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Crossing the stream

January 30th 2006
I dropped by Eden Gardens this morning, Calcutta's famous cricket ground, but was unable to get in. It looks more like a football stadium from the outside, and can apparently hold more than 90,000 fans. I than had an argument at the Post Office when trying to post a postcard, as the man at the Enquiries desk was trying to tell me that it was too big for the Rs 8 postage and should be Rs 15. I ... read more
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Indian Flag The Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest in the world, dates back at least 5,000 years. Aryan tribes from the northwest invaded about 1500 B.C.; their merger with the earlier Dravidian inhabitants created the classical Indian culture. Arab in... ... read more
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