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Cycle touring in Kerala

November 13th 2010
Here's a little parable about India. We were returning from a dingy bar in Alleppey when one of Kerala's chronic blackouts plunged the road into darkness. Our rickshaw had no lights so we got out to walk. I was thinking obscenities about India when Tom spotted a firefly, and we looked up to find the coconut palms sprinkled with their greenish lights. We stood watching for a minute or so, their ... 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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