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April 30th – Christianity, communism and the state of Kerala

Today we took the short hop up to Fort Cochin. This colonial-era city sits at the pinnacle of the long land spit that Allapey straddled behind us, providing it with its unique position between sea and river. Fort Cochin – … Continue reading

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April 18th – Mad Madurai

The white glare of the late morning sun burned bright in the street as we ordered our third juice of the day from the street-side kiosk. We were huddled up under the thin shade of the canopy with the rest … Continue reading

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April 9th – An unexpected invitation

The touching and slightly morbid Buddhist practice of sifting through the charred remains of one’s master in order to glean mystic prophesies from the omnipresence of the deceased dates back to the cremation of the man himself. It is alleged … Continue reading

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