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White-naped Woodpecker (female)  
   

White-naped Woodpecker (female)

On our walk through the grounds of the Maharani Bagh.
Home, sweet home

February 17th 2013
Sixteen years ago, on a tour of Rajasthan with my wife, we stopped for lunch at a hotel near the Jain temples at Ranakpur. There we met a boy named Lajpal. Little did I know then that this chance encounter would drastically change my knowledge and understanding of his fabulous country. The first blog which featured this boy - now a young married man and known to me by his familiar name of Pintu ... 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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