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Guard at  the Udaipur palace  

Guard at the Udaipur palace

Of colourful desert festivals, blue cities and pristine lake palaces (Rajasthan, India)

February 26th 2011
(Day 1058 on the road) "Sir, what is your good name?" When I first heard this question here in India, I was somewhat puzzled. What, indeed, was my good name? Did I have a badone as well? Do Indian people have two names, one good, one bad? Might I in the end have to adopt a second name? Like these little encounters, there are many things that are just that tiny bit different ... 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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