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old entrance to the Taj Mahal Hotel  
   

old entrance to the Taj Mahal Hotel

(sadly this one has not been open to the public since the 26/11 bombings two years' ago)
A chapter of accidents, farce, glamour and controversy

October 26th 2010
[This blog describes a particularly eventful night in Mumbai nearly eighteen months’ ago. I don’t usually blog about events so far in the past, but, in writing up this volume of my journal recently, I realised that it demonstrated so many of the contradictions and frustrations and fascinations of India that it might just entertain, despite its length… A couple of names have been changed to ... 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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