• India.,  Tamil Nadu.

    At Jeppiaar Fishing

    The Jeppiaar Fishing Harbour is located at Muttom, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu. I went there at 5 am to catch the lively life. The boats were coming in with the catch and the fishermen were busily engaged in shifting the fish to the land. The middle men were auctioning the catch while the others were bargaining at the top of…

  • Tamil Nadu.,  Wine & Dine

    Banana leaf Meals

    Besides being environmentally friendly, the banana leaf helps retain the flavor, aroma and nutritional value of the food placed on it. As the banana leaf is big in size, it provides ample space for the food to be laid in the traditional fashion. It is known fact that as soon as hot food is placed on a banana leaf, it…

  • Tamil Nadu.

    Chennai Street Markets

    Two places to witness street markets in Chennai - Ranganathan Street and Mambalam Vegetable Market. You can get all you want vegetables and local and imported fruits at very cheap price. Some of the vendors are so friendly to foreigners and some just don’t look at you. You will also find spice grinding mills, poultry and meat stalls in the…

  • Tamil Nadu.

    People Watching in Chennai

    I like to take time to watch people. First find a café that overlooks a busy street. Buy a coffee and just sit and stare. I will always remember a line from a poem by W.H. Davies "What is this life if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?" Precisely, it is only when you take…

  • Tamil Nadu.

    Dawn at Royapuram Fishing Harbour

    Dawn is the perfect time to visit the Royapuram Fishing Harbour. It is truly and exhilarating experience to see the action of the fishermen, the fish vendors, middlemen, the visitors and the mountains of fish being unloaded from the boats and canoes in the dark. It is noisy with all the bidding from the auction of the fish and people…