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Photoessay: Handmade Pottery in Pondicherry

As mentioned in my earlier posts, Pondicherry aka Puducherry is a city that never fails to surprise.  You are bound to discover something new each time you visit this South Indian union terrirtory.  However, one agenda that remains top priority each time I visit, is pottery shopping.  If you are a lover of finely glazed… Continue reading Photoessay: Handmade Pottery in Pondicherry

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Photoessay: Police museum, Pondicherry

Well, it is quite an understatement to say that Pondicherry aka Puducherry has a charm quite like none other.  A French colony till the 1950s, this union territory is a pleasant mix of the colonial and the contemporary.  Along side a charming white town replete with distinctive French vibes exists a bustling Tamil quarter that is… Continue reading Photoessay: Police museum, Pondicherry

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Photoessay: The multifaceted streetscapes of Pondicherry

While much has been said and written about the dichotomy that exists in Pondicherry, this is a city that never fails to surprise.  Inspite of visiting it several times over, Pondy, as it is also fondly known, always throws up new hidden secrets for me.  The union territory that was a French colony till 1954, is… Continue reading Photoessay: The multifaceted streetscapes of Pondicherry

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Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

Come December and it is the time of the year to say goodbye to the old and welcome the new.   A time to reflect and rejoice.  A time to soak in the festivities and celebrate the time gone by with the hope of brighter things to come. And what better way to usher in New… Continue reading Five places in and around Bangalore to visit this New Year’s Eve

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Pondicherry: my top 5 favorite places and things to do

The union territory of Pondicherry located in South India is one of my favorite destinations for a holiday or a quick getaway.  Also called Puducherry or just Pondy, this unique town was a French colonial settlement till as recent as 1954.  Hence, the “French connection” is unmistakable and distinct here. With the new part of… Continue reading Pondicherry: my top 5 favorite places and things to do