu, stretches into the sea as if reaching towards its twin over the Palk Straight. I’m guessing sixty thousand years ago when sea levels were lower, Sri Lanka was joined to Tamil Nadu. That’s when Tamils might have crossed on Adam’s Bridge to settle on the island nation.
I took a ferry from Rameswaram across to Mannar Island, the night before trouble exploded, but promised to return to this peaceful island, in the days before traffic from a bridge that was later constructed from the mainland to the island.