The Ant Channel

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I’m in Pondicherry, India, staying at a bed and breakfast and I’m looking at a fascinating creation designed to keep ants, spiders and scorpions from crawling into the house. It was invented and built by the owner, Arjun. The bug barrier is about 300 feet in length and completely surrounds the house. You might think… Read more »

The Bus Stop Mutt

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At first I didn’t notice him—he just blended into the colorful, chaotic street circus that is Chennai, India. Then, he suddenly stood out. The character in question is a dog. He’s a medium-sized mutt with short brown and white fur. He wears no collar. He snoozes on the sidewalk at the bus stop near my… Read more »