"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)


Up And Away!

Enough is enough.

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Today we fly.
Not very far;
Just over 550 km (350 miles) across the southern tip of the Western Ghats, Deccan Plateau and Eastern Ghats.

From the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, India’s opposite coast.

To Chennai, state capital of Tamil Nadu, and the Madras of former times.

A friend has an installation on show in the city.


And I need to get out of my house!

The weather forecast mentions more rain in Chennai.

Not to worry:
I must learn not to fret over that which I cannot control.

Picture of a puddled lane taken in Fort Cochin.

Putting On A Show

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When my friend Sunil entered a couple of his pictures into a local art show, I knew I must make the effort and attend the opening.

Six in the evening is relatively late for me to be gallivanting on the mainland, so an auto-rickshaw was summoned.

We chuntered our way through the evening traffic, across the bridges to the mainland and rush hour gridlock, but finally arrived.

Anu helped me up the steep and narrow stairs to the gallery.

Sunil and the owner warmly greeted me. Young artists, recently graduated from Thrissur, came to say hello.

Vegetable samosas and chai, served in flimsy cardboard cups, were offered.


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They put on a fine show.