Tag Archives: South India

The Mighty Coconut

The ubiquitous coconut holds an important place in the hearts, minds and daily life of all  Indians, eclipsed only by the king of fruits, the mango. It is an essential ingredient in South Indian cuisine, featured prominently in the curries … Continue reading

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A Lasting Memory

It was a beautiful, clear morning in South India. I boarded a local bus to the next town where I could easily tick off my long shopping list. I was grateful to get a seat as this route gets packed, … Continue reading

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A Hindu Procession

All over India, religious processions are common place. They are charming, entertaining and sometimes even emotionally moving. While doing errands in a small town in South India, I bumped into one such Hindu procession. I was on foot and there … Continue reading

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Crossing the River

The dilapidated ferry that I am waiting for to cross to the other side of the river in South India is insignificant compared to all the activity taking place around me. It is morning in this small port. Boats are … Continue reading

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The Simple Pleasures of Market Day

Shopping is in my blood. In my family,  it was our recreation. I don’t spend nearly as much time shopping as I once did but I still thoroughly enjoy it, even if I don’t plan on buying much. I love … Continue reading

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Painted Trucks and Head Load Workers

There was something about the jungle setting and the task of moving earth and other assorted debris in primitive baskets on to the heads of local laborers that caught my attention in South India. But as I studied the truck … Continue reading

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In the Rice Paddies

As I know very little about the cultivation of rice, I did a bit of research. What I found is that I know even less about it than before! Apparently, there are many methods of cultivation and many conditions required … Continue reading

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