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Category Archives: India

It’s My Party – Last Day in India

An American was overheard telling his parents on Skype how wonderful India is. He was impressed that there was a Thanksgiving parade where free food was handed out to everyone … Continue reading

November 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Indian Transport

>Getting from point a to point b can be a bewildering experience in India. For long distances you can catch the very cheap and comfortablesleeper trains. The drawback is tickets … Continue reading

November 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Happy New Year – Happy Diwali

>It's a little bit early for the rest of us but the Indians are in fullswing celebrating the biggest festival of the season. Diwali otherwiseknown as the festival of lights … Continue reading

November 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Coorg Country – The Fawlty Towers of India

>Ribbons of narrow asphalt circle up and around hills to the capital ofthe Coorg region. These raised ribbons usually with a jagged foot highdrop to the shoulder on either side … Continue reading

November 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

All Inclusive Indian Style

>The attendant at the marble clad reception desk checked me in quicklyand efficiently (including a webcam photo to attach to my roomrecord). My room was "a suite" with a sitting … Continue reading

October 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Hindu Vegas

>The nine storey high entrance towers (4 in total) of the temple atMadurai glimmers and blinks to beckon you to Hindu Vegas. On arrivalit is best to pay your respects … Continue reading

October 25, 2010 · Leave a comment

Southern Indian Fashion – the dhoti

>The must have item for men of the last few centuries is the dohti orlungi. Essentially a male skirt it is made up of a width of fabric 2mlong. Most … Continue reading

October 23, 2010 · 1 Comment

Tirupathi – Temple Hike

>The largest contemporay art instalation in the world may be thestaircase up to the mountain temple of Tirupathi. This 10km coveredstaircase sees thousands of walkers a day many who bend … Continue reading

October 22, 2010 · Leave a comment

Life’s a Beach – Your Reality or Mine?

>Varkala is a Kerala joy. The main footpath leading through townclosely follows the edge of the cliff. So close that one false stepcould land you in the sea far below. … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · Leave a comment

Courts in India

>On a bus heading South sat a very sad Indian man with a very largemustache. He had summoned the conductor to help him open the ratherpuzzling window that all Tamil … Continue reading

October 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

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