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Friday, September 07, 2007

dombragambatti, hoggenakkal falls, kotagiri etc

I have no clues why but i am not able to upload pictures. So kindly make do with my writings ;)friends. Have been travelling a lot. Chennai, Kotagiri, Dombragambatti (husband's native place), Hoggenakkal falls and Coimbatore are all palces we have toured in the past month. Chennai was covered many a times in the past 45 days. Been a hectic time in all. Bought a plot as well. Went about checking the details, meeting the lawyer, measuring the area, bargaining with the marketing guys and collecting gold sovereigns ;). Lots more to do in the coming months. Nice experiences. Wonder how I can include all these in a Resume and which employer wld hire me based on these exclusive experiences of mine :)

Dombragambatti is a small T shaped village of just about 2 streets worth mentioning. My Hubby's ancestors are supposed to have originated from that place. Interesting experience that was.
All the people in that village gathered together to see us. From a toddler to the oldest of the lot. They tried to ask us as to who our ancestors were and tried to link to people who had lived there around 60 yrs ago. The linking was not as effective but little did they budge. They told us who our granddad must have been and that he wld have changed his name once he had left that village :)

We were told that our lands were sold and the house in which our supposed granddad lived is retained and they even showed around that house. {When in fact there was no land of ours in that village.}
We were curious about them and they were curious about us. We were in awe of that small real time Indian village just as they were of our life, looks, style and even language.
This village is in the state of Tamil Nadu. The best part of the trip was our photo session. We were taking pictures of the streets, school and the people when a small kid butted in saying "Smile Please" in English to the living subject of our photo session.
I was shocked and started laughing. Now I know why my hubby, his aunts and uncles are the way they are-- can i expect anything less from people of such a palce :) very very strong willed, arrogant yet sweet philanthropes.

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