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The west tower

Blessings from an Elephant

March 2nd 2006
My arrival in Chennai on a balmy evening and the subsequent taxi ride to my hotel presented me with many surprises - not only was the city apparently devoid of beggars and touts, but the city was clean - even by European standards - and the traffic system had a fraction of normality about it (only a fraction, mind you). What's more, instead of the usual Ganesh or Shiva deity adorning the taxi - 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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