|Old neem tree in the garden of the Auroville community Verite (meaning TRUTH)|
|Typical family scene on the way home from Pondy|
Being here, there are so many opportunities each day to witness interesting and extraordinary moments. With an eye for things that might appear unusual or out of the ordinary to the average person back home, I've taken a few snaps to share with you here in my blog. This random catalogue of images in no apparent order or context is a mosaic of memories...
|Eating South Indian Vegetarian Thali (dish of varied curries with rice) on Banana leaves at Suguru in Pondy|
|Muslims ladies enjoying the seaside air in Pondicherry|
|Beach babies... mother selling tourist trinkets in hot afternoon sun.|
|Pondy canal, littered and motorbike friendly (too friendly?)|
|At Auroville, citizens of the ashram are experimenting with solar panels for heating water and pumps. Here is a solar hot water heater. People can take warm water directly from this tank out in the yard if they want to fill a bucket for a bath.|
|This is the water treatment process for Sadhana and all the Auroville communities. The final stage includes special light beams and peaceful music being played to the water. Happy water makes happy people, they say.|
|1100 year old Temple carving at Tiruvanamalai... she is very proud of her bust, apparently|
|Mountains of sugar cane on trucks on the way to market.|
|Healing bed at Swaram... built upon a harp like instrument and calibrated|
for maximum healing vibrations! Grant is getting good, good vibrations.
|Our national pride... sour cream (American Style Cream) and|
onion chips. Right on the shelf near Indian Masala Spicey Lays.
Indians call these wafers and french fries are 'finger chips'
|Cowboy art has arrived in Auroville. Found this deer skull|
and wagon wheel hanging at Swaram.