Lesson learnt till now.
Lesson One. A little smile and some politeness doesn't hurt. In fact it goes a long way. The first thing noticed about this place was the fact that everyone greets everyone with a cheery 'Gruesse' even if they dont have a clue who the other person is. 'Please' and 'Thank You' too are liberally used. It wouldn't hurt to take this back to India.
Lesson two.Preserving one's heritage isn't that bad a thing. Cleaning it isn't wither. Infact it gives a city some identity. Meaningless and unaesthetic construction is an eyesore.
Lesson three. India's tourist destinations are NOT to be underestimated. I have seen a lot of places like this in Munnar, and some in Goa. With a bit of trouble from our side, we can be up there with the best.
Lesson four.Without a tripod this would have been impossible to take from a moving boat. Hooray for my decision to buy one in India.
Lesson 5. Cinemas in India rock. As in the theaters. When I went out to what is supposedly one of the better theaters here are like, I puked. The menu features a pathetic sound system, a small screen and some shitty people. I am thankful for the multiplexes in India.