Why I love India #9 - Signage October 10th 2010 Please Note: I want to make it very clear that while this blog is about having fun it is not about making fun - of India or Indians. I have nothing but high regard for the way that many Indians are able to converse in at least 2 if not 3 or 4 languages. And so, I have no intention of causing any insult to my Indian friends reading this blog. If I have done so I apologise.
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Asia » India » Orissa » Bhubaneswar 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
Back in India again (Sept 2014) after a 4 month sojourn (mainly Turkey)
“...this trip ...... a peregrinatio, the medieval practice whereby a monk or pilgrim would climb into a small coracle without oars or sail, push out to sea and go where the winds an waves took him. In this way, so the theory went, the holy traveler could be sure that he was going where God intended, undirected by fallible human agency. It was a way of putting oneself fairly and squarely into Divine hands and relinquishing that flawed desire to control one's destiny".
A.J. Mackinnon, The Unlikely Vo... full info