I still remember, When I was in the middle school, our history teacher told us a gruesome story of a prison from pre-independane era known as "Kaala-paani" located at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Since then it was imprinted in my mind that Andaman Island is a place only for penal establishment.
As the wheel of time rotated, the first generation of cable tv reached to the people and we started to know about the India and the world through travel programs on TV. That was the first time that my imaginary views of Andaman were overturned by viewing the white sands, pristine beaches and lush green tropical rainforests on a non-HD TV. Since then the Andaman Islands got listed on my travel bucket list.