#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 11: K for KAALAPANI (Story of Prison Life)

Kaalapani (derived from Sanskrit words ‘Kal’ which means Time or Death and ‘Pani’ which means Water), was a colonial prison in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India. The prison was used by the British especially to exile political prisoners to the remote archipelago. This was the Cellular Jail about which i had spoken in my previous blog.  Why was […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 09: I FOR ISLANDS AND THE INDEPENDENCE STRUGGLE

Content Courtesy – Andaman Tourism I realized that as am doing my study on the Andaman Islands there are quite a few things which even i was not aware 🙂 Something to be mentioned in the #ReflectionPost 🙂 For instance,  The Chinese knew of the Andaman & Nicobar  Islands over a 1000 years ago and […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 08: for Heavenly HAVELOCK Islands

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” – Anonymous  Named after the British general, Sir Henry Havelock who had served in India these islands are the most famous of the entire 572 island […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 07: G for GEOGRAPHICAL IMPORTANCE

This could be a sensitive topic that I am discussing today as part of the #AtoZChallenge and hence it was much needed that i do a thorough reading of all the facts behind it. All the details have been taken from the and.nic.in website and other Indian defense forums. It’s about Geographical Importance of Andaman and […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY 06: F for Flora and Fauna

Flora of the Islands These Islands are blessed with a unique’ luxuriant evergreen tropical rain forest canopy, sheltering a mixed germ palms bank, comprising of Indian, Myanmarese, Malaysian and endemic floral strain. So far, about 2200,varieties of plants have been recorded out of which 200 are endemic and 1300 do not occur in mainland India.  “The South […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY05: E For Experience Scuba Diving | My first

Disclaimer – Long Post 🙂 I remember it was the summer vacation i was in my first standard and my brother and all the other elder cousins were playing in the river which ran behind my uncle’s home back in Kollam, Kerala. I was the only girl in my paternal side then and i was […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY04: D FOR DUGONG

Have you ever heard of this word Dugong? Any guesses you want to make before you start reading… let me tell you, this is definitely not a place in Andaman(if that helps) . …….. Alright lets not bother you too much and reveal the mystery. Dugong is a medium sized marine animal which is also […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY03: C FOR CELLULAR JAIL

” We yield to none in our love, admiration and respect for the Buddha-the Dharma-the Sangha. They are all ours. Their glories are ours and ours their failures.”  – Vinayak Damodar Savarkar  Cellular Jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, stands as a dark reminiscence of the British rule in the Indian subcontinent. This most […]

#ATOZCHALLENGE DAY02: B FOR BEACHES BEACHES BEACHES

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of ocean on a beach     – Henry Beston  Why would  one not fall in love at first sight when you look at the clear blue waters of Andaman and Nicobar islands. […]

#AtoZChallenge Day01: A for Amazing Andamans

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is a tourist destination for the travel junkies a once in a lifetime experiences, for the Indians (not trying to offend anyone here) they are just a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal, another Union Territory and for rest of the world some land in the world map. But […]