Perched upon a cliff
that leads to the sea, a plinth claws into the precipice. On this
foundation stands Jal Chintan, once known as Point Bungalow. The
official residence for the visiting Prime Minister of India.
Unofficially, Panditjis (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru), favoured abode
Panditji and other
Prime Ministers must have stood on the balcony, contemplating a lone
light in the looming sea. The sole probe piercing the dark was Prongs
Lighthouse, a beam radiating as far as thirty-five miles. For
mariners, the rays of this beacon meant they had arrived in the bay of
From the balcony you
can still watch the foaming waves crash upon the dark rocks. Hours
fly, as the fierce and rugged cliff battles the surging seas.