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A Week in Chennai

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Year ending is usually the time to visit my family back in Chennai. It’s generally a time of pure relaxation, fun, chilling out, pigging out – pure bliss in fact. The whole extended family is around, and it’s great to catch up with cousins, uncles, aunts, and so on.

2017 Christmas was going to be yet another such time. We all drove down to Chennai and had a pleasant couple of days before my father-in-law suddenly turned dangerously ill. His sugar levels dropped drastically (he’s diabetic), and the rest of the holiday was spent with him in hospital, and all of us under a lot of stress.

Thankfully, once hospitalized, he recovered fast and was back on his feet within the week. However, it was generally a bit of a rough time for all of us. And for the most part, we didn’t do anything beyond the first couple of days.

Conflicted About Zoos

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I seriously don’t know what I feel about housing animals in zoos. In principle, I can’t stand the thought of animals caged up, but then I think of issues like conservation and the fact that we would probably never get to see and learn about these awesome animals if not for the fact that zoos exist, and then I feel so torn.

Ranganthithu and Mysore Unposted

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Here are a few outtakes taken by a friend on our road trip to Mysore and Coorg last month.

My camera was malfunctioning on the first day and I am grateful that he shared these snaps with me so I have some nice photographic memories of the Snubnose’s birthday trip 🙂 .

In Search of Tigers

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Last weekend, Snubnose and I did a short road trip to celebrate her birthday. We went with some of my office friends and even though Snubnose was the only child around, she had a blast. We headed south down Mysore Road stopping at Ranganthittu for a little bird-watching. My camera was malfunctioning there and I was ...