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PONDICHERRY Re-visited

By Akilavenkat @artistexpress

LOCATION: PONDICHERRY, TAMILNADU, INDIA

YEAR OF VISIT: JUNE 10, 2012


It was a plan; a plan that was planned almost 8 months before the it was executed. Apeetha, the one with whom I converse through silences, has been that one friend with whom I have always wanted to escape to some far away place. Everytime I visited Chennai, we would hope we would make it. But sadly, our plans seemed to be destined to remain as a distant dream. Just as we were about to give up on each other, a sudden sense of wanting took control of us and we decided to make it happen, no matter what comes our way. A night-over at her place charged us with nostalgia and we cherished each memory until our senses started wearing out. We decided to let the trip to Pondicherry complete our unfinished business (gossiping- what else?!) The reality of the trip happening did not sink into us until we got into a bus that too us to our soul city. This trip is special to me because of our togetherness, our promise, our friendship and our unexplainable love for each others silent company.

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The bus stop from which you get the bus to Pondicherry is served with water for public, an act of concern by Ms.Jayalalitha (present Chief Minister of Tamilnadu).

 

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The MOTHER ASHRAM
Someone should tell this mother-daughter duo that I am no alien.

 

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This is definitely one of the cutest gestures I have come across! Anklets for the elephant!

 

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Lakshmi, the holy elephant.

 

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The text (in tamizh) translates to 'Shiva Shiva. Lord Shiva is one of the trinities of Hinduism.

 

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Damn it! He spotted me!

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Receiving blessings from her.

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A beautiful detail.

 

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Statue of the great Tamizh poet Bharathiyaar stands tall besides Bharathi park, named after him.

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Both sat together simultaneously.

 

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Bleeding goddess?

 

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Lazy afternoon for all

 

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There she is, my darling Api.

 

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Just could not get enough of her pure beauty!

 

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Look who is with her!

FOOTNOTE: In case you missed my previous visit to Pondicherry, you can enjoy them rightHERE.


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