1 March 2012

A Hindu god worth waiting (and waiting) for

The queues are serpentine. Everywhere the eye can see, dark heads and pale, shining pates are milling about in the crowd as people jostle for legroom and, like some covert military operation, sneakily inch forward when their neighbour isn't looking. I have wrapped a scarf around my head to protect myself from the blazing rays of the sun, but the garment is fighting a losing battle. A low hum of conversation pervades the air and cries of the sopranic “Get your laddoos here!” and the wrathful “Watch where you're going!” break the monotony.

It was 6 in the morning when I had set out for the Tirupathi...

Read the full article in the second week of March 2012 issue of Globe And Mail


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Deputy Travel Editor
The Globe And Mail

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