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The Gateway to India

This monolithic structure was intended to be the first building to greet newly arrived travellers to the empire. Ironically, it was only just completed in time to witness the end of the Raj and the departure of its last troops. © L. Birch 2007
The Gateway to India

November 4th 2007
There can't be anywhere else quite like India. It becomes apparent, almost as soon as you arrive, that this country of around 1.25 billion people marches to a very different drum to that of the rest of the world. It is a place of extremes and massive contradictions where the sheer diversity of human experience and emotion may overwhelm, delight, shock or suffocate you - sometimes, all in the sam ... 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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