Puducherry, Pondicherry, Pondy.

How many names do Indians have for their cities? I don’t really know.

Anyhow, Puducherry, Pondicherry and Pondy all refer to the same place in India – a former French colony.

This is a good town to walk around on foot. Some people speak French here. Many people speak English. Everything is all good here. There are tons of yoga ashrams in town. This is a chill-out kinda place. Stroll in and enjoy the views.

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A pedestrian-only street along the beach of Pondy. Vehicles are not allowed into this street between 8.30pm to 7.30am. (timings unconfirmed) We should have more of these in Singapore to encourage people to exercise!

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A beach at Pondy. No sunbathing, please.

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Gandhi-ji by the beach

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At a photo exhibition depicting the involvement of India in World War I.

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