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Udaipur, the night before Holi  
   

Udaipur, the night before Holi

It is amazing no-one was hurt when this massive pyre was lit by a trail of gunpowder that ran through the streets. Young lads launched fireworks like demented racoons as the many unprepared onlookers ran for their lives.
The multicoloured slop swap

March 15th 2006
There, that dates me. We were always encouraged to avoid Tiswas as, being aired on a commercial channel, it was considered low-brow. "Will you play Holi?" "Happeeee Holeeee" "I wish you a happy, successful and colourful year." (Nearly) all pictures taken with a Canon Powershot S1 IS with WP-DC50 waterproof casing, for obvious reasons. No more blogs for a month I'm afraid, we're off trekking i ... 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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