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KASHMIR PARADISE ON EARTH ?

It was a two day drive from Manali to Srinigar, and most of the second day we were driving in Kashmir on the heavily guarded N1, with tanks, police machine gun posts and truck loads of Indian soldiers on permanent … Continue reading

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CALCUTTA A CITY OF CULTURE AND REFUGEES..draft

” Poverty and Pride..Side by Side”  Rudyard Kipling on Calcutta “You are never alone in Calcutta” Michael Jennings The Howrah Mail  ( “ the superfastmail train of Indian railways connecting two metropolitan cities of India, Kolkata and Chennai” ..Fast is all rather … Continue reading

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PONDICHERRY A BEAUTIFUL CITY AND SCANDAL AT AUROBINDO ASHRAM

Walking along the sea front at Pondicherry you could be anywhere except India.. At 5 in the afternoon before the ‘passeggiata’ starts and just after the road has been closed the sea front is almost devoid of people. A little … Continue reading

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Madurai The Great Temple of Meenakshi Amman, Festival of Mariamman

‘Madri Madri Madri’ The driver shouted out to us sleeping passengers in our double beds in the bus from Cochi to Madurai. I was suddenly as shocked as I’d been 7 hours beforehand when I got on the bus to … Continue reading

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Jaipur Agra and Goodbye to Rajasthan

From Udaipur we turned back towards Jaipur, Agra and Delhi. For the last week we have been travelling further and further into ‘The Land of Kingdoms’ from Delhi not just in distance as Rajasthan is India’s largest state but culturally … Continue reading

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RAJASTHAN .. CAMEL RIDE .. JODHPUR & UDAIPUR

We drove out into the rather scrubby Thar Desert, not the desert of dunes nor as I had experienced many years before in the desert west of Assiout a desert of windswept bare rock for miles..no sand at all, but … Continue reading

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Rajasthan ..Journey to Jaisalmer

[/caption] Rajesh insisted on an early start, so we packed, breakfasted on a mild curry, ensconsed ourselves in the white Tata and wondered what lay ahead in Rajasthan. Yes that does sound exotic..A tour round India’s largest state which under … Continue reading

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