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Chennai

INDIA | Mon, 15 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [440]

Long before we actually reach Chennai settlements have become more tightly knit until forming a town, which somehow becomes a city scarcely separated by the airport. It seems inconceivable that there is space for runways and terminal buildings, but suddenly ... Read more >

Tags: airport hotel, ashok tree, celebrations, chennai, cookery classes, food, sunbathing

Pondicherry

INDIA | Fri, 12 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [457]

It's only about 110kms to Puducherry (formerly known as Pondicherry) but as most of the road from Tiruvannamalai is not highway, it takes around three hours. From the main Chennai road, the toll national highway is a pleasure. I muse whether NH66 could ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, bay of bengal, churches, colonialism, french, pondicherry, pondy, puducherry, tamil

In and around the Retreat

INDIA | Sun, 7 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [379]

On the days we don't go out, we spend time with the children, teaching a little as well as playing. There is always something going on. The builders have finished the fourth classroom and the toilets are almost complete, amongst several other projects ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, beauty, charity, friends, henna, kindness, tamil, teaching

Life, Lessons and Yoga

INDIA | Wed, 3 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [448]

It's business as usual today following the festivities of yesterday's holiday. School is back in session, and so are the full complement of builders, site workers and the labourers in the adjoining fields berhind us.  Breakfast consists of ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, india, school, sita devi school, teaching abroad, tiruvannamalai, yoga

Circle in a Circle

INDIA | Tue, 2 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [432]

It is already hot and humid by the time we are welcomed into the thoughtfully designed grounds of The Ashok Tree shortly after 9.30am.  Looking round the circular layout to our left we see the small school with three operational classrooms at present, ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, food, india, medicine garden, retreat, school, yoga

 

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