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Category: Tamil Nadu

The June 2009 Batch of TWU

They’re not really my students — yet they are. They’re co-workers and peers yet they’re not quite ready for project…

Chai

The first time I heard the word chai was in Madras, India. I remember the exact location and events that…

Saint Mary’s Graveyard

In venturing down a busy street in search of St. Mary’s Graveyard, I discovered that no one really knows what…

Travel and Time

I sit in my sordid little room contemplating the dirty white walls and waiting. Time is such a funny thing….

Back to Fort St. George

I left the graveyard and headed back to the fort. I am drawn to the church. It is cool, quiet…

Deja Vu and a Woman Named Susanna

Today’s walk through the Madras Fort was eerie. It touched a place inside my brain that I don’t think has…

The Women’s Car

I’ve definitely stayed in the city too long. It really wears on you. It’s unrelenting; the ugliness is sometimes too…

Saint Mary’s Church

The Saint Mary’s Church within the walls of the Madras Fort is a very quiet place to sit and get…

The Senate House

On one of our beach trips in Madras I noticed a very old British building and decided to investigate because…

Republic Day / Marina Beach

Note: Photos of the Marina Beach taken at sunrise on a different day. I just had the most amazing day….

Indian Girls

Government Museum in Madras, in the shade. There are lots of school kids around and the girls flock to us….

Chaos and Scooters

A man once said there is no order in the universe, it is really all just mad chaos. That man…

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