Manipulation is a word that belongs to a broad genre of meaning. What I intend to write about is how our sense of self-confidence and self-respect get impacted by subtle manipulation by others and vice versa.
We decided to take the advice of Mr. Xavier, the travel agent of ITC Port Bliar. Mr. Xavier is a Tamilian who is very proud of his Chettiar origin and it is displayed in all his rings, heavy chains and other jewelleries. His grandfather came from Myanmar and since then they have settled down here in Port Blair. We took our first trip to Ross Island – very close to Port Blair (much later I realised that there are Ross Island and Smith Island at the north point of Andaman Islands as well). We hired a 10 seater for ourselves and our journey started from this ferry point. We were also enticed to book a coral view cruise in a mini ship which gives us 45 degree view under water. The journey was about 30 minutes to Ross Island, or Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Island as the name now is situated at 3 km east of the central port of