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The Golden Temple

Moving into India: New Moon at the Golden Temple

January 12th 2008
Coming to India after a month in Pakistan is a bit of a culture shock. 'Welcome to India', grins the tall uniformed soldier and bows just before I walk through the symbolic gate at Wagah border, now with two Indian bearded and turbaned porters in tow. As soon as I step onto Indian soil, I am surrounded by boys and men wanting to offer me their services: do I want water? chapattis? DVDs? postcards? ... 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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