I bought myself a long sleeve cotton shirt to defend myself from the mosquitoes. If I’m not careful I’m going to leave Tiruvannamalai with a full hippy uniform since the shops near the Sri Ramana and Sri Sheshari ashrams stock only that sort of fashion.... We had a good cheap Indian breakfast of idlys (steamed bread balls with curry – sounds horrible but it’s actually OK) at a small restaurant in the grounds of the Sri Sheshari ashram thanks to Piers top tip from last night.
We overheard a conversation about recent attacks that had taken place against Westerners in our area. Tamil Nadu is my least favourite of the Indian states that we have visited. This new information did nothing to change my view. Problems can arise anywhere, but we already experienced the dark side of Tamil Nadu last year, especially during the Koovagam Hijra Festival. Time to practice my Bombay Bitch Slaps ™ I think.