AROUND THE WORLD WITH BP : PONDICHERRY
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With one foot firmly set in Indian culture and the other in French, Pondicherry has been a haven of sorts for people who want to explore beyond the mundane.
Nestled within Auroville’s leafy lanes is Svaram, a space that focuses on sound healing and works with artisans to create musical instruments. Absolutely charming, explore the rich history of folk instruments that are not easy to experience any more.
Constructed in the 18th Century as the residence for the Mayor of Pondicherry, Le Dupliex draws from both its rich French & Indian traditions, especially in its architecture & dining.
Stylish in all senses of the word, the Storyteller’s Bar is quite a charming spot. Host to a number of live gigs, fine cocktails & inventive fare, it’s Wall of Stories adds a personal flair.
Pondicherry-based Naushad Ali is known for his treatment of woven fabrics, crafting transitional pieces for men & women. His shop not only features his work but also a select offering from India’s homegrown labels, Bombay Perfumery included.
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