when in tirupati (part 2) …

before after the truth is, i didn’t look that much different after the shave. (photos courtesy of james) the following day, we procured a car at our hotel to take us to the sri venkateswara temple, on the hilltop village of tirumala. the first order of business was to have our heads shaved, or “tonsured” as they call it. because so many pilgrims come to tirumala every day, there are a number of haircutting halls at which you can have your head shaved for 10 rupees.  at each one where we stopped, however, our driver told us it would be…