Anu’s brother Senthil married Bharthi in December, 2015. I love India – it is so different from any other place I’ve visited – it still doesn’t make sense to me, but is always filled with endless color and activity.
Gandhi statue, along the Pondicherry boardwalk. It’s great – they block the street off in the evening and everyone comes out to enjoy the evening breeze. Little chai stand on the corner. Got to love it! In Pondicherry, all the students come out at lunchtime, and have lunch along the streets and boardwalk. The kids look adorable in their little uniforms. A lot of people out fishing too. Pondicherry was originally a French colony, and now exists as a special union territory in India not part of a larger state. Bottom line: great seafood, french influence equals fantastic cuisine in Pondicherry. Where would I be without a great sunset photo? Night shot, walking along the 2 1/2 streets of Sevuur. Most people have moved to Chennai, and just return for special functions. They do have a little shop though. This is the main street of Sevuur. Anu’s village of 2 1/2 streets. They have a ceremony in India, where you bring a cow into your house, feed it until it goes to the bathroom, and this brings good luck and blessing to your house. A little Ganesh, as part of the ceremony. Coconuts. Real coconuts. The kind where they lob off the top and you can drink fresh coconut juice with a straw. The Auroville Matri Mandir – a cool place for peace, meditation & insight: “Auroville is meant to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities. The purpose of Auroville is to realize human unity.”