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Published: December 12th 2011
Interesting bird I saw on the roof.
Today was interesting. They close everything down at 10PM here in the Tibetan colony. When I awoke, there were a couple of public announcements over the intercom in the street, one in Hindi then one in Tibetan. Everything was closed, and the gate in our building remained closed. I quickly learned it was an unofficial holiday commemorating the 22nd anniversary of His Holiness The Dalai Lama receiving the Nobel Piece Prize in 1998.
There wasn't much to do, and I wasn't terribly adventurous to venture into New Delhi proper. There was no internet connectivity today in the building either. Fortunately, I'm able to tether my iPhone as a modem to my Macbook and iPad, so I had some connectivity.
I found my way up to the roof and enjoyed a wonderful panoramic view of the Yamuna river basin behind us, Manju Ka Tila park next to us, and the top of the Tibetan colony here at Manju Ka Tila settlement. I went out exploring, and evidently as my hostess Karma informed me lots was going on down in the square at the gompas. I got there and it was crowded indeed with the Tibetan residents, but there were tables
with games of chance being played.
So I went for a stroll and that was largely my day. Not much new. Leisurely day.
PLEASE NOTE: Also, due to overlapping time when internet is available here, this site's host is updating. Therefore, I've not been able to post all the photos I've taken. Rather then continue to wait to do so before publishing the post, I'm just going to go ahead and do so and will try adding the rest the next few days while time allows here in Delhi before I head to Dharamsala on the 14th. I don't think this site notifies automatically of such changes, so I will merely post notice in future postings.
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