Christmas in Madurai

Friday, December 26th, 2008 @ 3:29 pm | Uncategorized

Gathering around the Christmas TreeThis week I stayed in Madurai and took some much needed rest after nearly two weeks of traveling. So on my Sunday off this week I walked around town and checked out the local sights, some for the first time during the day! See the pictures that I took on along the way in the gallery below. It was nice to relax a bit as the pace of progress in the lab has quickly picked back up. I’m happy to report that I’ve had a good results in my experiments this week too!

In other news, Christmas in Madurai was a success! A few of my coworkers brought treats to the lab, and I managed to procure a special cake from a local bakery (see photo). Despite working a full day, and attending two lectures, it still felt like a holiday! The lab-mates came over to my apartment after work for a small celebration. I even agreed to have Henna on my hands… Santa Claus on the right and a Christmas Tree on the left, with candy canes on my fingers… hopefully its not too noticeable! Haha.

As for the party at my apartment, my friends who had the means to cook at home did so, while the others showed up with snacks from local shops. It was certainly a merry Christmas as there were more than 15 of us playing games and laughing together. I can’t say that I didn’t miss home, but this was as good as Christmas gets in a land of festivals.



  • Advice for Future India Fulbrighters
  • Farwell India
  • Meenakshi Temple – Kumbabishekam
  • Spending time in Madurai – In Situ Hybridization
  • Fulbright Conference – Kolkata, Varanasi, and Kathmandu
  • Indian Wedding in Madurai and trip to Bangalore
  • Indian Pilgrimage – Thekkady, Munnar, Mahabalipuram
  • Asia ARVO – Hyderabad
  • Fulbrighters come to Madurai, friends and I visit Dayspring Home
  • Birthday and New Year in Tamil Nadu

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