My auto driver Parthi has become one of my best friends. He knows Madurai better than just about anyone. He’s also apparently immune to greed because, when I first got here, he gave me the right fare without bargaining (in full view of my white skin).
Here’s a little snapshot of the man who has become my thambi, my younger brother.
Billa, Avatar, Titanic
What is your favorite restaurant in Madurai, and what is your favorite dish there?
The mutton biriyani at Amma Mess
What do you like to do in your downtime?
Play Cricket, watch movies, go to a bar with friends
Speaking of bars…. What is your favorite drink?
Bacardi Rum with cold water and lemon juice
Madurai gets so hot. Any tips for staying cool in the heat?
Drink 4 to 6 liters of water per day
Best place to relax in Madurai?
What is your favorite song?
All songs by A.R.Rahman
How would you describe Brian and Ted?
My best friends!