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the Blue City

Palaces, sandstorms and a Peeping Tom

June 16th 2009
From the Golden City to the Blue City...six hours on a bus takes us back east, to Jodhpur. It is much bigger than Jaisalmer; the urban sprawl housing around one million people. Jodhpur is the Blue City because many of the buildings are painted with whitewash tinted with indigo. Originally used to mark out the houses of high caste Brahmins, the colour wash caught on and has spread throughout the wa ... 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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